My Genome test
Only one test can reveal if you have a higher risk of developing cancer, obesity, and endocrinological and cardiovascular diseases.
Test yourself and personalize your treatment!
Genetic testing is recommended for you in case you or a member of your immediate family has a diagnosis, or in case there is a suspicion of a higher risk of developing cancer, obesity, and endocrinological and cardiovascular diseases.
Identifying family members at risk is one of the benefits of genetic testing. The results of genetic tests can have an impact on the tested patient, as well as members of his family. In case of a positive test result (when you have been diagnosed with a pathogenic gene variant or a variant of uncertain significance (VUS)), your family members have up to a 50% chance of having the same gene variant. Family testing can identify other family members who are at risk for the same medical condition. Family members who also have positive tests can work with their physicians on early prevention and treatment plan.
Who are the candidates for the My Genome test?
Candidates for the My Genome test are:
- healthy individuals who want to find out the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, or find out how their genes affect food metabolism (nutrigenomics)
- healthy individuals who have relatives in the family suffering from various types of cancer, heart disease, metabolic disorders, etc.
- individuals with the diagnosis who want to find out if there is a genetic cause for their condition and to check the possibility of personalized treatment (see the list of all disorders covered by this test)
- individuals with metabolic disorders who want to find out how their genes affect food metabolism and get guidelines for proper nutrition to maintain a healthy body weight
- children suffering from rare, hereditary diseases for the possibility of personalized treatment
- children with rare diseases which were not yet been discovered by classical clinical examinations
Which genes does the My Genome test cover?
With the My Genome test, you can find out information about over 20,000 of your genes, which enables timely prevention and diagnosis of the risk of developing the most common diseases today. Also, My Genome test can help physicians to diagnose rare, hereditary disorders and diseases whose symptoms can appear in early infancy and during adulthood. Besides that, this test enables the testing of over three billion base pairs, which can help physicians to understand the molecular basis of all biological processes, disorders, and diseases.
Why do testing with the My Genome test?
The My Genome test enables the detection of hereditary risk for the development of tumors of all organ systems, sudden cardiac death and cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and endocrinological diseases. The test results reveal how your genes affect the metabolism of certain types of food. Using this test, you can create the most effective, personalized diet with the help of our experts.
A large number of cardiovascular diseases, which can lead to sudden cardiac death, have a genetic basis. Within risk groups in the population, in addition to standard clinical treatment following the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology, it is necessary to perform a genetic screening, which will lead to optimization of treatment, but also a determination of recommendations related to further patient activities.
THE POWER OF MY GENOME ANALYSIS
My Genome test analyzes 10,000 times more DNA than traditional genetic tests.
My Genome test use novel molecular diagnostics: next-generation sequencing. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a comprehensive method for analyzing the entire (100%) genome. Genomic information is crucial for identifying hereditary disorders and detecting mutations that can increase the risk or promote the development of malignant diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity.
After this test, the patient receives 3 comprehensive medical reports for 4 clinical areas:
- Oncology: risk for the development of hereditary tumors (524 genes)
- Cardiology and endocrinology: cardiometabolic status (563 genes)
- Nutritionism: nutrigenomic status (43 genes)
How to do a proactive genetic test?
In the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, the test results will be available in a period of 15 weeks after the blood sample is taken.
The TASSO-M20 needle-free blood collection kit is used to take the My Genome test sample, which makes the blood collection process easier and almost painless. Samples obtained from blood are of higher quality compared to samples obtained from saliva, and contain significantly more DNA compared to DNA obtained from saliva. The TASSO-M20 device enables practical blood collection for testing, which results in faster and easier clinical analysis. Contact us with confidence!