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Your DNA loads the gun,
your lifestyle pulls the trigger.
Genetic screening can indicate whether an individual has a predisposition, or is at increased likelihood of having an inherited disease or disorder. However, it cannot indicaate if the individual will show symptoms, how severe the symptoms will be, or whether the disease or disorder will progress over time.
A negative test result does not mean that an individual is 100% free from possibilities of inheriting the disease or disorder; likewise, a positive result also does not mean an individual is 100% confirmed to develop the disorder or disease overtime.
Genetic screening reports do not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. The reports should not be used as a diagnostic tool; results provided are also limited to existing scientific research and will be updated upon new findings in research.
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)
A DNA report is an interpretation of your genetic information that associates with your physical characteristics. There are two terms in genetics where we commonly use, Genotype and Phenotype.
Genotype is your own heritable genetic identity, just like your finger-print (your fingerprint is unique because your DNA is unique!!). It is your unique set of genetic information that would be revealed through DNA sequencing. However, the word genotype can also refer just to a gene or set of genes carried by an individual. For example, if you carry a mutation that is linked to obesity, your may refer to your genotype just with respect to this mutation without consideration of all the other gene variants that you may carry.
Phenotype is a visible presentation of your actual physical characteristics. This includes straightforward visible characteristics like your height and eye colour, but also your overall health, your disease risk, and even your behaviour and general disposition. Do you gain weight easily? Are you easily anxious or always calm? Do you like dogs? These are all the ways in which you present yourself to the world, and as such are considered phenotypes. However, not all phenotypes are a direct result of your genotypes; chances are that your personal disposition to dogs is the result of your life's experience with pets rather than a mutation in a hypothetical dog fancier gene.
Due to the advancement of scientific technology, the whole process should just take about 3 - 4 weeks from sample collection to report generation.
- Saliva samples will be collected via the saliva sampling kit
- Samples will be sent to genetic laboratory to extract DNA from the saliva
- Extracted DNA will be placed under microarray machine to scan for useful genetic information
- Interpretation will be done by qualified genomics experts through proprietary software & algorithms
If all processes are done according to recommended procedures, the results are about 99% accurate and reliable. The maturity of DNA sequencing technology has led to promising sequencing accuracy.
The decider in a DNA report will be the interpretation and reporting using different software and algorithm. It will depend on the level of evidence from published research research and the population data collected for a particular set of genotypes.
Right now, we employ the most recent genomics studies and offers the largest set of microarrays for DNA processing. In other words, we scan and process more DNA information than other competitors in the market. We also offer experienced genomic counsellor with localised expertise to help answer your doubts in your DNA report.
From the DNA report, you will be able to see your genetic disposition to certain physical characteristics. Through a better understanding of your genetic makeup, you will be able to make better informed decision on your life and your health.
The DNA in saliva originates from the cells that are shed from the inner linings of the mouth and from white blood cells.
These DNA-containing cells are collected, and the DNA is then extracted by various methods. Easy and accurate salivary DNA analysis enables the genotyping of well-characterized single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that can profoundly impact your research.
Research has revealed that salivary DNA is equivalent in quantity and purity to DNA obtained from blood, and that the stability of salivary DNA is good when proper methods of handling are employed.
There is no need for you to travel, just stay put at your home and we will send the sampling kits to your doorstep.
Simply follow the steps on the saliva collection kit to complete your saliva sampling and send it back to us (free of charge)!