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What is Medical DNA?

Unlocking the secrets of your genetic makeup

Medical DNA refers to a clinical test that analyses more than 300 DNA markers from your genes and epigenetics to assess:

  • Your likelihood of developing certain diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cataracts, genetic high blood pressure, etc.
  • Your predisposition to risk factors like gluten intolerance, injury risk, skin ageing, etc.
  • Deficiencies or insufficiencies in vitamins and nutrients.
  • Your response to stress, mental health, and more.

This is NOT to be confused with heritage DNA! 





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Why do I need a
Medical DNA test? 

Knowledge is power.

Knowing the secrets of your DNA empowers you to take control, enabling you to manage existing health issues, prevent problems before they arise, reduce the risk of diseases, and optimise your health and quality of life.

The sooner you are aware, the sooner you can prevent health issues and enjoy a better quality of life.


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How can I do it?

Book a 30-minute consultation and test at our clinic.

Our medical consultant will guide you through the process step by step, take a saliva sample from you, and help you understand exactly what we are analysing. After a few weeks, you will receive the results along with a full medical report.

The report is comprehensive, detailing the specific genes of interest, the factors we are examining, the results, recommendations, and references to research.





Examples of areas of interest in Medical DNA

  • Injury Risk - Knowing if you have a high risk of knee injury, Achilles tendon issues, or lower back problems could help you make informed choices about low-impact exercises to prevent injuries and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Gut Health - Understanding your risk of gluten intolerance, gut irritability, and stress-related gut issues can help you avoid discomfort by choosing better dietary options.
  • Immunity - Determining if you are at high risk of catching colds and flu, assessing immune function, and identifying stress-related physical symptoms can help you reduce risks by avoiding crowded places, washing your hands regularly, and managing stress effectively.
  • Eye Health - Discovering whether you are at high risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, or age-related sight degeneration can guide you in taking steps to preserve your eye health for as long as possible.

  • Heart Health - Investigating risks such as genetic high blood pressure, salt-sensitive blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease can assist you in maintaining optimal heart health and enjoying life.
  • Skin Health - Assessing your risk of sun damage, skin ageing, and wrinkles can inform your choices, such as limiting sun exposure.
  • Mental Health - Examining factors like memory, attention span, and other cognitive abilities can help you improve brain health and prevent rapid decline.
  • Diet - Understanding what is lacking in your diet and how your body responds can help you manage your health and optimise how you feel. This includes looking at missing vitamins and nutrients, snacking tendencies, risks of diabetes, metabolism speed, fat distribution, and how you respond to carbohydrates and proteins, among others.





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In depth information on DNA

Your DNA exists in every single cell in your body and carries thousands of genes that you inherited from your ancestors. Each gene expresses itself, a bit like a recipe being followed in a kitchen. Think of DNA as a cookbook filled with all these recipes, and gene expression as the process where a cell reads a specific recipe to create something it needs, such as a protein. This helps the cell perform its functions, from making you grow to aiding in digestion.

The entire human genome has been completely mapped, which means we now understand exactly what each gene does. DNA is essentially the instruction manual for building and maintaining your body.

Genes are specific sections of the DNA, acting like individual recipes in this manual, each dictating how to create different parts of you. For example, some genes determine your hair colour, while others may influence how your body fights off illnesses.

Gene expression involves the cell reading a gene's instructions to create a messenger molecule (called mRNA), which then carries the recipe out of the cell's nucleus to where proteins are made. Following these instructions, the cell produces a protein, which could be anything from a component of your eye colour to an enzyme that helps you digest food. This process decides when, where, and how much of each protein is produced, ultimately influencing how your body functions and appears.

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