Genomic testing can be exceptionally valuable in helping to identify the risk of developing common diseases and abnormalities in a straightforward and scientifically advanced way. When combined with epigenetics and lifestyle factors, it can become a very powerful tool in creating optimal health.
What Is It?
Genomics is the study of chromosomes, genes, and their functions. When combined with the epigenetics state of a patient, it can be used to predict, prevent, and manage disease. By using genomic testing, we can better understand why patients develop certain problems and react adversely to environmental factors, or even medications. Importantly, genome testing allows for a non-invasive, pain-free discovery mechanism for certain disease risk factors. Depending on your individualized results, a screening regimen can be established to enable you to catch and treat potentially serious health conditions before they have shown any external symptoms.
What Are the Benefits?
Results can help doctors make recommendations for treatment or monitoring, and give people more information for making decisions about their personal, and their family’s health. This can allow them to take steps to lower his/her chance of developing a disease. With these findings, someone could be screened earlier and more frequently for the disease, and could make preventative changes in health habits like diet and exercise. With similar additional testing options such as Genomic-Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), information matching can serve as a tool in order to match appropriate treatment plans for patients.
Genomics can play a critical role in Personalized Medicine by helping to:
- Improve the diagnosis of disease
- Identify predisposition to disease
- Develop treatments tailored to a patient’s genetic characteristics
- Monitor the impact of lifestyle and epigenetics on health
If you are interested in what genomic testing can potentially provide you, get in touch with us here at the Medical Transformation Center to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!