We inherit our genes from our parents. If either parent has a mutation it can be passed on to their children. Genetic mutations can cause cancer and other serious diseases. However, many genetic disorders can be managed more effectively if they are detected. A hereditary risk assessment can help you identify potential risks to your health early on, so you can be better prepared.
Our testing covers conditions including Beta Thalassemia, postnatal rare inherited diseases, cardiovascular diseases and a variety of cancers.
If you know you have a genetic risk for a disease you’re likely to be vigilant in protecting your health and being aware of the warning signs of something more serious.
You are more likely to tread with caution and take measures that may mitigate your condition. For example, changes in lifestyle and diet, regular check-ups and doctor visits.
Looking after your loved ones and preparing them for the future is important, especially when it comes to health. If both parents are carriers of a condition but have not exhibited symptoms themselves, their children may still be at risk of inheriting the condition
Many unusual symptoms and abnormalities can be difficult to diagnose. For example newborn babies are unable to communicate their symptoms. A hereditary risk assessment can help doctors diagnose an infant’s condition soon after birth.
Sometimes there is a suspected risk of inherited or rare disease but no clear diagnosis. Mygenia NGS panel tests can scan a vast number of genes simultaneously to help determine the chance of a disease developing. It can also identify inherited mutations across many genes.
Results may require expert interpretation, which we can help to provide. If you are looking to identify a specific gene mutation, Pangenia also offers single gene testing.