Personal Genome Testing
This service can be purchased on its own or added to your Comprehensive Health Assessment.
Medcan is the first clinic in Canada to offer personalized genetic testing services in conjunction with in-person counselling by a certified Genetic Counsellor.
Medcan's Personal Genome Testing includes:
- Analysis of your DNA to determine your genetic predisposition for a variety of health conditions
- An in-person consultation with Medcan's Genetic Counsellor before and after testing
- Recommendations for lifestyle changes and screening tests to decrease your disease risk
This comprehensive program will provide you with genetic risk information on a variety of health conditions and give you powerful information to take personalized preventive steps.
Personal Genome Testing Motivates You to Live Better
In a 2011 survey of Medcan Personal Genome Testing clients, many reported changing their lifestyle to improve their health based on their test results:
Your non-invasive saliva test screens for the following health conditions:
|Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency||Diabetes, type 2||Multiple sclerosis|
|Atrial fibrillation||Hemochromatosis||Prostate cancer|
|Breast cancer||Lactose intolerance||Psoriasis|
|Colitis||Lung cancer||Rheumatoid arthritis|
|Deep vein thrombosis||Macular degeneration|
|Diabetes, type 1||Melanoma|
Your results will also include information about how you personally respond to particular medications in terms of both side-effects and overall effectiveness. This area of genetics is called pharmacogenomics. The results will cover your gene-drug interaction for 12 medications such as beta blockers (used to treat heart conditions), warfarin (a blood thinner), clopidogrel (used to treat blood clots), statins (used to treat high cholesterol) and eight other important medications, used to treat conditions like infections, pain, epilepsy and cancer. Whether you are taking any of these medications now or simply want to be prepared for the future, you and your doctor can use your genetic information to avoid potential problems and choose medications that are right for you. If there are additional gene-drug interactions you would like to learn more about, please click here.
Pharmacogenomics: Medications Included
|Calcium channel blockers||Statins|
By assessing the results of your genetic risk profile alongside your family history we can get a more accurate picture of the important health risks you’re facing.
If you want to better understand your risk for disease and which medications work best for you, add the Personal Genome Test to your Comprehensive Health Assessment.