This test package examines your risk of developing cancers and heart disease, looking at 60 specific genes in your DNA to identify your risk of developing 8 different cancers and 4 cardiac diseases.
Our most comprehensive DNA test package, it can give you a more complete understanding of your genes and health, particularly if you have a personal or family history of any of the conditions covered.
Cancer DNA check
All of us have a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of cancer, but some common cancers – breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian – are known to occur more frequently in families, passing from one generation to the next.
This is because certain gene mutations can be inherited.
Perhaps the most commonly talked about are the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, where mutations can indicate increased risk of developing breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian cancers.
Cardiac Disease DNA check
Approximately 40% of the risk for cardiovascular disease lies in hereditary factors.
Many cardiac disorders can be inherited, including arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and high blood cholesterol. These disease, often not picked up until something drastic occurs, can lead to heart attack, stroke, and heart failure even in young people.
Genetics can influence the risk for heart disease in many ways. Genes control every aspect of the cardiovascular system, from the strength of the blood vessels to the way cells in the heart communicate. A genetic variation in a single gene can affect the likelihood of developing heart disease – and if you have that variation, there’s a 50% chance your children and siblings will have too.
Get your DNA results in 3 simple steps:
- Order your test kit online for delivery to your door.
- Provide a saliva sample and post it back to our laboratory for analysis – postage is free.
- Our experts analyse your sample and send your results via email in 6-8 weeks.