What is Clinical Service DNA Testing?
Clinical Services DNA testing is a sophisticated tool to help identify any variations in your genes. It focuses on highlighting the relationship between genes and nutrition and lifestyle choices. The DNA testing identifies areas within a gene called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). This technique allows a more comprehensive and specific treatment plan to be formed, which is targeted to you, specifically.
While this allows personalised medicine, it is important to note that your genes are not your destiny. These SNPs identify lifestyle, dietary and supplement changes that when made, help optimise overall health and wellbeing outcomes.
As stated above, identifying SNPs gives us the information to tailor make a treatment plan for you. The results may indicate certain functional aspects of your general makeup that can be considered strengths as well as those that are potentially weaknesses.
Areas of health that may benefit from this type of testing include:
Behavioural and Mood disorders
and many more
There has been a range of testing profiles developed that focus on key areas of health including hormones, detoxification, fertility, methylation, mood and nutrigenomics (nutrients influence on genes).
Completing A DNA test will
- Discover how SNPs affect metabolism
- Learn how to make lifestyle choices for better outcomes
- Enable a more targeted diet to meet nutritional needs
- Understand how enzyme activity is affected by certain SNPs can be optimised
- Have a better understanding of the functional capabilities around your hormones, inflammation, detoxifaction, fertility, cognition and much more.
What the test DOES NOT do
- It DOES NOT confirm or rule out suspected genetic conditions or diseases
It DOES NOT identify specific nutrient deficiencies
It DOES NOT guarantee the prevention of disease
It DOES NOT identify which medications will work for you
The test looks at how certain SNPs impact biological function in order to give an insight into why specific therapies might be effective and to provide opportunities to optimise health.
How is the test performed?
The test is performed in your consult and will take only 10 minutes. It involves a swab of your mouth between the lower gum and cheek on both sides.
Results are returned to the practitioner within 14 days.