What is Genetic Testing?
Genetic testing is a medical test that helps detect mutation in chromosomes, genes or proteins. Some types of current genetic testing are genetic testing for newborns, predictive testing, testing for mutant gene sufferer, etc.
What is GenoPac test?
– GenoPac test is a predictive testing for possibility of developing a disease. – This test is useful for those with relatives who have some genetic disorders, but currently have no symptom.
For whom and when this genetic testing should be done?
– Anyone who wishes to do early screening to detect risk of disease. We suggest genetic testing to anyone with relatives who have cancers, chronic diseases or psychological disorders. Participants who are under the age of 18 may perform this test if approved by a legal sponsor.
What are the analytic method of this test?
– Progress in molecular biology has led to many discoveries of mutant genes that cause cancer. The development of NGS (New Gene Sequencing technology) has made it easier to analyze whole genome. LabGenomics – South Korea is based on anthropological research of Asian, Korean and Southeast Asian as a foundation for database of test results.
Benefits and limitations of genetic testing?
– Genetic testing has many benefits when results will show mutant genes with “high risk” or “low risk”. “Low risk” results may help exclude some unnecessary general health checks, depending on each case. The results of “high risk” can suggest customers with preventive solutions and treatments. Although genetic testing can help predict an individual’s ability to diagnose disease, it helps customers to be more proactive in disease prevention, but no method is 100% perfect, genetic testing still has limitations. Its own regime, is that it cannot determine when customers will have symptoms, how serious the condition is, or how the disease will proceed.