How Genes Impact Your Health

Genes, they determine the colour of your eyes, your hair, and how tall you are. However, they also control whether you will get a disease. According to Gene People UK, there are more than 2.4 million children and adults living with a genetic condition. For families dealing with the consequences of genetic disease, receiving an accurate diagnosis can provide a big comfort to them. Here at Randox Health, we help families find their risk from many diseases such as Genetic Haemochromatosis, Coeliac Disease, Lactose Intolerance and many more.

Genetic Haemochromatosis

 

 

Genetic Haemochromatosis is the UKs most common inherited condition causing your body to absorb too much iron which in turn can lead to heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, and cancer. It is caused by a faulty gene that can be passed to a child by their parents.

What Is Coeliac Disease

Genetic Coeliac Disease

 

 

Combines genetic testing and antibody testing to determine your likelihood of having Coeliac Disease. If a close relative is Coeliac, the risk increases from 1 in 100 to 1 in 10 which is why you should get tested.

Genetic Lactose Intolerance

 

 

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem. Common symptoms include flatulence, diarrhoea, bloating, stomach pains and nausea within a few hours of consuming food containing lactose.

Hereditary Cancer Genetic Risk

 

Up to 1 in 10 cancers are caused by hereditary gene mutations. Our Inherited cancer genetic test covers 94 different genes suspected to play a role in predisposing cancer, including genes associated with increased risk of breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal and thyroid cancer.

Hereditary Cardiac Genetic Risk

 

 

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of nontraumatic mortality and is thought to affect 600,000 people in the UK. At least 25% of SCA events have a genetic component and are classified as inherited cardiac conditions.

Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Risk

 

 

Around 5-10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary and up to 20% of ovarian cancers are genetic. Our hereditary breast and ovarian cancer genetic risk test covers 8 different genes associated with both hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Inherited Cancer Risk Panel (29 Genes)

 

Up to 1 in 10 cancers are caused by hereditary gene mutations. A gene mutation could mean you have a higher risk of developing an hereditary cancer. Our inherited cancer risk genetic test covers 29 different genes associated with the majority of mutations which cause hereditary cancers.

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Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Genetic Test

 

 

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an inherited cardiac condition affecting 1 in 250 people in the UK causing high cholesterol levels. Without treatment FH can lead to premature heart disease but can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes once diagnosed. Find out your risk with our genetic FH risk test.

Discover your risk today!