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 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.
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.
Genetic Cancer Risk
Up to 1 in 10 cancers are caused by hereditary gene mutations. Our Genetic Cancer Risk 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 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.
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.