What Is Genetic / DNA Testing?

Genetic/DNA testing involves examining your DNA, the chemical database that carries instructions for your body's functions. Genetic testing can reveal mutations in your genes to help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. More than 1,000 genetic tests are currently in use, and more are being developed.

Benefits Of Doing A Genetic / DNA Test

Genetic testing plays a vital role in medical screening purposes, determining the risk of developing certain diseases as well as medical treatment. Different types of genetic testing are done for different reasons:

1) Diagnostic Testing

If you have symptoms of a disease that may be caused by genetic changes, sometimes called mutated genes, genetic testing can reveal if you have the suspected disorder. For example, genetic testing may be used to confirm a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis or Huntington's disease.

 2) Predictive Testing

This test is particularly useful if you have a family history of a specific disease, you can get a test to check for risk of developing that condition before symptoms appear. Early intervention can help to prevent the onset or minimize disease severity. For example, this type of test may be useful for identifying your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, heart diseases or diabetes.

3) Carrier Testing

If you have a family history of a genetic disorder — such as sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis, you may choose to get a genetic test done before having children. A carrier screening test can detect genes associated with a wide variety of genetic diseases and mutations and can identify if you and your partner are carriers for the same conditions.


Luxxo DNA testing enables you to take charge of your health status. It is true that we cannot change our genes, but we now realised that through understanding our genetic makeup, we can make informed decisions on our external factors such as our dietary and lifestyle choices in order to switch off the bad genes and switch on the good ones.

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