Genetic Blood Testing

Genetic Blood Testing

Introduction to Genetic Blood Testing

Genetic testing is a technique used for the direct examination of the DNA, the chemical database of key proteins that carries the instructions for bodily functions. Genetic tests are used for several reasons, including prenatal testing, genealogical purposes such as paternity and to look for inherited diseases.
With the exception of genes related to sex linked traits, typically each person carries two copies of every gene, with one inherited from the mother and one inherited from the father. The human genome is estimated to contain around 20,000 - 25,000 genes. 

In 1990, a project coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health called the Human Genome Project (HGP) was set into motion. The goal of the HGP has been to identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA and to determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA. Even though the HGP has completed its goal, the analyses of the data will continue for many years. As analysis of the sequencing of the base pairs continue, we will see improvements with the diagnosis of disease, earlier detection of genetic predispositions to disease with rational drug design, gene therapy and the emerging field of Pharmacogenomics “custom drugs”

What Is Genetic Blood Testing?

Genetic and SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) testing offers consumers the ability to identify genetic vulnerabilities to inherit diseases by identifying changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. Genetic and SNP testing can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person's chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. Appropriate blood testing for genetic diseases may identify a potential health threat. My Labs For Life encourages you to take a proactive stance with regards to your health. Educate yourself and order genetic blood testing today!

Why Perform Genetic Blood Testing?

MyLabsForLife.com offers lab testing and health and wellness education using functional medicine perspective. A Functional Medicine approach evaluates the body as a whole, with a unique perspective focused on the relationship of one body system to another as well as potential nutrient imbalances and toxic overload that may compromise these relationships.
MyLabsForLife.com offers the opportunity to identify red flags such as elevated blood sugar levels and inflammatory markers as well as shifts in hormone levels that may compromise health and wellness. Lab panels have been strategically constructed in order to evaluate nutritional, biochemical, or physiological imbalance and to help promote health and wellness. The health professionals at MyLabsForLife.com keep up to date with the latest research and the evidence speaks for itself.

List of Genetic Blood Tests

ABO Grouping (Blood Typing) - ABO Grouping is the classification system used to determine blood types. This system is used because antibodies needed for testing are consistent and naturally present in the serum of those blood types.  Purchase or learn more.

Celiac Disease (CD) HLA DQ Association - This blood test is also knows as: HLA DQ2, DLA DQ8, HLA Typing, DQ2 and DQ8 and may be of statistical significance when looking for Celiac disease. Purchase or learn more.

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Quant Blood and RBC - This blood test is used to detect a Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. G6PD is found in all human cells but plays a significant role in red blood cells. Purchase or learn more.

Hereditary Hemochromatosis - This test is used to evaluate individuals with elevated transferrin levels and to further evaluate those who may be at risk for Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH).This test is currently not available to purchase but we are actively working on making it available. Thanks you for your patience!  Purchase or learn more here.

Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) - Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) is a blood test that checks for an inherited genetic variant that researchers call a polymorphism (SNP). This test checks for the two most common mutations: C677T and A1298C. Growing research demonstrates that up to half of all Americans may carry at least one genetic variation known as MTHFR. This test is currently not available to purchase but we are actively working on making it available. Thanks you for your patience! Purchase or learn more here.

Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG, IgA) - Transglutaminase IgA test is a highly specific blood test used to help identify Celiac disease. Test code: 164640. Purchase or learn more.

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