At La Vie, we are committed to provide the best health care ever possible for our patients.
We have collaborated with several world renown genetic labs, so we can provide our patients with several options for genetic testing.
What is genetic testing?
Genetic testing helps decode the information in your DNA to assist your physician personalize your healthcare.
We all carry genetic variations that influence our risk of developing chronic diseases and impact the way we respond to medications. Genetic testing provides your physician with an in-depth look at the genetic factors that influence your health so that they can make more informed choices regarding your care.
Why is Genetic testing important in prevention, early detection, and during the course of treatment?
Chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease and stroke are the most common health problems facing Canadians today and often have a hereditary component. These conditions are often diagnosed only when symptoms develop, and the damage has already begun.
Genetic test for hereditary disease and chronic illnesses alerts you and your doctor to the genetic warning signs, before you develop symptoms, so that you can take steps to decrease the severity of disease or sometimes avoid it altogether.
Genetic prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications analysis for Managing Treatment:
More than 75% of people have genetic variations that determine how their bodies process and use drugs. This applies not only to prescription medications, but also to over-the-counter medications, supplements and even coffee!
Because of these genetic differences, two people can take the same dose of the same drug but respond in very different ways. The drug might work very well for one person but cause adverse side effects for another. The test identifies potential genetic defects that may impact your ability to tolerate and benefit from medications and can help guide health care professionals to make better medication choices.