Why Genetics Can Help Inform Your Health Today and Tomorrow
Did you know that over 10 million people in the United States have a predisposition to 31 diseases revealed through testing 59 genes? What’s more, half of your predisposition for disease is determined by genetic makeup.
The GoodCell Inherited Genetic Predisposition Test provides invaluable insights by alerting you to predisposition to a disease or health condition. We only identify genetic variants for which there are specific actions or known interventions available. If you have a variant in one of these genes, there are steps you can take to lower the odds of having major health challenges.
The test assesses 59 genes selected by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). Harmful changes in these genes have an established association with major diseases, including cancers and cardiovascular conditions. The good news is that the ACMG has also focused on these genes because there are actions you could take if you have a predisposition.
What it Means for You
People who carry variants in their genetic makeup have an increased predisposition for – not a diagnosis of – a disease or condition. Consider them insights into understanding your odds for developing health challenges. New insights surface every day that may lead to new medically actionable genes for testing. Regular testing can help you make the best health decisions for you and your family.
Your membership not only includes testing your blood sample using the ACMG59 , but you will also receive consultation with one of our licensed genetic counselors who can answer your questions, help you understand your results and talk to you about your options. Results are not a diagnosis and should be confirmed in a clinical laboratory before using them to make decisions that affect your medical care.