Scottsdale Genetic Testing Center
Get Tested at Our Arizona Integrative Medical Center
Deciphering the sequence of the human genome has opened new opportunities
for preventive medicine. Knowledge about the genetic contribution to illness
allows for earlier detection of illnesses, often before symptoms have
begun. Genetic testing can give us the ability to take steps to reduce
the likelihood that we will develop a particular disorder.
Many people mistakenly assume that the presence of a certain gene means
they will experience the associated disease. Not true. There are only
a few diseases, including Huntington's, Muscular Dystrophy, and Tay
Sachs, that are virtual certainties determined by presence of a particular
gene. And fortunately, they are rare. You cannot change the genes you
have, but you can often influence the expression of your genes which means
the disease does not manifest.
Call (480) 418-0220 to reach our Scottsdale genetic testing center and
Protect Your Health
It is believed that nearly all of the most pervasive, disabling and deadly
degenerative diseases, including heart disease, adult onset diabetes,
cancer and senile dementia, develop from an ongoing interaction between
genetic and environmental factors which determines whether a disease develops.
Environment, not genetics, is by far the bigger factor.
Whether or not you choose to "see" your genes, they are always
there and play an important role in your health. By choosing to look at
them, you have the opportunity to influence the ultimate outcome.
Looking at Your Genetic Makeup
At the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, we can run a number of genetic
- The Estrogenomics Profile - Are bio-identical hormones for you? Or are
you one of those women whom any estrogen replacement puts you at risk
for breast cancer? This profile evaluates genetic variations, single nucleotide
polymorphisms (SNPs), in genes that modulate estrogen metabolism, coagulation,
cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.
- The CardiogenomicsPlus Profile - Some people can eat junk food and live
to be 100; others have a heart attack at 50. Which one are you? How hard-nosed
do you have to be about changing your diet? This profile evaluates SNPs
in genes that modulate blood pressure regulation, lipid balance, nutrient
metabolism, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
- The Osteogenomic Profile - How much are you at risk of osteoporosis? If
a lot, then making a lifestyle change now will reduce your risk of further
bone loss. This profile evaluates genetic variations in genes that modulate
bone formation (collagen synthesis), bone breakdown (resorption), and
inflammation, including key regulatory mechanisms affecting calcium and
Vitamin D3 metabolism.
- The Immunogenomics Profile - Why do some people never have a problem with
food allergies and others are crippled by them? If you are genetically
at risk, it is crucial that you avoid foods that increase the inflammation
in your system. This profile evaluates genetic variations that modulate
immune and inflammatory activity.
- The Detoxigenomics Profile - Do you metabolize pharmaceutical drugs well?
If not, you tend to accumulate toxic amounts or metabolize them too fast
- meaning you don't get the effect that you want. Knowing your profile,
and which drugs are metabolized by which set of enzymes, will lessen the
risk of a bad drug reaction. Since these reactions outright kill an estimated
500,000 people per year, this is something well worth knowing. This profile
evaluates SNPs associated with increased risk of impaired detoxification
capacity and susceptibility to adverse drug reactions.
- The Neurogenomics Profile - Does your child have a genetically weak detoxification
system? Is that why he/she had such a bad reaction to vaccines/dental
amalgams/chemicals in air or water? This profile evaluates the potential
for vascular oxidation, and evaluates SNPs in genes that modulate methylation,
glutathione conjugation, and oxidative protection. It also measures the
MTHFR gene - so often deficient in autistic children.
About The Test
Direct DNA sequencing looks at the direct base pair sequence of a gene
for specific gene mutations. Some genes hold more than 100,000 bases and
a mutation of any one base can cause the gene not to functional and give
rise to disease. The more mutations which are possible, the less likely
it is for a test to detect all of them.
This test most often is done using a blood sample which we can draw right
here in the center. The test can also be done using epithelial cells in
the saliva, or by looking at tissue taken from a tumor.
The cost of each genetic profile ranges from $240 for the Osteogenomics
Profile to $775 for the CardiogenomicsPlus Profile.
Genetic testing is usually an out-of-pocket cost. Because the U.S. insurance
industry is focused on disease management, not prevention, insurance typically
does not cover these tests. But ask your company. In Britain, for example,
medical genetic testing is available through the National Health Service.
However, they have issues of having to wait many months to take the tests,
and wait again to get the results back.
Through genetic testing, you can be empowered to modify the expression
of disease years before a condition might otherwise develop.*
Learn more about genetic testing at our Scottsdale integrative medical center.
Contact us today.
*Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment.
Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services,
meaning results may vary for each person.