Prevention is key at Randox Health, where our aim is to identify risk factors for disease and motivate our clients to be proactive about their health. With advances in genomics and the study of the human genome (the entire human DNA sequence), it is now possible to screen for large numbers of inherited conditions in one test.
Randox Genomics Services, now available at Randox Health, provides genetic testing for genes associated with a range of cancers and cardiac conditions. Our testing can help you discover if you are at risk of developing cancer or an inherited cardiac condition.
The Full Cancer Gene Panel is an extensive cancer genetics test covering 94 different genes suspected to play a role in predisposing to cancer. The panel includes tests for genes associated with both common (e.g., breast, ovarian, prostate, bowel) and rare cancers (e.g., thyroid cancer).
The Core Cancer Gene Panel targets 29 key genes associated with many common cancers, including bowel, breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and skin cancer.
The Breast & Ovarian Cancer Gene Panel targets 8 key genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
The Full Cardiac Gene Panel is an extensive cardiac genetics test covering 174 different genes. The panel includes tests for genes associated with 17 different inherited cardiac conditions, including cardiomyopathies (diseases that affect the heart muscle and can lead to heart failure), arrhythmias (conditions that cause abnormal heart rhythms) and familial hypercholesterolaemia (a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol and premature heart disease).
The Core Cardiac Gene Panel targets 29 key genes associated with inherited cardiac conditions, including cardiomyopathies (diseases that affect the heart muscle and can lead to heart failure), arrhythmias (conditions that cause abnormal heart rhythms) and familial hypercholesterolaemia (a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol and premature heart disease).
The Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Gene Panel includes 5 key genes known to cause familial hypercholesterolaemia, a condition characterised by very high cholesterol levels and premature heart disease.
A Randox Health scientist will talk you through the test process and discuss the details of the genetic tests being undertaken. The scientist may ask questions about your family history to build a more detailed picture of your genetic risk and discuss with you the potential impact of genetic results for both you and your family.
Genetic testing requires a simple blood sample; no specific preparations are necessary.
DNA analysis is performed within our own laboratory in Northern Ireland, with results available within 6 weeks.
You will receive a written report describing your results. Your report will highlight key variants identified with significance for risk of disease, including clinical interpretation and advice regarding next steps, where applicable*
*Please note that Randox Health does not provide Genetic Counselling services. For detailed advice on the interpretation, inheritance patterns and clinical impact of your genetic results, we recommend that you see a genetic counsellor or another appropriate specialist.