The national surge in chronic health conditions is prompting medical practitioners to seek new tools to better understand the underlying causes of disease. At the same time, the mapping of the human genome plus thousands of following studies is expanding our understanding of the role that genes play in our health. Genes influence not just serious conditions, but also many of the biochemical processes that influence our general health and wellness. Patients have long known that they are unique individuals, genetic testing allows unique insight into each person’s potential for wellness.
There are many options for genetic testing, but providers are increasing looking to single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) testing to learn additional information that will inform treatment decision making now and into the future. Your provider has chosen to work with us for a very specific clinical test panel that provides information on a wide range of genes that influence health and overall wellness.
The genes in the panel provide information associated with:
- Cardiac disease
- Obesity and diabetes
- Nutritional deficiencies
- What foods to eat
- Memory and brain health
- Mood disorders and insomnia
- Bone health
- Hormone imbalance
Technology matters: Umbrella uses the latest in quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction instrumentation with a high degree of sensitivity.
Scientific rigor matters: SNP’s are only included in our panels when peer reviewed studies show there is a clear connection with treatment decision making, the studies are relevant across a range of population types, clinical intervention is indicated, and that nutritional or other lifestyle choices can affect the regulation of gene expression.