What is personalized medicine?
Each of us is unique and our wellness can be directly affected by our individual, inherent differences as well as diet, lifestyle choices and the environment we live in. We offer DNA Testing Brisbane instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach, personalized medicine allows practitioners to tailor treatment protocols to achieve more positive outcomes. We are now able to identify patients who are more likely to benefit from specific treatments, nutrient types or dosages in advance from those who are not.
What is Clinical Service DNA testing?
Clinical services DNA testing is a sophisticated investigative tool which helps to identify variations in your genes. It allows you to work with your practitioner to make more informed health and lifestyle decisions. By providing you and your practitioner with an in-depth report outlining the potential effects on areas within genes call single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), your practitioner can help to develop more targeted effective treatment protocols. Researchers have found that SNPs may help identify dietary, lifestyle and supplemental changes that can be made to optimize overall health outcomes.
Why DNA Testing?
It’s important to remember that your genes are not your destiny. Having particular SNPs may indicate that certain functional aspects of your biochemistry may be affected or altered, and knowing this provides you and your practitioner the opportunity to better tailor your treatment.
By completing your Clinical Services DNA test you will:
- Discover how SNPs may affect your metabolism giving your practitioner greater insight to correct nutrients for you.
- Better understand how enzyme activity affected by certain SNPs can be optimized.
- Enable your practitioner to more effectively tailor or target your diet to meet your nutritional needs.
- Learn how to make certain lifestyle choices for better health outcomes.
- Allow your practitioner to better understand the functional capabilities around your hormones, fertility, inflammation, detoxification, cognition and more.
What Tests are available?
Clinical Services recognizes the value DNA testing Brisbane can provide in highlighting the inter-relationships between genes, nutrition and lifestyle. We have developed a range of profiles that focus on key areas of health management, including fertility, hormones, mood, detoxification and nutrient influence on gene expression (nutrigenomics).
We have selected only those gene variants where a strong gene/environment association has been repeatedly shown through research. Our DNA tests provide information that allows your practitioner to prescribe an individually tailored therapeutic intervention.
Clinical Services DNA testing may only be provided through accredited healthcare professionals. This is to ensure that the practitioner has all the necessary knowledge and training to explain the test results correctly and provide you with the best advice.
Is the test covered by Medicare or private health insurance?
Currently, there is no reimbursement for the cost of this test by Medicare or private health insurance. However, testing can be covered for Workcover (in certain States) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs patients with a claim application letter from your physician. Some small health funds have reimbursed their members and you should ask your fund provider for more information.