Genetic Diagnosis

Aging

Telomeres are the ends of chromosomes and are progressively shortened with successive cycles of cell division, which triggers cell death or replicative senescence (irreversible cell stop). Therefore, telomere length is one of the best biomarkers of the degree of aging and general health of the organism, and can be used to estimate the biological age of the organism.

Cancer

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is usually associated with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. These genes act as tumor suppressors by blocking the development of cancer. In addition to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, there are other genes related to these types of cancer that provide more complete information when studied than by analyzing only the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which gives the test a high reliability.

Cardiovascular

Our genetic profile CARDIOVASCULAR evaluates 125 genetic polymorphisms related to: coronary risk, dyslipemias (LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, obesity, thrombosis and nicotine dependence. As a result, it enables the personalised estimation of cardiovascular risk, providing personalised recommendations.

Pharmacogenetics

Studies the main metabolizing enzymes and targets involved in the effectiveness and toxicity of the different drug treatments. A small blood or saliva sample can help determine:

  • Whether a medication may be an effective treatment for you
  • What the best dose of a medication is for you
  • Whether you could have serious side effects from a medication

Preconception

It is estimated that approximately 1 out of every 100 recent borns have a disease known as monogenetic. This type of hereditary disease is caused by the presence of mutations in a single gene and affects millions of people despite being considered rare on an individual basis. It is a genetic test of screening that allows to know if parents are carriers of recessive diseases that can be transmitted to their offspring.

Immunology

Aging leads to a deterioration in the functions of the immune system, which leads to increased susceptibility to infectious diseases, auto-immune diseases and cancer. The immune system is made up of a wide variety of cells, with very diverse functions. This test analyzes different parameters and cell groups of the immune system, assessing the strength of the immune system.

Sports Med

Sports performance is the result of both genetic and environmental factors, and genetic factors contribute 20 to 50% to individual variation. The SPORTS genetic analysis evaluates 4 polymorphisms in 4 genes, related to: strength and endurance properties of skeletal fibres and muscles; response to different types of sports training (aerobic, anaerobic or mixed); susceptibility to developing osteoarthritis; and susceptibility to developing ligament and Achilles tendon injuries. The aim of this test is to individualise and optimise sports training.

Ophthalmology

We offer comprehensive genetic diagnostics for all hereditary eye diseases, including retinal and corneal dystrophies, glaucoma, congenital cataract, developmental eye defects (e.g. anophthalmia, microphthalmia, and anterior segment dysgenesis), ocular albinism, optic neuropathies, and eye movement disorders.

 

Paternity

The paternity test makes it possible to determine biological paternity based on the analysis of the genetic information or DNA of each individual and its comparison between the participants (mother, child and possible father). DNA analysis is the most reliable method of identifying people and relationships, used by police and forensic laboratories around the world. There are three possible biological paternity studies: an informative or compatibility study of paternity, a legal study of paternity, and a prenatal legal study of paternity.

Nutrition

he increasing prevalence in polygenic diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes, observed over the past few decades is more likely linked to a rapid transition in lifestyle rather than to changes in the sequence of the nuclear genome. In the new era of precision medicine, nutritional genomics holds the promise to be translated into tailored nutritional strategies to prevent and manage polygenic diseases more effectively. Nutritional genomics aims to prevent, treat, and manage polygenic diseases through targeted therapies formulated from individuals’ genetic makeup and dietary intake.

 

Metals Sensitivity

People react differently to certain compounds. Determining whether a person suffers from an allergy or hypersensitivity to a specific compound is especially important in the field of medicine. The metal allergy test can identify whether substances such as vaccine preservatives, mercury, gold or cadmium (used in dental treatment) cause an allergy.

 

Odontology

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The main causes of development of periodontal diseases are periodontal pathogens, genetic predisposition, poor oral hygiene and smoking, among others.  The dental test analyses the presence of pathogenic bacteria related to periodontal disease. DNA is extracted from the gingival plate sample and amplified further. Afterwards, hybrid with probes is performed.

Pediatrics (ADHD)

The Attention Deficit Disorder test allows to personalize the management of the patient diagnosed with ADHD, providing relevant information in different areas: drug response, susceptibility to ADHD, susceptibility to associated disorders. All this information is of high clinical relevance at different levels for the management of ADHD

Hormones

Hormonal testing for the endocrine system that  that help control many important body functions, including the body’s ability to change calories into energy that powers cells and organs. The endocrine system influences how your heart beats, how your bones and tissues grow, even your ability to make a baby. It plays a vital role in whether or not you develop diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and a host of other hormone-related disorders.

 

Intestins & Colon

Genetic testing is a preventative, potentially life-saving measure that helps in the early detection and treatment of asymptomatic, premalignant or malignant cancers.  Colon cancer is a common disease. Many colon cancers (and other, non-colon cancers) begin with an inherited genetic defect.  This defect can allow for the development of a cancer in an otherwise healthy colon, or trigger a cascade of events that stimulate the production of a malignancy within the lining of the colon or rectum.

Genetic Consultation

It’s all in your genetic code. Your genes tell the story of everything and not only if you are blond, tall or with light eyes…. but also the diseases that could at some point manifest themselves and affect the quality of your life. These diseases could be passed on to your children, your ability to digest food, whether or not you can assimilate a drug, your possibilities and aptitudes in terms of physical exercise, and even the quality of your skin. EAM Hospital puts this knowledge at your fingertips, through a wide range of genetic tests and the advice of our genetic experts who will guide you throughout all the process from Diagnosis to Results and Prevention.

In case you do not find your problem within our service portfolio, do not hesitate to contact us. We have extensive experience in complex cases, which require a careful and personalized study to propose the most advanced treatment that offers the best results to our patients.

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