List of Genetic Tests

Cardiovascular-related Genetic Test

CVDs are the number 1 cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million were due to stroke . There are many risk factors associated with coronary heart disease and stroke, such as tobacco exposure, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, unhealthy diets, and harmful use of alcohol. Cardiovascular-related genetic test will let you know about your risk of developing CVDs.

Target:ACE, AGT, MTHFR, PAI1

Bone-Health Genetic Test

There typically are no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss  until one day the patients fall and fracture a bone. Osteoporosis—the disease resulting from bone loss. The chance of osteoporosis is higher upon Asians and Caucasians. According to American study, millions of Americans are at risk for osteoporosis, and the incidence over females is four times of males, but still males do suffer from osteoporosis. According to Taiwan Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics’ investigation, it was found that one of nine above-65-year-people suffer from osteoporosis in Taiwan; there were more females than males. Every one of four women suffers from osteoporosis. Around 25% of women suffer from osteoporosis after menopause. Bone health-related genetic test will let you know about  your risk of developing Osteoporosis.

Target:VDR, VDR(Apal), ESR

Folic Acid Activation-related Genetic Test

Folic acid is well known for preventing neural tube defects in newborns, so women of childbearing age must be sure to have an adequate intake prior to and during pregnancy. It is because of not being able to convert folic acid into its active form can cause a folic acid (folate) deficiency. In fact, the degree to which your body doesn’t activate folic acid influences your susceptibility to chemical sensitivities and allergic responses, but also blood clots, strokes, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, certain cancers, and more. Even thyroid issues, headaches, and insomnia have been associated with folic acid (folate) deficiency.

Folic Acid Activation-Related Genetic Test to help predict how your body may convert folic acid into its active form.

Target:MTHFR, MTRR

Cellular Antioxidant/Anti-aging Genetic Test

The human body, in order to maintain the physiological functions in a normal condition, shall conduct various biochemical reactions that can come with several free radicals that are harmful to the body itself. In addition, environmental pollution (e.g.: air pollution, radiation, poor water quality, ultraviolet rays, electromagnetic waves, secondhand smoke), bad habits (e.g.: smoking, alcohol, drugs), abuse of chemical substances (e.g.: food additives, pesticides, toxic chemicals) and mental health (such as: the pressure is too large, angry, irritable, anxious, depressed, nervous), etc. can also induce excessive production of free radicals that cause damages to the cells and tissues or disable the functions of the organs. For instance, blood vessels become fragile, the brain cells age, immune system start to decline, cataracts, cancer and systemic aging.

Cellular antioxidant / anti-aging genetic test will let you know about your antioxidant ability.

Target:SOD2, MPO

Liver Detoxification-related Genetic Test

Detoxification mechanism is a very complex process in the body, and it is related with several genes. The detoxification mechanism can be divided into two phases: Phase I and Phase II. During Phase I procedure, the relevant enzymes will activate (oxide) the toxic substances, and, during Phase II, another detoxification enzyme will add highly hydrophilic functional groups, such as Glutathione, to the toxic substances activated in Phase I. Then, molecules that are easily soluble in water are formed, and finally, they will be discharged from the body through sweat, urine or blood. Thus, there are chances to reduce toxics/pro-carcinogen substances to interact with the DNA, cells and proteins. This would reduce the harm caused by these toxics and achieve the effect of detoxification. Liver detoxification-related genetic test will let you know about your detoxification/metabolism ability.

Target:NQO1, CYP1A1, GSTM1, GSTT1

Sress Resistance Ability-related Genetic Test

According to medical theories, the negative emotions caused by the pressure can stimulate human body to secrete excessive adrenaline, causing the increase of the free radicals in the body. The free radicals can attack the chromosomes of the cell nucleus, which may result into cancer. Also, vasoconstriction and spasm are also caused by pressure. Artery hardening and stroke are also resulted from long-term exposure to stress. From this perspective, the maladjustment of Stress resistance not only leads to mental illness or emotional disorders, but cause stroke and cancer occur at earlier ages. Stress resistance ability-related genetic test will let you know about your stress resistance ability.

Target:5HTT, COMT

Alzheimer's Disease-related Genetic Test

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a complex disease, mainly due to the gradual loss of brain function, thereby affecting the mental function and ability of daily life. Find out if you are born with a high-risk gene will help you improve and prevent it in a timely manner, especially the persons with memory loss often or concern about brain nerve health. Alzheimer's disease-related gene test will let you know about  your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Target:APOE

Obesity-related Genetic Test

Obesity is often an important risk factor for many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer. Obesity can be classified as single genotype (or Mendelian type) and multi-genotype (or common type). The former is caused by a serious genetic mutation in the energy balance system, extremely rare but mostly of early-onset. The symptoms are usually more severe. The latter is the main cause of most obesity or overweight cases. It is caused by multiple genetic mutations, congenitally forming a physique that tends to gain weight, and by environmental factors and eating habits. Obesity-related genetic test will let you know about your tendency for obesity.

Target:ADRB2, ADRB3, UCP1

Skin Health-related Genetic Test

Constant exposure to environmental (extrinsic) factors and biological (intrinsic) factors contributes to skin aging.

The body maintains normal physiological function by carrying out a number of biochemical reactions with the generation of free radicals. The external environment will also induce excessive production of free radicals in the body.

Skin aging is also the most easily detectable indicators of free radical damage to the body. However, the genetic difference of antioxidant activity  result in the different speed of skin aging between individuals.

 Skin Health-Related Genetic Test will let you know about your Skin Health-Related ability.

Target:SOD2, MPO, MMP1, MC1R

Type II Diabetes-related Genetic Test

Type 2 diabetes (formerly called non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset) results from the body’s ineffective use of insulin. Type 2 diabetes is largely the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity, but many studies have linked several gene mutations to a higher diabetes risk. According to the American Diabetes Association, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is:

1 in 7 if one of the parents was diagnosed before the age of 50

1 in 13 if one of the parents was diagnosed after the age of 50

Type 2 diabetes -related genetic test will let you know about your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Target:TCF7L2, HHEX, CDKAL1, SLC30A8

Alcohol Metabolism Ability-related Genetic Test

When a drink is swallowed, the alcohol is absorbed through the

gastrointestinal tracts and metabolized primarily by the liver in two steps:
(1) conversion of alcohol to acetaldehyde
(2) conversion of acetaldehyde to acetic acid

Alcohol Metabolism Ability-Related Genetic Test will let you know about your alcohol metabolism ability.

Target:ALDH2