iGene DNA test Health
iGene DNA Test: Health
Disorders & lifestyle, Drug sensitivity & pharmacogenetics, Personal characteristics
iGene HEALTH is the most complete DNA test. Through a saliva sample we map out part of your DNA. This gives you information about your genetic predisposition, divided into different health topics:
- Genetic predisposition for diseases, linked to relevant preventive lifestyle advice-
Sensitivity to common medications and pharmaco-profile-
How does it work?
You will receive an iGene DNA kit at home with which you will take a DNA sample. You send this back with the provided return envelope. Your DNA is then analyzed in a medical laboratory and after 4 to 6 weeks the iGene Gene Passport is ready. You can access the results using the iGene app or download as a pdf report.
One-time test, lasting value
Your DNA is unique and remains unchanged throughout your life. A DNA test is therefore not a snapshot, but a valuable investment that provides information from which you can benefit throughout your life.
Disorders & lifestyle
You will be given information about 15 conditions for which it is useful, from a preventive point of view, to know something about your personal predisposition. Does it appear that you have an increased predisposition for a disorder? For each disorder you will receive an extensive list of tips and advice to help prevent the disorder.
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Type 2 diabetes
- Ovarian cancer (v)
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Parkinson's disease
- Prostate cancer (m)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Esophageal Cancer
Drug Sensitivity & Pharmacogenetics (including MTHFR)
DNA variations affect the activity of enzymes and transport proteins, resulting in many individual differences in the speed at which drugs are processed in the body. As a result, certain drugs may affect some people better than others, or you may suffer more side effects than someone else.
The DNA test preventively identifies the medications to which you may react abnormally. This allows a doctor or pharmacist to immediately choose the right medicine and dosage for you.
The pharmacogenetic report is an overview of your personal enzyme activity which you can easily share with your doctor or pharmacist.
The following enzymes are mapped: BChE enzyme, CYP1A2 enzyme, CYP2B6 enzyme, CYP2C19 enzyme, CYP2C9 enzyme, CYP2D6 enzyme, CYP3A4 enzyme, CYP3A5 enzyme, DPD enzyme, Factor V Leiden, F2, SERPINC1, PROC, PROS1, HLA-A*3101 / HLA-B*1502, HLA-B*5701, IL28B, MTHFR enzyme, NUDT15 enzyme, SLCO1B1 transporter protein, TPMT enzyme, UGT1A1 enzyme, VKORC1 enzyme.
Any abnormalities in enzyme activity may affect how medications work. Drugs included in the iGene Passport include:
abacavir, acenocoumarol, amitriptyline, aripiprazole, atomoxetine, atorvastatin, azathioprine, brexpiprazole, capecitabine, carbamazepine (asiatic and eur), celecoxib, citalopram, clomipramine, clopidogrel, codeine, doxepin, efavirenz, eliglustat, escitalopram, fenprocoumon, phenytoin, flecainide, flucloxacillin, fluorouracil, flurbiprofen, haloperidol, ibuprofen, imipramine, irinotecan, lansoprazole, lornoxicam meloxicam, mercaptopurine, methotrexate, metoprolol, mivacurium, nortriptyline, estrogen-containing contraceptives, omeprazole, oxcarbazepine, pantoprazole, paroxetine, peg-interferon and ribavirin, pimozide piroxicam, propafenone, risperidone, sertraline, simvastatin, siponimod, succinylcholine, tacrolimus, tamoxifen, tegafur, tenoxicam, tioguanine, tramadol, venlafaxine, voriconazole, warfarin, zuclopentixol.
This section provides information in the "fun or useful to know" category. The following topics are covered:
- Alcohol hypersensitivity
- Androgenetic alopecia (hair loss)
- Bitter taste perception
- Caffeine Sensitivity
- Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI)
- Gluten intolerance (celiac disease)
- Norovirus resistance
- Lactose Intolerance
- Chance of red hair
- Fast twitch muscle fibers
- Susceptibility to SARS (2003)
- Sensitivity to pain and stress (COMT gene)
- Hemochromatosis (iron accumulation)
Regular new updates
iGeneregularly adds new information to the Gene Passport. Also already completed profiles then receive an update with new characteristics or other relevant information based on your DNA profile.
After taking the DNA test, would you like someone to personally explain the results of your test? Or do you need guidance in adapting your lifestyle? We are happy to put you in touch with an iGene Certified Professional, who knows all about DNA results, to discuss your results and help you further.
For more information see the brochure here "iGene Passport something for me"?