Did you know that the DNA in a person's genes can put some of us at a higher risk of developing certain diseases?
At Mount Elizabeth Novena Centre for Genomic Health, we provide genetic testing services that involve examining your DNA to reveal changes in your genes which may cause illness or disease.
Genetic testing can uncover and help you understand genetic mutations (genetic changes) you may have. This can help to:
You and your relative can consider genetic testing if either or both of you have had:
The genetic testing process involves:
The results from a genetic test can significantly impact yourself and your loved ones. This is why genetic counselling is essential. A genetic counsellor will provide objective information to help you and your family make well-informed medical decisions.
The genetic counselling process involves:
Genetic counselling may also involve professional psychological support, both before and after the test, to assist you in handling the potential implications of the test results.
Your blood sample will be taken for clinical analysis.
We collaborate with local and internationally accredited laboratories, such as the College of American Pathologists (CAP), to ensure the highest quality of testing and interpretation of results.
Your results will be ready within 4 – 6 weeks, and we will reach out to you through your preferred mode of communication (either mobile or email) to arrange a post-result review at your convenience. This can be done face-to-face at Mount Elizabeth Novena Centre for Genomic Health or via teleconsultation.
Our genetic counsellors will be available to provide you with support and guidance in dealing with the implications of your test results.
If your results indicate a high risk of developing certain diseases, such as cancer, your genetic counsellor and doctor will explain the follow-up surveillance plan and the necessary treatment plan. You may tap on specialists from our Mount Elizabeth care network, so rest assured you will be in good hands.
If a specialist referred you, your results will be sent directly to him/her for your post-care follow-up.
You can count on our dedicated team of experienced genetic counsellors and doctors to guide and assist you every step of the way. We strive to provide you with the best quality of care, ensuring that your needs are met throughout your journey with us.
Learn more about our team.