HealthScreen
338 South Road, Hampton 3188 1300 03 1300

Genetic Screening

  • Genetic Screening is rapidly becoming an important and essential part of any comprehensive health assessment. Recent studies have indicated that over 16 percent of healthy adults carry a serious health-related genetic risk. It is a very easy test to do as a simple saliva specimen is collected and send to the laboratory. It would normally take about 21 days for this comprehensive genetic analysis. We strongly believe however that genetic tests should only be done in association with your doctor and access to genetic counselling as these may have potential important health implications.
  • Proactive genetic testing offers healthy adults without a strong personal or family history of disease an opportunity to learn about how their genes could potentially impact their health.
  • We offer three testing options that analyze up to 147 genes that are well-established indicators of a significantly increased risk of developing hereditary cancers, cardiovascular conditions, and other medically important disorders.
  • Our diagnostic-grade tests are performed in USA in a CLIA- and CAP-certified laboratory and reviewed by a team of Ph.D. scientists, lab directors, and certified genetic counsellors.

Biological Age Test

Your chronological age is irreversible and not dependent on your lifestyle. However, Biological Age may vary depending on your lifestyle, diet, exercise, anti-ageing medication and genetics. Your Biological Age may be higher or lower than your chronological age.

It has been shown in clinical studies that Biological Age is a better measure for determining a person’s health than a chronological age and is more closely tied to their risk of age-related diseases.

Our test is a Biological Age Test via epigenetics. This test is based on Professor Horvath’s epigenetic aging clock. Professor Steve Horvath PhD is UCLA Professor of Genetics and one of the foremost authorities on Aging.

Our exclusive partnership with Epimorphy SWARM™ (Simplified Whole-panel Amplification Reaction Method) to analyze DNA methylation patterns of >2,000 loci on the human genome gives you the most accurate Biological Age prediction. This is the Gold Standard which is used extensively in clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of anti-ageing medication.

A recent study published in Nature based on a clinical trial with three anti-ageing medications has suggested also for the first time that the body’s epigenetic clock (and biological age) can be actually reversed.
Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02638-w

Merry Christmas

We will be closed over the Christmas break and will open at the start of February 2022.

For all enquires or bookings please email us on admin@healthscreen.com.au