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What Are The Advantages Of Genomic Testing?

29 September 2021 by Omniya Clinic

Genes are among the most important and incredible parts of the human body. They shape who we are and determine the traits that will be passed on to future generations.  

There are also times when genes play a determining factor in developing certain types of medical conditions. It’s vital to have a strong understanding of our genes and that’s where genomic testing comes in. 

Also called genetic testing, genomic testing is used to diagnose changes in the genes and here are some of the main advantages of the procedure. 

Learn How Your Body Is Functioning  

One of the main reasons to get a genetic test is to get an idea of the current state of your body. If any problems are highlighted in your test results, you’ll be in a better position to make the necessary changes.

For example, you could discover you may need to eat a certain type of food or that you require a specific level of exercise to improve your overall health.  

Be Prepared For Genetic Conditions  

Another benefit of genomic testing is seeing if you have inherited a genetic condition from your parents. If this is the case, then you’ll be able to start planning for how to best deal with the condition. 

Or perhaps the results have informed you that you have an increased risk of developing the condition later in life. You’ll still be able to take preventative measures to reduce the risks. 

Be Better Informed For Starting A Family 

Having children is a big commitment and if you have a history of hereditary diseases in your family then you may benefit from having a genomic test. It could even be possible to test an unborn child during pregnancy to see if it will be affected. 

A Stress Reliever  

If a family member has suffered from a genetic illness for many years, it’s natural to feel worried about the possibility of having the same health issues. By having a test, you can get a definitive diagnosis and negative results can be a huge weight off your shoulders. 

Genomic testing can also relieve stress in the context of being an early intervention for a condition. Once you have the knowledge of how to lessen the impacts of a disease, you may find a way to overcome it. 

Take A Genomic Test With Omniya Clinic  

At Ominya Clinic, we specialise in genetic testing and the early detection of hereditary illnesses. If you’re worried about a specific condition, please reach out and one of our specialists will be happy to listen. 


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