It is well established that oral contraceptives, pregancy, surgery, or long distance plane flights increase the risk for thrombosis. However, this risk differs between individuals owing to their genetic make-up – among other factors. Genetic tests inform you whether you are at increased risk for thrombosis thus facilitating preventive measures.
Decreased availability of folic acid, a B vitamin, increases risk for cardiovascular disease, causes fatigue and digestive problems. A genetic variant results in folic acid deficiency. Knowledge of this variant can prevent signs and symptoms of folic acid deficiency by substitution of this essential vitamin.
Many people do not tolerate milk and dairy products during adult life. This is caused by a variant of a gene that results in loss of activity of the enzyme lactose in adults.
The resulting lactase intolerance can manifest as indigestion, bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea after consumption of dairy products. Genetic tests reveal whether you carry a variant associated with lactose intolerance.
Genetic variants relevant for estimation of genetic risk for thrombosis.
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