Genetic Testing for Preventive Health and Weight Management
We offer testing that can determine if you are carrying genetic mutation(s) that either cause or predispose you to specific health conditions such as obesity. Due to the complexity of DNA-based testing and the vital implications of the test results, patients should consult a doctor or dietitian before deciding to have the test and to ensure that the results are interpreted correctly.
Taken together, advancements in genetic discovery and technology have improved our understanding of the biological basis of obesity. Genetic testing of patients with early-onset or syndromic forms of obesity is recommended to facilitate early diagnosis and personalized intervention. Testing of their family members is recommended for the same reason.