Home Genetics for life Find out how genetics can help people live a longer and healthier life. Your partner in genetics Incorporate genetics into clinical practice. Genetic tests for prevention and diagnostics Genetic services for preventive healthcare. Improving healthcare through genetics Our test utilize whole exome and genome sequencing to provide the interpretation of extensive genetic information that can then be further analyzed in the future. Clinically Relevant We use the most advanced technology to transform genetic data into clinically relevant information with the purpose of providing insights to improve a person’s quality and length of life. Physician Assisted All our services require counselling. It is vital that the correct analysis is recommended and that the findings are managed by a medical professional with expertise in genetics. Resource for life Our genome and exome based genetic tests generate the complete data of an individual’s DNA that can be reanalysed in the future to provide genomic updates or targeted studies as science advances. Our services encompass four areas of genetics All our genetic tests require a genetic consultation to evaluate which of our services is suitable. Veritas can support this process by providing pre and post-test genetic counselling to assess what tests are suitable, the interpretation of results and, if necessary, the design of an action plan for future healthcare management. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE PREGNANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DIAGNOSTIC GENOMICS GENETIC COUNSELLING The most comprehensive genetic service, based on whole genome sequencing, for disease prevention and healthcare. Hereditary cardiovascular disease prevention. Determine the risk of medical complications in case of a COVID-19 infection. Hereditary cancer prevention. Non-invasive prenatal test that studies the most frequent chromosomal abnormalities. The most complete genetic care for your baby that brings together myPrenatal and myNewborn. Screening for early childhood onset diseases. Fetal exome sequencing for prenatal diagnosis. Genome-based diagnostic service. Targeted studies designed for specific pathologies. Exome-based diagnostic service. Genetic counselling and second opinion medical consultation on diseases with a hereditary origin. Why are genetics important in preventive healthcare management? 17% 17% of people have genetic variants that increase the risk of diseases.1 20% Up to 20% of cancer cases are related to hereditary factors.2 20% Around 20% of sudden cardiac deaths are due to genetic abnormalities.3 5% 5% of patients are hospitalised for adverse drug reactions.4 86% 86% of people are asymptomatic carriers of a monogenic disease that can be transmitted to their offspring if the partner is a carrier of the same disease.5 9% Up to 9,4% of newborns may have genetic variants linked to early onset childhood diseases.6 Bibliographic references 1Hou YC et al. Precision medicine integrating whole-genome sequencing, comprehensive metabolomics, and advanced imaging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 Feb 11;117(6):3053-3062. 2https://seom.org/informacion-sobre-el-cancer/consejo-genetico. 3Orland KM et al. Molecular Autopsy for Sudden Cardiac Death: Current State and Considerations. Curr Genet Med Rep 2019;7:145–152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40142-019-00170-x. 4Bouvy JC et al. Epidemiology of Adverse Drug Reactions in Europe: A Review of Recent Observational Studies. Drug Saf 2015;38:437–453. 5Hou YC et al. Precision medicine integrating whole-genome sequencing, comprehensive metabolomics, and advanced imaging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 Feb 11;117(6):3053-3062. 6Holm, Ingrid A., et al. “Thee BabySeq project: implementing genomic sequencing in newborns."BMC pediatrics 18.1 (2018): 225. Comments from our customers The main reason I chose to have the analysis was to understand my genetics and how it can potentially affect my children. I believe that it is better to know and understand my options for prevention. Laura F., 36 myGenome gave me access to an important preventive healthcare resource, allowing me to know my genetic risks and act accordingly to improve my quality of life. Antonio S., 41 I am very interested in genetics and its importance in the future of healthcare. I chose to have the myGenome analysis because of the scope of information that it provides from my risk to cancer to interesting traits that have helped me better understand my body. Carlos Roberto M., 45 SEE MORE COMMENTS What is DNA? Your DNA is composed of a very long string of molecules. The information encoded in your DNA is responsible for everything from the colour of your eyes to how you respond to certain drugs. The age of genome begins Whole genome sequencing allows you and your physician to make better choices for your health and the health of your loved ones. SEE ALL VIDEOS Frequently asked questions about our genetic tests When is genetic testing recommended? Genetics has an impact on many areas of health and can be clinically useful both to prevent and diagnose diseases. At Veritas we offer you genetics for life, genetics aimed at living a healthy life. The first step is to request a consultation with one of our genetic counsellors. What are genetic tests with clinical utility? Genetic testing is based on the analysis of a person’s genes, Veritas tests are clinically useful because we perform an extensive analysis on select genes with solid scientific evidence. In addition, our geneticists conduct a secondary review on all variants discovered to ensure that all results are correctly validated. Who should consider using the services offered by Veritas Intercontinental? At Veritas we have a wide range of tests developed for individuals who are looking for genetic information to take care of themselves in a more proactive and personalised way. We also provide genetic services for individuals who present a series of signs, symptoms or medical history in which it is necessary to carry out a genetic diagnostic test. Depending on each case, our genetic counsellors will recommend the appropriate analysis. 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