What is Genetic Testing?
Genetic testing by Genetics for Kids evaluates a child’s DNA, assessing individual strengths, weaknesses and uniqueness in specific areas of health. Genetic testing can help identify if a child is predisposed to a condition, screen for the presence of genes that contribute to a suspected condition, and even inform treatment options for a diagnosis.
Types of Testing for Kids
Newborn Screening – In the U.S., all newborns are required to be tested for specific conditions; however, more comprehensive testing expands your knowledge of your newborn’s genetic makeup.
Presymptomatic/Predictive – If there is a family history of a condition, pre-symptom testing can help determine risk.
Diagnostic – If your child has symptoms of a condition, testing can help confirm a diagnosis.
Pharmacogenetics – If a child has a diagnosed condition, genetic testing can help determine the best medication and dosage.
Dr. Purser’s Genetic Health Profile for Children and Young Adults can help guide parents and caregivers how to best ensure the health of their children by using the genetic information inherent in their genes.
Why Do Genetic Testing?
Genetic testing can help with the diagnosis, treatment and even prevention of certain conditions. The sooner a child is tested, the more power you have to optimize health and happiness.
Get Answers to Important Questions
Is my child predisposed to a medical condition?
Does my child’s genetic make-up support a diagnosis?
How might we best treat my child’s condition based on genetic test results?
- Autism and “Spectrum” disorders
- Poor sleep, brain fog, fatigue or low energy
- Digestive issues, IBS, Leaky Gut
- Memory loss, poor focus and concentration
- Depression, Anxiety
How is Genetic Testing Done?
The first step is to order a test kit. You will take a saliva sample using a cotton swab and mail-in the completed kit. Within just 2 weeks, you will get a full report along with a support call.
Easy 3-Step Process
Step 1: Start now by ordering your testing kit.
Step 2: Complete testing by using a non-invasive cotton swab to collect saliva from the inner lining of your child’s cheek, and mail-in the results.
Step 3: Receive your child’s test results in roughly just 2-weeks, along with a consultation call with an expert genetics counselor. During your call, your counselor will walk through all test results and provide referrals to additional resources and support.
- Personalized recommendations for natural vitamins
- Adding prebiotic to probiotics
- A healthy, genetics-directed diet featuring natural, unprocessed foods (with special attention to gluten and inflammation contributors).
Every parent should have a Genetic Health Profile for their child.
Give your children the gift of health, happiness and love. Protect them from the inside out.