Through our clients, MPN provides our patients with access to genetic laboratory tests. With these tests, MPN physicians, including specialists in various areas of medicine, can help patients better manage their susceptibility to diseases like cancer and cardio/vascular disease, as well as prescribed medications. These tests can typically be self-administered with a simple saliva sample and include:
CGX – (Cancer Genomics) Is a test that reveals a person’s hereditary risks for contracting cancer. It can be agreed that nobody wants to hear their name in a sentence that includes the “C” word. If a CGX test is negative a patient can have some peace of mind that they have not inherited a harmful genetic variant. This test also helps patients with a positive test result know their elevated risks and allows for better managing the possibility of actually contracting cancer through their lifestyle choices. A positive test further helps family members have more awareness of their risks of contracting cancer.
Cardiovascular Genomics – Is a DNA test that shows whether a patient is at risk for inherited cardiac and vascular issues. If a patient has a family history of heart or vascular conditions this test may provide important insight into their inherited risk of having the same. With this information, a person can better manage through lifestyle choices and possible treatment before such disorders occur. This information is also very valuable to any healthcare practitioner that the patient is seen by to help diagnose any condition that they may have.