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Hereditary diseases: identification and prevention
 
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Great achievements have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous pathologies through genetic studies and molecular biology applied to clinical problems. Such contribution is particularly significant in the diagnosis of hereditary and cardiovascular diseases, the development of tumours, mental retardation, infertility, hypoacusis or studies of paternity and kinship among others.

Swiss Diagnosys genetic study enables the detection of the diseases to which you are prone, something that will ease the prevention and diagnosis of such diseases.

Even if genetic studies offer great advances as it comes to diagnosis, the technology that is necessary to perform such sort of tests and studies is expensive and complex. Moreover, investments shall be preserved throughout time in order to guarantee the quality and reliability standards these sort of tests require. 

Sticking to our commitment to high-quality medicine, Swiss Diagnosys offers you a wide range of genetic studies with the maximum degree of excellence, accuracy and confidentiality. Our genetic tests laboratory in Switzerland is reputed to be among the best in the world, within the maximum levels of recognition and technological development.
 

Cardiovascular risks

Genetic research experts have managed to identify candidate genes that ease the personalized diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, those that hold the position as the first cause of death in developed countries. This test enables the prevention of diseases such as ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, arteriesclerosis and cerebrovascular accidents.

Human Papillomavirus

DNA tests are essential to detect the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) from the age of 30. This kind of genetic test detects four times more cervical cancers and eleven times more cervical injuries than smear test screenings. A genetic test is an essential tool to obtain an early diagnosis of the HPV, as well as a way to know if we can apply the vaccine that protects against the HPV-6, 11, 16 and 18 or against the viral subtypes 16 and 18 (other vaccine). The early detection of the HPV is fundamental to prevent the cervical cancer and other sorts of cancer such as penis, anus, mouth, vaginal, vulva cancer, etc.

Alzheimer

Not only time, but in particular the quality of life of Alzheimer’s patients depends directly on the early detection of Alzheimer. It is essential to detect it as soon as possible to mitigate its effects and to prepare those who suffer it and those close to them to face such a complex symptomatology. The studies show that a nice family environment, exercise and socialization affect their evolution positively. Alzheimer cases are very often found in direct relatives of those who suffer it. The presence of the apolipoprotein E is the most usual risk factor, though not the only one. Nowadays, we can detect the predisposition towards suffering this disease in the future with sufficient time in advance.

Lactosa

Lactose intolerance is the inability of our organism to metabolize lactose. The organism suffers from a lack of the lactase enzyme in the small intestine to break down all the lactose that has been consumed. The partially digested lactose will go to the large intestine and it may result into symptoms such as pain, abdominal swelling, diarrhea, etc. Lactasa is a very sensitive and vulnerable enzyme. If the disease is not detected, the intestinal injury will get worse, thus causing a vicious circle increasingly hard to solve. Swiss Diagnosys genetic tests and thus the early detection of this disease will prevent you from having lactose and the baby from suffering the symptoms related to lactose intolerance.


The identification of a genetic cause shall imply taking the appropriate measures to treat the disease from a very early stage, and it shall avoid carrying out more diagnostic tests.





La identificación de una causa genética llevará a adoptar las medidas adecuadas

Swiss Diagnosys clinical laboratory, where we send our tests, is one of the most advanced of the world. Located in Switzerland, it has a staff of 600 and a range of more than 2,000 types of tests in all clinical specialties. Such choice is part of our commitment to the quality, guarantees and accuracy with which such sort of tests shall be carried out..

A genetic study lets us take preventive measures to stop the development of those diseases to which we are exposed due to our genetic profile. 



Tumour Risks

Thanks to genetics, we can identify the elements that cause predisposition towards developing certain sorts of cancer, such as colorectal cancer, diffuse gastric cancer, breast cancer or gynaecological cancer. A proper identification of such predisposition will result into taking measures and prevent the development of the disease in sufficient time.


Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Western countries, and a 5% of the population will suffer from it. In most cases, colorectal cancer exact causes are unknown, though it is known that there are some genetic syndromes that increase the risk of developing a colorectal cancer. The best-known are “Colonic polyps or Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)” and “Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) or Lynch syndrome”. In Swiss Diagnosys, we can perform a colon cancer genetic study of all of the genes causing it to determine whether it is hereditary or not. The new design and the reliability of Septin 9 tests will completely change the way in which colon cancer is prevented. Even though there is no treatment that can reverse such genetic mutation nowadays, the early detection in carrier patients enables the prevention of cancer as well as acting in good time. 

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is a disease for which there is no satisfactory medical treatment. Once that it is detected, men who have been diagnosed with it have to undergo a radical prostatectomy at an early stage or wait, with active surveillance at all times. The difference between such decisions is really significant, as the risk of death is much higher if they wait, as it happens with metastasis. Therefore, the tendency in the urological clinical community is moving towards radical prostatectomy. Swiss Diagnosys offers you the most advanced genetic tests to detect the characteristics of the tumours and to determine if you need immediate treatment (such as surgery) or if you can wait.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is the result of an anomalous immunological reaction to gluten. Gluten and a genetic predisposition are inherent factors to the development of this disease, while other known environmental factors (dietary, bacterial or viral infections, increase in the intestinal permeability…) act as triggers. Genetic tests enable us to rule out in a 99% that this may be the disease causing several immunological anomalies, and it also useful in many other clinical ways.


How is a genetic test performed?
You will just need to arrange an appointment for us to assess your case. We will obtain a sample of cells rubbing the inside of the cheek with a cotton bud. In some cases, we will also need a small sample of blood. At that very moment, we will give you a new appointment to interpret and assess your case once that we receive the results from our laboratory in Switzerland. The test is carried out with absolute security and confidentiality in all and every of its stages.