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YourGP offer genetic testing services that can determine if you have an increased risk for certain cancers and heart disorders. In collaboration with our partner Everything Genetic we help you take control of your healthcare, potentially detecting any problems at an early stage when they are most treatable.
Genetic testing can provide you with information to:
These tests may be of particular benefit if your family history is not known, or if any of the below criteria apply:
If you or someone in your family has experienced any of these characteristics:
How it works
Before your appointment you will have to ensure that you fast for at least 30 minutes, from any food or liquids. Our Practice Nurse will then collect the sample from you in a short consultation, which involves a straightforward and painless saliva specimen. The nurse will then package the specimen and YourGP will send it to the laboratory at Everything Genetic. At this point we hand control over to Everything Genetic.
Once the sample has been received, a specialist from Everything Genetic will contact you for a brief pre-test consultation – if you have requested this option. The sample is then sent to the laboratory in California for analysis. The results of the testing will be returned to you 3-4 weeks after the sample has been received.
The reports are prepared by a Consultant Clinical Geneticist and if there are any positive results then the Geneticist will provide post-test counselling. This can be via phone call or face to face.
Cancer 30 Gene Panel
This test covers genes known to increase the risk of the following types of cancers; breast, ovarian uterine, colorectal, melanoma, stomach, pancreatic and prostate. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Cancer & Cardiac Extended
This test covers everything included in the cancer panel plus additional tests related to the heart, covering; cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, arteriopathies and familial hypercholesterolemia. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
How to book
If you would like to arrange for genetic testing with YourGP, simply get in touch with our reception team who will organise the initial consultation with our Practice Nurse. You can contact us on 0131 225 5656, or by email to email@example.com.
(When you book your appointment we will ask for a £50 deposit to secure the appointment. The £50 will be deducted from the overall cost of your testing.)
I was surprised to meet a GP with such a ready smile and willingness to give me the time I needed. I felt we had a conversation as equals and that she actually heard what I said. A couple of blood tests, a physiotherapy referral and I am better than I have been in a very long time