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.
In today’s environment loaded with chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, fast foods, sugary drinks, high fructose corn syrup, foods without nutrients, depleted soils, and fast-moving technology, it is difficult to know how best to protect your child and ensure optimal health.
Genetics For Kids can help ensure that you are informed as you guide and protect your child using the 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?
Our genes can tell us if we may be “predisposed” to certain conditions or explain why we already suffer from these conditions and can’t seem to find an answer:
- 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?
You will take a saliva sample from the inside of your child’s cheek using a cotton swab, mail-in the completed kit and receive your child’s Genetic Health Profile along with a consultation to be scheduled with one of our Genetic Counselor’s.
During your call, your Counselor will walk through your child’s test results with you and provide referrals to additional resources and support.
Stop guessing. Order your Genetics For Kid’s test kit today and set your child up for success!
Learn about the benefits of and possible need for:
A healthy, genetics-directed diet featuring natural, unprocessed foods (with special attention to gluten and inflammation contributors).
Personalized recommendations for natural vitamins and adding prebiotic to probiotics.
The more you know the better equipped you will be to create an environment in which your child will thrive!
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.