Genotyping refers to the process of determining genetic makeup by examining an individual’s unique DNA.
A saliva sample will be collected at home. This is then sent to the New Amsterdam Genomics lab for genome sequencing.
Approximately four weeks after a saliva sample is taken, a full genotype report will be available.
There are four different types of genome sequencing. These include Genotyping, Gene Panels Whole Genome Test, and Whole Exome Sequencing.
Dr. Verma uses the NAG Whole Exome genome sequencing process, which is the most effective testing, looking at all of the 22,000 genes in the DNA for the most comprehensive results.
The results from your DNA sample can be useful now, as well as in years to come, as your genetic makeup will always be the same. In the future, however, as cutting-edge science continues to improve, more and more information will be able to be disseminated from your original sample.
New Amsterdam Genotics tests for tens of thousands of medical conditions. These include conditions such as heart arrhythmias, heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, mental illness, and neurodegenerative diseases.
The results from NAG genome testing will assist in determining your needs for a healthy lifestyle. Aside from disease risk and prediction, the results can be useful in family planning, as many of the markers will be passed on to future generations.