2023 Author: Jessica James | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 03:31
A disease is easier to prevent than to cure - an indisputable truth that we hear from childhood. Fortunately, in recent years, there have been even more opportunities for researching the body. In addition to popular health checks (free medical examinations in polyclinics and paid examinations in private medical centers), genetic tests are gaining popularity. They are designed to show not only your predisposition to certain diseases, but also to obtain information about the origin, characteristics of metabolism, and even tell about your talents and propensities for specific sports. One such report on the results of a DNA test can stretch over 50 pages. Without questioning the importance of research on the human genome, some scientists still classify DNA tests in the B2C segment as entertaining genetics - they show a very wide picture,which has no practical value without additional detailed research. On the other hand, genetic tests are a story about a personal approach to your health and the ability to identify "beacons" that you should pay attention to in the future, as well as the ability to adjust your diet and lifestyle if necessary. The main condition is to choose a proven clinic, focusing on research results, reputation and cost of tests (it should not be critically low or too high). And also consult with specialists after receiving the results. Here are 7 projects to manage your health.as well as the ability to adjust your diet and lifestyle if necessary. The main condition is to choose a proven clinic, focusing on research results, reputation and cost of tests (it should not be critically low or too high). And also consult with specialists after receiving the results. Here are 7 projects to manage your health.as well as the ability to adjust your diet and lifestyle if necessary. The main condition is to choose a proven clinic, focusing on research results, reputation and cost of tests (it should not be critically low or too high). And also consult with specialists after receiving the results. Here are 7 projects to manage your health.
Medical Center "Atlas"
The Atlas Clinic has several options for those who want to have a genetic test and a health check.
First, they offer a DNA test, which you take right at home (you need to collect saliva in a test tube), and the courier takes the biomaterial to the laboratory. Further, experts examine your DNA and provide the results in the form of reports in your personal account. Thus, they offer to find out your hereditary predisposition to diseases, the history of your origin, and also give advice on nutrition and sports. Now the cost of such a test is 16,900 rubles.
Secondly, you can take a microbiota test, according to the results of which specialists analyze the state of the body's microflora. This is done in order to study the bacteria in the body, see malfunctions in the gastrointestinal tract and get personal advice on nutrition.
One test will cost 12,900 rubles. You can subscribe and take a test every three months to see the dynamics of changes in diet and lifestyle adjustments.
Thirdly, for the most inquisitive clients, they offer a complete genome test, in which more than 95% of the DNA is examined. As a result, you will be told about the body's susceptibility to drugs and the characteristics of metabolism, predisposition to hereditary oncological (and not only) diseases and origin. Cost - 84,500 rubles.
My Genetics laboratory is from Novosibirsk, but there is also a representative office in Moscow. The company has developed 14 DNA tests, depending on the needs of customers: from a detailed test to identify correct eating and sports habits to more specific ones (the body's response to dairy and cereals, dental and oral health, etc.). The complete list can be viewed here. The laboratory sends materials for the collection of analysis to any city and country. Prices for tests start at 2,900 rubles. The research takes about two weeks.
"My Gene" offers three packages of genetic research: monogenic diseases (important if you are planning a pregnancy), excellent shape (based on the results of the analysis, emphasis is placed on recommendations for nutrition and sports) and a complete genetic passport (a classic study, as a result of which not only eating habits, origin, but also reveals a predisposition to hereditary diseases). Specify the cost of all tests by phone indicated on the official website - it depends on several introductory information.
Bioniq is a biohacking project of the former top manager of Gazprom Media Technologies Vadim Fedotov, former basketball player of the German national team, and neurosurgeon Konstantin Karuzin. Before Bioniq came to Russia, the topic of biohacking had minimal practical application here. Bioniq, on the other hand, made it more popular and explained that "pumping" the body is not only expensive entertainment for the millionaire enthusiasts from Silicon Valley.
Bioniq does not do the genetic tests that other clinics offer, but analyzes your condition with a blood test and suggests ways to improve your health.
There are three programs: Life, Balance and Immune. The simplest and most accessible one is Immune. For 4,990 rubles a month you get a vitamin and mineral complex - the full composition can be viewed here. It should be borne in mind that this is not an individual history of the selection of vitamins. If you want a more personalized approach, then your programs are Life and Balance.
Life is the most complete package, you do a blood test from a vein (a specialist comes to your home), then you consult with a nutritionist, receive an individual complex of vitamins (up to 120 components in it) and additional recommendations from specialists in an intuitive personal account in the application. The cost of such a package is 15,000 rubles per month. Balance is a much more simplified version, but it also involves an individual selection of a vitamin and mineral complex based on the results of a blood test (6,990 rubles per month).
Genotek is a clinic that specializes in genetic tests. In 2010, it was founded by three graduates of Moscow State University. Now here you can take a test to determine the risks of developing hereditary diseases, from the 10th week of pregnancy, do a non-invasive prenatal test in order to make sure that the fetus does not have chromosomal diseases, analyze both a single gene and a whole panel of genes, get advice from a geneticist …
The cost of tests starts from 9,990 rubles. For example, a genetic passport with information about hereditary predispositions, origin, inclinations and health can be obtained for 17,495 rubles.
Medical Genetic Center Genetico
Genetico consists of four laboratories, each of which is engaged in the study of genetic material in different directions. Here you can take a DNA test for susceptibility to hereditary diseases, a non-invasive prenatal test in early pregnancy, and cancer diagnostics. All analyzes are performed on average from 11 to 35 days.
The cost varies from 3,000 to 380,000 rubles, depending on the complexity of the study. For comparison, a full panel "hereditary cancer" will cost 37,000 rubles.
After passing the tests, you can get advice from specialists - online or offline.
The slogan of the laboratory is "tests that will change your life." Fair enough, considering that Medical Genomics has been doing genetic tests to determine paternity and maternity since 2013, doing DNA tests for close relationship, as well as a non-invasive prenatal test.
Since 2019, the laboratory has been performing the Nutrigenetics DNA test - based on the results of the analysis, they reveal the need for additional nutrients, your relationship with sports and alcohol, find out if vegetarianism is right for you and if there is lactose and gluten intolerance.
Cost - from 9,990 rubles. The number of pages in the final report is directly proportional to the price: the more it is, the heavier your folder will be.