We provide assistance to the knowledge of how the DNA, a storage of genetic information descended from the ancestors, can affect our lives.
- - The knowledge of your genetic information is the basis of living a healthy life.
- - What you wonder about your body is all in your genes.
What is a genetic test?
A genetic test is a test that can predict the diseases that can happen in the future. The genetic factors of cancers, dementia, brain diseases, cardiac diseases, hypertension, and diabetes do not change since you are born. So, a genetic test tests for these congenital genetic factors.
Do I have to get testing services even if I don't have any current physical problems?
Genetic tests have significance in predicting diseases that might happen in the future and preventing them, so it is necessary to get genetic testing services even without any current physical problems. Genetic tests are especially necessary in people who have family history of cancer or chronic diseases.
Can the results of MELTHY be used for diagnosis and medical information?
What is the difference between M-CHECK and MELTHY?
M-CHECK, a professional service from medical institutions, is a risk analysis service of hereditary diseases using genomic variation packages related to certain diseases through DNA chips or analysis kits.
What is different from health check-ups?
Health check-ups have the purpose of early detection of diseases and improvement in lifestyle, but genetic tests have the purpose of predicting and preventing the diseases that can happen in the future.
How accurate is the genetic analysis?
Medizen Humancare received the 'P grade,' the highest grade in nonmedical institutions, for two consecutive years in the 'Genetic Test Accuracy Evaluation' performed by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korean Institute of Genetic Testing Evaluation.
What is the scientific basis of the genetic analysis service?
The genetic tests that are done by Medizen Humancare is an SNP genotyping test, which is an analysis method used in GWAS studies conducted by the main institutions around the world since 2007. GWAS (Genome-Wide Association Study) is a study that confirmed the fact that 'partial genetic differences out of the whole genes are associated with certain diseases.' More than 10 years of GWAS research have shown that statistically organized and analyzed hereditary diseases that are common to people exposed to a certain disease is associated with a high possibility.
I am currently pregnant. Can I use the service?
Yes. This service analyzes the samples through the collecting human-derived materials such as saliva or blood, so genomic analysis is possible.