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MyResults By using information about your genes, it is sometimes possible to predict if you are at risk of developing certain health problems. In some circumstances, we can also check how certain drugs may affect your health. In this section, you can learn more about genetic tests and how they might impact your healthcare.

We have compiled a list of disease and drugs for which genetic testing is possible. Which you can review on the left menu (or above):

Diseases for which testing may be available

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy (ARVD) is a type of heart disease that affects the muscles in the wall of the heart (the myocardium).

Breast Cancer is a disease that causes the breast to become abnormal, where cells grow without control to form a tumor.

Brugada Syndrome is a rare heart condition, where the rhythm of the heart is not normal. Specifically, the cardiac muscle of the ventricles in the heart are not coordinated.

Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT) is a heart disorder, where the main features are abnormal heart rhythms, causing a person to faint.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare genetic disease caused by damage to a protein called collagen.

Fabry Disease is a rare inherited disease caused by changes to a gene called GLA. GLA is involved in breaking-down fatty substances (called globotriaosylceramide) in your cells.

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is an inherited disease where a hundred or more small growths called polyps form on the large intestine. Untreated, it eventually leads to colon cancer.

Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a condition that affects the muscles of the heart - notably the left ventricle, which is most responsible for pumping blood.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disease marked by very high cholesterol levels (particularly LDL cholesterol), which can thicken the arteries, which in turn greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an inherited condition where the heart muscle thickens and can disrupt blood flow from the heart. This thickening is most common in the interventricular septum, the muscle wall that separates the left ventricle of the heart from the right.

Familial Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (FMTC) is one of a group of disorders that affect the endocrine system - a network of glands in the body involved in making hormones. FMTC is part of a larger group of disorders called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2).

Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection: A thoracic aortic aneurysm happens when the aorta in area of the chest called the thoracic cavity become too large.

Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome (JPS) is a rare disorder that affects up to 1 in 16,000 people. The main features of JPS are small growths called 'juvenile polyps', which are most often found in the digestive system. These growths, or polyps, are not signs of cancer, but they are associated with an increased risk of developing cancer.

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) is an inherited condition, where individuals are much more likely to develop certain types of cancer, and to develop them at a younger age than is usual.

Loeys-Dietz Syndrome (LDS) is a rare genetic disease that affects connective tissue in many parts of the body, especially the heart.

Lynch Syndrome (LS) is an inherited condition where individuals are likely to develop certain types of cancer, and to develop them at a younger age than is usual.

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) is a group of rare genetic disorders that mostly affects the system in the body responsible for producing hormones - the endocrine system..

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2) is a rare genetic disorder that affects the endocrine system.

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an inherited condition where individuals are much more likely to develop certain types of cancer, and to develop them at a younger age than is usual.

Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Syndrome is a genetic disorder in which small tumors and cysts appear in different parts of the body.

Medications for which testing may be available

CLOPIDOGREL (PLAVIX): used by doctors to treat or prevent strokes and heart attacks. It works by preventing the blood from clotting so that it flows easier through the body, and is sometimes called a 'blood thinner'.

SIMVASTATIN (ZOCOR): used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') and triglycerides in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol').

TEGRETOL (CARBAMAZEPINE): most often used to treat pain, epilepsy, and seizures. It is less commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders.

WARFARIN (COUMADIN): used by doctors to treat or prevent blood clots, and is most often prescribed to those at risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and stroke. Warfarin is sometimes called a 'blood thinner'.

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