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Genetic Analysis



Genomic data is the sequence data of your entire genome. It includes information on the structure and function of the genetic material, gene expression, gene regulation, etc.

Genomic data can provide valuable insights into a patient’s health and disease risk, and genetic analysis can help identify potential treatments for diseases.

Also, genetic analysis can help identify rare genetic diseases and genetic markers for diseases, which can be used to develop personalized healthcare plans for patients.

What is genetic analysis?

The genome in its entirety is a code of DNA chemicals (bases), organized like a chain, with each link represented as a unique letter of either A, C, G, or T. Chromosomes can be seen as different chains of DNA pieces that include “genes” and other DNA elements that genomic scientists recognize as important for health of the cell and body. Genetic analysis reads the DNA sequence of each person and compares it to the reference sequence representing a generic healthy person.

The genomic analyst selects sequence information that is different from the healthy reference, paying particular attention to genetic locations that may affect your health. It is a long process because there is a lot of DNA to read (3 billion bases). Genetic analysis is the process of reformatting these 3 billion bases into meaningful assemblies that make one cohesive story… the story of your health.

When should I get genetic analysis?

There are three main reasons to receive genetic analysis:

If you have a pre-existing condition.

  • Numerous symptoms or health concerns without a single cause determined.
  • Existing conditions with potential for heredity (passing on to kids).
  • Treatment decisions and determining the best medication for you.

Predisposition to health concerns

  • Familial history of disease. If you have a family member with a health concern you may be at risk as well.
  • Suspected genetic link of disease.

Screening & preventative

  • Screening and establishing a baseline for personalized health information.
  • New and expecting parents.
  • Companion diagnostics – determines how well a treatment will work for you.

Should I get genetic analysis without any of the above?

Our answer is: YES! No matter your age or health condition, genetic analysis is an investment into your future and long-term wellness. By having access to and owning your DNA sequence, you can take ownership over your health. This is a proactive way to equip yourself for any medical battles you may face in the future.

This is my first time ordering a genetic test, how does it work?

When you click ‘Book Now’ , you will be taken to our booking portal. Here you will be making choices on the products you would like to buy and receive information about.

  • Choose a sequencing method.
  • Choose the type of genetic analysis you would like to receive
  • Choose whether you would like to subscribe to our bi-annual genetic monitoring program.
  • Select the collection method you are comfortable with.
  • A home collection option is available for all tests.
  • Fill in your billing information
  • Complete your client intake form, which compiles demographic and medical history data to aid in the accuracy of your analysis
  • Provide your sample
  • Your results will be available through your BioAro account dashboard and you will receive an email notification when this becomes available. We will also reach out to schedule an appointment for a genetic counselling session to interpret and leverage your results in your everyday life.

What if I have already had my DNA sequenced?

Genetic analysis is not restricted to DNA we have sequenced. You will be able to upload your DNA sequencing results from other genetic testing companies through your BioAro account dashboard. Compatible file formats are vcf, FASTQ, and BAM.

If I chose not to get genetic analysis for all available panels, will I still be able to in the future?

Yes! Once you have had your DNA sequenced once that information is stored and secured for your use in the future. This means that you can always come back and purchase further genetic analysis to what you initially ordered, without having to have your DNA sequenced again.

What areas of health does your genetic analysis cover?

Our genetic analysis is tagged and sorted by which area of health a condition primarily affects. For example, conditions such as cystic fibrosis and asthma are in the lungs (pulmonology) section and conditions such as autism and alzheimer’s disease can be found in the brain (neurology) category.

What health conditions are available to be analysed right now?

You are always able to use the ‘Book Now’ option to look through the products we have, however we have a table here that has compiled the genetic analysis panels available for quick reference. Search terms should be specific to a health condition of interest or to a broad category ie. lung.