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GeneType Multi: Risk assessments tailored to your needs
Published Mar 9, 2022

Risk assessments tailored to your needs

There’s no one quite like you, so why receive the same health care as everyone else?

GeneType Multi takes personalised risk assessment to new levels with a risk assessment that allows you to choose what to test for. 

How does geneType Multi work?

While many risk assessments focus on family history and inherited genetic markers,1 geneType Multi goes beyond this by incorporating clinical, familial and genetic risk factors that affect disease risk.

GeneType Multi is a comprehensive solution for understanding your personal risk of a range of common diseases, depending on your gender and needs:

Why assess your risk with geneType Multi Test?

There are two main goals of personal risk assessment:2,3

  1. To motivate and enable disease prevention with tailored risk factor management; AND
  2. To facilitate early detection of disease with an individualised screening plan.

Armed with the knowledge of your personal risk of disease you can create a personalised health plan with your doctor to help manage your risk.1 This may include lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation or dietary changes,1 or for certain illnesses, risk-reducing medication and surgical procedures can be discussed with a specialist.1

Likewise, screening for disease can be tailored to your specific level of risk rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach.1 For example, a woman at high risk for breast cancer may opt to begin regular mammograms sooner.1

Did you know?

According to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the leading causes of death and disability in Australia are preventable or able to be delayed by early treatment and intervention.1

When is the right time for a risk assessment?

Each geneType test has been optimised for an appropriate age range. For most tests this age range is between 40–70 years. However, breast cancer risk can be assessed from 35 years of age and colorectal cancer risk from 30 years of age. Your doctor can help you decide which tests are right for you.

Is geneType Multi Test right for you?

People opt for risk assessment for many reasons – some may be concerned about a family history of disease, while others may be looking for a deeper understanding of how their personal risk factors may affect them. Every geneType risk assessment includes consultation with a genetic counsellor before and after testing if you have any concerns. You can also discuss whether geneType Multi Test is right for you with your doctor.

 

 

References

  1. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Putting prevention into practice: Guidelines for the implementation of prevention in the general practice setting. 3rd edn. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2018.
  2. Dite GS et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016;25:359–65.
  3. Gafni A et al. PloS One 2021;16:e0251469.
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