Field Reports on Our Disease Prevention Panel

Experiences of people seeking advice

We have already been able to help many people with our Disease Prevention Panel. Click on the pictures and look at the testimonials of people seeking advice who have gained certainty about their genetic predisposition with our prevention panel and are now actively shaping their lives more healthily.

A Selection of Our Field Reports

Anna M. hat ein erhöhtes Risiko an Brust- oder Eierstockkrebs zu erkranken.

Anna M., Module 01: Tumor Diseases

Paul P. has an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia.

Paul P., Module 02: Cardiovascular Diseases

Oliver S. has a genetic variant that increases the risk of thrombosis.

Oliver S., Module 03: Thrombosis & Coagulation Disorders

Tamika K. has an increased risk of the iron storage disease hemochromatosis.

Tamika K., Module 04: Iron & Copper Storage Disorders

Patrick R. has an increased risk of high cholesterol levels.

Patrick R., Module 05: Hypercholesterolaemia

Bei Nina B. wurde ein erhöhtes Risiko für den Grünen Star festgestellt.

Nina B., Module 06: Glaucoma

Lucas C. was diagnosed with a predisposition to malignant hyperthermia by the screening panel.

Lucas C., Module 07: Malignant Hyperthermia

Isabel T. has created a pharmacogenetic profile with CeGaT's Module 08.

Isabel T., Module 08: Drug Metabolization

Markus G. has an increased risk of diabetes.

Markus G., Module 09: Diabetes

Malika S., Module 01: Tumor Diseases

Martina S. hat ein erhöhtes Risiko für Thrombosen.

Martina S., Module 03: Thrombosis and Coagulation Disorders

Anna M., Module 01: Tumor Diseases

Age: 32 years

Lifestyle: conscious diet, normal sleep patterns, regular exercise

Result: Our preventive diagnostics identified an increased tumor risk for Anna M. due to a variant in the BRCA1 gene. A genetic change in the BRCA1 gene elevates the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, among others.

Consequence: Anna M. has a detailed check-up every six months and is closely monitored.

“I now know about my predisposition and regularly have cancer prevention tests. Based on my results, my sister also got tested and found out that she is a carrier of the same variant. The test has helped us both.”

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Paul P., Module 02: Cardiovascular Diseases

Age: 42 years

Lifestyle: office work with low exercise, carnivore diet

Result: our preventive diagnostics revealed an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia in Paul P. due to a variant in the SCN5A gene.

Consequence: Paul P. has contacted a cardiologist and goes for regular check-ups to start treatment early if necessary.

In my genetic analysis, a variant was found that can cause cardiac arrhythmia. Since then, I’ve been going to the cardiologist regularly for check-ups and have adapted my physical activity and diet to this new situation.“

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Oliver S., Module 03: Thrombosis & Coagulation Disorders

Age: 45 years

Life style: activ in sports, high travel activity

Result: our preventive diagnostics identified the Factor V Leiden mutation in Oliver S., which increases the risk of thrombosis.

Consequence: Oliver S. is aware of thrombosis and takes preventive measures when he has to sit on a long-haul flight, for example.

I now know that I have a genetic variant that increases my risk of thrombosis. As I travel a lot by plane, I now try to stand up and move around more during a flight to prevent thrombosis.

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Tamika K., Module 04: Iron & Copper Storage Disorders

Age: 24 years

Lifestyle: healthy diet, very active in sports

Result: our preventive diagnostics identified a variant in Tamika K.’s HFE gene, which increases the risk of the iron storage disease hemochromatosis.

Consequence: Tamika K. attends regular check-ups and, if necessary, receives treatment for hemochromatosis to avoid symptoms and, in some cases, irreversible organ damage.

“I was surprised to find out that I have a variant that can cause a condition called hemochromatosis. This condition causes an accumulation of iron in the liver. Fortunately, it is possible to treat the disease and thus avoid complications as far as possible.

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Patrick R., Module 05: Hypercholesterolaemia

Age: 30 years

Lifestyle: normal diet, not a lot of exercise

Result: by sequencing Patrick R.’s genetic information, an increased risk for elevated cholesterol levels through a variant in the gene LDLR was found.

Consequence: Patrick R.  now has his blood fat values checked regularly. He pays attention to his diet and exercises regularly.

I have experienced several heart attacks in my social environment, so I had my genes tested. The analysis showed that I have a change in the LDLR gene. Now I know what I need to do to prevent secondary diseases.“

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Nina B., Module 06: Glaucoma

Age: 37 years

Lifestyle: athletic, adventurous

Result: with our preventive diagnostics for Nina B., we identified an increased risk for glaucoma through a variant in the gene MYOC.

Consequence: Nina B. now has regular eye examinations. For example, her intraocular pressure and the back of her eye are examined in order to prevent visual field defects and maintain her vision.

“I have a genetic predisposition to glaucoma. That is why I now visit the ophthalmologist at regular intervals to have the condition of my eyes checked and, if necessary, to be able to intervene at an early stage.”

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Lucas C., Module 07: Malignant Hyperthermia

Age: 23 years

Lifestyle: normal diet, exercise in everyday life

Result: it was found in the Disease Prevention Panel that Lucas C. has a predisposition to malignant hyperthermia due to a variant in the RYR1 gene.

Consequence: Lucas C. now receives alternative narcotics during surgery to not trigger that life-threatening reaction.

“I wanted to have my DNA tested to get an overview of my health and my body. I was surprised to find out that I have a predisposition to this anesthetic complication, but of course I’m glad to know now. It’s great what you can find out with the latest technology.”

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Isabel T., Module 08: Drug Metabolization

Age: 42 years

Lifestyle: health awareness

Result: A pharmacogenetic profile was created for Isabel T., which provides information on how she metabolizes various medications. Among other things, the genotype SLC01B1*1/*5 was analyzed. This increases the probability of certain side effects, e.g. during the therapy with statins (a drug to decrease the level of cholesterol).

Consequence: Isabel T. is sensitized through the genetic predictive test for future therapies and the treating physician can make alterations in the current medication if necessary.

“Thanks to the pharmacogenetics analysis, I now know my risk of developing side effects from statins. If I need to lower my cholesterol levels with medication later on, my physician already knows exactly what to look out for when choosing the medication and dose.”

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Markus G., Module 09: Diabetes

Age: 35 years

Lifestyle: healthy diet, little exercise due to office work

Result: the preventive genetic test discovered a higher risk for diabetes (type MODY) for Markus G. due to a variant in the gene PDX1.

Consequence: Markus G. adapted his lifestyle. He pays attention to his diet and exercises two to three times a week. If necessary, he can be supported by medication.

“I was already sensitized to the topic of diabetes through my environment. I was therefore interested in finding out whether I was at an increased risk of developing it myself. With the Prevention Panel, I was able to determine that I have a predisposition to MODY diabetes even without symptoms. I now pay more attention to my diet and exercise more often. I also have my blood glucose level measured regularly as a precaution so that I can take early countermeasures with my doctor if I have elevated levels.“

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Malika S., Module 01: Tumor Diseases

Age: 26 years

Lifestyle: enjoys cooking, spends a lot of time with her family

Result: Our preventive diagnostics revealed an increased risk of tumors in Malika S. due to a variant in the PMS2 gene, which can cause tumors in the intestines, uterus and other organs.

Consequence: Malika S. now regularly attends close-meshed cancer screening examinations, as the chances of recovery are much better with early detection and treatment than if a tumor is discovered late. This includes, for example, colonoscopies and other screening examinations.

“Cancer prevention is an important topic in my environment. That’s why I had myself tested and know that I should have regular examinations for early detection. That way, I have better treatment options if I do develop a cancer.

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Martina S., Module 03: Thrombosis and Coagulation Disorders

Age: 42 years

Lifestyle:  sedentary office work, little exercise

Result: Our preventive diagnostics identified an increased risk of thrombosis in Martina S. due to a variant in the PROC gene.

Consequence: Martina S. generally pays attention to a healthy lifestyle and tries to get more exercise. If she is without exercise for a longer period of time, e.g. on a long car journey or after an operation, she discusses the need for additional preventive measures with her internist to prevent thrombosis.

“I’m glad I did the test. Now I know that I have an increased risk of thrombosis and how I can counteract this in everyday life and when traveling.”

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