Who Is geneDecode™?
geneDecode™ is a company based in Hong Kong providing genetic testing and related supporting services to people in Hong Kong/Macau as well as Asia Pacific. Our genetic testing products are developed from the cutting edge technology in the United States and Europe.
geneDecode’s mission is to empower individuals and family to live a full life by providing evidence based genetic testing service to help people achieving healthier lifestyle and unlocking the inborn strengths.
What Are Genes?
Genes, being the building blocks of life, are also the basic units of heredity in living organisms. It is the means by which all organisms pass on traits and attributes to their offspring.
What Is Genetic Testing?
Genetic testing are tests conducted on genes to find out more about a person’s genetic makeup. For example, some of the common genetic tests include tests for mutations which may lead to diseases, or tests to determine ancestry. Some are more lifestyle ones like our geneDecode™ Fitness test and Talent test which provides information on our genetic makeup in response to diet and exercise, and our talent and personality traits. Genetic testings are widely adopted medically also in other areas like:
- Give a diagnosis if someone has symptoms;
- Show whether a person is a carrier for a genetic disease. Carriers have an altered gene, but will not get the disease. However, they can pass the altered gene on to their children;
- Help expectant parents know whether an unborn child will have a genetic condition. This is called prenatal testing;
- Screen newborn infants for abnormal or missing proteins that can cause disease. This is called newborn screening;
- Show whether a person has an inherited disposition to a certain disease before symptoms start;
- Determine the type or dose of a medicine that is best for a certain person. This is called pharmacogenetics
How Applicable Is Genetic Testing / Analysis?
Does Genetic Testing Analysis Tell The Absolute Truth?
For more information on genes and genetic testing, please visit the website www.genome.gov where there is an abundance of information catering to people of differing levels of familiarity with this subject.
How Is Genetic Testing Performed?
How Are Samples Collected?
What Are The Health / Medical Risks And Side Effects Of Taking This Test?
How Accurate Are The Results Of These Tests?
What Kind Of Technology Is Involved In The Test?
Why Should I Trust geneDecode™ For Genetic Testing?
a. Leading technology
Our products employ technology that is at the fore front of the industry with the laboratory in the US, and Europe. This allows us to provide you with the most accurate and consistent results.
We are supported by a group of medical professional panel to ensure our service is always delivered up to the professional standard.
c. Comprehensive results coverage
The uniqueness lies in the comprehensive report with expert guidance:
1. The talent test covers 46 Talents & Traits;
2. The Fitness test cover 35 items in 8 chapters;
3. The disease susceptibility 100 covers 100 diseases;
All are complemented by expert guidance of suggested action plan. Almost all the information that you require will be found in a single, comprehensive test report.
d. Affordable cost
Credibility and affordability is a rare combination, but we have proven they are not mutually-exclusive. Now you can take steps to improve on your own’s and family’s overall health and well-being at a very reasonable cost.
e. Simple and safe procedure
The procedure for testing is risk-free, as it is painless and non-invasive. No blood is involved in the sample-collection process.
f. Follow up Service
Our consultants are trained and certified under a stringent process to deliver professional customer follow up service through overall report delivery, interpretation. We are supported by medical professional referral panel in Hong Kong and therefore can provide the best resources to support clients in need.
What Are The Things Required For The Tests?
a. Consent Form
b. DNA Buccal Sample or Saliva Sample
How Long Do I Have To Wait For My Test Results?
How Will I Receive My Test Results?
You will receive report in hardcopy handover to you in a sealed format. Our consultant will contact and follow up with you once the report is received.
Is There A Validity Period For The Test Results?
How Is Payment Done?
Will My Results From geneDecode™ Genetic Tests Be Kept Confidential?
Your test results will not be wilfully shared with any third party outside of geneDecode™. Even within geneDecode™, client details will only be revealed on a need-to-know basis and access to client details will be limited to only a select few employees who absolutely require the information to perform their work.