Learn About Your Genetic Makeup With Our DNA Testing Services in Calgary

Have you ever wondered what makes you, you? Maybe it’s your adventurous spirit or your uncanny knack for baking the perfect pie. But some of your traits might have a deeper story written in the code of your DNA. Genetic testing is like having a personal blueprint that can reveal fascinating details about your ancestry, health risks, and your predisposition for certain traits.

However, finding exceptional clinics in Calgary can be challenging. If you’re looking for a seamless and hassle-free DNA testing experience, trust our team of experts at Divergent Healthcare to provide exceptional care. Discover how DNA testing works at our clinic in Calgary and how our team can assist you.

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Why Are Calgarians Interested in Genetic Testing?

Your DNA is like a personal instruction manual, holding the code for everything from your eye color to your health predispositions. DNA testing allows you to unlock valuable information about yourself. It can identify potential risks for certain diseases and influence treatment options. DNA testing can shed light on your family’s health history and identify if you carry genes for genetic disorders.

At Divergent Healthcare, we thrive on innovation. Our dedicated experts take the time to fully grasp your motivations for seeking genetic or DNA testing at our Calgary clinic. Once we understand your objectives, our team of professionals can outline how we can support you with thorough, insightful, and precise results. These findings can empower you with preventive measures or serve as valuable legal documentation.

How Can Genetic Testing At Divergent Healthcare Help You Identify Your Genetic Risk?

Many people have a family history of hereditary conditions and seek genetic testing to uncover any potential health risks. At Divergent Healthcare, we offer Calgarians genetic testing services that screen for 124 genetic conditions and diseases. These tests analyze genetic markers to assess your susceptibility to various conditions, providing insights into whether you have a higher or lower risk profile.

Identifying genetic risks is crucial as many conditions manifest symptoms only in advanced stages. Our genetic testing results enable early detection, empowering you to take proactive measures to mitigate or delay disease onset. Early intervention based on these insights can significantly impact your health outcomes and quality of life.

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Early Detection of Risk

Genetic testing can identify genetic mutations or markers associated with diseases before symptoms appear. This allows individuals to take proactive measures to manage or prevent the onset of conditions like cancer or cardiovascular diseases.


Personalized Treatment

Our Clinic can tailor medical treatments and interventions based on individual genetic profiles. People can adjust lifestyle choices, undergo recommended screenings, and adopt preventive measures to maintain optimal health.


Family Planning

Genetic testing provides valuable information about inherited conditions that may affect future generations. Couples can make informed decisions about family planning, considering the risk of passing on genetic disorders to children.

How Is DNA Testing Performed?

Self-administered buccal swabs are used for genetic testing. Since the same genetic material can be obtained from buccal cells as red blood cells, people won’t have to undergo blood tests to determine their genetic makeup or the risk of hereditary conditions or problems.

The collection of buccal swabs only takes five minutes. When you are being tested, our team of professionals will also fill out a medical history form to find out whether or not they should focus on certain conditions or diseases.

  • Exfoliation Glaucoma
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC)
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cardia Adenocarcinoma)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Breast Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gout
  • Lung Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Scleroderma (Limited Cutaneous Type)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Melanoma
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Type 1 D

Carrier Status

  • Hemochromatosis (HFE-related)
  • Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum with Peripheral Neuropathy (ACCPN)
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • BRCA Cancer Mutations (Selected)
  • Beta Thalassemia
  • Bloom’s Syndrome
  • Canavan Disease
  • Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Type 1a (PMM2-CDG)
  • Connexin 26-Related Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • D-Bifunctional Protein Deficiency
  • DPD Deficiency
  • Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Factor XI Deficiency
  • Familial Dysautonomia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia Type B
  • Familial Hyperinsulinism (ABCC8-related)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fanconi Anemia (FANCC-related)
  • G6PD Deficiency
  • GRACILE Syndrome
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1b
  • Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (MYBPC3 25bp-deletion)
  • LAMB3-related Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Leigh Syndrome, French Canadian Type (LSFC)
  • Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy
  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1B
  • Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD)
  • Mucolipidosis IV
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN5- related)
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (PPT1-related)
  • Niemann-Pick Disease Type A
  • Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome
  • Pendred Syndrome
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 2 (PH2)
  • Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata Type 1 (RCDP1)
  • Salla Disease
  • Sickle Cell Anemia & Malaria Resistance
  • Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome
  • TTR-Related Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • TTR-Related Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Torsion Dystonia
  • Tyrosinemia Type I
  • Usher Syndrome Type I (PCDH15-related)
  • Usher Syndrome Type III
  • Zellweger Syndrome Spectrum

 Additional Genetic Testing That We Do

  • Screening For Complex Genetic Diseases
  • Paternity Testing
  • Diet and Fitness Optimization Testing
  • Ancestral Origins Testing
  • Drug Response Testing
  • Siblingship Testing
  • Native Ancestry Testing
  • Relationship Testing
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Infidelity Testing
  • Immigration DNA Testing
  • Colorectal Cancer Testing
  • Genetic Cancer Scan
  • Alzheimer’s Testing
  • Cardiac Risk/Stress
  • Allergy Testing
  • African Ancestry Origin Testing
  • Hair Drug And Alcohol Testing
  • Saliva Drug And Alcohol Testing
  • Prostate Cancer Testing

DNA Testing Near Me

Take control of your health and future today! Whether you want to understand your genetic makeup, identify potential health risks, or make informed family planning decisions, our expert team guides you through every step. Schedule your genetic testing appointment at 587-325-0253 and uncover the insights your DNA holds.