(Test Code 8012)
Understanding the rising concern of obesity in Australia is important. The medical world generally defines ‘overweight’ as a condition in which a person’s weight is 10 to 20 percent higher than ‘normal’, as defined by a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 30.
Obesity’ is defined as a condition in which a person’s weight is 20 percent or more above ‘normal’ weight, or has a BMI of 30 or more.
Being at an unhealthy weight increases an individual’s risk of developing many serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Fortunately, obesity is reversible with close monitoring of nutrition and appropriate exercise. In addition, an individual’s genetic makeup can influence how his/her body utilizes energy and nutrients, responds to exercise and medications, and affects the risk of developing certain health conditions.
How Healthy Weight DNA Profile can assist?
Healthy Weight DNA Profile is a comprehensive health and wellness genetic test that provides physicians with a unique combination of information regarding nutrigenetics, medication response, and a number of common health conditions. Using a proprietary algorithm, this test also provides physicians with a genetically-matched diet allowing them to make specific recommendations to their patients to help them achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
What can you do with this test result?
A patient’s unique genetic profile provided in the Healthy Weight DNA Profile test empowers physicians with actionable information to guide their patients with weight management goals and to improve their overall health.
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
WellLab practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. WellLab can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)