Is GGA a distributor of genetic test?
No. We are a subsidiary of Genetics Generation Advancement (GGA) Corp, a biotech company in Taiwan. We provide precision medicine and innovative healthcare based on genetic testing in Malaysia. We offer high-quality genetic testing services to the doctors and their patients from preconception to adulthood.
Why should I choose GGA for genetic testing?
Comprehensive: We provide high-quality genetic testing services to the doctors and their patients from preconception to adulthood.
The largest genetic testing laboratory in Taiwan: Issued over 1.4 million genetic testing reports.
CAP accredited laboratory: Tests are carried out in our accredited and internationally certified laboratory.
Experienced: Over 12 years of experience in genetic testing.
Assured quality: Our tests are designed with the highest standards and in accordance with the latest guidelines for genetic testing.
Reports are crosschecked: Make sure the test result data are valid and interpreted correctly by qualified and experienced scientists and clinicians.
Genetic counseling team: Support clinicians in identifying genetic risks, explaining appropriate genetic testing options, and interpreting the implications of the test results. Clinicians can consult with them without any additional costs before, during and after testing.
What is genetic counseling?
Genetic counseling gives you information about how genetic conditions might affect you or your family. Based on your personal and family health history information, genetic counselor/ healthcare professional will determine how likely it is that you or your family member has a genetic condition, and help you in making a decision on whether to have the genetic test or not.
Does GGA provides genetic counseling service to patients?
No, we only provide genetic counseling service to clinicians. GGA genetic counseling team is a liaison between clinicians and laboratory, we support clinicians in identifying genetic risks, explaining appropriate genetic testing options, and interpreting the implications of the test results.
If patients have any questions, you may ask your clinician.
What is the cost of genetic counseling?
It is free of charge to support clinicians in identifying genetic risks, explaining appropriate genetic testing options, and interpreting the implications of the test results.
How are genetic tests used?
Genetic tests may be used to identify increased risks of health problems, to choose treatments, or to assess responses to treatments.
What can I learn from genetic testing?
There are many different types of genetic tests. Genetic tests can help to:
- Diagnose disease.
- Identify gene changes of diagnosed disease.
- Identify gene changes that may increase the risk to develop a disease.
- Identify gene changes that could be passed on to children.
- Determine the severity of a disease.
- Guide doctors/clinicians in deciding on the best treatment or medicine to use for individuals.
- Provide information to guide your health care.
Genetic testing tells you information about your DNA, which is shared with your other family members, thus, a genetic test result may have implications for blood relatives of the individual who had testing.
Genetic test results can be difficult to understand, however a specially trained professional like geneticists and genetic counselors can help explain what results might mean to you and your family.
How is the genetic test done?
You will typically have a blood sample taken when you decide to have genetic testing. The blood sample is sent to GGA laboratory for analysis.
If you want to do a genetic test for your fetus during pregnancy, amniotic fluid or chorionic villus (CVS) are used.
What are the different types tests?
Preconception (Fertility) testing are used to increase the success rate of IVF by provide information about the chromosomal health of an embryo and determine the personal window of implantation (best time for implantation).
Prenatal (Pregnancy) testing are offered during pregnancy to help identify fetuses that have certain diseases.
Postnatal (After birth) Diagnostic testing are used to precisely identify the disease that is making an individual sick. The results of a diagnostic test may help you make choices about how to treat or manage your health.
Health management genetic tests are used to find gene changes that increase a person’s likelihood of developing diseases. The results of these tests provide you with information about your risk of developing a specific disease. Such information may be useful in decisions about your lifestyle and healthcare.
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Carrier testing is used to find people who “carry” a change in a gene that is linked to disease. Carriers may display no signs or symptoms of the disease; however, they are able to pass on the genetic condition to their children, who may develop the disease or become carriers themselves. This type of testing usually is offered to people who have a family history of a specific inherited disease or who are planning to use/ donate eggs, sperm, or embryos.