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Know Your Genes For Better Prevention
Genetic factors play an important role in immunity, including antiviral activity and recovery. Genomepatri Immunity is a DNA-based assessment of certain factors which affect your overall immunity and risk for infection.
Your Genes Regulate Your Immune Response
Genes modulate your immune response - which is your body’s mechanism to fight against viral invasion/infection. Having certain genetic variants could mean that you are more susceptible to severe infections caused by bacteria and viruses (eg., coronavirus).
Apart from factors such as existing health concerns and environmental risk, genetics affects your overall risk for infections such as COVID-19, caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus. Many genes have been studied for their role in SARS-CoV pathogenesis and for their association with increased risk for infection. Inter-individual variation in coronavirus susceptibility may be caused by polymorphisms in genes. Carriers of certain genetic variants are more likely to suffer from severe coronavirus infection.
Your Genes Affect COVID-19 Severity
The WHO, CDC and other agencies have reported greater fatality and worse outcomes in COVID-19 infection, if patients already have certain health risks. Genetic risk for these conditions or having a predisposition to ‘cytokine storm’ (a hyper responsive immune reaction) could affect severity of infections like COVID-19.
Your Genes Determine Your Response to Antiviral Drugs
Genetic screening will help physicians avoid adverse effects and optimise treatment for patients. Patients who carry certain genetic variations are at risk for severe drug-induced adverse effects. The USFDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) recommends genetic testing prior to administering these drugs, to reduce adverse effects.
Your Genes Affect Your Body’s Nutrient Stores
Genes are involved in the bioactivation, conversion and utilization of vitamins and minerals in the body. Having genetic risk for reduced nutrient levels indicates a need for higher intake via diet/supplementation, for maintaining your immune system.
What Genomepatri Immunity Report Covers
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- History of smoking
- Compromised immune systems (eg., autoimmune disease)
This report cannot be used as confirmation of positive/negative results for COVID-19. Having a risk for any of the conditions in the report does not mean you will, or that you will not, be infected with COVID-19.