Other Tests: Frequently Asked Questions

WellPro is the Wellness Division of MDS. In this division we aim to improve your health, lifestyle and longevity by making use of the latest scientific advancements offering a focused approach to your health. We work with individuals with a great passion and interest in the area of nutrition and genetics giving you access to their professional services to answer your queries and offer assistance on your road to health and wellness. We look forward to helping you.

What will the other genetic tests tell me?

GenePro is a very beneficial test to have as it covers a variety of mutations that are linked to many disease conditions. The genes in this test are also low penetrant, which means they can be affected by diet and lifestyle for you to have some control over whether the disease condition is ‘expressed’ or not. However, if you have a family history of a specific condition (for example ankylosing spondylitis, variegate porphyria, breast cancer etc), you may want to have one of the other genetic tests to see if you have a certain genetic mutation that could clinically diagnose a condition, for you to manage the condition more specifically or to make informed decisions about pregnancy and childcare.

Who do I contact if I am interested in any of the other genetic tests?

You can contact us at MDS and depending on the test you are interested in, we may refer you to a genetic counsellor that can discuss the appropriateness of the test, the outcome and impact of the results etc. Alternatively, you can contact one of the accredited GenePro healthcare providers in the ‘Where to go’ section.