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Learn more about genetic testing

How old does a child need to be before testing?

There is no age limit for testing. DNA collection is safe and painless and can be performed on individuals at any age, including infants. If ...

If I can not use your buccal swab collection kit, can you test other types of samples?

Forensic DNA testing can be performed on anything that has biological material, such as an old toothbrush, electric razor, blood stains, saliva stains, and bone ...

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder characterized initially by memory loss and later by the loss of thinking, reasoning and behavioral abilities.

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not fully understood. In the small number affected by the early-onset form, a genetic mutation is usually the cause ...

What risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s Disease?

Apolipoprotein E is involved in injury repair and transporting fats between brain cells. There are three main forms or alleles of APOE– APOE e2, APOE e3 and APOE e4.

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Long before the initial symptoms of Alzheimer’s appear, toxic changes occur in the brain. Amyloid plaques and tau tangles form due to abnormal deposits of ...

How is Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosed?

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult process. Doctors are able to diagnose a patient suffering from memory loss as either “possible Alzheimer’s dementia” or “probable ...

What treatment options are available for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are several treatments that help delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and help patients maintain mental ...

How is the Alzheimer’s Disease APOE gene inherited?

The APOE gene linked to Late-Onset Alzheimer’s disease is present on one of the autosomal chromosomes (chromosome 19). Each of us inherits one of each autosomal chromosome ...

What is cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular diseases include many heart and blood vessel problems. Often cardiovascular problems are due to atherosclerosis, which is when fatty substances build up in blood ...

What causes atherosclerosis and its associated risk factors?

Atherosclerosis is a condition where plaque progressively builds up in the arteries over time, causing narrowing and hardening of the arteries.

What is Hyperlipoproteinemia?

Hyperlipoproteinemia, also known as hyperlipidemia, is a group of disorders characterized by abnormally elevated levels of lipids/lipoproteins in blood.
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