Genetic Testing

PURE Executive Health & Wellness

Concierge Medicine located in Coral Gables, FL serving the greater Miami area

Your genetics determine your health tendencies and risks. At PURE Executive Health & Wellness in Coral Gables, Florida, and the greater Miami area, the team offers genetic testing to decode your DNA and gather the information needed to create fully customized health care programs. If you want to optimize your health via truly personalized medical care, call PURE Executive Health & Wellness today.

Genetic Testing Q & A

What is genetic testing?

Genetic testing includes lab tests that separate, identify, and study your genes. Your genes determine everything about you, from your height and eye color to your chance of getting cancer or heart disease. Genetic testing can reveal your likelihood of developing certain diseases so that you and your doctor can work together to enhance your health and reduce your risk.

What can I learn from genetic testing?

Genetic testing reveals many details about your health. The team at PURE Executive Health & Wellness uses genetic testing to:

  • Assess and diagnose disease risk
  • Identify the best medicine or treatment for you
  • Identify if you’re a carrier for a genetic abnormality that you could pass to your children

 

If your genetic testing reveals that you have an increased risk of developing a specific illness or condition, you and your doctor can work together to optimize your health and reduce other factors that can influence your chances of developing a disease.

Genetic testing can also provide information that shows your doctor whether certain medical treatments will be more or less effective than others.

Are there different types of genetic testing?

The PURE team uses several different types of genetic tests, from small panels of DNA to rule out certain hereditary diseases to full genetic panels to optimize the best diet and exercise programs for weight loss and maintenance. They also offer complete sequencing of your entire genome.

Specific genetic tests include:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Predictive and presymptomatic testing
  • Carrier testing
  • Pharmacogenomic testing

 

If you’re interested in genetic testing, schedule a consultation and testing at PURE Executive Health & Wellness today.

What should I expect from genetic testing?

The PURE team performs genetic testing with a simple but sophisticated blood draw. The lab technician extracts and separates your genes and studies them to look for specific indicators. When your results are ready, you have a follow-up appointment with your doctor to discuss your results and next steps to optimize your health.

Call PURE Executive Health & Wellness to schedule a consultation today to learn more about genetic testing and how it can inform your health care. We see and treat patients in all of the greater Miami area.