This Valentine's Day, show your heart some love by taking charge of your genetic well-being with Eugene. With the cost of sequencing the human genome now closer to $500, genetic testing has never been more accessible, and we can use it to predict and prevent health issues rather than only treating them.
The heart health test empowers you to be proactive with your heart health by detecting genetic predispositions to potential heart conditions and arming you with the knowledge you need to take proactive measures to improve your health. With a simple spit-in-a-tube test, you can screen for 83 different genes related to inherited heart conditions (IHC); including those affecting blood pressure, cholesterol levels, heart rhythm, and blood vessels.
The test results are reviewed by our team of registered genetic counsellors, who will help you get clear on your options for management, including lifestyle changes, early screenings, and medication options. No more waiting rooms, referrals, or blood tests – receive best-in-class clinical care from the comfort of your own home with the support of your genetic counsellor.
"Losing my father to inherited heart disease led me to genomics to explore what we inherit from all those who came before us and what we pass on to all those who come after.I was passionate about building a world where healthcare is about preventing illness, rather than just treating it.
It inspired a personal mission to break down the legacy of healthcare and rebuild a more empowered, knowledgeable and equitable future. One that is personalised, preventive and in your home.
It inspired a personal mission to drive global and equitable access to the future of healthcare — one that’s personalised, preventive and in your home.” - Kunal Kalro, Eugene's Co-Founder & CEO
Eugene is changing how we approach our health, one heart at a time. Join the 12,000 Eugene members who have taken the first step towards proactive health.This Valentine's Day, skip the crowded restaurants, dating-app swipes, or chocolate in bed and take charge of your heart health.
Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency is a rare X-linked genetic disorder. It is a urea cycle disorder. One of many disorders that affect the urea cycle and metabolism. OTC specifically relates to protein intake.
The severity and age of onset of OTC deficiency vary from person to person, even within the same family. A severe form of the disorder affects some infants, typically males, shortly after birth (neonatal period). A milder form of the disorder affects some children later in infancy.
Some women who are carriers may not experience abnormally high levels of ammonia (hyperammonemia) until pregnancy or delivery.
Eugene’s proactive heart heath test results can help you learn if you are more likely to develop a cardiovascular (heart) condition.
The results of this test may indicate that you carry a genetic variation in one of the 84 screened genes that may increase your chance of developing a genetic heart-related condition, including those that affect:
The heart’s rhythm, muscle, size and thickness.
The ability for blood to clot.
The aorta and blood vessels.
Cholesterol and blood pressure.
It’s important to know Eugene’s proactive heart health test cannot diagnose you with a heart condition or guarantee that you will ever develop a heart condition. This test cannot exclude the chance of developing a heart condition due to other genetic or lifestyle factors.
Suppose your results identify an increased chance of developing heart disease in your lifetime. In that case, your genetic counsellor will explore possible management options with you so that you can take measures to lower your risk.
Eugene’s genetic counsellors can organise referrals to tertiary clinical services to facilitate management. Management may take place in the form of:
Reviewing family and personal health history, exercise, diet and lifestyle.
Screening to detect the heart-related condition at an early and treatable stage. The specific type and frequency may depend on the identified genetic variation and heart risk. Screening may include testing cholesterol, blood pressure and heart rate. It can also include heart monitoring through an exercise cardiac stress test, electrocardiography (ECG), electrocardiography, cardiac CT and coronary CT angiography.
Medication to prevent or reduce the chance of developing heart disease. Depending on the type of heart risk identified, there are medication options to control cholesterol levels, blood clotting, heart rate and blood pressure. In turn, these treatments can lower the risk of developing heart disease.
In the same way you’ve got your mum’s eyes and your dad’s nose, we’ve been passing on genes from parent to child forever.
However, family history is not a good predictor of whether an individual has an increased risk of a genetic condition.
At Eugene we celebrate autonomy in healthcare. Our members can be self-referred or have a referral from a healthcare practitioner.
If you have been referred by a healthcare practitioner, there is a ‘referring doctor’ field that you can fill in to let us know that you’d like us to share your results with them.
If you are self-referred or have another practitioner that you’d like your results to be shared with, you are welcome to add their details there too.
You have full control and choice in your health at Eugene.