DIABETESpredict® Genetic Test: Knowledge That Can Save Lives
Developed by the European company Patia, and world-leading doctors and scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, this is the first commercially available genetic test for type 2. Currently, DIABETESpredict® is the only predictive genetic test for diabetes available in the United States.
Using a proprietary mathematical algorithm, the test calculates a risk score and reveals the likelihood of the patient developing type 2 diabetes. This information allows doctors to anticipate and monitor their patients, as well as recommend diet, physical exercise, and lifestyle changes based on the test results to prevent the development of type 2 in the future.
Today, Premier Medical Laboratory Services offers access to this personalized genetic analysis test. To learn more about DIABETESpredict® Genetic Tests, please complete the form.
How does DIABETESpredict® work?
- A simple buccal swab or blood sample is used to gather the patient’s genetic information –– specifically 16 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 16 genes associated with type 2 diabetes risk in a variety of ethnicities.
- Once the data is gathered, Patia’s proprietary mathematical algorithm generates a risk score that reveals whether a patient is at high, medium, or low risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Based on the results and genetic profiles of each individual, customized recommendations are created for each patient. Doctors can then use this information to monitor their patients and provide routine and lifestyle changes to help prevent type 2.
DIABETESprevent App for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Intervention
Once a patient has taken the DIABETESpredict test, they will have access to additional resources designed to help them control their health in order to prevent type 2 –– one of which being the app DIABETESprevent. Through this platform, patients can monitor their progress across a wide range of important health areas associated with type 2.