Today, genetic testing offers a myriad benefits. Genetic tests can help customize a weight-loss plan, identify the best medication to fight an infection, diagnose tick-borne infections with IGeneX®, and beyond. Peds 4 Kids offers DNA testing in Rego Park, New York, with the convenience of onsite blood tests. Call Daniela Atanassova-Lineva, MD, today or book a consultation online.
Genetic testing can uncover vital information to help Dr. Atanassova-Lineva diagnose, prevent, and treat health conditions. A genetic test examines a sample of your DNA, which is like your genetic blueprint, for changes, or mutations, that are a red flag for an illness or disease.
Although genetic testing can offer you a window into your long-term health, the tests come with certain limitations. For example, if you're generally healthy, a positive result on a genetic test doesn’t guarantee you’ll get a certain disease. Conversely, a negative test result doesn't rule out the possibility of contracting a medical condition down the road.
Dr. Atanassova-Lineva may recommend a genetic test to better understand your child’s and your family’s health. Genetic tests include:
If you’re interested in metabolic testing for your child, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva also offers personalized nutrition plans to help your child achieve a healthy weight.
Dr. Atanassova-Lineva or a nurse collects a sample of DNA to send to a lab for testing. They may collect a:
For your convenience, Peds 4 Kids can draw blood onsite.
It’s a good idea to gather as much information as possible about your family’s medical history before your appointment. Dr. Atanassova-Lineva asks you about diseases that run in your family.
Be sure to ask her any questions you have about genetic testing. You’ll also talk about your options once the test results for your child come in.
If you’ve been considering genetic testing for your child, Peds 4 Kids offers DNA testing for weight loss to match them with the right medications and more. Call today or book a consultation online.