Health 05 August 2022

The Importance of DNA Testing for Children's Early Talents Awareness

Generally, people only know about DNA testing as a procedure to determine the lineage and risk for certain diseases. However, there are many other benefits of the test.

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DNA testing itself is usually carried out by detecting changes in genes and chromosomes that can be used as a reference to design a lifestyle according to each person's genetic needs.

DNA tests can also show information on the uniqueness of individuals in the form of a child's talents and interests. By knowing this information early, parents can determine which forms of education and talent distribution are more appropriate for children from an early age.

What is a DNA Test?

A DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) test is a genetic test intended to identify changes in genes, chromosomes, or proteins in the body. Genetic testing involves examining the DNA material from the individual's body to be examined.

DNA is the molecule that stores all genetic information and carries instructions for bodily functions. This molecule also plays a role in determining hair type, skin color, body immunity, and the body's unique physical characteristics.

Many benefits can be obtained when carrying out a DNA test. You can even find the risk of genetic disorders in the fetus in the womb.

For medical purposes, DNA testing can be used as a reference for diagnosing genetic conditions. When it comes to cancer, these tests can help in prevention or treatment. The following are some types of DNA testing:

1. Diagnostic

This diagnostic test is usually applied to a person to discover the symptoms of genetic diseases such as Huntington's and cystic fibrosis.

2. Pre-Symptomatic

Presymptomatic testing is done when it is known that several family members have a history of genetic disease. Thus, the examination will show the person's risk for developing the same condition.

3. Carrier Test

DNA examination can show that the risk of contracting the disease is the same as the family, and carrier testing can show whether you or your partner are potential carriers of the condition in your child.

4. Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics is intended to assist doctors in determining the type and dosage of drugs related to a person's genetic condition. You can also have this test when you have certain diseases.

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5. Prenatal

Prenatal tests can be taken while pregnant to determine the baby's condition once it is born. This test will show the potential for gene abnormalities in the baby.

6. Baby Screening

A DNA test can also be done once the baby is born so the parents can immediately tell if there is a genetic or metabolic disorder in the baby. The early examination will help determine treatment and treatment as quickly as possible.

7. Pre-implantation

Pre-implantation tests are carried out for prospective parents who follow the IVF program. This test can help prospective parents identify the child's genetic state later.

DNAandMe from Genomics Diagnostics

Diagnos, a subsidiary of PT Bundamedik Tbk, utilizes DNA testing not only to prove lineage but also to show a child's talent and risk of disease. This service was launched in the Menteng area, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. It was seen that Puput Ahok, Caca Tengker, Audy, and several other famous figures took part in the event.

Diagnos is a complete laboratory service provider that continues to innovate to improve services to the community continuously. PT Diagnos Laboratorium Utama Tbk (DGNS) launched the DNAandMe product, a genetic examination of Diagnostic Genomics. This product is beneficial in providing information about the uniqueness of an individual based on the composition of the genes that make up that individual.

This Genomics Diagnostic Service provides genetic testing for reproductive health, pregnant women, prospective parents, and oncology-related examinations.

This DNA test is carried out by a swabbing procedure or a swab test on the inside of the cheek. After that, the sample will be tested in the laboratory, and then the results can be viewed through the DNAandMe application. This application will make it easier for users to place orders, download examination results, schedule consultation reservations, and access informative and educational content.

Genomics Diagnostics utilizes various technologies in the field of molecular diagnostics, from conventional PCR, MicroArray, and digital PCR, to Next Sequencing Generation, the latest technology.

Genomics Diagnostics will identify genetic variations and retrieve information about the health, talents, traits, and characteristics of a person undergoing the test. The genetic test provided by Genomics Diagnostics is named DNAandMe, wherein parents and children can get information about uniqueness based on genes from a single test.

Genetic testing can provide information about talent so parents can give direction for their child's future early. DNA testing needs to be carried out calmly, and the child must also be ensured that they have not consumed any food or drink one hour before the test.

Genetic testing from Diagnostic Genomics has a high accuracy rate of up to 98.5%. This test can show various information such as unique self profile, personality type and behavior, academic and non-academic potential, health risks, nutritional needs, and others.

After knowing the nature and talent of children from an early age, parents can maximize their potential and minimize risks that may occur in the future. The existence of health risk information can be a guide to building the best lifestyle for children.

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