Y-DNA is what we call the sex chromosome “Y” that is passed from a father to his sonONLY, women do not receive a Y chromosome. Testing the Y chromosome allows for investigation into a male's paternal family line and can help identify surname lines, living relatives whose Y chromosome is similar to yours, and ancient migration routes your paternal ancestors may have taken
A DNA paternity test compares a child DNA pattern with that of the alleged father to prove or disprove their relationship with each other. We apply Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) V based analysis of Short Tandem Repeats (STR) of DNA fragments.
Non-Invasive Prenatal screening Test is an innovative genetic test for pregnant women at risk of foetal Patau syndrome (trisomy 13), Edwards' syndrome (trisomy 18) or Down syndrome (trisomy 21).
Checking for cancer (or for conditions that may become cancer) in people who have no symptoms is called screening.Screening can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early. Early detection is important because when abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread and is harder to treat.
Modern parents can now be more equipped by knowing the genetic gifts of your child. Personalized programs in school, in sports, and in all other extracurricular activities are now possible.
Taking early cancer genetic screening is strongly suggested to reduce the risk of having hereditary cancer syndromes and the death rate by the disease. Hereditary cancer genetic screening is recommended to be included in the regular health check to promote health. So that the disease can be diagnosed before any symptom occurs. This is because it can occur even though a person is perfectly healthy.
The cancer treatment applied at the early stage of cancer is the most effective. It can reduce the chance of disease spread to the secondary site or the whole body, to reduce damage of cancer to the patient. Direct observations e.g. invasive biopsy and blood routine test are often diagnose cancer when it is already established which means there may be millions of cancer cells in the tumor and the body. In the best scenario, cancerous cells can be recognized by early biomarkers in the blood.
First Choice (Hong Kong) Medical Laboratory is fully committed to provide high quality tests for you and your family. Should you have any question about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will respond as soon as possible.
Our genes are inherited from our parents, if we inherited gene mutation from our parents, the risk of us getting cancer will be greatly increased. Hereditary cancer syndromes are caused by inherited gene mutations, they run in families. According to a Chinese cancer statistic report, China has 4.29 million new cancer cases annually. Among all, hereditary cancer syndromes are accounted for 10% of the total cases. Please take the hereditary tumor and cancer genetic screening test along with your family members to understand whether you and they are carrying tumor-causing mutations, to minimize the harm to your family and promote family health.
A global cancer epidemics statistic – GLOBOCAN illustrated that breast cancer has the highest incidence rate among Chinese population. In 2014, Lancet Oncol reported that the number of new breast cancers and deaths in China accounted for 12.2% and 9.6% of the world’s total. The average age of diagnosis of breast cancer was 45-55 years old which is younger than Western women.