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WHAT IS PRECISION MEDICINE?
No two cases are exactly alike. Your family history, your medical history and many other factors can influence your case. Precision medicine looks at each case in amazing detail – done to the DNA, RNA and proteins – to find what is unique to your case so you can get the most precise diagnosis and treatment – tailored to your specific needs.
WHAT IS GENETIC TESTING AND HOW IS IT DONE?
Genetic testing looks at your specific DNA, RNA and proteins and determines the possible effect of any differences found that might give clues to your condition and the likelihood of passing it on (hereditary). Testing can be as simple as giving a saliva sample to providing some blood to examining your biopsy sample. See how and what genetic testing can do for you.
WHAT IS A GENETIC COUNSELLOR AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
A genetic counsellor is a member of your “care team” – a trained, experienced professional that has undergone education and training in genetics, medicine and psychology. Counsellors collect important information on your family and medical history and can advise on the appropriate tests to take, help understand the results and explain how the results may impact you and your family.
What We Provide
Compass Genetics works with doctors AND patients to provide the most complete, un-biased analysis of your case – for your benefit. We’re there to assist in test selection, completing the paper work, getting your sample to the lab and translating the results into language that will be clear and understandable to everyone. Compass Genetics is there to help you take control of your health and assist in getting the best treatment and outcomes possible. If your doctor suggests you should undergo genetic testing, ask for Compass Genetics’ services to have the most comprehensive team available on your case.