Genetically Assisted HRA

Genetically Assisted Health Risk Assessments (GHRA)

Current Health Risk Assessments for corporate wellness programs utilize biometric screening and health questionnaires to provide employees with a “health snap-shot”. Based on to its findings, general nutritional and lifestyle guidelines are prepared.

A decade of advancements in genetics and technology have enabled us to improve traditional HRA. Today, integration of genetics with data collected from standard HRA can uncover new important health related information unique to individual. This allows us to prepare personalized prevention and treatment strategies that would work best for the patient.

A personalized approach to prevention and treatment programs can only be achieved if all known risk factors are analyzed:

  • Genetic make up
  • Clinicopathological signs (blood analysis)
  • Personal and familial medical history
  • Exposure to environmental toxins, alcohol, cigarettes
  • BMI index, waist and hip measurement
  • Nutritional intake, supplements, drugs 
  • Stress level and physical activity

Advantage of GHRA

Genetically Assisted HRAs address health issues at the source – the metabolic pathways involved in disease formation. This allows us to move from treating disease symptoms to eliminating the cause(s) for disease. GHRA comes with personalized nutritional and lifestyle guidelines and may recommend better pharmaceutical treatments based on patient's genetic make-up.

Benefits of GHRA

  • Identify areas of risks that standard HRA cannot
  • Reclassify level of cardiovascular (CV) disease risk determined by traditional HRA to higher or lower
  • Detect specific nutritional needs missed by traditional HRA
  • Improve motivation for change by personalizing prevention/treatment plan

Audience-Tailored Actionable Medical Report

Physician section

Section offers detalied scientific interpretation of the Medical report and health guidelines.

Patient Section

Patient tailored section provides actionable medical report in an easy to understand format consisting:
  • Lifestyle change recommendations
  • Nutritional advice (utilizing nutrigenomics where applicable)
  • Medical treatment advice (pharmacogenomics where applicable)

3 Levels of HRAs to Choose From

Entry-Level HRA

Entry-level HRA is a standard HRA you are most likely using now.  It includes nutritional and lifestyle guidelines based on analysis of biometrics and health questionnaires, but lacks integration of genetic information.  Entry-level HRA may detect early signs of a metabolic syndrome and identify individuals who may benefit from GHRA (only additional saliva sample required). 

Intermediate level GHRA

Intermediate level GHRA includes most important genes involved in CV function which are well researched and backed up with scientific evidence cited in all reports.

Standard HRA + Cardio gene panel covering metabolic patways:

  • Lipids and lipoproteins
  • Homocysteine and folate
  • Blood clotting
  • Iron Overload

Premium Level GHRA 

Premium level includes a wider gene panel covering cardiovascular and general wellness aspects of health. 

Standard HRA + Wellness gene panel covering metabolic pathways:

  • Lipids and lipoproteins
  • Homocysteine and folate
  • Blood clotting
  • Iron Overload
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Insulin resistance
  • Inflammation
  • Oestrogen exposure
  • Detoxification
  • Drug metabolism



 

The page was last updated on:
3/16/2017