What we analyze
DNA is the molecule devoted to inheriting and transmitting the genetic heritage of an individual. Variations in its structure and its language are often correlated with the onset of various diseases; these variations are then used as a marker of genetic predisposition. The types of genetic variations that we study to define if an individual is predisposed, or not, towards diabetes and related complications, are the SNPs, which stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms. One SNP is the replacement of a normal pair of DNA bases with another. This can alter the normal functions of DNA and generate genetic predisposition to diabetes and complications.
We use SNPs to create predisposition maps
Our R&D team has developed a specific screening able to detect SNPs, and indicating a genetic predisposition to diabetes and related complications.
For diabetes and its complications we use at least 8 SNPs having high predictive value:
• 8 specific SNPs for type 1 diabetes
• 8 specific SNPs for type 2 diabetes
• 8 specific SNPs for diabetic nephropathy
• 8 specific SNPs for diabetic retinopathy
• 8 specific SNPs for diabetic cardiomyopathy
Our selected screening panel is the most specific genetic test for diabetes available today.
Safe, innovative and efficient.
How the collection is performed
How we perform the analysis