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Gene Panel Training session. Valairat Dhamcharee , M.D. Diplomate American Board of Medical Genetics Diplomate American Board of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics. Take a more active role in managing your health. Goal.

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Gene PanelTraining session

ValairatDhamcharee, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Medical Genetics

Diplomate American Board of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics

Take a more active role in managing your health


  • 1.Be on the lookout for common conditions

  • 2.Prepare for serious diseases

  • 3.Prevention of the unforeseen threats

  • 4.Make better lifestyle choices

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Target group: All age

Test: Genetic markers

Method: Saliva collection by Saliva kit


  • Early detection

  • Prevention

  • Treatment

  • Possible reversal of age-related disorders

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Categories of Testings

  • 1.Cardiovascular

  • 2.Metabolic

  • 3.Eye and vision

  • 4.Degenerative disorders

  • 5.Bones and joints

  • 6.Cancers

  • 7.Carrier status

  • 8.Drug response and side effects

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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Atrial Fibrillation

  • Heart Attack

  • Hypertension

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Venous Thromboembolism

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  • Obesity

  • Type 1 Diabetes

  • Type 2 Diabetes

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Eye and vision

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration

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Degenerative disorders

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Essential Tremor

  • Multiple Sclerosis

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Bones and joints

  • Gout

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

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  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Bladder Cancer

  • Breast Cancer

  • Colorectal Cancer

  • Lung Cancer

  • Ovarian Cancer

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

  • Testicular Cancer

  • Thyroid Cancer

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Male testings

  • Cardiovascular

  • Metabolic

  • Eye and vision

  • Degenerative disorders

  • Bones and joints

  • Cancer: Prostate, testicular

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Female testings

  • Cardiovascular

  • Metabolic

  • Eye and vision

  • Degenerative disorders

  • Bones and joints

  • Cancer: Breast, ovarian

  • SLE

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Carrier Testing

  • Thalassemia

  • Metabolic disorders

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Drug Response

  • Alcohol Consumption

  • Smoking and health risk

  • Antidepressant Response

  • Beta-Blocker Response

  • Caffeine Metabolism

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What we are testing to determine a genetic risk?

  • We are looking at “SNP” (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) or “Genetic marker”.

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Genetics is who we are

  • Most of your physical traits, such as eye color, hair color, and height, are inherited. So, too, are risks for health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

  • In fact, all diseases or medical conditions have a genetic component (except trauma).

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What are we made of?

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How important is DNA?

  • Your DNA affects every aspect of your health by helping to shape your risks for many different health conditions.

  • DNA is 99.9% identical among humans.

  • All our variations of shape, size and color are within that remaining 0.1% (DNA variants).

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Human DNA

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Genetic (DNA) Variants

  • Each of us is different because we carry a unique combination of genetic variants.

  • These DNA variants have been analyzed and found that some of these DNA variants affect our risk of developing diseases, such as cancer, heart attack and diabetes.

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DNA Variants = SNPs

  • A SNP, pronounced “snip”, is a single variation in the nucleotide sequence of DNA and stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism that can affect our inherited risk and a multitude of other characteristics.

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DNA Variants (SNPs)

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DNA Variants (SNPs)

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Genetic Marker (SNP)

  • When a DNA variant is shown to be correlated with such a characteristic, this SNP can be referred to as a genetic marker for that disorder.

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Personalized Genetic Test

  • Your genetic profile can indicate your potential genetic risk

  • It is in your genetic makeup that you can discover your predisposition for various conditions and diseases.

  • Once you are aware of those conditions, taking preventive measures is the next logical step.

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Goals of Genetic Markers Analysis

  • Predictive

  • Preventive

  • Personalized

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How do we collect DNA sample?

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What happened to my DNA?

  • Labs will extract DNA from the cells found within saliva.

  • Analysis of DNA for SNPs.

  • The sample will be destroyed no more than 60 days after results are finalized.

  • DNA extract will be destroyed no more than one year from the most recently ordered report sample receipt date.

  • Request at any time that DNA be destroyed after testing

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  • Available in 4-6 weeks

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Genetic counseling is required before and after testings

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What can you do if you have genetic risks?

  • Supplements

  • Lifestyle change

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How do you know if I do the right thing?

  • Telomere test to measure telomere length

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How to prevent and follow the change results?

  • Genetic counseling for detail to prevent the disorders screened to be at risk

  • Follow the result by “Telomere test”

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