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DNA Testing Centers of Canada is leading the way in making genetic testing easy and available to you.
We offer a wide range of testing. Call now for a free consultation
Complete DNA Health Testing
(1) Over 100 DNA Health Conditions, Diseases & Traits:
DNA Testing Centres of Canada gives you a view into your DNA, revealing your genetic predisposition for 26 health conditions.

This level of personalization may help you take action to detect health conditions early, reduce their effects or aid you in preventing them. We check for diseases such as:
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Systemic lupus

 
(2) Carrier Status/ Risk to Offspring:
Carrier testing is used to help identify people who carry one copy of a gene mutation that, when present in two copies, can cause a genetic disorder.

This DNA test can provide information about a couple’s risk of having a child with a genetic condition. So far we test for 76 conditions. Conditions included:
  • Beta thalassemia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes (permanent neonatal)
  • Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Hearing loss
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Tay-Sachs disease
 
(3) Drug Responses and Adverse Reaction:

We also test for drug responses and adverse reactions. We screen for drug metabolism enzymes and transporters that have been linked to harmful reactions with common medical prescriptions, empowering you and your doctor with information that could possibly save your life.

Drugs included in your report:
  • Abacavir Hypersensitivity
  • Aminoglycoside Induced Antibiotics Hearing Loss
  • Caffeine Metabolism
  • Carbamazepine Hypersensitivity
  • Clopidrogel Metabolism
  • Methotrexate Toxicity
  • Estogen Supplementation(HRT, Birth Control): risk of venous thrombosis (females only)
  • Statin Induced Myopathy
  • Statin protection against myocardial infarction
  • Tamoxifen Response
  • Warfarin Metabolism

 
We also offer:
Paternity testing, Siblingship testing, Hair Drug Analysis, Allergy Testing, Ancestral Origin test and Prenantal
Gender testing, please browse through our services.

Ancestral Origins Testing

This test will look at a combination of mitochondrial DNA, Y chromosome DNA (males only) and conserved regions throughout your genome to determine your ancestral heritage. Your biological migration is determined by comparing your DNA to that of hundreds of global populations whose genetic information is known and validated.

The test includes a large glossy, high resolution map depicting your biological migration.
Your ancestral information is broken down into 3 categories:

“Population matches”, “Native Region matches”, and “Strength Indicators”.

1.: Population matches will compare your DNA to the Geo Genetic Database to determine which anthropological region you belong to. Different colours will show the different the populations you are related to.

2.: Native Region matches will determine which geographical regions you have the strongest link to.

3.: Strength indicators will shows you all regions to which you have heritage and let you know how strongly you are related to each geographical region and population.

These are placed side by side for easy comparison to each other.This is not a genealogy test.

Carrier status testing

Are you a carrier for a disease which could be passed
to you children?
Our carrier status test will test for 76 autosomal recessive conditions.
Autosomal Diseases – The disease is caused by a mutation in a single gene

Autosomal Recessive diseases do not affect the carrier, but could possibly be passed to
the next generation if both parents are carriers. If both parents are carriers, than the
risk of their child having the disease is 25%.

In an autosomal recessive scenario, both copies of a gene need to be mutated in order
for the disease to be expressed. This means that the disease will occur in that person’s
life, and in most cases regardless of environmental factors.

These mutations can be carried in families for generations without detection.
Look at the diagram to the left:
As you can see in the family on the right side both mother and father are carriers. The reason they don’t have
the disease is that they need two copies of the mutated gene in order for the disease to be expressed.

If this couple has a child, they would have a 25 % chance of having a normal child who isn’t a carrier, 50% chance of having a child who is a carrier (someone who is like them), and 25 % chance of having a child that will express the disease.

Remember we inherit 2 copies of each gene, one from our father and one from our mother.
Since we inherit 2 copies of each gene if one of the copies is not mutated then they are usually safe.

Testing is available for the following diseases: 3- Methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency

a
  • Acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Argininosuccinate lyase deficiency
  • Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, type I

b
  • Bartter syndrome type 4A
  • Beta-ketothiolase deficiency
  • Beta-thalassemia
  • Biotinidase deficiency
  • Bloom syndrome

c
  • Canavan disease
  • Carnitine deficiency, primary systemic
  • Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis
  • Citrullinemia type I
  • Corticosterone methyl oxidase deficiency
  • Crigler-Najjar syndrome
  • Cystic fibrosis

d
  • Diabetes, permanent neonatal
  • Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Dubin-Johnson syndrome

e
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, kyphoscoliotic
  • Ethylmalonic aciduria

f
  • Factor XI deficiency
  • Familial dysautonomia
  • Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Fanconi anemia

g
  • Galactokinase deficiency
  • Galactosemia
  • Gaucher disease
  • Glutaric acidemia, type 1
  • Glycogen storage disease, type 1A
  • GM1-gangliosidosis

h
  • Hearing loss, DFNB1 and DFNB9 nonsyndromic
  • Hearing loss, DFNB59 nonsyndromic
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobin C
  • Hemoglobin E
  • HMG-CoA lyase deficiency
  • Homocystinuria, cblE type
  • Homocystinuria, classic
  • Hurler syndrome

k
  • Krabbe disease

l
  • Lipoprotein lipase deficiency, familia

m
  • Maple syrup urine disease
  • Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Methylmalonic acidemia
  • MTHFR deficiency
  • Mucolipidosis II
  • Mucolipidosis III
  • Mucolipidosis IV
  • Multiple carboxylase deficiency

n
  • Nephrotic syndrome, steroid-resistant
  • Niemann-Pick disease

p
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Pompe disease
  • Prekallikrein deficiency
  • Propionic acidemia
  • Prothrombin deficiency

r
  • Rh-null syndrome
  • Rickets, pseudovitamin D-deficienc

s
  • Sandhoff disease
  • Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Spherocytosis, hereditar

t
  • Tay-Sachs disease
  • Tay-Sachs pseudodeficiency
  • Thrombocytopenia, congenital amegakaryocytic
  • Tyrosinemia

v
  • Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Von Willebrand disease type 2 Normandy
  • Von Willebrand disease type 3

Diet and fitness optimization testing

Our diet and fitness optimization test will look at your DNA and provide information about how your body functions. It looks at 7 factors which effect you health and your ability to manage your health.

(1) Diet optimization – Which diet would be most beneficial to you according to your DNA

(2) Eating Behavior Traits – Are you genetically prone to snacking, or do you have a sweet tooth? Do you feel full when you are full or hungry when you are actually hungry?

(3) Food reactions – Do you taste sweet as sweet, or bitter as bitter? How do you metabolize caffeine or alcohol?

(4) Nutritional Needs – Are you genetically prone to be deficient in some vitamins?

(5) Exercise – How well does your body respond to different types of exercise? Are you genetically able to effectively lose weight, reduce body fat or lower your blood pressure or cholesterol effectively through exercise.

(6) Body and weight Management – Are you genetically prone to obesity or weight re-gain? How is your metabolism?

(7) Metabolic Health Factors – Are you genetically at risk of high Cholesterol, triglycerides or blood sugar.

Drug response testing

Every year thousands of people are send to the hospital from having an adverse side effect to medication. At DNA Testing Centres of Canada we offer a genetic test to determine if you are at an increased risk.

We can determine genetically how you metabolize these drugs and weather they stay in your body longer then they should.
Are you taking any of the following types of medications?
If so then we strongly recommend that you come in for a free consultation.
  • Abacavir – For HIV and Aids
  • Aminoglycoside – Antibacteriam medications
  • Carbamazepine – mood stabilizing drug to treat epilepsy,
    bipolar disorders and trigeminal neuralgia Caffeine
  • Clopidogel – blood clot medication
  • Methotresate – treatment of cancers and autoimmune diseases
  • Estrogen supplementation – Oral contraceptive and hormone replacement therapy
  • Statin – Cholesterol lowering medication
  • Tamoxifen – breast cancer medication

Drug Testing

Up to a 90 day history of drug use.
We can testing for the use of:
  • Marijuana
  • Sources of THC
  • Haschich (hashish)
  • Cocaine (Benzoylmethylecgonine, and derivatives including crack)
  • Amphetamines, Methamphatamine, & Adderall Opiates, Codones, and Heroin Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
  • Phencyclydine Hydrochloride (Angeldust)


Not only will it detect the usage of these drugs buy also an estimate of how much and how often, to determine social usage or heavy usage.
Results are confidential!

Paternity Test

Uncertainty about parentage can have life-long psychological consequences.
DNA paternity testing is the most advanced and accurate method available for resolving these parentage questions. DNA Testing Centres of Canada can perform both Legal (court approved) and Non-legal tests.

With advanced DNA technology, paternity testing is accurate, rapid and an affordable means for obtaining conclusive answers with respect to parentage.

During a paternity test, a buccal swab specimen is collected from the child and the alleged father (mother is optional, but not required for conclusive results).

The sample that is collected is comprised of cells containing the donors unique DNA.

Since a child’s genetic profile is inherited from his/her biological parents, examination of the child’s DNA when compared to that of the potential father’s DNA will conclusively determine its biological parentage.
How Accurate is the Test?
Results are typically over 99.99% accurate for inclusion and 100% accurate for exclusion of a potential father.
A 15 genetic marker analysis is used at DNA Testing Centres of Canada.

Note: We accept alternative DNA samples but please contact us first.

Prenatal Gender Testing

This non invasive test is 98% accurate in determining the gender of you child. Test can be done after only 7 weeks after gestation (10 weeks since the mother’s last period).

All it requires is a few drops of bloods and results within 10business days. This test works by looking for the Y chromosome within the mother’s blood. Females have 2 X chromosomes, and the presence of a Y chromosome would indicate a boy.




This test is not appropriate for mother with hemophelia, bone marrow transplants, or those taking medication for blood disorders.

As well a mother cannot be test if she has had a miscarriage or terminated a pregnancy in the last 3 months, or has had a blood transfusion in the last 18 months.

Screening Genetic Condtions

We are able to screen for up to 25 complex genetic conditions, these are diseases which are caused by more then
one gene interacting with other genes and the environment.

This test is able to classify your genetic risk as high medium or low, and provides you the information you need to
be proactive about your health and take the steps needed to prevent these conditions or delay their on set.

We offer a free consultation with one of our genetic consultants to answer any questions you may have about
genetic testing
and help determine what tests you would like to get done and what you qualify to get done.
We offer testing for the following conditions:
  • Alzheimer’s disease (late onset)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sporadic)
  • Aneurysm
  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer (females only)
  • celiac disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • Exfoliation Glaucoma
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Grave’s disease
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Leukemia (chronic lymphocytic)
  • Lung cancer
  • Lupus
  • Macular degeneration (Age-related)
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Prostate cancer (males only)
  • Psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Venous Tromoembolism

Please call the collection center closet to you to arrange a free consultation

Siblingship testing

A siblingship test is used to determine if two siblings have the same two parents. Twin zygote testing is also available; this will determine if twins are identical or fraternal. These tests are informational. Legal testing can be done at an additional cost.