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Scripps Center for Executive Health Now Offers Genetic Testing
Date:7/7/2010

The Scripps Center for Executive Health is one of an elite few executive health programs in the country to now offer its patients genetic risk analysis testing. In keeping with its mission of providing preventive healthcare strategies for its clients, this newly added service helps patients personalize their prevention strategies according to their genetic risks.

La Jolla, CA (Vocus) July 7, 2010 -- The Scripps Center for Executive Health is one of an elite few executive health programs in the country to now offer its patients genetic risk analysis testing. In keeping with its mission of providing preventive healthcare strategies for its clients, this newly added service helps patients personalize their prevention strategies according to their genetic risks.

Using genetic analysis services offered through Navigenics®, patients can receive a confidential, in-depth summary of their genetic predisposition for a variety of important health conditions, as well as personalized information on which medications work best for them.

“Through DNA risk analysis testing, the physicians at Scripps Center for Executive Health will be able to provide guidance regarding particular disease susceptibility for their patients, help with actionable steps of prevention and fine-tune certain medications and optimal dosage,” says Eric J. Topol, MD, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and director of Scripps Translational Science Institute.

Using a simple saliva test, the genetic risk analysis looks at variations in patients' DNA and provides information about their genetic predisposition for a
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