Malaysian genetic testing company SuperDNA Sdn Bhd has launched the Ultimate DNA Test that provides, what the company says is, the first Personal Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to the Malaysian public offering them an opportunity to learn about their bodies and the best options for specific health issues towards healthy living.
SuperDNA is said to utilise the world’s most comprehensive DNA sequencing technology, which conducts a full scan that analyses 100% of the human DNA as compared to other genetic tests such as Genotyping Technology which only analyses 0.01% of the DNA or the Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) technology which only looks into 2% of the tested DNA. This extensive analysis can provide customers with over 1,700 reports across 30 categories like nutrition, drug response, carrier screening, common disease risk and hereditary diseases.
“When choosing a genetic test, it is critical to find out what genetic information you will get, and which technology the genetic testing providers use. With the SuperDNA genetic test, our clients do not only get an analysis of 100% of their DNA, but they also have access to a genetic counsellor, a dietitian and a nutritionist from SuperDNA at their disposal. SuperDNA is designed to provide ultimate service and support for anyone looking to make ideal choices to lead a healthier life. When it comes to genetic testing, it is not about the number of reports you’ll be receiving or how much the test is going to cost – having the right professional advice is equally necessary to make preventive or corrective measures according to one’s DNA results,” said Stefanie Chow (PhD), Chief Scientific Officer at SuperDNA.
SuperDNA has rolled out its genetic testing offerings in the local and international markets.
There are three different types of test kits available, the Essential that costs RM699, the Complete that is priced at RM2,499 and the Ultimate at RM4,999 per test. The procedure remains the same for all the three different tests. The process is non-invasive and simple. Customers need to place an order on the website for the test of their choice. Following that, they need to provide a saliva sample once they receive their test kits and send it back to SuperDNA’s testing facility.
The results will take up to 30 days to be updated.
Plus, SuperDNA says customers are welcome to walk-in or make Google Meet appointments with its panel of experts that includes a genetic counsellor, a dietitian and a nutritionist to discuss and establish a plan to proceed with making the most out of their DNA test results.