DNA Testing Michigan
What is DNA testing?
DNA testing is also commonly referred to as genetic testing. This test samples blood, skin, hair, tissue or amniotic fluid to determine changes in the genes, chromosomes, and/or proteins of the body. It can also determine whether or not you have – or may develop – a genetic disorder, and, if so, the chances of you passing them on to your children.
What diseases can be detected through DNA testing?
DNA testing can reveal multiple conditions but it’s not flawless as there are conditions it does not detect. Likewise, positive DNA tests don’t necessarily guarantee a condition will develop in a child but they often confirm or rule out different conditions. Below are some conditions DNA tests detect:
A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.
Sickle cell disease
A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down.
An inherited condition in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time.
A cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.
An inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system.
Colon (colorectal) cancer
A cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract's lower end.
What are the different types of DNA tests offered by Ford Biomedical Laboratories?
FBML is known for DNA Testing in Michigan and serves inner and out-of-state medical practices, hospitals, labs, and individual patients. Below is a list of our DNA testing options:
Paternity Informational (Non-Legal): A comparison between an Alleged Father and one Child.
GPS Origins Ancestry Test: GPS (Geographic Population Structure) examines your story of human migration, genetic origin percentages and history, and more.
MTHFR PGx Panel: Examines the life-essential MTHFR gene at the end of the human chromosome #1.
Addiction PGx Panel: Examines genotype for its expected response to prescribed drugs.
ADHD PGx Panel: Examines 13 different genes related to the expected response to prescribed ADHD medications.
Avuncular Informational: Examines if a child is your biological niece or nephew.
Cardiovascular PGx Panel: Examines multiple variations on many of the eight genes that make up the panel.
Comprehensive PGx Panel: Examines 50 different variations on 14 different genes and reports the effects a genotype may have on the response to over 200 medications.
DNA Detection: An Infidelity DNA Test compares DNA that is extracted from an item submitted to a known reference sample, generally a...
Doggy Breed Test: Examines a dog’s breed present in their recent ancestry.
Gender Reveal: Pre-reveals the gender of a baby.
Grandparentage Informational (Non-Legal): A comparison between a grandparent and one Child.
Grandparentage Legal: A comparison between a Child, his/her biological mother, and a paternal grandparent.
Healthy Weight DNA Test: Examines your unique genetic makeup and provides diet and exercise strategies specifically tailored to your genotype.
Maternity Informational: A comparison between the DNA of a child and the DNA of an Alleged Mother to determine maternity probability.
Maternity Legal: A comparison between a Mother and one Child.
How long does it take to get our DNA test results?
Ford Biomedical Laboratories are committed to 48-hour turnaround times for most DNA tests. For specifics, please reach out to our lab at the contact info below.
If you’re looking to get DNA testing in Michigan, see which of the testing options above are of interest to you and visit our lab or contact us!
5601 Schaefer Rd Suite 200
Dearborn Michigan 48126
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