Cardiac Genetics

There are a set of genetic conditions related to our heart and how it functions. If a cardiac genetic condition has already been identified in another member of your family and you would like testing to see if you have also inherited this genetic fault, Insight Genomica offers presymptomatic testing. If there is a cardiac condition in your family and you would like information and advice regarding testing for this condition and / or risks of you developing this condition or having children affected, we will be able to help.

These cardiac genetic conditions include:

    • Long QT syndrome
    • Dialated cardiomyopathy
    • Hypertropic cardiomyopathy
    • Brugada syndrome
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CVPT)
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy(ARVC)

As well as presymptomatic testing for cardiac conditions that have already been identified, we also offer a cardiac genetics panel. There are a number of conditions, which follow a multifactorial inheritance pattern. This means that the health condition is influenced not only by environmental factors, but also inherited genetic risks.

The cardiac conditions where presymptomatic testing may be available include:

  • Genetic forms of high cholesterol
  • Genetic forms of high blood pressure
  • Thrombophilia
  • Hereditary haemochromotosis

This panel has a cost of $450.