The scan has identified changes in your DNA that put you at increased risk of developing a specific cardiovascular health condition. It is important to know that this result does not mean you will develop a specific condition, only that you are at an increased risk for it. Working with your doctor, you can discuss prevention or early detection strategies to help reduce your risk. Your doctor may also recommend that your family members have their DNA tested for the same genetic change.
A negative result means that no DNA changes known to cause disease were identified. It is important to realize that a negative result cannot completely eliminate risk of disease. An individual’s overall disease risk is determined by a combination of personal and family medical history, environmental factors, and genetics. You may still wish to consult with your physician to develop a personal wellness plan. In most cases, your negative result does not apply to your family members.