Dr. Hamad's Genomic Innovation Journey

Dr. Hamad, a dedicated healthcare provider, decided to introduce an innovative service - Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis - to his patients after encountering numerous cases where diagnosis challenges or patients' desire to understand their disease risks were prevalent. Driven by a commitment to offering advanced healthcare solutions, he partnered with Dante Genomics, a renowned company in genomic innovations, which readily embraced his vision.

One of Dr. Hamad's patients, Nasser, opted to explore this new service due to his interest in understanding his health and carrier status, particularly as he and his partner were considering starting a family. Dr. Hamad recommended the Longevity Package, a comprehensive offering that includes the Full Genome Proactive Screeningreport based on Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis. Tailored for individuals like Nasser, who have no symptoms or significant medical history, the package aims to provide proactive insights into genetic risks for various conditions.

Excited about the opportunity, Nasser embraced recommendation and underwent the genetic test facilitated by his doctor

The results of Full Genome proactive Screening revealed significant findings: 

  • A heterozygous missense variant has been detected in exon 2 of the CTH gene involving the substitution of the amino acid Isoleucine for Threonine at codon 67, with pathogenic implications related to Cystathioninuria. This disease is an autosomal recessive phenotype without striking pathological features, is characterized by abnormal accumulation of cystathionine in plasma, resulting in increased urinary excretion. Based on the evidence, this variation in the CTH gene is classified as a probable pathogenic variant, and Nasser is a heterozygous carrier of this variation.
  • A heterozygous splice site 5' variation was detected in intron 16 of the PKD1 gene affecting position 7 downstream of the invariant GT donor splice site of intron 16, with pathogenic implications related to Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease-1. PKD1, an autosomal dominant form of polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), has kidney cysts, liver cysts, and intracranial aneurysm as its main manifestations. Acute and chronic pain and nephrolithiasis are common complications. The most serious renal complication is end-stage renal disease, which occurs in about 50% of patients by age 60 years. The typical age of onset is middle age, but the range is from childhood to 80 years.

Dr. Hamad's foray into genomic innovation has not only revolutionized his medical practice but also empowered patients like Nasser to embark on a proactive journey towards understanding their genetic predispositions. Through the collaborative efforts of Dr. Hamad and Dante Genomics, the integration of Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis has opened new avenues for personalized healthcare tailored to individual genetic profiles.

Nasser's decision to explore the Longevity Package offered by Dr. Hamad exemplifies a proactive approach to health management, driven by a desire to gain insights into his health and carrier status as he plans for the future. The discovery of carrier risk variants for Cystathioninuria and Polycystic kidney disease 1 underscores the significance of genetic testing in identifying potential health risks and guiding informed decision-making.

As Nasser navigates this newfound knowledge about his genetic makeup, he is equipped with the tools to make informed choices regarding his health, family planning, and overall well-being. Dr. Hamad's commitment to leveraging genomic innovations has not only enhanced patient care but has also paved the way for a future where precision medicine and personalized healthcare are at the forefront of medical practice.

In this tale of collaboration, innovation, and empowerment, Dr. Hamad's Genomic Innovation journey serves as a beacon of hope for a healthcare landscape where genetic insights shape a brighter and healthier future for all.

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