We offer a range of genetic testing options and we can help you with personalised treatment packages using your own unique DNA so that you receive the best medical care.

Our tests are provided by UK-based diagnostic testing company Myogenes. The tests will provide you with answers to a wide range of health concerns, from assessing your risk of developing hereditary cancers to discovering the most effective diet plans and lifestyle choices. It will also help us to choose the right medications for you, and avoid adverse side effects.

Once we have your genetic test results, you can expect to receive more bespoke treatment packages, tailored uniquely to you. You will be better informed about any increased risks of developing diseases, and you will be prioritised for routine checks or scans so any problems can be caught and treated in the earliest stages.

These simple saliva based (cheek-swab) tests are quick and easy to do and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Once the lab has received your sample, you will be emailed and your results will be ready within 7 to 10 working days.

We can provide the following genetic tests. Your charge with Wessex Private GP will include a follow-up consultation once you have received your results:

The Psychiatric Pharmacogenetic Test

Understand how your genetic makeup affects your response to various psychiatric treatments and medications.

This test will help guide treatments for a range of psychiatric conditions including:

Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Chronic Pain and Substance abuse.

Sample Report

The Pharmacogenetic Test

A person’s DNA will affect their response to medication. Many medications will have a negative impact even for common conditions. Furthermore, some people can suffer serious adverse side-effects.

This test is for anyone, of any age, that is taking medication for long-term conditions such as asthma, diabetes, arthritis, blood pressure or cardiac issues.

It is also a useful test for anyone about to be prescribed medications with indicated pharmacogenetic biomarkers, including:

  • where there are more than one drug options
  • where the drug has known serious side-effects
  • when the starting dosage is not clear
  • for those taking more than one drug already

Sample Report

The Hereditary Cancer Test

For anyone over 18 years old, this test allows you to find out your risk levels – whether there is a known family history of cancer, or not.

Early cancer detection dramatically improves your chances of survival. The Hereditary Cancer Test specifically looks for mutations in genes associated with a number of cancers, including Breast, Ovarian, Prostate, Colon, Stomach, Head and Neck cancers.

Sample Report

At Wessex Private GP, we also offer Trucheck Blood Tests, a blood screening check for over 80% of cancers – find out more

The Mental Health Mind Map

Understand how your genetic makeup can influence your mind and body with reporting on seven key areas:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Mood
  • Focus & Memory
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Sleep
  • Social Behaviour
  • Substance Use and Habits

Your unique report will provide you with genotype-based recommendations to help you improve your mental health.

Sample Report

The Health & Wellbeing Test

Eliminate the guesswork from dieting and exercise! After a simple saliva test, you’ll receive a comprehensive analysis covering every area of your diet and lifestyle – broken down into simple terms.

You’ll understand the most important micro-and macro-nutrients your body needs, and you’ll know which sports or activities will benefit you most. You’ll discover your genetic disposition to health factors such as obesity, inadequate cholesterol, triglyceride, blood sugar levels and bone density.

Sample Report

To find out more and discuss costs for each test, make an appointment with Dr Charles Middle at Wessex Private GP.