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DNA Genetic Testing

Get to Know Yourself Better

DNA genetic testing can transform your health care by providing new insight into your unique physiology. At Sokya, we use this tool to identify prevention, monitoring and treatment options that can optimize your mental wellness and help you plan for the future.
Your family’s medical history provides important clues about your own health and wellness. That’s because many diseases have a genetic component that can be passed down from one generation to the next, increasing your odds of developing a certain condition. For example, if one or both of your parents has been diagnosed with diabetes, asthma or mental illness, you might exhibit the same symptoms depending on which genes you inherited. Fortunately, there’s a way to find out if you’re at risk and what you can do about it.

Diagnostic genetic testing involves the evaluation of a person’s DNA to reveal variations that can cause disease or illness, providing vital information to guide the diagnostic and treatment process. While there are many medical conditions for which genetic testing can be helpful — such as cancer, neurocognitive disorders (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease), autism and Down Syndrome — there are some limitations to the quality of the test for each suspected condition.

Genetic testing is also beneficial in the mental health sphere. It works by identifying the pharmacogenetic markers that determine which medications will work best, eliminating some of the unpredictability involved in the treatment process. Since many commonly prescribed drugs are metabolized in unique ways by the body depending on your DNA, genetic testing helps you and your clinician better understand how to improve your mental wellness.


A DNA medical test is often performed by a clinician or genetic specialist, who gathers information about a patient and their personal and medical history before the assessment is conducted.
How a genetic health test is performed varies based on the type of assessment. Some tests use a blood sample, while others swab the inside of the cheek. With prenatal genetic testing, amniotic fluid is collected instead.
Once a genetic test sample is retrieved, it is sent to a laboratory for analysis. The results are then provided to the patient, but the length of time it takes to receive these results varies based on the type of test and the medical facility where it was performed.
Positive test results mean that a genetic mutation was identified during the assessment. Conversely, negative test results mean that a genetic mutation was not detected. In either scenario, a doctor or genetic counselor will review the results and discuss potential next steps with patients.
The health risks associated with genetic testing are minimal. However, the emotional, financial, and social ramifications of genetic testing can be significant. These risks should be discussed before an evaluation is conducted to ensure that you know what to expect throughout the genetic testing process.

No More Guesswork

When it comes to mental illness, genetic testing is most often used to determine how your body metabolizes certain medications.
This gives clinicians additional data points when picking medications, in the hope of avoiding medications that are more prone to cause unwanted side effects. Combined with expertly trained clinicians, Sokya provides a better way forward with genetic testing that makes it easier to find your balance.

No matter your reason for seeking a genetic test, Sokya’s experienced clinicians can guide you through the process and eliminate the guesswork involved in finding the right monitoring, prevention or treatment plan. We also provide other services such as virtual medication management and online group therapy to help you cope with the results and what it means for your health. Our full-circle mental wellness options are available at your fingertips, with care coordinators to help you navigate and connect with the right resources.

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Genetic testing for diseases provides a roadmap that makes it easier to achieve your wellness goals. It can also put your mind at ease or help you prepare for the road ahead by determining if you’re at risk.

At Sokya, our experienced, compassionate clinicians offer this service to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions to help you feel your best again, with comprehensive support each step of the way. To learn more about genetic testing, call us today at 866-65-SOKYA or fill out our safe and secure online contact form. A care coordinator will be in touch within the next 48 hours to help undertake this journey.
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