MGRC's New Genetic Screening Test to ‘Dtect’ DNA for Wellness

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The Dtect Wellness test can identify genetic variations that affect an individual’s overall wellness and fitness levels.

A Malaysian company has revolutionised wellness care through the screening of DNA to find ways to mitigate the risks for developing diseases. Results of the test can help health practitioners to develop more personalised wellness and fitness programmes for their patients.

Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad (MGRC) announced that conducting the Dtect Wellness genetic screening test on a person’s DNA could identify genetic variations that affect an individual’s overall wellness and fitness levels.

Based on the test results, wellness and medical practitioners can advise individuals on optimum dietary intake, lifestyle changes and suitable exercise.

Dtect Wellness test will be made available at all official Dtect partner wellness centres, in September 2014.

The launch of the new test is in conjunction with the company’s 10th year of operations in Malaysia.

MGRC’s Managing Director, Robert Hercus, said, “Genetic applications are becoming an important part of preventive medicine. Dtect Wellness could assist medical practitioners to develop a more personalised health regime for their patients. In turn, patients may be suitably informed to take more proactive steps towards eating healthily and exercising effectively.”

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre Consultant Physician and Cardiologist, Dr Chin Sze Piaw, said, “Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre is pleased to be working closely with MGRC to make genetic screening readily accessible to the public. MGRC has a proven track record of providing genetics-based services in Malaysia, as well as in South East Asia and Europe. We are confident that Dtect Wellness will become a vital component at wellness and health screening centres throughout the country.”

Dtect Wellness is MGRC’s flagship product in the Dtect range of genetic screening tests. It is designed to help individuals and families to better understand their genetic risks for conditions that affect their overall health.

About Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad
Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad (MGRC) is a public company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia. Established in 2004, MGRC has extensive experience in DNA-based analysis services for research and commercial projects. The company also provides genetic screening and molecular diagnostic services for the healthcare sector. More information on MGRC is available on

About Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre
Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre is an integrated beauty medical centre that sets the standards in cosmetic surgery, aesthetic medicine (non-surgical and laser treatments) and healthy aging in the region. Licensed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the medical centre’s team of highly skilled specialists, supported by the industry’s leading technologies and world-class facilities, offers an extensive menu of health screening and wellness services including a full range of genetic tests from MGRC.

For more information, please contact Gwendoline Annette at +6 03 2282 8820 (Ext 123) or gwen(at)mgrc(dot)com(dot)my.

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