Q & A

    • What is EVOGEN?

      РEVOGEN is a cutting-edge Russian innovative company that specializes in genome research.

      Our reliability is proven through our partnerships with Russia’s leading healthcare institutions, including the Mother and Child system of medical centers.

      We form partnerships only with the most high-tech multinational companies that have proven themselves on the market, adopting the most effective approaches, equipment, and technologies.

      We are continuously developing, and pay close attention to how new technologies enter the market, and are very particular about the partners we choose to work with that can offer only the most reliable, high-tech solutions for our clients

      We are actively involved in educational activities, popularizing genetic research and taking an individual approach toward every person’s well-being.

      We offer a wide range of services involving genetic testing and training for private customers, state-run and commercial institutions.

    • Company mission

      Increasing people’s quality of life owing to the use of cutting-edge Russian and international technologies

      To offer every person the opportunity to gain an understanding of his or her genetic traits to help develop a healthy lifestyle

      To ensure the availability of the latest global technologies used to study the human genome, where quality and reliability are vital criteria

      Promoting progress in healthcare by introducing a personalized approach to healthcare diagnosis

      To popularize genetic studies among the general public, and in the professional community

    • What can we offer you?

      The EVOGEN laboratory can offer you a wide range of genetic tests

      EVOGEN-NIPT

      EVOGEN-GENOME

      EVOGEN-EXOME

      EVOGEN-ONCO

      Scientific research

      Training

    • What are the principles of the safety and privacy policies at EVOGEN?

      EVOGEN strives to the maximum extent possible to protect your privacy. To learn more, please read our entire privacy policy

    • Is my personal data protected?

      EVOGEN strives to the maximum extent possible to ensure confidentiality for you. To protect the privacy of your information, we use every possible physical, technical, and administrative measure related to security.

      Nonetheless, we strongly recommend that you take personal precautions to keep your information private. Do not tell your password to anyone. When accessing your personal records, it is important to make sure that the computer and network that you are using are reliably protected. Be especially careful if you gain access to any personal or confidential information while in a public place. If you believe that an unauthorized party has gained access to your account, let us know immediately.

      To learn more about how we protect your personal data, you can familiarize yourself with your privacy policy

    • Will my information be used for research?

      Your information is securely protected, and will not be used without your consent.

  • Your information is securely protected, and will not be used without your consent.

    • What is DNA?

      DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) DNA represents a large, complex molecule that is responsible for storing and transmitting hereditary information. It acts as a special set of instructions that dictates how a person’s body is put together and develops. DNA consists of four main building blocks, or foundations: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T).

    • What is a chromosome?

      РDNA is packaged into thread-like structures called chromosomes. Most people have 46 chromosomes, or 23 pairs. Out of those, 22 chromosome pairs are autosomes (non-sex chromosomes), and the 23rd chromosome pair represents the sex chromosomes that determine a person’s biological gender. Normally, the male karyotype looks like 46 XY, and for females it is 46 XX.

    • What are genes and mutations / variants?

      Genes are the main units of heredity. A person inherits about half of his or her genes from the mother and half from the father. Each gene is a section of DNA that contains instructions for creating a specific molecule with its own functions, and most often, it is a protein. A change in a gene, also known as a mutation or variant, can cause the gene to function improperly. And, accordingly, the activity expressed by a created molecule that has the gene as its foundation will be disrupted. Although most variants are harmless, some can lead to hereditary diseases.

    • What is genome sequencing?

      Genome sequencing means spelling out a person’s DNA. The study of the complete genome includes analyzing more than 3 billion pairs of nucleotides (letters) of genomic DNA, as well as the determination of the sequence of mitochondrial DNA which, thanks to how technology has developed, is now possible for anyone that wishes to do so. The first time the human genome was read, it took place over 13 years and cost more than 15 billion USD. Today, a new generation of sequencing technologies has become available that allows reading and interpreting the genome in less than 2 months, at a cost of less than 1,500 USD per genome. At present, sequencing technology has reached the limit of its potential, and nobody anticipates that in the near future genome research can be made substantially less expensive without compromising quality.

    • What is noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT)?

      NIPT stands for noninvasive prenatal test. This method analyzes cell-free fetal DNA in the mother’s blood, and is done using the high-throughput sequencing (NGS) method.

    • What is hereditary cancer?

      In some cases, cancer is causes by mutations that are inherited by a person from his or her parents. In these instances, it is possible to speak about hereditary cancer.

    • What is exome sequencing?

      DNA contains coding regions (exons) and non-coding regions (introns). EVOGEN-EXOME testing is done using the cutting-edge method of high-throughput sequencing, or new-generation sequencing (NGS).

    • What is oncology disorders?

      Oncology disorders are one of the main causes of death and disability among the population worldwide. A young age and a healthy lifestyle are not able to completely protect against the development of cancer, because up to 10% of malignant tumors are hereditary and are associated with congenital changes in DNA.

    • What is EVOGEN-NIPT?

      EVOGEN-NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Test - NIPT) analyzes cell-free fetal DNA in the mother’s blood, and is done using the high-throughput sequencing (NGS) method. This method is high-tech, informative, and accurate.

    • Why should a person undergo an EVOGEN-NIPT test?

      The birth of a baby is a very important and joyous event. In some cases, there is the risk that a baby with a congenital medical condition could be born

      EVOGEN-NIPT non-invasive DNA diagnostics will help reliably assess this risk.

      EVOGEN-NIPT permits detecting the most widespread genetic syndromes in the fetus at an early stage:

      • Down
      • Edwards
      • Patau
      • Turner.
    • Is the test safe?

      EVOGEN-NIPT is absolutely safe, since only 10 millimeters of blood from the mother are used. This means that nothing at all threatens the baby’s condition.

    • What grounds exist to conduct the test?
      • increased risk exists as the result of biochemical screening during the first trimester
      • a woman is pregnant who is more than 35 years old
      • a woman’s desire to precisely define the future baby’s medical condition
    • What is required to conduct the test?

      To perform the test, it is necessary to give a blood sample from a vein and fill out a small application with information about your health.

    • Do I need to prepare for the test somehow?

      Genetic testing has one very important advantage! Unlike other tests, you do not have to give blood in the morning, or on an empty stomach, and there are no preliminary procedures to go through.

      Testing on the genome can be done anytime! There is a small restriction on using certain drugs (for example, heparin therapy).

    • Why should a person undergo an EVOGEN-GENOME test?

      Predictive medicine is built upon knowledge about human genome traits, which allows creating the medicine of the future: forecasting development and effectively treating cancer, neurological, and other human diseases, and this means living longer, and with a better quality of life.

    • What kind of information can be obtained by undergoing an EVOGEN-GENOME test?

      When ordering whole genome sequencing in the EVOGEN laboratory, you will receive a genetics passport with the documentation packages you have chosen:

      • Carriage of frequent hereditary diseases
      • Risks of cancer
      • Pharmacogenetics - information on the dosages for drugs that are individually recommended for you
      • Nutrigenetics – recommendations on your diet bases on information about your genome
      • Beauty and genetics in fitness – contains information on the workout regimen that is best for you, as well as predisposition to having dry skin, which allows choosing the best way to take care of it
      • Population genetics – contains information on your origin.
    • What is required to conduct the test?

      To perform the test, it is necessary to give a blood sample from a vein and fill out a small application with information about your health.

    • Do I need to prepare for the test somehow?

      Genetic testing has one very important advantage! Unlike other tests, you do not have to give blood in the morning, or on an empty stomach, and there are no preliminary procedures to go through.

      Testing on the genome can be done anytime! There is a small restriction on using certain drugs (for example, heparin therapy).

    • What are the advantages of EVOGEN-GENOME?
      • Human DNA does not change, so the analysis can be done once in a lifetime
      • Modern-day technologies permit reading DNA with high resolution, and storing the information obtained (the raw data) on an electronic medium
      • The data obtained during whole genome sequencing can subsequently be analyzed again, and new, previously unknown, information can be obtained. This includes regularly detected new genes, as well as information about their role in the body. That is why any studies in which only individual polymorphisms are studied have limited opportunities in terms of subsequent interpretation and revision compared to a full GENOME test.
      • The whole genome sequencing process is quite long. In certain laboratories, it can take up to 6 months. And, if the sequencing has already been done, then in the event health problems arise it will be sufficient just to analyze the data, which only takes one week.
      • The polymorphisms that are identified are interpreted by specialists in genetics, cancer treatment, clinical pharmacology, and population genetics, and the information obtained is presented in a way that is as easy as possible to understand in the test results report. For the description, those polymorphisms are selected that can be used to make adjustments to a person’s lifestyle (vitamins, nutrition, physical activity), and the information can be used by the attending physician to customize the therapy (in the pharmacogenetics section with the information on predispositions to various diseases). For each polymorphism, a description of the gene, its function, its effects on health, and recommendations in terms of lifestyle are given.
      • High-tech (done using a high-throughput sequencing method, or NGS – next-generation sequencing)
      • Quality (combines high technology and new knowledge)
      • The choice of each mutation is scientifically confirmed 
    • Questions on making orders and payments

      You can use the following telephone numbers to ask about any issues that might be of interest to you: 8 (800) 777-34-86; +7 (499) 350-00-98

    • Why should a person undergo an EVOGEN-EXOME test?

      Exome sequencing can help identify the causes of the disease and establish a clinical diagnosis. This will make it possible to predict the development and course of diseases.

    • What kind of information can be obtained by undergoing an EVOGEN-EXOME test?

      Exome sequencing can establish an accurate diagnosis when clinical findings that indicate a genetic disease are present.

    • What is required to conduct the test?

      To perform the test, it is necessary to give a blood sample from a vein and fill out a small application with information about your health.

    • Do I need to prepare for the test somehow?

      Genetic testing has one very important advantage! Unlike other tests, you do not have to give blood in the morning, or on an empty stomach, and there are no preliminary procedures to go through.

      Testing on the exome can be done anytime! There is a small restriction on using certain drugs (for example, heparin therapy).

    • What are the advantages of EVOGEN-EXOME?
      • Human DNA does not change, so the analysis can be done once in a lifetime
      • Modern-day technologies permit reading DNA with high resolution, and storing the information obtained (the raw data) on an electronic medium
      • The data obtained during whole exome sequencing can subsequently be analyzed again, and new, previously unknown, information can be obtained. This includes regularly detected new genes, as well as information about their role in the body. That is why any studies in which only individual polymorphisms are studied have limited opportunities in terms of subsequent interpretation and revision compared to a full exome test.
      • If the sequencing has already been done, then in the event health problems arise it will be sufficient just to analyze the data, which only takes one week.
      • The polymorphisms that are identified are interpreted by specialists in genetics and cancer treatment/ The information obtained is presented in a way that is as easy as possible to understand in the test results report.
      • High-tech (done using a high-throughput sequencing method, or NGS – next-generation sequencing)
      • Quality (combines high technology and new knowledge)
      • The choice of each mutation is scientifically confirmed
    • Questions on making orders and payments

      You can use the following telephone numbers to ask about any issues that might be of interest to you: 8 (800) 777-34-86; +7 (499) 350-00-98

    • Why should a person undergo an EVOGEN-ONCO test?

      EVOGEN-ONCO testing for hereditary forms of cancer reveals a genetic predisposition to the development of the disease. Having complete information about your health will allow each person at risk group to regularly undergo examinations and start treatment in time if necessary.

    • What kind of information can be obtained by undergoing an EVOGEN-ONCO test?

      TO PATIENTS

      • Finding out the cause of disease
      • Selection of an individual treatment plan
      • The results of the analysis made it possible to conduct the necessary studies regarding blood relatives in order to determine the risk of developing diseases in the family.
      • Assessment of the risk of developing tumors in other organs

      TO HEALTY PEOPLE AND BLOOD RELATIVES

      • Assessment of the chance of hereditary cancer’s development
      • If test is positive, measures can be taken to prevent the development of cancer
      • Avoid unnecessary interference for family members who do not have mutations found in relatives
    • What is required to conduct the test?

      To perform the test, it is necessary to give a blood sample from a vein and fill out a small application with information about your health.

    • Do I need to prepare for the test somehow?

      Genetic testing has one very important advantage! Unlike other tests, you do not have to give blood in the morning, or on an empty stomach, and there are no preliminary procedures to go through.

      Testing on the exome can be done anytime! There is a small restriction on using certain drugs (for example, heparin therapy).

    • Questions on making orders and payments

      You can use the following telephone numbers to ask about any issues that might be of interest to you: 8 (800) 777-34-86; +7 (499) 350-00-98