Analysis of genetic factors for the detection and definition of treatments for different diseases is increasingly common, and in Rio de Janeiro it will soon be available to patients during their first skin-related consultations. This Wednesday (6th), Stringhini – Dermatologia Executivo, in partnership with a “renowned laboratory”, announced that it will be the first institution of its kind in Brazil to offer DNA testing to its public.
“We have seen a lot of progress in this area in various medical areas, based on genetic factors for disease prevention and better treatment choices. This is no different in dermatology, ”says Simone Stringhini, doctor at the head of the institution.
“With this resource, we will be able to better understand the patient’s skin structure and identify greater chances of disease, in addition to skin trends. This will allow us to act more assertively with specialized preventive treatments, preventing disease from manifesting and treating it. must be, ”he adds.
Personalization of treatments
According to the clinic, the test can be sent to the patient’s home in January of this year or done directly at the office. In about 15 days, the results are ready and the person who requested them is in charge of receiving them directly at home or making an appointment and checking them with the professional.
“From the test, the consultation will be based on the genetic results to define most drug prescriptions and even the in-office treatments, always with the aim of avoiding potential skin health problems,” Stringhini explains, also emphasizing that the process could even be performed by those undergoing treatments, allowing for possible adjustments.
“I believe this innovation that we are introducing in the dermatology field will improve treatments and produce much better results as we will have even more ground to define pathways and prevent disease,” she concludes.