Hirslanden Precise is our centre of excellence for genetic and personalised medicine. With their clinical expertise, our renowned genetics experts ensure best-practice medicine in line with the latest research. In close cooperation with the referring specialists, we guarantee holistic care. In this way, we enable a more precise diagnosis, more targeted therapy and a reliable prognosis in all medical disciplines.
We offer all steps of genetic testing ourselves: from genetic counselling through testing to the final interpretation of the genetic test results.
Precise also has its own laboratory. This guarantees fast and easy-to-understand test results. Precise's methods are safe and reliable and in accordance with the latest technology and medicine. Safety and protection of privacy have the highest priority.
Genetic testing is only effective if it is integrated into the overall treatment of the patient. Accordingly, at Precise we work closely with specialists in the field. To this end, we have access to the entire Hirslanden network of doctors and specialists in all medical fields.
Use the tiles below to find out exactly what we offer in each area and for whom genetic testing offers added value:
Hirslanden Precise offers services in the following areas:
Personalised diagnostics – treating diseases individually
Genetic tests are carried out in this area if someone is already sick and the disease is believed to be genetic in nature. The aim is to identify or exclude the genetic causes, to enable a reliable diagnosis and to support appropriate therapy. We focus in particular on common diseases such as cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Personalised prevention – identifying risks
Genetic tests are also used to clarify the presence of a predisposition to the disease, ideally before clinical symptoms appear. The focus here is on prevention, early detection and timely treatment or family planning. In families with a known gene mutation, genetic testing will determine with certainty whether a family member has inherited the mutation, or not. If the variant is detected, appropriate preventive measures and/or suitable therapy can be initiated from an early stage. It is important to create an individual prevention plan in the process. Genetic testing can also be used to select the right drug therapy (pharmacogenetics).
Personalised family planning
In this area, asymptomatic people with a positive family history of a recessive hereditary disease, and, depending on the findings, their partners as well, are tested for the genetic variant known in their family and advised on the risk of their children getting sick.
Personalised development – improving well-being
Aside from the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, genetic analyses can potentially help to improve patients' well-being. For example, they can provide information on how personal performance or eating habits can be optimised. Patients with a genetic variant can thus plan their life better and deal with their disease. As soon as a clear relationship between the genetic findings and lifestyle has been proven, we will include this area in our offer.