Why undergoing this examination?

The genetic contribution to sports performance has been known for a long time, and several studies have demonstrated the heritability of physical condition factors and the psychological predispositions that seem to exist. Therefore, genetic variation and genetic factors contribute to sports performance, and influence the way people respond to training. According to several studies, genetic factors contribute from 20 to 50% in individual variation to specific characteristics related to sports performance. Genetic factors are variations in DNA sequence (genetic polymorphisms) related to individual differences in traits important to sports performance such as muscle strength, endurance, susceptibility to injury, and others. These genetic variations have an impact on both sports performance and people who exercise to improve their health. Genetics can be used for individual training settings and prescription for healthy exercise.

What is this exam?

The genetic analysis Sportgen consists of the evaluation of 67 polymorphisms involved in individual differences in sports performance. Polymorphisms related to sports capacity, risk of injury, cardiovascular disease and nutritional supplements are analyzed. The analysis is done with microarray technology.

For whom is it indicated?

• Professional athletes.
• People who want to maintain and improve their sports performance.
• People who want to prevent, as much as possible, the frequent injuries of physical activity.
It is recommended to carry out the present genetic profile at adulthood, as well as other predictive and predictive genetic studies.


Genotyping SNPs With Openarrays


• Guaranteed from the experience of the Synlab group, the absolute European leader in laboratory diagnosis.
• Objective and detailed results report.
• Genetic counseling available at no additional cost, according to the needs of each client.
• This genetic test contemplates the analysis of about 67 polymorphs related to several aspects that influence the sports performance.

Extra information

DOCUMENTATION – Available on Extranet for clients:
• Informed Consent.
• Clinical Questionnaire.
• Fasting is not necessary for the test.

Delivery Time
28 working days
Type of Sample
5 mL of whole blood in EDTA tube

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