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Our mission

Qlu Health is on a mission to improve the health of people around the world through the power of genetics.

This mission is driven by our co-founder Shamshad Ahmed whose 30 years of experience in the life science industry saw him establish his own successful clinical trial business before launching Smart Cells International Ltd, the UK’s first private stem cell banking company, followed by Qlu Health Limited in 2018.

Trust – your DNA is safe with us.

Shamshad’s 30 year background in clinical trials and the creation of the UK’s first stem cell company means you can rely on us to provide quality services, reporting & protection of your DNA.

Our passion is matched by our scientific backing. Qlu works with several leading laboratories and researchers including world-class authority on nutrition and Science Advisory Board member Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD, along with members of the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology – one of the leading genetics research companies in the world. Every one of our home genetic tests is carried out in either CAP, CLIA, and ASHI accredited clinical laboratories.

Personal – we are real people you can meet and speak to.

Helping you take steps to manage your health is what we’ve been doing for 30 years. If you need to speak with us, we’re here to support you all the way.

Through our work with these partners, Qlu has developed a clinical strength test portfolio, designed to be easily understandable, that can be offered directly to the public. Qlu takes scientifically complex information and converts it into actionable reports for individuals to understand and apply to their lives.

Why Choose Us?

At Qlu Health, our goals remain the same even after purchase. We want to ensure we offer the best support possible to all customers, aiming to offer a quality aftercare and support service. We don’t stop there either, we are on hand at any time to offer any insights or hand-holding when understanding your report, making sure you make the best of the results, potentially changing your life for the better.

We also offer excellent corporate deals for businesses looking for business perks to better the quality of life for their staff, and also memberships, with support from the Qlu Health team.

Our Tests

By offering these tests, along with support, and consultations with medical professionals we work towards preventing a wide array of illnesses:
NutriQluDNA Testing for Fitness, Health and Wellbeing
GutQluGut Bacteria and Microbiome Test
CancerQluHereditary Cancer Test
CardiacQluCardiac Health Test
The information below as provided by Cancer research: Cancer statistics for the UK. – https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics-for-the-uk

The data is daunting

5%

People on genetically appropriate diets lose 5.3% more weight than those who are not

1

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally

42%

of all UK cancer cases are preventable

300,000

cases of cancer were registered in England in 2015

300,000

in the UK are affected by Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – the two main forms of IBS

30%

of the global population are overweight or obese

50%

of the susceptibility for coronary artery disease (CAD) is due to predisposing genetic factors

According to the World Health Organisation, 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable through awareness and healthy lifestyle changes.

World Health Organisation

To better understand how Qlu's products drive better health decisions consider the example below.

Scenario one

  • 40 years old
  • Slightly overweight
  • Visits their doctor after feeling excessively winded after a weekend bike ride
  • Blood work shows elevated cholesterol levels
  • ECG (a test that measures activity of the heart) shows normal functioning
  • Individual is placed on medication to reduce their cholesterol levels and instructed to lose a few kilograms
  • 9 months later they suffer a debilitating heart attack

Scenario two

  • Individual orders a Cardiac-Qlu test, the results indicate that they have a genetic predisposition for increased cholesterol levels as well as an increased risk of suffering a heart attack
  • Individual consults with one of Qlu’s Physicians or their regular Provider
  • Understanding the individual’s predispositions the Provider orders a stress test and more aggressively treats the high cholesterol levels
  • A blockage in a major artery is identified and repaired
  • A major medical event is avoided

All too often medical care focuses on responding to an event, instead of preventing conditions. We want health to be perceived as a proactive pursuit driven by personalised knowledge. This is why Qlu chose to focus on genetic testing as the tool to aide its mission. Genetic testing can provide a look into the future for a wide array of medical and lifestyle related conditions.

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Following a genetically appropriate diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and common nutrition related morbidities.

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