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FAQ

About the DNA test:

We utilize laboratories that possess state of the art scientific technology to bring you the most accurate scientific-based knowledge in this dynamic world of genetic discovery.

No. There is no need to retake a particular test as your genes will never change.

No. We focus solely on wellness and lifestyle genes that are actionable. DNA tests detecting disease predictions should be performed and interpreted by a registered physician or a certified genetic counselor.

We utilize laboratories that is CAP- and CLIA-certified. The laboratories have strict protocols to ensure high accuracy before releasing of results. Your genetic predisposition plays a role but lifestyle and environmental factors are important as well.

Results:

The typical turnaround time is 4-6 weeks once the sample reaches our lab. You will get an email notification when your report is ready.

The result of our tests are not meant for diagnostic use. Your results provides insights into your genetic predisposition by looking into the gene variants. By knowing your genetic information, then factor in environmental and lifestyle influences, you are empowered to make a greater choice for an improve life.

Privacy:

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to retain data accuracy, and to ensure the use of the information, we use a range of technical, physical and administrative, HIPAA-compliant, measures to protect the information we collect about our members. We do not sell your information to any third parties.  View our privacy policy for more information.

The Science:

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a long molecule that present in the nucleus in our cells. It is the DNA that contains the body’s unique genetic information or ‘blueprint’. The molecule is a helix that resembles a twisted ladder. The information in DNA that stored as a code, is made up of four ‘bases’: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). The order of these bases in genes determines the information for building and maintaining an organism.

DNA bases always pair up with each other in the same way: A with T and C with G, to form units called base pairs. Base pairs form the ‘steps’ of the DNA ladder while the vertical supports are composed of nucleotides.

DNA can replicate itself and each strand of DNA in the double helix can serve as a pattern for a duplicate sequence of bases. Duplication enables new cells to have the exact same copy during cell division process.

Chromosomes are long DNA strands packaged into thread-like structures and located in the nucleus (core) of each cell. Each chromosome is made up of DNA tightly coiled around proteins called histones.

A gene is a distinct sequence of DNA bases that forms the core unit of information that determines what characteristics every living creature has. Genes are found on the chromosomes. Every person has two copies of each gene, inherited one from each parent. Most genes are the same in all individuals, but a small number of genes vary slightly from person to person. These variations are what contribute to each person’s unique physical features and tendencies. Your genes contain instructions for building everything about you: your hair, skin color, eye color, tendency to gain weight, athletic tendencies, and other unique characteristics.