Why should I consider gene testing?
Gene SNP DNA Analysis provides valuable information about gene expression and its impact on factors like cardiovascular, endocrine, and mental/emotional health. In addition, Gene SNP DNA Analysis also looks at select nutrients and fitness factors that may contribute to chronic health concerns including obesity. Dietary intervention, based on knowledge of nutritional requirement, nutritional status, and genotype can be used to prevent, mitigate, or remedy chronic disease. We will go over these results with you in our office so that you understand your genetic makeup (two visits are included).
Confidentially is our utmost concern and responsibility. You will receive a cheek swab, but there is no identifying information linked between the cheek swab and the information sent to the laboratory for processing. The laboratory does not know who you are, and cannot link any names to any gene swabs
Possible testing options:
Micronutrient test with Omega check
Food immune sensitivity 90
GI pathogen screen
Complete thyroid with T3
Food immune sensitivity expanded
GI yeast culture
Complete female/male hormone
GI bacterial culture
How do you test my genes?
In our office or at your home, you simply swab the inside of your cheek. This sample contains your DNA. Once you send the swabs with the Genetic Assessment Request Form and the Consent Form in the included mailing tube provided to the processing laboratory, DNA is extracted from your swabs and then prepared for analysis. We analyze it using the latest genotyping technology to give the most accurate results. Once the data is compiled, it is entered into a sophisticated, algorithm-based computer software program that generates a confidential, easy-to-follow Gene SNP Health Action Plan to be reviewed by you and your health professional. Typically, it takes four to six weeks for you to receive your Gene SNP Analysis results.
How genes affect you
No two people have the same fingerprint. Like our fingerprints, our genetic variations are unique identifiers which make us different from every other person. It's the variations in genes that make us who we are. From our gender; the color of our hair, eyes and skin; the types of foods that work best with our bodies; and even the type of exercise designed to maximize our individual performance, our genes are the instruction manual for the creation and maintenance of our bodies. Our genes are composed of combinations of protein bases. While there are only four possible bases, they can be combined in billions of ways to code for countless functions in the body. These four bases make up the DNA alphabet and combine to form words and phrases that give instructions to your body for everything from how your cells function to the color of your hair. Sometimes, when cells in the body replicate to make new cells, mistakes are made and a gene that was supposed to code for the word now reads differently. By changing just one letter or just one base, the gene now has a totally new meaning and function. These variations are called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). These small variations in DNA are expressed in many ways, and can influence how we metabolize food and what types of exercise are best suited for our bodies. By identifying your own unique gene variations, we can help you customize your lifestyle approaches and nutritional supplementation to maximize your genetic potential, promoting your optimal health. For more information, please visit http://www.genesnp.com.