People spend a lot of time discovering their most suitable lifestyle. Ultimately, knowing your DNA from the inside out will help guide you to a healthier life, as you can adjust your lifestyle based on what your DNA says.
The answers lie within your DNA
Non-genetic factors also matter
- DNA is one of the main biological factors influencing certain physiological and physical traits aside from other external lifestyle factors.
- Non-genetic factors, including your lifestyle and environment, may also affect your chances of developing certain conditions.
- A DNA test is not a diagnosis. It shows you your potential to have certain traits based on your genetics, so that you may modify your lifestyle appropriately to decrease your future health risks or delay the onset of the disease.
- For example, if your DNA suggests you are a slow metabolizer of caffeine, which means it may be unhealthy if consumed in large amount, you may want to limit your daily caffeine intake, or opt for decaffeinated options.
How we analyze your DNA
We analyze the genetic differences at the level of DNA nucleotide bases on a specific gene region. The single DNA nucleotide base differences are known as SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). SNPs are what make us different from others, such as physical appearance and the potential risk of developing genetically related diseases and health conditions.
Our lab extracts DNA from white blood cells in saliva samples. Geneus™ DNA test uses the latest technology for DNA analysis called Whole Genome-Wide Array, sourced from Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS). Whole genome sequencing is designed exclusively with Illumina inc, the world’s most reliable manufacturer of DNA chips. Geneus™ DNA tests have been certified for accuracy and precision of CAP Accredited and CLIA Certified laboratory standards.