When you order a DNA test or combination of tests, this order will include an initial consultation with Louise (Registered Dietitian) to better get to know you and your needs, as well as 1, 2 or 3 feedback sessions (depending on the number of tests done) to adequately interpret and practically translate your genetic results into actionable interventions. Once you have sent in your blood spot DNA collection or cheek cell swab and had your initial consultation, you can expect to be contacted for feedback of your results within 4 weeks.
An extremely comprehensive genetic test focused on preventative health care. We recommend always doing DNA Health with any combination of genetic tests when choosing to understand your unique genetics. The test identifies the genetic variations associated with chronic diseases of the lifestyle and looks at pathways including lipid metabolism, methylation, detoxification, inflammation, insulin resistance and bone health. The test also looks at areas of food responsiveness and vitamin requirements including caffeine sensitivity, iron overload, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, salt sensitivity, omega 3 requirements as well as vitamin A, D, B12 and C requirements. From the DNA Health report, Louise can prescribe individualised supplementation protocols, dietary and lifestyle interventions to better manage your overall holistic health as well as help to manage and prevent the onset of disease.
This genetic test looks at the genes involved in weight management, weight loss resistance, carbohydrate and fat sensitivities, exercise responsiveness, circadian rhythms and weight loss, eating behaviour and appetite. From this test, we can determine which type of eating plan will be best suited to your individual genotype for optimal weight loss outcomes (low carb, low fat or Mediterranean), what type and how much exercise is needed for weight loss as well as interventions to better manage eating behaviour and sleep. We recommend doing DNA Health alongside DNA Diet in order to get the best results.
This genetic test focuses on 3 major areas of mental health. Firstly, neurodegenerative diseases including mild cognitive impairment, dementia and late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Secondly, mood disorders including bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. And finally, addiction, not only to substances such as alcohol or nicotine, but to addictive behaviours such as adrenaline-seeking behaviours or compulsive behaviours. From this test we can determine genetic predispositions to the above conditions, and relevant nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle management strategies to improve your overall environment and thus assist with management or prevention of the above-mentioned mental health conditions.
This genetic test focuses on optimizing athletic performance through nutrition, supplement and lifestyle interventions. We analyse genes involved in injury risk, recovery rate, power vs endurance potential, salt and caffeine sensitivity as well as optimal time of day to train.
This genetic test takes an in-depth look at the biological pathways; methylation, detoxification and oxidative stress which are all deeply involved in metabolism and excretion of harmful oestrogen metabolites, quinones and free radicals, which if accumulated in the body increase the risk of certain cancers such as breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. From this test, Louise can prescribe personalised supplement, nutrition and lifestyle advice to manage your risks and predispositions related to the above conditions.
This genetic test focuses on 18 different genes involved in skin ageing. We look at genetic biological pathways such as firmness and elasticity, oxidative stress, skin sensitivity and detoxification, sun damage protection and repair, skin pigmentation as well as inflammation. The report assists with choosing the correct skincare ingredients and products to prevent accelerated skin ageing as well as nutritional interventions to support your skin from the inside out.
This exclusive bounti genetic test focuses on important sections of DNA health, diet and sport and is aimed at assisting with optimising training and exercise routines, improving health and vitality as well as weight management and in particular providing nutritional, exercise and lifestyle interventions that are aimed at losing stubborn abdominal fat.
This genetic test is an exciting new launch from DNAlysis and it looks at the genes involved in adaptability and coping under high pressure and stressful conditions. Certain genetic neurochemical pathways that all impact how resilient one is predisposed to be, are analysed. These pathways include the stress axis, dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and more. The test is extremely insightful, especially given the ever-changing world we are all exposed to, and provides detailed lifestyle, supplement and dietary guidance on how to enhance any genetic advantages you may carry related to resilience as well as how to assist genetic weaknesses and thus make you more resilient and adaptable to change and stress in work, sport and life.
Did you know that your oral health is one of the best indicators of your systemic health? DNA Smile can give you insights into the state of your oral health and can help you mitigate risks and improve your health using gene-based, personalized, diet, nutraceutical, lifestyle, and oral health interventions.
This report looks at genetics involved in ancestry. Where does your genetic heritage and lineage come from? This report takes slightly longer (approximately 6 weeks) to attain results compared to the other tests as the DNA sample is sent away for analysis.
Pharmacogenetics involves the science of pharmacology and genetics to provide personalised, gene-based prescribing decisions. This pharmacogenetic test assesses genes involved in the absorption and metabolism of major classes of drugs. These drugs include cardiovascular disease medications, pain medications, psychiatric medications as well as oncology medications as an additional request. The test aims to identify genetic biomarkers that affect drug response and uses them to better guide effective, safe therapies personalised to each individual. Medcheck may be for you if you are about to start a new medication, are experiencing side effects from medication, not responding to certain medications or requiring dosages outside of recommended ranges. The test will highlight which drugs are likely to cause side effects, which may not have any therapeutic effect and which drugs would be safer alternatives.
Another new and extremely exciting test. Grow Baby is specifically designed for women trying to conceive and those already pregnant. This genetic test really individualises dietary, lifestyle and supplemental recommendations to help to optimize health outcomes for mom and baby, not just during pregnancy and birth but for the long term. Outcomes analysed in Grow Baby include genetic risks of preterm birth, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, miscarriage, small for gestational age, large for gestational age, post-natal depression and most importantly, the report provides gene-based interventions to lessen or mitigate these genetic risks and predispositions.