Learn about variations in your unique genetic code
Understand how your current nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices interact with your unique genetic code
Make informed decisions regarding eating habits, sleeping habits, lifestyle choices and exercise based on your genes
What makes Gene SNP unique?
When it comes to our bodies, we want to make choices that have a positive impact on our health. But some of those decisions – eating the wrong foods, making certain lifestyle choices, even the way we exercise – could impact our body’s ability to maintain optimum health. Even if we think we’re making the right choices, there are other factors that help determine our overall picture of health.
When it comes to your health, the answers are in your genes. Your DNA tells a story: how you process foods, how you react to exercise, how your environment affects your body, how your family history plays a part in your health.
By understanding how your genetic profile affects your well-being, and then providing practical suggestions that focus on your diet, nutrition, exercise and supplementation, the Gene SNP DNA Analysis will help you take charge of optimizing your wellness.
What is the Gene SNP DNA Analysis?
Over the last few decades developments in the science of genetics and technology has transformed our understanding of disease. This advent in medicine has made early intervention and effective management a real possibility for both Health Professional and patient alike. Today we know the degree to which diet influences the balance between healthy and disease states may depend on an individual’s genetic makeup. Services like genetic analysis can help develop a practice and its wellness program by introducing patients to advantages of testing and improved health outcomes. Some diet-regulated
genes (and their normal, common variants) are likely to play a role in Onset, Incidence, and Progression and/or severity of chronic diseases.
Dietary intervention, based on knowledge of nutritional requirement, nutritional status, and genotype can be used to prevent, mitigate or remedy chronic disease. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis is a comprehensive kit that provides a laboratory analysis of specific gene variants in your genetic material (DNA) that have been found to influence health. The helpful guide for Health Professional interpretation provides valuable information about various lifestyle habits that relate to the gene variants being tested and product recommendations.
Who should use this product?
Anyone under the care of a physician/health professional concerned about how their genetic makeup plays a role in diet, nutrition and exercise should use this product.
How can understanding your genes promote a long, healthy life?
Your health is a result of interactions between your genes and lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, stress, smoking and alcohol. It is your genetic makeup that determines which nutrients are utilized, how they are used, the way toxins are removed and how effective these key processes are within the body. The best part is that the results remain accurate throughout your life since your gene makeup does not change. Since your genes don’t change, you have the ability to optimize the functioning of your genes through diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation. And while you can’t change your genes, you can change your lifestyle and how your genes behave.
Can Insurance hold findings from the analysis against me?
Most states have laws prohibiting genetic discrimination, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (or “GINA”), is a federal law that protects Americans from discrimination by health insurance companies and employers on the basis of DNA information. This law does not cover life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance. For more information, please visit http://www.genome.gov/10002328
Is Gene SNP Analysis a diagnostic test?
No, we can only determine what types of genetic variations people have and explain how they may interact with an individual’s habits and lifestyle choices.
What is included in the Gene SNP DNA Analysis? Your Gene SNP DNA Analysis kit includes:
- · Sample Tube suitable for mailing
- · Two swabs
- · Consent form, Genetic Assessment Request Form & instructions.
What do I do with the Consent and the Genetic Assessment Forms?
Both forms have to be filled out and signed before the laboratory can accept your swabs for processing and DNA analysis. Send the completed forms with your swabs in the mailing tube along with billing information for the laboratory.
Understanding The New Gene SNP™ DNA Analysis
Gene SNP DNA Analysis offers insight into six major categories of weight and wellness health.
How does the Gene SNP DNA Analysis testing process work?
In the privacy of your home, you simply use a mouth swab to collect cheek cells, which contain your DNA. The swabs are put into the white swab envelope provided after drying. Send the swabs with the Genetic Assessment Request Form and the Consent Form in the padded envelope with a prepaid shipping label provided in the kit to the processing laboratory. Once at our certified laboratory, DNA is extracted from your swabs and then prepared for analysis. The DNA is analyzed using the latest genotyping technology to give
the most accurate results. Your DNA analysis is then matched with the answers you provided into the Online Customer Profile. Once all of this data is compiled, it is entered into a sophisticated, algorithm-based computer software program that generates your confidential, easy-to-follow Gene SNP Health Action Plan.
How long does it take to get my Gene SNP DNA Analysis results?
Typically, it can take anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks for you to receive Gene SNP DNA analysis results.
How accurate are the results of my Gene SNP analysis?
The analysis of your DNA is in compliance with the Quality Assurance and Accuracy Verification Standards of the CLIA certified laboratory. The accuracy of the genetic analysis is greater than 95 percent.
How can my sample fail the Gene SNP DNA Analysis?
Sometimes the sample provided does not contain enough DNA because you just brushed your teeth, or if you did not let the swabs dry long enough before putting the swabs in the envelope, or if it took too long (longer than 10 days) to reach the laboratory for analysis. It is important to follow the Swab instructions in your kit.
How is my privacy protected?
Protecting your privacy is at the core of Gene SNP DNA Analysis. We recognize your need for strong privacy protection and the careful management of your personal information. Any information you share is kept strictly confidential and is secured electronically using sophisticated encryption technology. The laboratory personnel and others who are required in the processing of your genetic results have been trained and tested to meet the requirements of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your results are handled as Protected Health Information (PHI), as defined in HIPAA and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in accordance to that defined in 45 CFR, §160 and Subparts A and E of §164.
Should I worry about privacy issues?
Your genetic information will be encrypted and will not be directly associated with your personal information collected from your Online Customer Profile, but will be stored in a database maintained in accordance to CLIA and HIPAA standards. While this information may be used by the laboratory research affiliates to conduct further analyses for commercial purposes, under no conditions will this information be released to third parties in a way that discloses personal information, except with your written permission, unless required by law. The laboratory is vigilant against breaches of security and improves security and privacy safeguards on a regular basis.