Yes, once you receive your DNA test results, you will be able to access your report on the customer dashboard along with a printable version that you can share with your GP.
Our genetic test can help you to identify your predisposition to Intolerances & Sensitivities for specific foods or nutrients, it doesn't give or show a diagnostic for allergies.
A genetic predisposition means that there is an increased chance that an individual will develop the intolerance or sensitivity based on their individual genetic makeup. However, there are a number of factors beyond genetics that can contribute to the development of intolerances and sensitivities. We recommending contacting your GP to request further tests (blood) in order to identify allergies.
A genetic predisposition means that there is an increased chance that an individual could develop a particular condition based on their individual genetic makeup. A genetic predisposition results from specific genetic variations that are often inherited from a parent. These include certain conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lactose and gluten intolerances, and more. Having a genetic predisposition does not necessarily mean that you or any member of your family will develop the condition; it simply increases the likelihood of it occurring.
Although your DNA never changes we are constantly looking at adding new health areas to our test. As we do not store samples (to meet data protection requirements) you would need to complete a new test to understand your profile in any new health areas.
MyHealthChecked DNA test helps users to identify how their body responds to food, considering how their DNA affects their metabolism of different nutrients. It provides an easier and more effective solution to health and fitness, entirely unique to your DNA profile. The test does not provide any diagnostic for illness or conditions.
Most genetic research is based on individuals from European descent. In fact in 2016, over 80% of individuals that had their genome sequenced were European.
This lack of diversity in genomic data means that some of the genes we sequence will be less relevant and accurate for people in under-represented groups. There are two main issues.
Firstly, ethnicity affects minor allele frequency, making some genes that we sequence less relevant to specific ethnic groups. For example, individuals with one or more A bases at the ALDH2 gene are less able to metabolise alcohol. The presence of this base is extremely common among Japanese but almost non-existent in Europeans.
Additionally, although the direction of risk will be the same (i.e. the presence of a specific base pair will increase the risk of a trait no matter what ethnic background they are from), the strength of the link between genotype and phenotype will not necessarily be the same due to gene-gene interactions.