Frequently asked questions
It is a DNA test to understand your genetic predisposition.
No, it can only be done in a genetic lab. A blood test lab can’t perform genetic testing.
It is normally done through collection of saliva in a kit. Another method is blood collection which can be more accurate.
It normally takes 4 to 6 weeks for the results of a genetic test to come out.
The results of a genetic test can be used to understand behavioral, nutritional and lifestyle tendencies which can be used to create the perfect nutrition plan for you.
The equipment used in testing is very expensive. Additionally, the comprehensiveness of a test also impacts the cost.
The testing is done in Indian labs; and the analysis is aligned to the predispositioned traits in the Indian subcontinent.
The number of gene traits covered depend on the type of genetic test. A nutrition gene test has 38 traits while a health gene test has 46.
Raw data is the information collected from a genetic test. It can be used in any genetic lab to get a genetic report. This data does not need to be collected over and over again.
If abroad, a sister test from 23andme can be done. Raw data will be provided, which should be shared with us to generate specific genetic reports. Separate payments will be required for both the raw data from 23andme as well as to the genetic lab for a report.
Genetic samples that are collected are trapped by a unique barcode. This barcode is the only identification method vis-à-vis your sample. You need not share your name while doing a Genetic test. The lab is only aware of the barcode while the process of the sample raw data and the reports are being generated, thereby keeping your data confidential. You can request that your raw data and reports are deleted permanently from our systems after your genetic reports are shared with you.