F.A.Q’s

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Do a Gene Test? DNA mapping

The test is done using a swab which is rubbed on the inside of your cheek for approximately a minute. Maximum DNA collection occurs when the swab is rubbed on the inside of both cheeks and underneath the upper or lower lip.

 

The instructions are very clear and its an easy test to perform. Read More

What is the Difference Between a DNA Test and a Gene Test?

The simplest way to think about it is that genes are on chromosomes and genes contain DNA.

So a DNA test and a gene test are essentially the same thing.

 

Can I Test a Specific Gene eg. BRCA and other Genetically Inherited Diseases?

If there is a specific inherited condition you need to check for then it is best to contact your Doctor to arrange for that specific test. The health and wellbeing profile tests 58 genes  which affect most chronic disease risk however it would be cost prohibitive to include all the disease variants. Read More

Is my Information Protected? Who can Access my Information?

Fitgenes  take a number of  key measures to ensure the genetic information is protected.

If you click on this link it will take you to their privacy policy.

How Reliable is the Gene Test?           What is genomic screening

Fitgenes employ the highest standard of DNA Testing and therefore guarantee the accuracy of the results. There are very strict quality control measures in place.

The DNA sample is tested BY NATA ( National Association of Testing Authorities) Accredited Lab