Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Do a Gene Test?
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.
How Reliable is the Gene Test?
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