Simple Steps for how to do a gene test
ORDER YOUR GENE TEST KIT
The first step in doing a DNA test is to contact me by email or by ringing the clinic. It is important to leave your contact details, including a phone number, to call you on.
At this stage, you may have decided which DNA genetic testing profile you would like to do. If you are unsure, we can discuss this, and I can answer any questions.
To get the DNA test done, I will get the kit sent out to you at your home.
The DNA Kit must be paid for before I can get it sent out.
This can be done by online banking or by credit card.
COLLECT YOUR DNA SAMPLE
Once you have received the DNA test kit, you can read over the information to be completely clear about how the test is done. I will also send you a link to a video showing step-by-step how to do a DNA 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 it’s an easy test to perform. If you have any questions, you can contact me.
There are two copies of the consent form in the kit, which you have to sign. One form goes in the courier parcel with the DNA sample, and the other needs to be scanned and emailed back to me.
Once you have completed the DNA collection, it is placed with the other completed information in the pre-paid addressed courier bag and sent to Nutrisearch in Napier. They send the test onto Fitgenes in Australia.
The test should be kept in the fridge until you are able to courier the parcel.
RECEIVE YOUR RESULTS
Once the DNA test results have been sent to me, I will contact you and arrange a time, either via Zoom or at the clinic, to review the results. I also prepare an additional report with extra information to go along with the Fitgenes report.