A genetic test will reveal changes (or mutations) in your genes that may or may not cause illnesses or diseases.

SuperDNA genetic testing is a genetic screening that is available directly to consumers, without the need for a healthcare provider's involvement. It analyses DNA, RNA, or proteins to detect changes or mutations in the genetic material of an individual.

It can be used to confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition, diagnose a genetic disorder, or identify carrier status for genetic conditions.

It can also be used to determine a person's risk of developing certain diseases, such as cancer or heart disease, based on their genetic makeup. It also allows individuals to learn more about their genetic makeup, including their ancestry, and traits.

SuperDNA genetic testing involves collecting a sample of an individual's DNA, typically through a buccal swab or saliva sample. The DNA is then analyzed to provide information about the individual's genetic makeup and any potential health risks.
The different types of genetic tests available include ancestry testing, health risk testing, carrier testing, nutrigenomic testing, paternity testing, pharmacogenomic testing, clinical genetic tests and others.
Clinical genetic testing is typically performed in a medical setting and is used to diagnose or assess the risk of a specific genetic condition. Consumer genetic testing is typically purchased directly by individuals and is used to provide information about ancestry, health risks, and other traits.
The benefits of consumer genetic testing include gaining insight into one's genetic makeup, and potentially identifying potential genetic risks in order to take preventative measures.
No, sample type will not affect your results because your saliva and blood contain the same DNA. DNA from the same person will generate the same genetic results.
It is important to research the reputation and accreditation of a genetic testing company before undergoing testing. It is also recommended to consult with a healthcare provider or genetic counselor for guidance.
Your DNA will never change, so you only need to take a DNA test once in your lifetime.
The DNA that we are born with does not change over time. If your child has taken a genetic testing that is based on Whole Genome Sequencing (for instance, SuperDNA Ultimate DNA test), they do not have to take another DNA test again. In addition, they would be able to get lifetime updates of their DNA report based on advances in genetic research.
Preparing for consumer genetic testing typically involves reviewing the instructions provided by the testing company and ensuring that the sample is collected properly and sent in a timely manner.
Before taking a SuperDNA genetic test, it is important to understand the potential risks and benefits of the test, as well as the limitations of the test and the company providing the service. It is also important for you to read the informed consent form before taking the test. Call 010-824 1238 for free pre-test counselling if you are not sure where to start.
Our genetics tests are suitable for individuals of all ages. In the case of a newborn, testing can be done from the moment of birth to detect early on-set conditions that require immediate medical intervention using a buccal swab kit.
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Consumer genetic testing information is generally considered relevant for an individual's lifetime, but it is important to understand that new research and discoveries may impact the interpretation and relevance of genetic testing results over time. That is why SuperDNA will provide lifetime report updates for existing customers as and when there are new discoveries that are relavant to genetic testing.
While consumer genetic testing is generally considered safe and low-risk, there are potential risks associated with the testing, including the possibility of receiving unexpected or concerning results, the potential impact on an individual's mental health and wellbeing, and the risk of genetic information being used for discriminatory purposes. It is important to carefully consider these risks before undergoing genetic testing and to consult with a healthcare provider or genetic counselor for further guidance.
Consumer genetic testing can be used to determine paternity or other familial relationships, but it is important to choose a reputable and accredited testing provider and to carefully review the accuracy and reliability of the testing methods used. However, SuperDNA does not provide such testing service.
Consumer genetic testing can be used to identify potential genetic disorders or conditions in unborn fetuses, but this type of testing typically involves invasive procedures that carry some degree of risk to the fetus. SuperDNA test focuses on born individuals only.
Genetic testing can provide information about an individual's genetic risk for certain conditions, but it cannot predict with certainty whether or not an individual will develop those conditions. Other than genetic, factors such as environmental and lifestyle factors contributes to the individual risk.
Yes, genetic testing can identify carrier status for certain genetic conditions. Carrier status testing can be particularly useful for individuals planning to have children or for couples undergoing fertility treatment.
Genetic testing can provide information about an individual's risk for certain mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. However, genetic testing alone cannot diagnose or predict the onset of mental health conditions.
Many genetic testing companies offer the option to download raw genetic data, which can be used for further analysis by third-party services or healthcare providers. However, this service is not available for SuperDNA.
Yes, some genetic tests can provide information about an individual's physical traits, such as eye color and hair texture.
Yes, some genetic tests can provide information about an individual's ethnic heritage and ancestry. However, SuperDNA test does not discover this trait.
There is ongoing research into the role genetics may play in athletic performance, but the current understanding is that many factors, including training, nutrition, and environmental factors, also play a significant role. Some genetic tests may claim to identify predispositions for athletic performance, but the accuracy and usefulness of such tests are still unclear and not widely accepted.
Some companies offer epigenetic testing or microbiome testing, which provide information about how your environment and lifestyle impact your health.
Yes. The recommendations can help you plan and optimize your diet and exercise plan. Remember that genetics is only one factor that affects your overall health, lifestyle changes such as healthy diet and regular exercise are also important to improve your overall health.
Genetic testing can provide information about inherited genetic conditions that could affect your children or future children. This information can help you make informed decisions about family planning, such as choosing whether to pursue prenatal testing or considering options such as adoption or using a donor.
While some companies claim to offer tests that can provide information about personality traits, the scientific evidence supporting these claims is limited. It is important to approach any such claims with skepticism and to carefully research the accuracy and reliability of any genetic testing company before using their services.
Some genetic tests can provide information on an individual's response to certain nutrients and exercise, which can help inform diet and exercise choices.
Consumer genetic testing can typically be ordered directly by an individual without a doctor's referral or prescription, although some testing providers may require a healthcare provider's involvement in the testing process.
Children can undergo genetic testing in certain circumstances, but it is important to consider the potential risks and benefits of testing and to consult with a healthcare provider or genetic counselor for further guidance.
Consumer genetic testing typically requires a sample of saliva or blood, although other sample types may be used for certain types of testing.
No, it is never too young to take a DNA test. The DNA that we are born with does not change throughout our life. In fact, DNA screening of newborn babies can identify genetic disorders early in life so treatment can be started as early as possible.
Usually, if the consumer genetic testing uses Whole Genome Sequencing, you only need to do once in your life. For clinical genetic testing, the frequency depends on individual circumstances and healthcare provider recommendations.
The cost of consumer genetic testing varies depending on the type of test, number of reports, and the company providing the service. Some tests can be relatively inexpensive, while others can cost several hundred dollars or more.
Yes, consumer genetic testing kits can be purchased as gifts for others, but it is important to ensure that the individual receiving the kit understands the potential implications of genetic testing and is willing and able to consent to the testing.