What is DNA Testing
The human genome is made up of DNA, which contains the genetic information essential for our body’s development and functioning. At its core, genes are simply a DNA sequence of letter bases: A, T, G and C’s. Across individuals, 99.9% of this genetic sequence is identical. However, in each gene there are also points of variations between people known as “single nucleotide polymorphisms” (SNPs). DNAPower analyzes these genetic variations that are scientifically proven to be associated with health conditions, nutrition and fitness.
Value of DNA testing
By understanding our genetic profile, we can make smarter lifestyle choices to live a healthier life. The earlier we know about our genetic makeup, the easier it is to plan a focused diet and fitness program that is customized for our unique body. Our tests target a number of genetic variations scientifically proven to impact health. We provide you with insight into your unique genetic code, which will help you learn more about how your body responds to certain diets and exercises and take action to optimize your health.
Why we are different
Our lab has been providing DNA testing for health, diet and fitness since 2008.
Our highly experienced Canadian lab where an expert team personally processes your DNA.
We are dedicated to service, providing easy to understand results, with a professional team ready to provide you with personalized programs for your DNA.
Important: DNA testing for nutrition and preventative health is a new area that is constantly growing and evolving. dnaPower prides itself on providing you with the most accurate information available. Our team of scientist’s are constantly researching new genes to include in the panels and to look at adding new research findings as they emerge. DNA testing may benefit some people more than others, and in some case possibly provide no benefit. We encourage you to work with other healthcare professionals throughout this journey.
Collecting a sample
A sample is collected by rubbing the inside of your cheek with one of the sterile swabs included in your test kit. Simply follow the instructions included in your DNA collection kit and send us the swab for analysis.
To ensure that your sample collection is successful, do not eat or drink for 1 hour prior to taking your DNA sample. We also recommend that you rinse your mouth immediately before to ensure your swab retrieves an adequate amount of DNA.