Genetic Testing

How Does It work?

Our testing kits allow us to access detailed genetic information to help you take control of your health. With only 3 simple steps. you can have access to a private and personalized analysis that can change the way you live your life.

Choose and Order Your Testing Kit

Perform cheek swab and return

REceive Your Detailed Results Securely

Get a 1 on 1 consult with our doctor to design a wellness plan based on your results to restore your body from the inside out.

FAQs

Questions about our tests:

How are the tests performed?

Our genetic tests are simple cheek swabs that can be used for persons of any age, including babies and the elderly.

If I am breastfeeding my baby, can I still perform the cheek swab on him/her?

Yes. The mixing of genetic data from mother to child via breast milk is not an issue for our test. Simply wait about 30 minutes after feeding and/or rinse the baby’s mouth with water.

My child has a medical condition. Will this test help me understand their issues?

This test should not be used as the ultimate guide for any medical condition. It should be used in relation to biochemical function, methylation, detoxification, and vitamin deficiency risk. It is one piece of the large healthcare puzzle. Please work with a provider of some kind if you or your child are dealing with a medical condition.

How long will it take to receive my test results?

Reports are generally delivered approximately 3 weeks after receiving your sample. At times, it may take up to 5 weeks if a sample needs to be rerun in the lab. Realistically, there are times where the lab gets backed up with samples, especially around holidays. Our team will let you know if a report is going to be delayed. Most genetic testing companies take 8 weeks or more to report results, so we try to aim for a faster turn-around time.

Do you test for ancestry genes?

No. We are purely focused on genetic information that will help you optimize your health.

Can you tell which diseases I will get in my lifetime?

No. Genetic information is only one aspect of health. We are not running data to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. We are running data for educational purposes only. Your genes are your blueprint for cellular processes, but your lifestyle plays the biggest role in your health outcome. We do not test for disease risk genes.

What SNPs are tested?

Please see the detailed information about each test under their description.

Do you sequence the entire genome?

No. The majority of SNPs do not affect how the body functions. We run specific SNPs that are clinically relevant for most functional medicine providers. We do not sequence rare genetic disorders, ancestry, or SNPs that have little research. This test should not be used for medical conditions or drug interactions. Please consult a medical geneticist for those concerns.

What if I can’t understand my report?

We always recommend working with a functional medicine provider that can help you understand your report. We only report the scientific understanding of each SNP per peer reviewed literature. We do offer test reviews that may be purchased as well. Write an email to our help desk for further information – help@maxgenlabs.com.

Can I get my raw data file, too?

No. We do not catalog the data in a zip file like other companies. It’s simply an excel sheet with rsid/alleles and will not work with other interpretation software. We report it for you so that you don’t have to use 3rd party software. You can see each SNP and allele at the end of your reports.

Will my DNA truly be destroyed?

Yes, absolutely. Our lab is concerned about your privacy. We take great lengths to destroy dna as soon as your report is complete. We don’t want to know your ancestry or provide 3rd party companies with “research.” Please keep in mind that this means we will not be able to update reports or resend reports months after your original report has been sent to you.

Can I use my HSA/FSA card to purchase the test?

Yes, but our e-commerce store does not allow for it. We can manually process payment for these cards. Please email help@maxgenlabs.com for assistance.

 

Can I get reimbursed by my insurance company?

We do not participate in insurance, nor do we supply you with receipts that are coded for reimbursement. You would need to order a test through your doctor for that purpose. We are an education only test (non-diagnostic), so the likelihood of getting reimbursed is slim.

Disclaimer, Individual Results May Vary

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