Please read through our most commonly asked questions, if we haven't answered what you are looking for please get in touch and we'll do our best to assist you.
The nutrigenomic DNA tests are available through accredited healthcare practitioners, a directory can be viewed here.
Please note, one does not need to fast before doing the test, but you are not to eat or drink anything other than water 1 hour before doing the swab in order to get a good quality cheek cell sample.
We offer the tests individually so that you may do the test/s most relevant to you with the lowest expense. We do however offer discounted pricing if you are wanting to do more than one test or all of the tests.
We are the laboratory and unfortunately cannot make appointments for you. It would be best to contact the healthcare practitioner directly. Our directory of practitioners can be viewed here.
The results take 2 weeks from the time your DNA sample reaches our laboratory.
The consultation cost depends on the healthcare practitioner, as we are the laboratory we are unable to advise on what each practitioner will charge.
Outside of South Africa, DNAlysis tests are distributed under the name dnalife. Our tests are distributed worldwide.
Yes, we are ISO accredited by SANAS.
The healthcare practitioners we work with are regulated by the professional organizations they belong to. The information in Medcheck is in accordance with the CPIC (Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium)
The DNA tests are not covered by medical aid, however the consultation with your healthcare practitioner should be.
Outside of South Africa, DNAlysis tests are distributed under the name dnalife. Our tests are distributed worldwide in partnership with Nordic Laboratories.
Dieticians that have had the DNAlysis training are very well equipped to do the DNA health test. The interventions based on the genetic results of the DNA health test are nutrient based.
Please note that we cannot report on allergies.
Yes we do offer the DNA health test that examines low penetrance genetic variants associated with risk for chronic diseases of lifestyle. You may contact one of our accredited health care practitioners if you wish to do the testing.
Yes, we do test for the ApoE4 genetic variation. If you would like to do a test please find a practitioner in your area.
Yes, we do offer this test. If you would like to do a test please find a practitioner in your area.
Our DNA oestrogen tests low penetrance genetic variants associated with risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
We don't provide paternity DNA testing.
Yes, you can. Please click here and you will see instructions on how to do this. Please note this is available to FNB clients.
Please note that the nutrigenomic tests can be done through DNAlysis accredited practitioners only, these practitioners have attended training on Nutrigenomic testing.
Yes, if you are interested in DNA diet and weight loss it is best to consult with a dietitian.
If you would like an eating plan please consult an accredited dietician who will work with your genetic results to create an eating plan.
The Medcheck test analyses genetic variants linked to the metabolism of medication. This test will give you information on whether your drug is working and give you recommendations on alternate drugs if you are experiencing side effects with your current medication. You can view more information and check if your medication is covered by the test here.
Our difference from 23 and me is that we work with trained healthcare practitioners that will interpret your genetic reports and guide you on the appropriate interventions you need based on your genetic results.
A registered Healthcare Practitioner can do the DNAlysis training.