Genetic Tests

HOW TO ORDER LAB TESTS….

You can view details, sample reports, collection instructions and order all tests mentioned via Regenerus (RG), Medichecks (MC), via me (PHC) and Cyrex (Cyrex).

Use the search facility at each lab to find the test I’ve mentioned. Please direct all questions on doing tests, shipping, payment, getting results, interpretation etc to the labs. For Cyrex and PHC tests, you can contact me after reading the FAQ and tips on each page if you’re still stuck. You should get your results within 3 weeks (working days) direct from the labs (or me for PHC/Cyrex). Medichecks includes phlebotomy, Regenerus has a list of phlebotomy clinics where you can get blood samples taken.

For interpretation, please see the videos I am gradually adding to each page, or the You Tube channel here. There are also factsheets available here as I write them.

Unsure if you need a Genetic Test?

We’re not talking ancestry tests here, but medical genetics – have you any weak areas it might be useful to know about so you can strengthen them and prevent issues in the future? Are there any weaknesses keeping you from getting well using normal interventions?

For example, do you have methylation or other detox issues you could support? Do you naturally put more weight on, not sleep, not make Vitamin D from sunlight easily (me!), create more inflammation, not balance your blood sugar or cholesterol as well as you might because you have genetic ‘weakness’ there?

In truth, I don’t go too heavy on really complicated genetic testing because I am of the firm belief that just because we have the genes or SniPs does not mean that we will develop the problem in the vast majority of cases. That said, sometimes knowing you have a possible weakness in an area can explain why you can’t get better using normal interventions – and means you can take steps to prevent future illness, which I AM all for!

Testing Summary

Dead simple: do either the Optimal Health my DNA test or, preferably, the Optimal Health Pro (both RG). These will give you a general look at some of the key genetic markers for health.

The myDNA Optimal Health Pro

I have been searching for ages for a really good gene test which actually gives valuable, practical information for people. Many of the gene tests available give you shed-loads of SNiPs and leave you wondering what the heck they all mean.

We know that genes are not set in stone and that environmental and diet changes in the very least can influence how those genes are expressed, or switched on or off.

The Optimal Health Pro (RG) gives a really good overview and a fantastic report using information on your diet and lifestyle too that you supply – which makes sense of the results in the most key areas for you. You can then go through each element that shows up and do stuff about it – work with a practitioner who will guide you.

You can see a comparison of the two myDNA Health tests available here, and look at the sample report – all 47 pages of it; I love this one!

Other Genetic Tests

Note that there are other gene tests scattered throughout the various test pages for you – see thyroid tests, for example.

HOW TO ORDER LAB TESTS….

You can view details, sample reports, collection instructions and order all tests mentioned via Regenerus (RG), Medichecks (MC), via me (PHC) and Cyrex (Cyrex).

Use the search facility at each lab to find the test I’ve mentioned. Please direct all questions on doing tests, shipping, payment, getting results, interpretation etc to the labs. For Cyrex and PHC tests, you can contact me after reading the FAQ and tips on each page if you’re still stuck. You should get your results within 3 weeks (working days) direct from the labs (or me for PHC/Cyrex). Medichecks includes phlebotomy, Regenerus has a list of phlebotomy clinics where you can get blood samples taken.

For interpretation, please see the videos I am gradually adding to each page, or the You Tube channel here. There are also factsheets available here as I write them.

Testing Summary

Dead simple: do either the Optimal Health my DNA test or, preferably, the Optimal Health Pro (both RG). These will give you a general look at some of the key genetic markers for health.