AGx Ideal Weight DNA is very deep and focused on healthy weight loss using food,
micronutrient and exercise recommendations, whereas AGx Anti-Aging DNA is a more broa
general wellness and healthy aging program. AGx Nourish DNA provides an analysis of all
micronutrient tendencies that have proven genetic linkages.
We use a noninvasive swab to collect cells from the mouth. The swab is easy to use and only takes about a minute to collect enough DNA for analysis. Once collected, the swab is mailed directly to our lab for analysis.
Typical turnaround time for the entire process (swab kit shipping, DNA extraction and analysis, quality inspection, report generation) is approximately 10-20 business days. We will email you as soon as your report is ready.
Your AGx Ideal Weight DNA report will contain nutrition and exercise recommendations specific to your genetic test results (i.e., your DNA). The nutrition information will discuss in layman’s terms how much protein, carbohydrates and fat you should consume daily, as well as which micronutrients you may be at risk for being deficient in, and which foods are good sources of those micronutrients. You will learn how your body responds to fat, protein and carbohydrate intake in relation to how you’ll use them for energy, and thus, how best to eat in order to lose body fat. Your AGx Ideal Weight DNA report will also indicate what your likeliness is of using fat for energy during different types of exercise. It will give you specific information about exercises that are best aligned with your genetic test results: which types of exercise, at what intensity, for how long and how often.
Your AGx Anti-Aging DNA report will contain nutrition, exercise and lifestyle recommendations specific to your genetic test results (i.e., your DNA), and the recommendations are grouped into the categories of Look, Feel and Function. Look recommendations will include topics like skin glycation and facial aging, Feel recommendations will include areas such as sleep duration and addictive behaviors, and Function recommendations offer advice on issues like age-related hearing loss, mental acuity, as well as which micronutrients you may be at risk for being deficient in, and which foods are good sources of those micronutrients.
In addition to the AGx Ideal Weight DNA or AGx Anti-Aging DNA report, you will also have access to genotype-specific content within our secure web portal. Hundreds of videos, recipes and articles are prioritized for you based on your genotype and available to you at any time.
To prevent unauthorized access to your information, our systems are run on HIPAA-compliant architecture, employing secure servers, firewalls and encrypted back-ups.
You control access to your account information and test results. As long as you do not share your account password and username, no other individual will have access to your account or your results.
Probably not. Most insurance companies do not yet pay for genetic tests related to health management programs like Advanced Genetic Solution’s wellness genetic tests. We believe they will at some point in the future, so it might be worth checking with your insurance carrier. If your physician recommends you utilize a weight management program, you can use your HSA or FSA funds to pay for AGx Ideal Weight DNA.
No. Your privacy is protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which was instituted in the United States in May 2008. As a result, you are also not required to disclose genetic information to an employer or insurer. In addition, Advanced Genetic Solutions will not respond to any request for test results from an insurer, employer or any other entity.