Please review the following before proceeding to your results below.
10 Things to Keep in Mind When Reviewing Your Results
- You have not been diagnosed with heart disease or advanced aging.
Your results provide risk assessment only. They are not intended to diagnose any health conditions. Carrying a gene associated with a stronger likelihood of high blood pressure does not mean you will develop that condition.
- Your results are based on science.
Your results are based on the presence of certain gene types. Genes come in different version that are often just slightly different from one another. These different versions of the same gene are called alleles and they determine things like hair color and eye color. Researchers have found that certain alleles can be linked to a higher risk for certain conditions. Your results are based on the presence of certain gene types. Genes come in different version that are often just slightly different from one another. These different versions of the same gene are called alleles and they determine things like hair color and eye color. Researchers have found that certain alleles can be linked to a higher risk for certain conditions.
- Your genes do not change over time.
You don’t need to repeat the Exercise & Weight Loss and Heart Health tests. Your genes don’t change, and neither do our results.
- Your cellular age result can and likely will change over time.
This test measures the length of your telomeres – protective caps on the ends of your DNA. Telomeres shorten every time a cell divides; this is a normal part of aging. If your results said your telomeres are “shorter than average,” don’t panic. You can take steps to improve your lifestyle and slow down the telomere shortening process. You can improve your cellular age!
- Our lab is a trusted lab.
Defy Your DNA is a part of Kashi Clinical Laboratories, which is trusted by doctors nationwide. Our lab has met stringent CAP and CLIA certification requirements.
- Your results are private.
We DO NOT share your results, and we DO NOT sell our data in any way to pharmaceutical companies or anyone else.
- You should feel empowered, not overwhelmed.
Your results should help you feel more confident about the next steps on your wellness journey. If you’re confused by your results, you can order a Wellness Review. One of our wellness specialists will explain your results, make suggestions, and answer your questions.
- You can take your results to your doctor.
If you are concerned about a genetic risk factor on your result, feel free to make a copy and take it to your next doctor’s visit. Your doctor can order additional testing if you are concerned about developing certain chronic conditions.
- We love feedback.
If you have suggestions, questions, compliments or complaints, please share them here. We strive to meet your expectations and especially enjoy when customers share how their test results helped them get back on track.
Knowledge is power, and you’ve spent time and money to invest in yourself. We wish you much success on your wellness journey. We’re here for you if you have questions.