Genetic DNA Testing 2018-01-12T18:22:37+00:00

Are you drinking too much coffee? What about salt? Are you getting the right amount of omega 3’s in your diet? Is a gluten-free diet right for you? What about a high protein diet for weight loss?

Your genes can tell you!

Genetic testing involves at-home saliva collection and follow-up appointment scheduled for 4-5 weeks later to explain genetic test report and nutritional recommendations.

 

Three genetic tests are currently being offered.

Each comprehensive genetic test consists of a panel of 45 genetic markers that enable me, your dietitian, to provide you with personalized nutrition advice and physical activity recommendations tailored to your DNA. Your test results are presented in a customized report, which includes dietary and physical activity recommendations based on your individual genetic profile.

Health & Wellness

The results of this test can impact weight loss & body composition, nutrient metabolism, heart health, food intolerances, and eating habits.

Download a Sample Health Report

Athletic Performance

The recommendations can help you to improve your body composition, identify potential food intolerances, and help you determine your risk for certain injuries.

Download Sample Sport Report

Fertility Optimization

This test is designed to provide nutrition and physical activity recommendations that will help couples who are trying to conceive by optimizing their fertile potential.

Download a Sample Fertility Report

Ready to Get Started?

  • Purchase the test kit and you will receive a receipt by email including a consent form. Scan/email the consent form back to Emilia Hogan RD
  • Once payment is received, we will ship the test kit to you within 1 week
  • Complete the test and mail the saliva sample using the pre-paid self-addressed envelope provided (This will be sent to the Nutrigenomix lab at the University of Toronto).
  • Your results will be ready in 3 and 4 weeks.
  • Emilia Hogan, RD will contact you to set up a 30 minute phone appointment to review the results with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nutrigenomics is a new scientific discipline that uses modern genomics technology to study the relationship between genes, nutrition and health. It has long been apparent that some people respond differently from others to certain foods. For example, individuals with lactose intolerance experience gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming certain dairy products, while other individuals can consume dairy with no problems. Nutrigenomics allows us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.

Armed with information that is specific to your genetic profile, your healthcare professional will be able to develop the best dietary plan to help you meet your nutrition and fitness goals. Adhering to those recommendations will enable you to optimize your nutritional status and prevent nutrition-related chronic diseases. The Nutrigenomix Sport test can help you to enhance your performance while decreasing your risk for injuries.

A simple saliva sample is required to test the 45 genetic markers included in our reports. The sample will be either taken in-office at your appointment OR mailed to you to complete at home. The saliva sample is then sent to the Nutrigenomix laboratory for analysis.

If you have an extended insurance policy that covers Registered Dietitian services, the counselling component will be covered 100%. If you have an extended health spending account, you can likely get the Genetic Testing portion of this package reimbursed as well. A detailed Super Bill will be provided upon request.

No. A consult with a dietitian is the best way to gain the optimum benefit from your genetic test results and personalized nutrition report. Your healthcare professional will be able to explain the findings and recommendations to you and help you achieve your optimal diet and healthy eating habits, based on your unique genetic profile.

Only your healthcare professional will be able to access your genetic test results through Nutrigenomix. Your DNA kit is marked with a unique barcode, which is what we will use at our facilities to analyze your sample. Only your healthcare professional will be able to link your kit’s barcode to your personal information. All genetic data is sent through a secure 256-bit encryption server.

Your sample will be stored in our secure, controlled-access facilities and labeled only with your unique barcode, which only your healthcare professional will know belongs to you. As new discoveries in the field of nutrigenomics are made, additional information may be added to our test reports and new panels with additional cutting-edge information could be available to you.

Once the Nutragenomix laboratory receives your saliva sample  it should take approximately 2 weeks for the analysis and recommendations to be sent to me. I I will contact you once I receive the results and set up a time to discuss them with you.

This  test is open to both individuals living in Canada and the USA. All USA clients will be billed in USD dollars at check-out.

Your Health Investment

45-Gene Health
$480 CAD
Nutrigenomix test kit
Pre-paid return envelope
Lab analysis of 45 genes
Personalized genetic health report
20 min phone appointment to review the results
45-Gene Sport
$480 CAD
Nutrigenomix test kit
Pre-paid return envelope
Lab analysis of 45 genes
Personalized genetic sports report
20 min phone appointment to review the results
45-Gene Fertility
$480 CAD
Nutrigenomix test kit
Pre-paid return envelope
Lab analysis of 45 genes
Personalized genetic fertility report
20 min phone appointment to review the results