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The Blueprint — Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) Testing

SNP testing is the most common type of genetic testing currently on the market, helping to isolate the genetic code of your DNA and identify genetic weaknesses. It’s helpful to think of your genetic code like the alphabet, but with four letters instead of 26. Variations within this code account for differences in your appearance and health.

Your genetic code never changes and SNP testing only needs to be completed once in your lifetime. Essentially, SNP testing forms the blueprint of your DNA. It identifies variations or mutations that can lead to a genetic disorder. At Neurvana Clinic, we utilize Functional Genomic Analysis to develop your genetic report.

However, while SNP testing can display your DNA blueprint, additional testing is needed to determine disease and optimal treatment due to an effect of cell behaviour called epigenetic expression. This is how the environment around us actually influences the expression of our DNA. Genes are constantly turned on and off by cell machinery based on signals the cells are receiving from the environment. It is essential to determine environmental influencers as well as genetic weaknesses to achieve the proper health goals with genetic testing.

The Details — Serum HLA-DR/DQ Allele Testing

An allele is an alternative or mutated form of a gene. Serum or allele testing analyses your blood to locate which of your genes have mutated and better understand their repercussions. In particular, these tests isolate weaknesses in recognizing biotoxins such as mold, bacteria, or viral toxins and other environmental toxicities.

Alleles are located on very unstable regions of your chromosomes, so serum HLA-DR testing must be drawn in blood. To ensure our results are as accurate as possible, Neurvana clinics utilize LabCorp for allele testing.

Frequently ask question

While we can use this data for our genetic SNP reports, this information cannot be used for gene expression, as your expression changes over time. You will need to be retested at one of our clinic locations for these particular changes however your genetic SNPs will never change
Perhaps — if you have hundreds of hours to research each DNA sequence, what they mean for your health, and how to support them. Instead, turn to a professional who can properly decode your DNA. Our team has seen individuals with self-diagnosed genetic weaknesses over-using nutraceuticals to balance levels which are already just fine. This will almost always lead to health problems down the line. We highly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable gene expression practitioner that has access to other testing methods before embarking on your own treatments for genetic weaknesses.
Genetic results allow us to get a sense of your genetic weaknesses, optimal treatments, and the exact behavioural tendencies your cells have. This plethora of information allows for a very precise protocol with high predictability of success.