With this test, you can determine the genetic risk factor for commonly known Alzheimer’s disease and take the result into account in your lifestyle.
This test analyzes the APOE gene, the most well-known genetic risk factor for old-age Alzheimer’s disease.
The APOE gene can be inherited in various forms from both parents. One of these forms (APOE-ε4) has been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and occurs in 15% of the Caucasian population. The other two most common forms of APOE are either neutral or risk-reducing in terms of risk.
Lifestyle can influence how genetic risk in the future affects the likelihood of the onset of the disease. Such means include active use of the brain and their protection against accidents, avoiding overweight, not smoking and regular exercise.
We always respect your privacy – We do not disclose your contact information to third parties and you will receive your test in an inconspicuous shell without references to a DNA test.
Fast and safe – Usually the result gets about 2-4 weeks after the samples are sent.
Our customer service is always answered by our expert Finnish staff – We are always ready to help you with any questions related to DNA testing.
Please note that when sending DNA samples back to us, your consent to testing should be demonstrated by all parties. If the child being tested is under the age of 18, the consent must be given by his/her guardian. We do not check personal data, so it is the customer’s responsibility to verify the authenticity of the signatures.
Contents of the test kit
Easy-to-use sampling tools. Taking a sample is quick and painless.
- DNA sample stick for lightly swiping the sample from the inner surface of the cheek
- Clear and easy-to-follow sampling instructions.
- Pre-paid return envelope for sending sample to laboratory
- The sample is analyzed anonymously and within 2-3 weeks you will receive a response by email, including the result, report and instructions.
- Special attention will be paid to privacy.