What is the best genetic testing?

And how do you know which genetic health testing is for YOU?

Figuring out which test to use could take you hours and hours! For example, should you do 23andMe or Ancestry DNA?

I have created a FREE comparison guide packed with info to help you decide based on your needs and preferences. There is a ton of info to help you decide which DNA test is best for you.

Read below for some basic, unbiased information about different genetic companies out there. 

The following companies provide direct genetic health testing, meaning you send in your saliva to them and they test at their lab.

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23andMe

-Most well known company for genetic testing

-Does Ancestry and Health

-Provides reports on health, wellness, genetic traits, and more.

-Does not provide advice so most people seek out ways to process the genetic data into different reports. This is an added expense

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Ancestry DNA

Provides ancestry reports

-Does not provide any health reports. If you are looking for genetic health information you would have to process the genetic data in a different software.

-This is an added expense and there are only a few companies that process the raw data from Ancestry DNA.

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Dynamic DNA

-Does Fitness and Diet reports

-Does Ancestry, Paternal, and Infidelity testing

-Provides glossy, easy-to-read reports with recommendations

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Family Tree DNA

-Provides ancestry reports

-Does not provide any health reports. If you are looking for genetic health information you would have to process the genetic data in a different software.

-This is an added expense and there are only a few companies that process the raw data from Family Tree DNA.

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Habit 

-Does nutrition reports based on DNA results

-Has an app with personalized nutrient recommendations

-Coaching is available

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Helix

-Provides many types of reports including: ancestry, nutrition, fitness, carrier status, some hereditary wellness info, and more

-Connects with other companies to provide meal planning, apps, coaching, and more

-You can also get a report using raw data from 23andMe

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Nutrigenomix

-Provides nutrition and fitness reports through health care providers

-Provides glossy, easy-to-read reports with recommendations

-You can also get a report using raw data from 23andMe

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Pathway Genomics

-Provides a variety of topic-specific reports ranging from nutrition and fitness, mental health, and skin care to the consumer

-Offers more health and disease related reports to physicians to go over with patients including carrier status and genetic predisposition to certain diseases

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Vitagene

-Provides a Health and Ancestry Report

-The report includes nutrition and fitness analysis

-You can also get this report using raw data from 23andMe

The following services can take the raw data from 23andMe and process it into reports. 

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Strategene Genetic Pathway Analysis

-Professional report that is meant to be reviewed with a healthcare provider that is familiar with genetic SNPs.

-However this report can be downloaded directly by anyone. If you have a lot of knowledge about genetic SNPs you might be able to interpret it yourself. 

-Unlike the nutrition, fitness, or disease risk reports above, this report just looks at specific metabolic pathways and what SNPs you have on those pathways

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Methylgenetic Nutrition Analysis

-Professional report that is meant to be reviewed with a healthcare provider that is familiar with genetic SNPs

-This report includes all of the data you would see in Strategene as well as information on nutrition and fitness and some disease risk status (including metabolic pathways for methylation, detoxification, antioxidant, mitochondria, cell membrane, transsulfuration, and more)

-This report must be run through a healthcare provider. 

If you are interested in learning more about the report from MethylGenetic Nutrition Analysis please click the "Contact Me" button below and let me know. 

I have chosen this test to use with my patients because I believe it gives the most value for the money. However, this test for many people requires a separate nutrition consult.

If you are looking for basic information about nutrition, fitness, and weight management then I recommend a test like Pathway Genomics or Helix.