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Health Predispositions*Learn about Considerations and Limitations for Health Predispositions Reports, Carrier Status Reports and Genetic Health Risks
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Learn how your genetics can influence your chances of developing certain health conditions.
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If you are starting a family, find out if you are a carrier for certain inherited conditions.
Learn how your genes play a role in your well-being and lifestyle choices.
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23andMe has rigorous standards that ensure high-quality results. Our team of scientists and medical experts use a robust process to develop genetic reports for our customers. Here are specific examples:
- With one of the largest reference datasets in the world, 23andMe provides customers with one of the most detailed and accurate ancestry breakdowns on the market. Our algorithms make ancestry estimates based on probabilities and they’re generally very accurate, but your results are not set in stone. We are always trying to improve and refine these estimates.
- Our Genetic Health Risk*Learn about Considerations and Limitations for Health Predispositions Reports, Carrier Status Reports and Genetic Health Risks, Carrier Status*Learn about Considerations and Limitations for Health Predispositions Reports, Carrier Status Reports and Genetic Health Risks, reports meet FDA requirements. This means that each variant in those reports demonstrated greater than99% accuracy and reproducibility when tested under different laboratory conditions. This article on the accuracy of 23andMe reports provides additional information.
After you provide a saliva sample, 23andMe uses genotyping to analyze your DNA. This means we look at specific locations in your genome that are known to differ between people. We then turn those results into personalized genetic reports on everything from ancestry composition to traits to genetic health risks. Note that genotyping is different from DNA sequencing, which looks at every letter in a particular stretch of DNA.
Most adults who are able to provide saliva samples can use the 23andMe kit. However there are some considerations that can complicate the DNA accuracy. Check out our Terms of Service for more info on those cases.
To begin, visit www.23andme.com/start. Once you have successfully registered your DNA testing kit, provided a saliva sample and put the kit in the mail, you can use the return tracking link available on your profile homepage to track your kit's progress to the lab. Once your sample reaches the lab, it is typically processed within a few weeks, with results then delivered to your secure online account.
We encourage customers to provide their sample before the "Collect saliva by" date on the side of the collection tube. If your sample collection kit is lost or damaged, or if it has expired, please contact customer care to assist you with getting a replacement kit.
There are many benefits of DNA testing, including finding relatives, learning whether you have genetic variants you could pass onto your children, and receiving personalized insights into your health and ancestry. 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service offers 150+ DNA reports that do just that. In addition to taking greater control of your own health and digging deeper into your ancestry, you can also opt in to participate in research that could help fuel scientific discoveries that benefit the larger community.
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*The 23andMe PGS test includes health predisposition and carrier status reports. Health predisposition reports include both reports that meet FDA requirements for genetic health risks and reports which are based on 23andMe research and have not been reviewed by the FDA. The test uses qualitative genotyping to detect select clinically relevant variants in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva for the purpose of reporting and interpreting genetic health risks and reporting carrier status. It is not intended to diagnose any disease. Your ethnicity may affect the relevance of each report and how your genetic health risk results are interpreted. Each genetic health risk report describes if a person has variants associated with a higher risk of developing a disease, but does not describe a person’s overall risk of developing the disease. The test is not intended to tell you anything about your current state of health, or to be used to make medical decisions, including whether or not you should take a medication, how much of a medication you should take, or determine any treatment. Our carrier status reports can be used to determine carrier status, but cannot determine if you have two copies of any genetic variant. These carrier reports are not intended to tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future, the health of your fetus, or your newborn child's risk of developing a particular disease later in life. For certain conditions, we provide a single report that includes information on both carrier status and genetic health risk. Warnings & Limitations: The 23andMe PGS Genetic Health Risk Report for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) is indicated for reporting of the 185delAG and 5382insC variants in the BRCA1 gene and the 6174delT variant in the BRCA2 gene. The report describes if a woman is at increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, and if a man is at increased risk of developing breast cancer or may be at increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The three variants included in this report are most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and do not represent the majority of BRCA1/BRCA2 variants in the general population. This report does not include variants in other genes linked to hereditary cancers and the absence of variants included in this report does not rule out the presence of other genetic variants that may impact cancer risk. The PGS test is not a substitute for visits to a healthcare professional for recommended screenings or appropriate follow-up. Results should be confirmed in a clinical setting before taking any medical action. For important information and limitations regarding each genetic health risk and carrier status report, visit 23andme.com/test-info/