All humans carry mutations. Between inheritance and environment, we each carry between 100-200 mutations in our genetic code. Deoxyribonucleic acid is the code of inheritance. DNA stores information as a code of four chemical bases. The order or sequence of the bases provides the information needed to build proteins and maintain the body.
Identifying SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs) that influence health and disease risk allows clinicians to support their patients with appropriate lifestyle changes to maximize health and wellness. DDI’s DNA Methylation Pathway profile detects a variety of genetic changes that may impact the function of important biochemical processes such as methionine metabolism, detoxification, hormone balance and Vitamin D Function. The identification of SNPs and their impact on health and physiology is an ongoing area of research – the hope is that finding and studying these small variations in DNA will lead to better and more specialized medical interventions.
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- You receive a collection kit for saliva, urine, or finger stick to collect at home and mail to the lab. Some tests require a blood draw at a local lab.
- You receive the results by email within 2-3 weeks.
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In many cases the environment – diet, nutrition, toxicant exposures, stress – may modify the expression of genes and SNPs. Knowing that a patient carries certain SNPs helps the clinician help the patient. Disease risk may be modified by lifestyle changes and sluggish, inefficient biochemical pathways can be supported by diet and nutritional supplements to maximize enzyme efficiency and pathway functions. Supporting detoxification processes and reduction of toxicant exposures will further promote health and reduce disease risk.
About the Manufacturer
Doctors Data is a specialist and pioneer in essential and toxic elemental testing of multiple human tissues, the laboratory offers a wide array of functional testing. Doctors Data's tests are utilized in the assessment, detection, prevention, and treatment of heavy metal burden, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal function, hepatic detoxification, metabolic abnormalities, and diseases of environmental origin.