|Sample type||Collection of saliva through an oral swab|
|How many genes include?||
|Results in||14 Days |
|Recogida de saliva a través de un frotis bucal|
|How many genes include?|
|14 días |
 Labour days counting from reception of the sample at the laboratory.
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How does it work?
Choose and suggest an analysis for your patient
Your patient will receive its DNA sample kit at home
One of our partner labs will make the analysis
A specialist will explain the results by video-conference
- What are these tests?
They are tests that study the genetic material (DNA) present in oral cells, which detect polymorphisms (genetic variants) in gene associated with Alzheimer disease.
- Who are they targeting?
They are addressed to:
• Asymptomatic individuals with a family background of Alzheimer's disease
• People who begin to have minor cognitive failures
• Anyone with a concern to know their risk regarding their predisposition to Alzheimer's disease
- What can they contribute to the patient's daily life?
The presence of the APOE4 variant increase up to 10 times the risk of developing Alzheimer's. Knowing the existence of this predisposition to develop the disease is very useful in clinical management, to monitor and control of other factors that may also influence such as hypertension, diabetes or hyperlipidemia. In this way, a qualified specialist can give the patient an adequate diet rich in fish, vegetables and fruits, avoiding the consumption of tobacco and alcohol and advise him to carry out activities that stimulate memory.
- How is the sample taken?
The patient receives at home by courier a sample collection kit with very easy to follow instructions and an informed consent that must be signed. The sampling is very simple, quick and painless. You must only maintain the precautions detailed on the kit. Once made and given notice, a courier will come at patient’s home to pick it up and take it directly to the laboratory for analysis.