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Alzheimer risk analysis

Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the population. It usually appears in people over 65 years old and its prevalence increases with aging.

In 60-80% of patients with late onset Alzheimer disease, the same genetic variants have been found in the APOE gene (APOE4 allele), which has been established as the main genetic risk factor, although other environmental factors also influence its development. Knowing the predisposition to develop this dementia allows establishing preventive measures that delay the onset of symptoms.

icono de la muestra Sample type Collection of saliva through an oral swab
icono de qué se detecta What detects?

Risk of:

Late-onset Alzheimer

icono de genes How many genes include?


icono de tiempo Results in 14 Days [1]
icono de laboratorio Laboratory Genyca
icono de asesoramiento facultativo Counselling By specialist
icono de precio Price[2] 230 €
icono Sample type
Recogida de saliva a través de un frotis bucal
icono What detects?

Risk of:

Late-onset Alzheimer

icono How many genes include?


icono Results in
14 días [1]
icono"" Laboratory
icono Counselling
By specialist
icono Price[2]
230 €

[1] Labour days counting from reception of the sample at the laboratory.

[2] Shipping charges included in peninsular Spain. Not included in Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla.

How does it work?

  1. elige tu test genético
    Choose and suggest an analysis for your patient
  2. frotis bucal para análisis
    Your patient will receive its DNA sample kit at home
  3. instrucciones de uso
    One of our partner labs will make the analysis
  4. instrucciones de uso
    A specialist will explain the results by video-conference
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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