FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the reports you offer?

    LifeDNA provides a total of 10 personalized reports with up more than 170 unique traits on health and wellness:

    • Nutrition (20+ traits)
    • Fitness (20+ traits)
    • Health & Wellness (15+ traits) 
    • Immunity & Vitamins (30+ traits)
    • Personality & Cognition (30+ traits)
    • Skincare (10+ traits)
    • Disease (10 traits)
    • Carrier (10 traits)
    • Fertility (5+ traits)
    • COVID-19 (5 traits)
    How is LifeDNA different from other DNA test sites?

    Please check out this article to learn more about how we compare with other DNA testing sites.

    23andMe vs LifeDNA: An In-Depth Comparison

    LifeDNA does not consider itself to be a competitor to 23andme, Ancestry, or MyHeritage. 

    Instead, while LifeDNA does provide DNA tests, we consider ourselves to be an extension to any existing DNA test. You may be amazed by the additional insights you’ll receive from a reputable 3rd party service.

    Is it certain that I will develop the conditions I am predisposed for based on my reports?

    No. One may have the genetic markers that predispose them to a condition, but still not develop it because their environmental factors may offset such risks.

    On the other hand, even if you have a low likelihood for a particular condition, it does not mean that you will never develop it.

    For example, if your report shows that you have a low sensitivity to gluten, that does not necessarily mean that you will never be able to develop the condition.

    Gluten sensitivity can be triggered by several factors such as surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral infections, and severe emotional stress.

    In addition, there are multiple genes that influence your results.

    It is also essential to understand that most traits are polygenic in nature, meaning multiple genes are responsible for their expression in our bodies.

    So, impairment in one gene cannot contribute alone to your actual experience. Some mechanisms may still try to offset or compensate for any errors in our bodies.

    Are my results accurate?

    We’ve developed a robust bioinformatics algorithm to make sure that your reports are accurate based on the latest genetic research.

    The science behind the association of genetic markers with certain traits or conditions is backed by published and peer-reviewed genetic association studies.

    However, based on your DNA, you may see traits in your report that you don’t agree with. Traits that don’t match up with your experience.

    Don’t worry, that’s totally normal. It is important to understand that your personal experience with certain traits depends on multiple factors, and our genetic make-up is an important part of that equation.

    Other factors include our environment, lifestyle, demographics, and other modifiers.

    Remember, knowing your potential genetic predisposition is important because this can help you manage other modifiable factors, such as lifestyle, to decrease your risks.

    Will you sell my data to 3rd parties like insurance companies? How do you protect my data?

    No. When you upload your DNA to LifeDNA, you keep 100% ownership of your data. We will NEVER sell your data, and we will NEVER share it without your permission.

    Your data is encrypted, protected, and safe. You can have your DNA information deleted anytime. Just send us a message and we’ll do so right away.

    Please check out our Privacy Policy to learn more.

    Will your DNA reports diagnose any diseases or conditions that I may have?

    No, our reports do not diagnose any diseases or health condition nor do they offer any medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional for any concerns regarding your health. The LifeDNA Reports are purely informational. They give you insights on your nutrition, fitness, immunity, wellness, health, personality, cognition, and skin, carrier traits, and potential disease risks.

    I have already taken a DNA test before. Can I upload my existing raw data?

    Absolutely! Our system is compatible with 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage, Living DNA, and Family Tree DNA data. You simply need to upload your raw file from any of these companies, and your results will be generated instantly.