FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Concerning the DNA Methylation Pathway Test Kit
What type of sample is needed?
A blood sample is needed. This is a blood spot test; with lancets (finger pricks) and blood card provided.
How long do results take to come back from the lab?
5- 7 weeks in most cases
Can this test be performed internationally?
Yes. We have clients across the globe who perform this test.
Is shipping the sample included in the cost of the kit?
Yes. Shipping costs as well as shipping materials are included to send the sample to the lab; there is no additional fee for this service.
Shipping the sample:
• USA: FedEx 2DAY shipping materials will be provided
• Canada: DHL shipping materials will be provided
• UK: DHL shipping materials will be provided
• Australia: DHL shipping materials will be provided
• Ireland: DHL shipping materials will be provided
• All other countries: USPS/ local postal envelope will be provided. *If you wish to send your sample using a trackable shipping service- please send sample to the lab’s physical address below- the cost of this lies solely on the shipper.
Doctor’s Data Inc.
ATTN: Sample Receiving
3755 Illinois Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174-2420
Does the sample need to be shipped on ice?
No. Collect and send the sample according to the test kit instructions using the provided shipping materials.
How will the results be provided?
For clients residing in the U.S: Results will be mailed on a computer disk to the address listed on the requisition form; unless the kit was ordered by a healthcare professional- in which case the practitioner will be mailed the results.
For international clients: Results will be emailed to the email listed on the requisition form; unless the kit was ordered by a healthcare professional- in which case the practitioner will be emailed the results.
Can a print-out version of the results be requested?
No. Once received, you may print out the results and analysis from the email or disk.
Will Dr. Amy personally review my results?
No, the results are not personally reviewed by Dr. Amy. The analysis provided with the results is a standardized report that is generated through a program designed by Dr. Amy. See sample analysis here, this will provide an idea of what to expect: https://knowyourgenetics.com/media/pdf/john-doe-mpa-sample.pdf
Do I need to stop taking supplements before collecting the blood sample?
No. Keep taking the supplements you are currently taking- as directed by your health care professional.
I am expecting a baby soon, what is the best way to collect their sample?
Simply order the test beforehand and bring the blood card with you. Explain to the nurse that when they perform their blood test, to also collect enough for the blood card.
Can newborns use the lancets provided with the DNA Methylation Pathway Analysis test kit?
No. The lancets provided are not to be used on children younger than one years old. Because of the very delicate tissues on a newborn, it would be best to have the blood collected by a physician and not at home. A physician familiar with newborns will have the supplies they need and the experience on how best to draw the blood.
How can I find a practitioner in my area to discuss my results with?
If you are looking for a knowledgeable professional in your area or one to work remotely with- please utilize our discussion group on www.CH3Nutrigenomics.com ask (post your question) under the ‘Resources and Groups by Area’ topic.
Is there someone at the office I can call to go over my results with?
No. Please utilize our discussion group on www.CH3Nutrigenomics.com Dr. Amy or one of our moderators will help to guide you there.
Will my insurance cover this test?
Any attempt at reimbursement for this test through your insurance company lies solely on the customer. No codes have been issued for Nutrigenomic Tests. The only invoice you will receive is the actual order invoice (which will be emailed as well as shipped to you with order) we cannot provide a different invoice for insurance filing purposes.