DNA Nutrigenomic Test: Buccal Swab

 "DDI now offers a Buccal Swab Test for DNA samples in lieu of the DNA Blood Test. In the past, I had been reticent about buccal testing as it had not proven as effective as blood. However, the science has improved dramatically over time and after DDI's extensive side by side testing, I am very satisfied with the results. Any concerns I may have had with buccal testing are now left in the past. The added advantage of buccal testing is that it generates more DNA than the finger prick blood samples which, in turn, affords the lab the ability to run tests multiple times on the same sample if necessary. Furthermore, I am so very pleased that we can now offer buccal samples to better accommodate when running a finger prick test can be a problem (particularly for those with Autism)," Dr. Amy Yasko

According to the National Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics at UC Davis, "The science of nutrigenomics seeks to provide a molecular understanding of how common dietary chemicals (i.e., nutrition) affect health by altering the expression and/or structure of an individual's genetic makeup... by understanding our nutritional needs, our nutritional status and our genotype, nutrigenomics should enable individuals to manage better their health and well being by precisely matching their diets with their unique genetic makeup."

SNPs Tested:

  • ACAT 1-02

  • AHCY 1

  • AHCY 2

  • AHCY 19

  • BHMT 1

  • BHMT 2

  • BHMT 4

  • BHMT 8

  • CBS A360A

  • CBS C699T

  • CBS N212N

  • COMT 61

  • COMT H62H

  • COMT V158M

  • MAO A R297R

  • MTHFR C677T

  • MTHFR A1298C

  • MTHFR 3

  • MTR A2756G

  • MTRR A66G

  • MTRR H595Y

  • MTRR K350A

  • MTRR R415T

  • MTRR S257T

  • MTRR 11

  • NOS D298E

  • SHMT C1420

  • SUOX S370S

  • VDR Fok

  • VDR Taq

This test is not available to residents of New York; any orders and/or samples originating from the state of New York will automatically be cancelled.

Residents of Maryland are prohibited from ordering directly and will need to have their healthcare practitioner order the test on their behalf.