Healthy Weight DNA Insight®A Genetic Test for Weight Loss
Obesity Epidemic and GeneticsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one-third of U.S. adults are obese as defined as having a body mass index (BMI) above 30. Being at an unhealthy weight increases an individual’s risk of developing many serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Fortunately, obesity is reversible with close monitoring of nutrition and appropriate exercise. In addition, an individual’s genetic makeup can influence how his/her body utilizes energy and nutrients, responds to exercise and medications, and affects the risk of developing certain health conditions.
How our genetic test can helpHealthy Weight DNA Insight® is a comprehensive health and wellness genetic test that provides physicians with a unique combination of information regarding nutrigenetics, medication response, and a number of common health conditions. Using a proprietary algorithm, this test also provides physicians with a genetically-matched diet allowing them to make specific recommendations to their patients to help them achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
Clinical Implementation for PatientsA patient’s unique genetic profile provided in the Healthy Weight DNA Insight® test empowers physicians with actionable information to guide their patients with weight management goals and to improve their overall health.
More About Healthy Weight DNA Insight®
What is tested?
How can the test be ordered?
Step 1:Healthy Weight DNA Insight® can be ordered from a licensed and registered physician or other qualified healthcare provider. Physicians can request test kits here.
Step 2:Once the physician has ordered the test, a Pathway Genomics sample kit will be sent for sample collection.
Step 4:Pathway Genomics processes and analyzes the submitted sample in its CLIA certified and CAP accredited laboratory. Typically within two to three weeks, the patient’s personalized results will be available to the ordering physician. The results will then be released to the patient. Pathway Genomics has a team of genetic counselors available to ensure that both the patient and the physician understand the information in the report, and to answer additional questions. To contact a Pathway Genomics genetic counselor, please call client services department at 877-505-7374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is this for?
Healthy Weight DNA Insight® is intended for people who want to learn more about their genetics in order to leverage this information to manage and optimize their weight and overall wellness, as well as to understand their potential risks for common health conditions.