Hereditary hemochromatosis is challenging to diagnose because early symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, memory problems, heart flutters, and high blood sugar are non-specific. But, Genovate is here to make diagnosing hemochromatosis easy and more accessible. Their DNA Hemochromatosis test looks at three genetic changes linked to increased risk of this disease.
DNA Hemochromatosis Test ($195; genovate.com)
People of European ancestry are at higher risk of hemochromatosis, particularly those of Viking ancestry.
Once you purchase the Genovate kit, you will receive a set of swabs to collect your DNA and a pre-paid return envelope to easily send back your DNA to the lab. Around 7 to 10 business days after your test is received in the lab, you will be able to view your results online to determine whether you carry variants associated with an increased risk of hemochromatosis.
Your DNA report will provide you detailed information on the risk variants tested and the likelihood of your non-specific blood-related symptoms associated with hereditary hemochromatosis.
Genovate also offers other actionable genetic tests that focus on health and wellness, lifestyle, and ancestry. You can find them in our science store or visit Genovate to find more information.