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SNP Testing

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by August59, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Are there any of the testing sites that appear to be more accurate than the other?
     
  2. Tom_Nightingale

    Tom_Nightingale

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    I cannot speak with experience as I've only had mine done through one company, but I'm pretty sure the trend is to go with 23andMe. They are extremely professional and the cheapest
     
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  3. Sea

    Sea Senior Member

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    I went with 23and me for the price and the amount of SNPs they cover. From what I've read a lot of the accusations of inaccuracy are actually people misunderstanding how to interpret the results.
     
  4. Rolo

    Rolo Too ill to twist

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    Hi, I'm also interested in doing the 23andMe test.
    • Are there any hidden costs for 23andMe test. According there site the cost for me would be 99$ for the kit and 80$ for international shipping (Belgium). A total cost of 180$ or 140 €. Are there any other cost. Like shipping's cost for returning the sample or cost to get the results. I believe everything is included, right?
    • Are there important SNP's missing (CFS/methylation wise)
    • Do the results need to be converted or decoded before then can be used like they are used on this site. So yes, how do I do this. Any good references?
    Thanks. Rolo
     
  5. Rolo

    Rolo Too ill to twist

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    Hi ​
    Trying to answers some of my own questions.:thumbdown:
    I browsed through different threads and it's seams that the 23andMe test misses the following SNP's:​
    ACE DEL16
    COMT L136L
    MTRR S257T
    NOS-3 G894T
    SUOX S370S
    SUOX A628G
    VDR FOK
    BHMT-01

    How important are these to solve methylation (cfs) problem. I also read that the 23andMe test, test for 1 million SNP's?? I'm not sure that's true, but why are then the above missing. They seam important for autism, cfs, etc ..

    I suppose the alternative would be 'Nutrigenomic' test from Holistic Health? Cost 499$ ? Something I can't afford.:(

    http://www.holisticheal.com/health-tests/nutrigenomic-testing


    I found the following spreadsheet that could be used for converting the results, right?
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ar76dNWyEQLIdExKZUhfXzFUWHpkWnZObk1TM1dxX0E&hl=en#gid=0


    Thanks, Rolo
     

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