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If "23andMe" is offline, where can we get tested?

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by spaceboy3000, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. spaceboy3000


    Just wondering about that. I've been writing a letter to my family trying to explain the little I know so far about this MTHFR stuff (I haven't sent it yet) , and now I don't even know what to tell them - "Here's where you COULD HAVE gotten affordable testing". Understandably, I see the importance of sharing this info with others who are in my same gene pool, who might REALLY avoid some nasty health consequences with just a little bit of the right information.

    Are there other companies/sites where they could still get this done? Here or out of the country (since this might be a necessity in the immediate future!)

    It doesn't seem clear at all what the status of 23andMe is currently, or might be in the future. This is probably fodder for a different post, but I am really ticked off about this seeming witch hunt by the FDA. I can practically smell the big money and influence behind all this. God forbid us citizens actually get inexpensive, and important health information about ourselves. (!!!!)

  2. bel canto

    bel canto Senior Member

    23andme still analyses the snp's, and gives ancestry information, but will not do the health-related interpretations. For methylation and detox information, you can download your raw data from 23andme, then upload to geneticgenie who will produce a report of the snp's such as MTHFR and others discussed in this forum and others. MTHFR support also has an app that will give a larger number of snp's that it believes are important.

    However, neither of those does the overall health analysis such as increased or decreased risk for certain health conditions, such as diabetes.
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  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

    Left Coast
  4. twilightsun


    Clifton Park, NY
    23andMe is still selling kits and analyzing DNA samples, but new customers can't get any health reports done. As @bel canto mentioned, you can still download your raw data. I think a lot more 3rd party apps, like Promethease, will crop up to fill the hole in health analysis.
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