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Validity of 23&Me salivary results and salivary results in general?

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by Journeyman, May 23, 2013.

  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior Member

    Hi folks,

    I recently received my 23&Me genetic test results which I promptly put through the Genetic Genie conversion site to get info on my Methylation/Detox profile. I'm particularly interested in any potential blockages in my methylation cycle that might explain why I've never had the level of mood or functioning that many of my peers have had, and which has caused me great frustration in my life.

    I've already been posting my results on a different forum to which I've been pointed at a link which questions the validity of 23&Me and their salivary method of testing. The crux of the message is that the only reliable way to get your nutrigenomic profile is to use blood testing, and a few people have confirmed that they've had both tests done and that the salivary one was different to the blood one. I'm still waiting to hear what lab they used (perhaps it wasn't such a reliable one?)

    Either way I want to get some quality advice because as you can appreciate I'm basing my supplement choices and therefore any potential to turn my life around on the outcome of the 23&Me salivary results. I need to know how reliable they are. Any advice you can give would be appreciated - particularly if you've had both types of tests done and how they might have differed..

    Looking forward to your advice..

    PS - my apologies in advance to the moderator for the double posting - I understand this is likely to be the most appropriate forum for this post..

    Kind Regards

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