At Lifecode Gx we are passionate about the power of genetic testing and analysis to enable a personalised approach to health care and optimisation.
We embrace three key principles:
Preventative: genes are not your destiny; understanding pre-dispositions is the first step to pro-active management
Personalised: there is no ideal medical, nutritional or lifestyle approach that suits everyone; recommendations must be tailored to the individual
Professional: genetic information is best interpreted and supported by a trained professional who can provide technical explanations, recommendations and support
Our founder, Emma Beswick, was inspired by the potential of personalised medicine whilst studying nutrigenomics, and saw an opportunity to provide a DNA testing and interpretation service for professionals. Her start-up venture, Ingeneius, focussed on the interpretation genetic data from the consumer genetics company 23andMe.
In the last 2 years we have developed six comprehensive genotype panels - methylation, histamine, oestrogen, detoxification, nervous system and athlete - and trained over 500 practitioners. The introduction of our own DNA tests earlier this year has proved very popular enabling practitioners to offer a seamless DNA testing and analysis service to clients.
We are the only DNA testing company that provides genetic results in context of environment showing precursors, substrates (raw material), cofactors and inhibitors, enabling practitioners and clients to understand the 'so what' and to apply personalised health in practice.
We created Lifecode Gx to take our DNA testing, analysis and training services to the next level, including:
- Increased DNA testing capacity (by 10x) which will scale according to our needs
- Extended professional genotype reports with more detailed recommendations - saving practitioner time, and extra SNPs (not available through 23andMe or any other lab)
- Practitioner training and support including regular seminars and complimentary telephone consultations
- A new 'Nutrigenomics In Practice' seminar series, including the popular Methylation, Detoxification and Nervous System seminars and a new topic for 2018 - 'Nutrigenomics in Practice 101' - the perfect introduction for practitioners. See our current listing for details.
- MySleepCode - a client-friendly personalised diet and lifestyle prescription guided by your DNA profile. Developed with our joint venture partners, SuperWellness.
If you are a health professional please contact us about practitioner prices.
Our lab process
Why we use our own lab
Quick and easy DNA collection - in clinic or at home takes just 1 minute using our cheek swab sample kit.
Bonus SNPs unique to us - our bespoke SNP array design enables testing of important SNPs which aren't available via 23andMe or other providers.
Fast turnaround - typically within 3 weeks of receipt of the DNA sample. All processing takes place in the UK.
The genotyping laboratory only identify samples by the barcode ID. On receipt by Lifecode Gx, a client sample is labelled with a unique barcode ID. The client sample is not labelled with any client name or part of the client name.
Lifecode Gx do not share any client details with the genotyping laboratory.
The genotyping laboratory do not disclose or share data with any party other than Lifecode Gx.
DNA samples are stored in the laboratory for 6 months, after which time they are destroyed. DNA samples can be destroyed earlier on request by contacting Lifecode Gx.
Lifecode Gx reports do not contain client names or any part of a client name.
Lifecode Gx supplies reports only to the authorised practitioner and/ or client as specified when ordering.
Lifecode Gx does not share client information, results, or reports with any third party other than the authorised practitioner and/ client.
As all Lifecode Gx reports can be generated from a single DNA sample, if your order one 'Product + DNA Test' you can include unlimited 'add-on' products in the same order.
If you have previously completed a Lifecode Gx DNA test you may be able to 'add-on' a new report without the need for re-testing. This depends on timing - the 'add-on' order should be within 3 months of the original DNA test - and, which report(s) you require. Please contact us for confirmation before placing an order.
Some of our reports can be generated using 23andMe data*. You must have 23andMe results available in order for us to fulfil your order.
To order choose the 'add-on' report option on the Products page. We will contact you to arrange access to your 23andMe results.
Reports will usually be generated within 24 hours of receipt of 23andMe data.
*Lifecode Gx' Methylation, Detoxification, Oestrogen and Histamine reports can be generated using 23andMe version 4 or earlier. Lifecode Gx' Methylation report can be generated using 23andMe version 5 (the newest version).
Lifecode Gx genotype reports are intended for educational and informational purposes only. They are not meant for use as diagnostic information and are part of Lifecode Gx communication with health professionals .