About

At Lifecode Gx we are passionate about the power of genetic testing and analysis to enable a personalised approach to health care.

about us

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.

Context

In the last 18 months have developed four comprehensive genotype panels - methylation, histamine, oestrogen and detoxification - and trained over 300 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.

We have 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)
  • A new 'Nutrigenomics In Practice' seminar series, including the popular Methylation and Detoxification seminars and new topic - 'Nervous System'. 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.

I usually use another company to provide me with the raw data and then analyse this myself and produce a report however, it’s all very time consuming and I often wait weeks for the results to come back. I really like the way Lifecodegx present their information and feel that this is a good way forward for much of my future testing.
— Fiona Mealing, Suffolk

Our lab process

Lab

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

Security

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.


23andMe

All 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.


Disclaimer

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 .