When you think about getting lab testing done, most people think about blood draws for screening or diagnosis of certain health conditions. However, there are a number of specialty tests we supply at Any Lab Test Now® that not only provide solutions that can improve your health but also tests that provide answers to other life situations. They involve examining deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as DNA.

What is DNA?

The Cleveland Clinic says DNA is the genetic material found in every cell, serving as the body’s instruction manual. This manual is written in a code composed of four chemical bases. These bases combine in specific sequences to form “words” in the manual. DNA consistently duplicates itself using these sequences. Of the estimated 3 billion bases in a human body, approximately 99% are identical across individuals, while the unique 1% differentiates each person. It’s that 1% that is studied to reveal important information, essentially your operating manual as described by the National Institutes of Health’s Human Genome Project.

Infidelity Testing

It’s that same 1% that we look at to better examine your specific make-up. Here’s where the science is utilized. At Any Lab Test Now®, we provide a number of specialty tests involving DNA that can answer questions or concerns you may have about a myriad of issues, including whether or not your partner is cheating on you, an issue that many people face within a relationship. In fact, based on recent data, statistics show that men continue to cheat in monogamous relationships more than women. Information from the General Social Survey reveals that 20% of married men and 13% of married women confess to infidelity. While women’s infidelity rates have surged by 40% over the past two decades, among married adults aged 18 to 29, women slightly surpass men in infidelity. However, for those 30 and older, men remain more prone to cheating.

If you suspect your spouse or significant other has been cheating on you, the DNA DETECTION test can be used to determine infidelity. Although the test results are not admissible in court, the Infidelity DNA Test answers any questions or concerns you may have about a possible cheating spouse or significant other. You will know the truth, allowing you to make an educated next-step decision in your relationship.

Another available test to you is the SEMEN DETECTION analysis performed on an item submitted when it is suspected the item may contain seminal fluid and/or sperm. Perhaps the most well-known instance of suspected infidelity involved former U.S. President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In this case, according to the Washington Post, FBI DNA tests concluded that the genetic markers of a semen stain found on Monica Lewinsky’s navy blue dress matched President Clinton’s DNA. Much like the dress in question, the DNA analysis done at Any Lab Test Now® identifies the presence of semen or sperm from a stain or biological material on specific items, such as linens, undergarments, tissues, sanitary pads, and other types of clothing.

Specialty Tests for Your Health

In another instance, the testing we provide can offer some health solutions. Let’s say you’re trying to manage your weight, but certain diet plans are just not working, and the scale isn’t budging. Using an Any Lab Test Now® specialty test like the HEALTHY WEIGHT DNA TEST, your DNA will reveal your best nutrition and fitness plan so your weight management goals can be achieved. This is a science-backed weight-management program tailored to your unique genetic composition. After taking the test, you’ll receive customized nutrition and fitness advice within weeks. Instead of a generic approach, our lab assesses your DNA, focusing on genetic markers linked to weight, metabolism, and body type. Your personalized report, derived from your DNA results, offers specific guidance to craft a weight-management regimen for optimal outcomes, ensuring a more tailored solution than traditional diet books or meal plans. This strategy, rooted in your genetics, paves the way for tangible results.

Providing Answers About Medications

Pharmacogenomics, orPGx, studies how your genetic makeup, inherited from your parents, impacts your response to various medications, both prescription and over-the-counter. These genes are the body’s foundational units, instructing the creation of proteins that determine physical traits, such as hair and eye color, while others code for RNA with varied functions. Inherited from both parents, one gene from each, they replicate until they sufficiently populate your genetic instruction manual. The human body contains an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 genes.

Depending on your genetics, medications might vary in effectiveness and side effects. Such insights enable personalized medication choices for current and future needs. We’ve got a couple of tests providing this insightful information. The PAIN PGX PANEL allows us to determine how you might respond to certain pain medications based on your genetic makeup. It analyzes different genes associated with specific medications that are commonly prescribed in pain management. This pharmacogenetic testing is most useful before beginning a medication, if it seems ineffective, or if you’re experiencing side effects. This non-invasive and efficient test reduces the likelihood of adverse drug reactions, which, per the CDC, account for over 1 million emergency visits annually. The risk of these reactions rises with multiple medications. By enhancing medication adherence and informing healthcare providers, pharmacogenetic testing ultimately elevates patient outcomes.

The same concepts apply to our ADDICTION PGX PANEL. This panel analyzes genes associated with specific medications that are commonly prescribed to treat disorders related to addiction.

Any Lab Test Now® is Your Partner in Health

Keep in mind that we understand that tests we describe involving DNA reveal highly personal information. We provide the utmost care and discretion with these matters; we adhere to strict HIPAA regulations and maintain a judgment-free zone. We provide the lab testing; you own the results and can use them as you choose. You can also set up testing anonymously because we understand the sensitive nature of these issues.

Our service is about providing answers. Any Lab Test Now®is a lab testing center providing tangible results. Call now to schedule an appointment at a location near you.