Our goals with this report are to introduce you to your genes, explain how they play a role in your thyroid health, give you suggestions to improve thyroid function and show you how SelfDecode's DNA Wellness Reports can help you achieve optimal health and wellness.
Thyroid hormones have a large range of crucial metabolic roles to play, and can impact many different aspects of our health and well-being. The production and control of thyroid hormones each depend on complex mechanisms inside the thyroid gland, as well as in the brain and peripheral tissues.
We still have a long way to go to understand how these many complex systems all work together to balance thyroid hormones. Nonetheless, scientists have identified many different factors that may impact a person's genetic predisposition to thyroid disorders.
In this report, we mostly cover genetic associations with diagnosed thyroid disorders, because that is what the scientific studies themselves have examined. However, many of these environmental and genetic risk factors likely exist on a spectrum. This means that they can have potentially significant impacts on your thyroid hormones — even if these factors aren't severe enough on their own to result in a formal diagnosis.
|Constant fatigue||Weakness and aches in muscles and joints||Dry skin||Depression and trouble concentrating||
Abnormal weight gain
This report is divided into 3 sections:
For each section, we introduce a number of key genetic markers based on the latest scientific studies. These individual genetic variations ("SNPs") have been associated with a variety of factors that are known to thyroid function or activity in some way. For example, these may affect your thyroid hormone levels, or your relative likelihood of developing a thyroid disorder.
Next, we'll take a look at your personal genotype file, and create a comprehensive summary based on what your genetic makeup has to say about each individual factor. This allows you to get an overview of what your unique genetics may mean for various aspects of your current and long-term health.
Using this analysis, we finish each section of this report by homing in on specific genetic variants you carry, and which you may be able to target and potentially improve upon in some way. After briefly explaining the role that each genetic factor plays in thyroid health, we'll provide useful tips and suggestions to help you improve your thyroid function — including personalized dietary, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations!
Lastly, at the end of the report, we’ll gather together all the personalized recommendations made to you based on your genetic variants, and rank them all based on how important each one may be to your overall health as a whole.
|Constant Fatigue||Weakness & aches inmuscles and joints||Dry skin||Depression of trouble concentrating||
Abnormal weight gain
After purchasing your Longevity DNA Wellness Report, you will receive an email to activate your SelfDecode account. Click on the link and you will be prompted to enter your name and upload your SNP file to your SelfDecode dashboard.
Once your upload is complete, visit the Wellness Reports page to generate your report.
Download or print your Longevity DNA Wellness Report to see the personalized recommendations and share with your healthcare providers.
If you're getting your genes tested for the first time, we recommend ordering one of our specially-designed SelfDecode testing kits here. We have specially curated the SNPs tested by our chip to ensure that you get the most value out of SelfDecode and our DNA Wellness Reports.
However, you can also use data from other companies! To ensure that everyone can benefit from our DNA Wellness Reports, we always make sure to include plenty of SNPs that are also available on chips from other companies (such as 23andMe, Ancestry.com and FamilyTreeDNA). So if you’ve already gotten your genes sequenced by another service, don’t worry: you will still have enough SNP coverage to get plenty of value out of your DNA Wellness Reports!
Once your DNA data is stored in your Sequencing.com account, after purchasing this DNA report simply click the app's 'Start' button and you'll receive your report in about 30 minutes.
If your DNA data is not already stored in your account, you can either import your data from a DNA test you've already taken (such as from 23andMe or AncestryDNA) or you can order one of our DNA tests.
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|Test Compatibility||Format Compatibility||Variant Compatibility||Reference Genome Compatibility|
|Whole Genome Sequencing||FASTQ and FQ||SNP / SNV
(Single Nucleotide Variants)
|hg38 / GRCh38|
|Exome Sequencing||FASTA and FA||hg19 / GRCh37|
|Ultimate DNA Test||BAM||hg18 / GRCh36|
|23andMe||SAM||hg17 / GRCh35|
|Dante Labs||Genome VCF (gVCF and GVCF)|
|Genes for Good||CSV|
|HomeDNA||gz and zip compressed files|
|FTDNA||almost all other genetic data formats|
|New Amsterdam Genomics|
|almost all other genetic tests|
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|Technology||Enhanced Genotyping Microarray||Clinical-Grade 30x Genome Sequencing|
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