Genetic Test Kit (APOE Only)
The ApoE gene provides instructions for making a protein called apolipoprotein E. In the brain, ApoE is involved in clearing harmful plaques that form around nerve cells. These plaques are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and consist of damaged proteins called amyloid β which stick together to form the toxic plaques. There are at least three slightly different versions (alleles) of the ApoE gene. The major alleles are called E2, E3, and E4. The most common allele is E3, which is found in more than half of the general population. The E2 form is the most effective at removing Aβ plaque from the brain and subsequently is protective against Alzheimer’s disease. However, the E4 form of
the ApoE protein is not very effective at removing Aβ plaque and carries an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease
1. Order Test - Genetic tests are mailed directly to you (Please allow 3-7 business days)
2. Swab your mouth
3. Mail to Certified Lab in prepaid envelope
Once your buccal swabs have been received by our accredited 3rd party lab, it normally takes 1-2 weeks for results.