How to unlock the secrets of your DNA
It couldn’t be simpler. Shop online, swab the inside of your cheek then register your DNA sample. You’ll then unlock the secrets of your DNA and receive everything you need to turn your DNA insights into action.
Helping people make better health, wellness and lifestyle decisions
myDNA is an Australian genetic interpretation company that decodes the information in your genes to help you to live better.
Our clinical team consists of pharmacists, molecular and clinical geneticists, researchers, genetic counsellors and sports dietitians. It is led by Associate Professor Leslie Sheffield, who has been at the forefront of genetic research since the 1980s.
Our experts work together to provide genetic interpretation and to explain its relevance, in a form that you can easily understand. This can help you, and your healthcare professional, to make more informed decisions about which medications may work best. We can also help you decide which diet may be best suited to your body.
Our personalised reports have lifelong relevance and can help provide a blueprint for managing health and wellness.
Our team of scientific experts
Our clinical team includes pharmacologists, molecular and clinical geneticists, researchers, genetic counsellors, nutritionists and dietitians. Between them, we have over 120 years of experience, and a wealth of experience.
Years of combined experience across our scientific team
Research publications received
myDNA Clinical Studies with leading public hospitals improving care and reducing costs
ANALYSIS BY OUR AUSTRALIAN LAB
All cheek swab samples are analysed in our National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory located in Melbourne, Australia. This means that your sample does not go overseas and is processed in the fastest possible time.
myDNA Life is also an Organisational Member of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.
The personalised recommendations found in each myDNA report are based on a thorough review of relevant worldwide scientific literature related to your genes. Our team of experts interpret findings from these studies and simplify the information in user friendly, actionable format.
This credible interpretation makes all the difference. myDNA will only report on actionable genetic findings that have a high degree of scientific evidence, and have been reviewed and signed off by the myDNA Scientific Team.
Each report includes a section specifically compiled for healthcare professionals. This provides an evidence rating system and clinical references. This means you can share your personal results with your doctor, nutritionist, or even your personal trainer, to seek further advice. We welcome enquiries from your medical professional and even have accredited online education available upon request.
Under lock and key
myDNA will interpret and provide a personalised report for the genetic myDNA test requested by you or your healthcare professional only. Your reports and genetic data are your property. Any results generated remain strictly confidential and will not be shared with any third parties without your consent. Privacy and data security protocols are fundamental to the myDNA technology platform.
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myDNA is a genetic interpretation company that helps people understand the secrets of their DNA and what to do with that knowledge. Our vision is to be the world’s most trusted provider of personalised, actionable genetic information.
A strict quality assurance process combined with state of the art laboratory facilities allows us to control reliability and validity of our tests.
Our clinical team includes pharmacologists, molecular and clinical geneticists, researchers, genetic counsellors, nutritionists and dietitians. We pride ourselves on giving our customers recommendations based on evidence-based, peer reviewed research with the strongest evidence.
Taking the test is easy. It only takes 10 minutes for you to swab and register.
Once we have received your DNA sample, it takes our lab and scientific team 10 to 15 working days to process your results and send a report back to you.
myDNA uses the latest software and information technology systems to ensure that your data will never knowingly be released to a third party without your consent. You have access to your report in your myDNA Portal, and can share this with future health professionals.
Two of the most common ways to extract DNA is via blood and buccal swab. A buccal swab is a cheek swab that allows you to collect cheek cells for DNA analysis. The results from swabs or blood samples are exactly the same, only there are differences in how the two samples are processed.
Private health insurance premiums are not impacted by genetic test results in Australia1.
1. [Source: NSW Centre for Genetic Education Fact Sheet 20].