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Range of Tests offered at our Practice

My experience with DNAlysis Biotechnology is that they offer a world class range of DNA tests and are constantly focused on innovation and staying relevant in our ever-changing world. Turn-around times are also on point.

As a DNAlysis Accredited Practitioner, I am proud to offer DNAlysis Biotechnology's range of genetic tests in my Wellness Practice.

Enjoy familiarising yourself with the array of individual tests below or click on Services to view the bundles of DNA tests conveniently packaged for you. 


DNA Core
DNA Core DNA Core – the perfect starting point on your journey to optimal health!
The test offers gene-based insights on the core components of your health to improve longevity and reduce risk of chronic diseases.

DNA Core is the latest new-generation test from DNALYSIS to provide you with all your personalized guidelines for optimal health, weight management, exercise strategies and all-round nutritional supplement needs. It is a combination of the DNA Health, DNA Diet and DNA Sport tests. The comprehensive results are mapped out beautifully and practically for us to thoroughly devise your personalized health roadmap and action plans. The research that went into this report is based on 15 years of experience in the epigenetics space.

The report provides easy to follow tailor-made recommendations for weight management, exercise strategies, diet and lifestyle interventions, as well as nutritional supplements.The DNALYSIS report is set out in a very modern and client-friendly manner. 

Cost: R3750. Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Health
DNAHealth DNA Health reports on genes involved in the following biological areas:
Lipid metabolism | Bone health | Methylation and B vitamin requirements | Insulin sensitivity and risk for diabetes | Detoxification, inflammation and oxidative stress | Food responsiveness: gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, caffeine processing, salt sensitivity and iron overload disorders | Vitamin requirements

DNA Health tests for genetic variations that are known to have a significant effect on health and susceptibility to chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, neural tube defects, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes amongst others.

DNA Health is our flagship test and is often the first test we recommend since it provides comprehensive insights regarding your major metabolic processes. These processes are
  • Lipid metabolism, particularly indicating whether your body has issues relating to cholesterol metabolism
  • Methylation: responsible for a number of processes in the body particularly in making and repairing DNA
  • Inflammation: a double-edged sword responsible for healing but if you have an upregulated inflammatory response due to some genetic variations, it can lead to chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Detoxification: genetic variations and deletions in this biological process can put you at risk for chronic diseases because of compromised detoxification pathways
  • Insulin sensitivity: impacts on susceptibility to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Bone health
  • Oxidative stress: relates to how your body responds to and is inclined to create free radicals causing damage at a cellular level
  • Responsiveness to vitamins and vitamin metabolism in the body: specific enzymes required to metabolise, transport and assist with absorption of vitamins can be compromised due to incorrect or non-expression of the required genes.
The outcomes of the above gene information provide a thorough road map to begin your journey to optimal health.

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Diet
DNADiet DNA Diet analyses gene variants involved in major areas related to weight management and reports on responsiveness to diet and lifestyle interventions:
Obesity risk | Carbohydrate and saturated fat responsiveness | Mono- and poly-unsaturated fat intake and their importance in weight management | Exercise responsiveness | Eating behaviour including satiety and snacking behaviour | Effect of circadian rhythms on weight management

DNA Diet is one of the first products of its kind in the world, and amongst the most comprehensive and accurate weight-related genetic tests available.

The genes comprising the DNA Diet test have associations with body weight and body mass index, and all meet stringent criteria for utility in a genetic screening test. Recent clinical data found that the addition of nutrigenetically tailored diets resulted in better compliance, longer-term BMI reduction and improvements in blood glucose levels.

From the patients' point of view, in a 2012 randomized controlled trial, they found dietary recommendations based on genetics more understandable and more useful than general dietary advice.

DNA Diet will allow us to give personalised diet & lifestyle recommendations based on the genetic results.

The genetic test will show which of the following diet plans are right for the individual patients:
  • Low carbohydrate diet
  • Low fat diet
  • Mediterranean diet

DNA Diet reports on the following areas:
  • Risk of obesity and being overweight
  • Ability to lose or gain weight easily
  • Responsiveness to exercise
  • Mobilization of fat
  • Absorption and metabolism of fats
  • Metabolic rate
  • Carbohydrate responsiveness

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Mind
DNAMind DNA Mind gives insight into the functioning of biological areas that influence:
Neurodegenerative disorders including cognitive decline and late onset Alzheimer’s disease | Addictive behaviour | Mood regulation such as stress response, anxiety and depression

Genetic variations involved in key biological processes that contribute toward the risk of development of mental health disorders may give insight to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Knowledge of an individual's genotype will provide diagnostic insight and assist in determining optimal treatment strategies for individuals suffering from, or at risk for, mental health disorders.

The DNA Mind test analyses 30 genes which have been shown to have significant associations with key mental health disorders.

DNA Mind reports on associations in the following areas:
  • Neurodegenerative disorders - mild cognitive decline and late onset Alzheimer's disease
  • Mood disorders - Depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Addictive behavior - Risk for alcohol, nicotine, cannabis & opioid dependence, psychosis response from cannabis use, eating disorders (binge eating), adrenaline seeking'/risk-taking behavior
The genes included in the test are involved in the following key biological areas related to mental health:
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Inflammation
  • Methylation
  • Neurotrophic, dopaminergic & serotonergic pathways
  • Endo-cannabinoid pathway
  • Cell-signalling

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Oestrogen
DNAOestrogen DNA Oestrogen guides the personalisation of diet, hormone and nutritional supplement recommendations to improve oestrogen metabolism.:
Unbalanced oestrogen metabolism has been associated with increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, prostate and colon cancer, as well as endometriosis and PMS symptoms. Gaining insight into how oestrogen and other free radicals are detoxified and cleared from the body will be of benefit to individuals who are concerned about these health issues.

Improving oestrogen metabolism is of benefit to women who suffer from oestrogen-dominant conditions such as endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and uterine fibroid tumors.

Are you aware that 80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history? Research has shown that an increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen is a strong risk factor in the development of breast cancer.

DNA Oestrogen tests for gene variants that have been shown to have an impact on how oestrogen is metabolized and therefore may help individuals' lessen the risk for developing breast cancer.

DNA Oestrogen reports on the following areas:
  • Phase 1 detoxification
  • Phase 2 detoxification
  • Oxidative stress
  • Personal risk factors associated with HRT, Oral contraceptives, bio-identical supplementation and in vitro fertilization
  • Intervention strategies for at risk patients.

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Sport
DNASport DNA Sport analyses genes which have been shown to have significant associations with the following areas
Soft tissue injury risk | Recovery | Power potential | Endurance potential | Caffeine metabolism | Salt sensitivity | Peak performance time

DNA Sport tests genetic variants that influence injury risk, recovery, as well as power and endurance performance.

Results provide insight into various biological areas that impact training responsiveness and sporting performance, optimal exercise selection, and injury and recovery strategies.

The test is suitable for the elite performance athlete as well as the recreational athlete looking to maximize their fitness potential and reach peak levels of conditioning.

DNA Sport reports on the following areas:
  • structural integrity of soft tissues
  • inflammation & oxidative stress
  • blood flow: blood pressure & oxygenation
  • cardiopulmonary capacity
  • energy during exercise
  • fuel during exercise
  • caffeine metabolism
  • muscle fiber type and bone composition
  • endurance/aerobic capacity
  • power/strength potential

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Active
DNAActive The DNA Active test is a combination of the DNA Sport and DNA Diet tests, created to assist personal trainers and fitness coaches
in designing unique and effective training and nutrition programs, optimised to assist clients in accomplishing their performance and weight management goals.

Have you hit your training plateau?

There is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to exercise and sports performance. Train according to your unique genetic potential to get maximum benefit.

About This Test

DNA Active® is a genetic test designed to guide the personalisation of training and nutritional recommendations to optimise athletic performance. It provides insight into power and endurance potential, genetic risk for soft tissue injuries and how to ensure optimal recovery time between high intensity sessions.

The DNA Active report is your handy reference guide to weight management, exercise responsiveness, nutrient requirements, and a host of other factors that will combine to help you reach your performance goals.

Ideal for:
  • The DNA Active test was created to assist trainers and coaches in designing unique and effective training and nutrition programmes, optimised to assist clients in accomplishing their performance and weight loss goals.
  • The test is suitable for the elite performance athlete as well as the recreational athlete looking to maximise their fitness potential and reach peak levels of conditioning.
R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Skin
DNASkin DNA Skin analyses genes which have been shown to have significant associations with the following areas:
Firmness and elasticity | Sun sensitivity and pigmentation | Sun damage, protection and repair | Antioxidant status | Detoxification and inflammation

DNA skin aims to improve the visual signs of aging by focusing on interventions that are suited to your unique DNA.

We can't change our genes, but we can change our lifestyle. All the genetic variants analysed in the DNA Skin test are modifiable through appropriate environmental interventions.

Based on the results from the DNA Skin test, personalised lifestyle, nutrition, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical recommendations can be given for improved skincare and skin health, and to decrease the visible signs of aging.

The DNA Skin test analyses 18 genes involved in important areas related to skin health.
  • Regulation of collagen formation and breakdown, giving insight into the firmness and elasticity of the skin
  • Sun sensitivity & pigmentation
  • Sun damage, protection & repair mechanisms
  • Protection from oxidative stress
  • Detoxification & inflammation, giving insight into general skin sensitivity

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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GrowBaby
GrowBaby GrowBaby gives insight into key biological areas related to maternal and fetal health.
It provides recommendations on how moms-to-be can optimise their health, and their baby’s health, using gene-based personalised diet, supplement, and lifestyle interventions from pre-conception to birth and beyond.

GrowBaby is a genetic test for moms-to-be, designed to help you better understand the functioning of key biological pathways that influence maternal and fetal health, and how these relate to the major birth phenotypes.

The report provides valuable insights into how you can optimise health outcomes for mom and baby using gene-based personalised diet, supplement, and lifestyle interventions.

Ideal for:

Any woman who plans to conceive, optimising health in pregnant women, women who have experienced issues with regards to conception and pregnancy.

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Smile
DNASmile DNA Smile gives insight into the state of your oral health and your predisposition for developing periodontal disease and tooth caries.
This test reports on gene variations involved in key biological areas including innate immunity, inflammation and acquired immunity, sweet-tooth predisposition, detoxification and lipid metabolism – all of which are central in the management of periodontal and systemic health.

Your health begins in the mouth – It is the doorway to the entire body

Did you know that your oral health is one of the best indicators of your systemic health?

About This Test

DNA Smile is a genetic test designed to give insights into the state of your oral health and your predisposition for developing periodontal disease, tooth caries and other systemic diseases.

Ideal for:

The DNA Smile report offers targeted, personalised diet, nutraceutical, lifestyle, and oral health recommendations to offset possible genetic weaknesses and optimise oral and systemic health outcomes.

Test Results

There is a rapidly growing body of evidence that supports the link between risk for periodontal disease and the development of other chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and cognitive decline.

Having insight into how gene variants involved in key biological areas will impact oral health can guide better clinical decision making in order to improve oral health outcomes, but also to optimise overall systemic health.

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Resilience
DNAResilience DNA Resilience reports on seven key molecular areas that have the greatest influence on resilience:
Neuropeptide Y | Oxytocin | The neurotrophic pathway | Cortisol | Norepinephrine | Dopamine | Serotonin. The test determines an individuals’ genetic resilience and provides ways in which intrinsic strengths can be amplified and existing weaknesses reduced. The action steps centre on highly individualised lifestyle strategies that leverage diet, targeted activity, environmental awareness and nutritional supplements.

Feeling stressed? Battling to cope?

Our socio-economic environment has rarely been more stressful; resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ and mentally and emotionally cope under adverse conditions. This genetic test provides insight into your genetic resilience potential and is designed to help you manage your stress and perform optimally under adverse conditions.

About This Test

The report can determine an individuals’ genetic potential for resilience and provide ways in which intrinsic strengths can be amplified and existing weaknesses reduced. The gene-based action steps you will receive in your report centre on highly individualised lifestyle strategies that leverage diet, targeted activity, lifestyle changes, and nutritional supplements.

Ideal for:

DNA Resilience is a genetic test for individuals looking to cope better under stressful or demanding conditions, or lead more effectively in business, sport and life. DNA Resilience can help enhance your mental, emotional and physical health, and inform lifestyle strategies that enable you to live up to your fullest potential, overcome stress and excel in everyday life, from work to home.

The Science:

DNA Resilience reports on the seven key molecular areas that have the greatest influence on resilience. They are: stress axis, oxytocin, the neurotrophic pathway, neuropeptide Y, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin.

Given the hereditability of emotional regulation (30%), temperament (±56%) and cognitive aptitude (>99%), a critical knowledge and understanding of individual genetics and environmental influences can unlock exceptional resilience and a performance advantage regardless of circumstances.

‘From potential to performance’. ‘From surviving to thriving’

Test Results

The genes included in the DNA resilience test have a strong influence over the important biological pathways that influence how you respond to stressful situations in life, work, and sport.

Knowledge of your individual biological response to stress can inform your personal choices with regard to diet, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle strategies to optimise mental health and performance.

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Medcheck
DNAmedcheck Medcheck is our pharmacogenomics test which analyses gene variants that affect drug response.
These variants determine how you are likely to respond to certain medications, both in terms of therapeutic benefit and risk for side effects, allowing your doctor to make personalised prescriptions where necessary. Medcheck reports on approximately 200 prescription medications.

Pharmacogenetics combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genetics (the study of genes and their functions) to enable gene-specific prescribing decisions.

Individual variation in drug metabolism is an important factor affecting drug efficacy; pharmacogenetic testing aims to identify genetic biomarkers affecting drug response and use them to better guide effective, safe therapies, personalised to each individual.

Medcheck is a comprehensive pharmacogenomics test that analyses genetic variants associated with responsiveness to cardiovascular, psychiatric and pain medications. Prescribing medications according to an individual's genetic profile will improve drug efficacy, reduce drug-associated toxicity, and enhance patient outcomes.

Medcheck analyses 62 genetic variations within 20 genes and is able to give accurate and actionable recommendations on approximately 150 different prescription drugs within 35 different drug classes.

Patients most likely to benefit from Medcheck testing include those
  • Planning to start on a new medication
  • Not responding to specific medications
  • Experiencing side effects to specific medications
  • Requiring doses outside of the recommended range
The benefits of the Medcheck pharmacogenetics test include
  • Improving drug efficacy
  • Decreasing length of treatment time
  • Minimising adverse side effects
  • Reducing money spent on ineffective medications or time in hospital.

R2650 or R600 alongside any other test.  Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Risk
DNA Risk ScreeningDNA Risk is a category of gene tests that reports on the risk of certain disorders by analysing associated genetic variations.
DNA Risk assists in screening at-risk individuals, increasing early identification, improving prevention, offering diagnostic insights, and guiding therapy decisions.

DNA Risk (HLA-Related Autoimmunity)

Autoimmune Diseases and Genetics

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system fails to distinguish self from non-self, resulting in a breach of tolerance and the likelihood of inflammation or tissue damage in specific organs or multiple organ systems. Various genetic and environmental factors have been found to contribute to autoimmune disorders. One of the strongest genetic associations is linked to the MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) region and their related gene products, the Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA’s).

DNA Risk HLA-Related Autoimmunity

The comprehensive DNA Risk HLA-Related Autoimmunity (HLA test) looks at gene variants related to common autoimmune diseases and provides ‘diagnostic insight’ for patients already suffering from an autoimmune disorder, or who are identified as at risk due to a family history of disease and exposure to environmental risk factors.

The Report

The report presents the HLA alleles and genotype data in a user-friendly manner, followed by a brief description of the relevant autoimmune disorders, insights into environmental contributors, and risk (and protective) HLA alleles and MHC-related gene variants related to the disorders.

THE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES DISCUSSED IN THE REPORT INCLUDE:
  • Alopecia areata (AA)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
  • Coeliac disease (CD)
  • Graves’ disease (GD)
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT)
  • IgA nephropathy (IgAN)
  • Lyme borreliosis Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Vitiligo Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN)
R2850 (any other tests added to this are R600 each)   Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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DNA Pain

chronic pain Do you suffer from chronic pain or increased pain sensitivity?
Chronic Pain is a complex, multifactorial disease that is the result of an interplay between an individual’s environment, lifestyle, and genetic make-up.


DNA Pain is a genetic test designed to enhance the successful and sustained management of chronic pain.

By analysing the genes involved in biological pathways known to affect the risk of chronic pain, the report will identify the key areas that are contributing to chronic pain, and more importantly, provide guidance on how to alleviate these symptoms through personalised diet, supplement, exercise, and lifestyle interventions.

DNA Pain will benefit individuals suffering from a chronic pain condition, including fibromyalgia or musculoskeletal pain, who would like to take a personalised and holistic approach to pain management. Individuals suffering from comorbid conditions associated with chronic pain, such as anxiety or depression, will also benefit from the personalised recommendations in this test.

If you are using pharmaceutical medications as part of your pain treatment, the DNA Medcheck test should be considered alongside DNA Pain to provide insight into the responsiveness and possible side effects related to pain management medication, including opioids.

Cost: R2650, or R600 alongside another test. Excludes Feedback Consultation.

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