IntellxxDNA™ – Genetic Testing that Supports Your Health
Your genes provide valuable data that can help you and your doctors understand your unique health care needs. To see what your genes can tell us, the Naples Center for Functional Medicine offers cutting-edge IntellxxDNA™ genomics testing. Genomics is the biological study of genes within the human body. It focuses on the structure, function, evolution and mapping of genomes, including their roles in certain diseases and illnesses. IntellxxDNA™ provides our doctors with in-depth, evidence-based, science-focused genomic intelligence to further personalize health care for you.
About Your IntellxxDNA Report
Our reports will help your clinician or nutritionist target their recommendations specifically to you. IntellxxDNA™ reports incorporate evidence-based, well-researched potential intervention strategies that cover environment, lifestyle, nutrition, supplements and medications. Two types of IntellxxDNA™ reports are available to patients at the Naples Center for Functional Medicine, serving as a valuable basis of discussion between you and your doctor.
Comprehensive Medical Report
There are 20 different panels and over 250 SNPs analyzed in the Comprehensive Medical Report. (SNP stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, the most common type of genetic variation among people.) This report focuses on the following common health concerns:
- Heart disease
- Macular degeneration
It also helps identify potential genomic health risks, such as the propensity to form blood clots, response to anesthesia and opioids. The celiac and histamine panels can help quickly untangle many G.I. issues. Also included are the various genes involved in the metabolism of Methylation, Homocysteine, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D.
Cognitive Health Report
The Cognitive Health Report is designed to help understand the reversible/addressable causes of memory loss. There are two different versions of this report. and your clinician will choose the best option for your needs. Both reports address over 100 SNPs found to affect cognition, based on published medical literature along with referenced potential interventions. Some of these combinations of SNPs have been found to increase or decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s by 20% or more. Genes highlighted in this report, in addition to the well-known APOE ε4, relate to:
- Numerous pathways of inflammation
- Proteins that help clear amyloid from the brain
- Hormone related pathways
- Mitochondrial factors
- Detoxification pathways
- And more
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You may have seen commercials for companies that provide DNA tests and health reports to the general public, often piggybacking on consumer interest in genealogy and ancestry. We appreciate that their marketing efforts have brought the concept of genomics and health into the public eye. However, these direct-to-consumer tests and reports are not medically comprehensive. In other words, they don’t tell the whole story. Unlike ancestry-based genomics, the field of medical genomics is complex, even for well-trained clinicians. IntellxxDNA™ provides clinicians with ongoing education to ensure that they have access to research-based, accurate information.
IntellxxDNA™ is not direct-to-consumer and does not accept insurance at this time. You should know that the Genetics Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits insurance companies and employers with >15 employees from acquiring results of genetic tests. Group health insurance companies cannot use genetic information to deny coverage, establish pre-existing condition clauses, or change premiums. They also cannot require genetic testing.
Your DNA is not your destiny. In fact, understanding your genomic profile empowers you to make intelligent health and wellness choices now that may impact your future quality of life. IntellxxDNA™ reports focus on the health and wellness of the whole person, rather than on isolated disease states. Your clinician will review your genomic profile as one of several factors of consideration when making clinical decisions to help you achieve optimal health.