Have you ever wondered why dieting or the supplements you’re taking don’t have the desired effects? According to research, up to 75% of people have significant genetic variations that affect vital bodily processes. These include metabolism, detoxification, the immune system and many more. Genetic nutrition testing helps patients identify these variations while offering more context for certain health issues. The insights from these tests also allow people to make more informed lifestyle choices for enhanced wellness. The healthcare providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine also use genetic nutrition testing in Austin to gain more insight into patients’ genetic makeup, which allows them to design more efficient plans of care.
Because Austin Preferred’s holistic approach focuses on using natural solutions to relieve pain, these tests can play a valuable role in improving patients’ overall wellness. Moreover, they can provide helpful insights for people looking to better understand the impact of genetics on overall wellness.
We will first have each patient in for an initial visit to discuss testing options. Austin Preferred happily offers an extensive test menu suited to people looking for specific answers, as well as those who desire a more comprehensive glance at their genetics. This allows us to better understand our patients’ health, which allows our providers to create truly personalized plans of care. Tests we offer include:
Next, we will collect a saliva sample from the patient and send it to our specialized lab for analysis. We usually receive the test results back within 10 business days and have the patient back in to discuss them with the provider. Although health insurance does not cover genetic nutrition testing, we offer these options at affordable self-pay rates. We also provide free in-office consultations for prospective patients.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule a consultation at our South Austin clinic. You can also visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on the treatments offered at Austin Preferred.
Q: What is genetic nutrition testing?
A: Genetic nutrition testing analyzes patients’ DNA for variations that can affect important bodily functions.
Q: Does health insurance cover genetic nutrition testing in Austin?
A: Although health insurance does not cover testing, we do offer affordable self-pay rates for all tests.
Q: How long will it take to receive the results from my test?
A: While this can vary by test, we typically receive the results back within 10 business days.
Q: How do I interpret the results of my genetic nutrition testing?
A: The provider will discuss the results, which include information on genetic variations as well as supplement recommendations to address these issues, during a followup visit.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.