Does anyone have a view about the new genetic test being offered by Blue Horizons? Is it worth it ? Does it actually tell you anything useful ? Is it
accurate ? Worth the paper it’s written on? It’s not cheap!
Here’s their blurb.
Introducing the DNAblue Thyroid Genetics Cheek Swab
Just a reminder that our offer for the new Thyroid Genetics Cheek Swab at £139.15 will only be valid until the end of the month, see below for details -
Website price of this profile is currently £199.15
Code BLUDNAJAN will give £60 off in the month of January meaning that you will pay just £139.15 for the entire profile.
Introducing the DNAblue Thyroid Genetics profile from Blue Horizon Medicals – It is a simple DNA cheek swab test that looks at 10 genetic variations across 8 Genes that are either directly or indirectly linked to thyroid function. We invite you to discover how your genes control the production of your thyroid hormones, and how variations in your DNA might impact on their effectiveness, and ultimately your health.
List of investigations
Your Pituitary Gland's receptivity to TRH which stimulates the secretion of TSH
Your Thyroid Gland's receptivity to TSH
Your Thyroid Gland's receptivity to TSH signalling
Conversion of T4 to T3
The clearing of RT3 from circulation
Your Body's response to stress
Detoxification of compounds that impact thyroid hormone levels
Your Body's response and susceptibility to inflammation and infection, both of which affect thyroid function.
A very different approach
What is particularly attractive about the DNAblue Thyroid Genetics profile is the fact that this represents a very different approach to the thyroid question - rather than just relying upon measurements of thyroid hormone production (ie quantities), you can now have an understanding of how effectively the thyroid hormones are behaving within the body (ie quality). Many clients have told us over the years that they have symptoms of thyroid disease, despite apparently normal thyroid function test results. GPs also encounter these questions every day across the world.
Now, and we believe for the first time for all of these genes together, Blue Horizon clients have an affordable opportunity to gain this crucial insight into their thyroid axis, and armed with this information maybe then have the ability (in conjunction with their specialists) to tailor their needs accordingly.
The report itself is very detailed (see attached) and we provide over the phone or email post results assistance. Due to this and the relatively benign nature of the genes we test, our laboratory arrangement does not require us to offer or charge for genetic counselling which makes the proposition much cheaper