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Swab your cheek.
That’s it.

After you’ve swabbed, send us your sample in the envelope provided - return postage is on us. After a few weeks, you’ll receive an email with a link to view your comprehensive genetic report.

We make it possible for you to decode your genome without ever leaving the comfort of your home.

Learn more about how our process works.

Swab Your Cheek.  That’s It.
DNA → RNA → Protein
Protein = life
DNA → RNA → Protein

Proteins are the “do-ers” of biology. They contract our muscles, allow our eyes to see different colors, mediate our mood and neurotransmission, digest our food, and even regulate the creation of other proteins.

Your genes determine exactly which proteins are created, and how well they do their job. Knowing your genes can help you make informed decisions about your health and wellness.

Genomic DNA
The Keys to Life

Genomics is the field of medicine focused on the role of our entire genome - the DNA that makes us unique - in our responses to diet, activity, disease, and the environment.

With an understanding of what your genes say about you, it’s easier to make informed decisions about your health and your lifestyle. Any opportunity to find out what makes you, you, is an opportunity to live a better life.

Privacy Practices
Privacy is paramount.

There’s nothing more personal than your DNA. That’s why we take every measure to ensure your most personal data, stays yours.

  • We never share your information with anyone other than you, without your permission.
  • Federal law (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; GINA) protects against employer or health insurance discrimination based on genetic information. We wouldn’t share, anyway.
  • Unless a valid subpoena or court order is presented by law enforcement, we will never share any of your information, for any reason.

Learn more details about our privacy practices.


Frequently asked questions.

What is the science behind your DNA tests?

The science involves heating the solution with the DNA to the temperature at which the two sides of the DNA molecule separate.  Then our lab adds specific primers which have been designed to stick to the single strands of DNA at the beginning the genetic analyzer and at the end of the specific segment, we want to analyze. The temperature is then lowered so the two chains can recombine. Then they add a DNA polymerase to the solution which attaches to the strands of DNA at the sites where the primer has attached. Then a solution containing an abundance of the four base pairs, G, C, A, and T, is added to the vessel and the DNA polymerase starts building a complementary DNA chain to the targeted area on the DNA. Time is allowed for the reaction to complete. The temperature is then raised again to separate these segments and the process is repeated. One cycle lasts about four minutes and is this repeated 20 to 30 times, yielding billions of copies of the targeted DNA sequence, all from the few cells that were contained on the cheek swab.

How long will it take to receive my results?

After placing your order, allow 3-4 days for your kit to arrive. After you swab and send, please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your results.

How do I view my results?

MelixGX will send you an email when your results are ready for you to review.

Does my insurance cover these tests?

At the time, insurance does not cover the test.