HomeDNA™ Food & Pet Sensitivity

HomeDNA Food & Pet Sensitivity is a science-based DNA test that reveals how your genes may make you more sensitive to common irritants in eight key areas.

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Overview

Overview

Do you want to know what might be giving you upset stomach or other symptoms of environmental sensitivities?

HomeDNA Food & Pet Sensitivity is a DNA test that can identify—at the cellular level—how some common environmental irritants might be affecting your well-being.

  • Gluten
  • Lactose
  • Cow Milk Protein
  • Egg
  • Peanut
  • Other Foods
  • Histamine
  • Pet Dander 

Simply take a DNA sample at home with an easy-to-use cheek swab. Post the samples back in the prepaid postage envelope. Our accredited lab tests your samples and provides you with a detailed and comprehensive genetic results. Your personalised report provides you with the information you need to change factors in your environment—so you can live a healthier life.

Results Include:

  • Analysis of sensitivity-specific DNA markers
  • Lifestyle and dietary suggestions to help reduce symptoms
  • Recommended supplements to help manage any sensitivities
  • Suggestions for delicious food substitutions

Kit Contents:

  • Simple instructions
  • Cheek swabs to painlessly collect your DNA sample
  • Prepaid postage to send your samples back to the lab

Results Available:

  • Just 6 weeks from receipt of samples at the lab

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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please note this is not an allergy test: to diagnose allergies, consult your medical provider. The report is provided for educational and informational purposes only. Results contain information only from genes and do not include environmental factors that may cause or aggravate symptoms.

Details

Details

Get clear answers to sensitivity problems and make lifestyle changes based your DNA

If you are prone to an upset tummy, excess wind and diarrhoea, or your eyes itch and your breath gets wheezy, you may well be sensitive to foods or external environmental factors. To help discover what your sensitivities could be, the HomeDNA Food & Pet Sensitivity DNA may be the perfect test for you.

The report that you receive from us can advise you whether or not you may be genetically predisposed to be sensitive or less sensitive to certain environmental factors, giving you a detailed analysis from the inside out about issues that may be causing you irritation.

The whole process could not be simpler

You receive a DNA-testing kit with simple-to-follow instructions so that you can collect your sample in the comfort of your own home. Post your samples back with our prepaid postage envelope and just sit back while we do the testing for you. With this scientifically-sound analysis, specific genes related to the most commonly-found irritants are analysed. Our accredited lab provides you with a result online within only 6 weeks from when we receive your samples.

Results include your genetic predisposition for sensitivity to:

  1. Gluten—Gluten is a protein most commonly found in wheat, barley, and rye. Humans cannot break down gluten, which means there are tiny particles found in the digestive tract. Unfortunately, for some people these particles cause gut irritation
  2. Lactose—Lactose is a sugar found in animal milk and dairy products. For those with particular genetic markers, this may mean that digesting foods containing lactose may be difficult and cause irritation
  3. Cow Milk Protein—Milk contains water, fat, lactose, minerals, and protein. Sensitivity to milk protein is different to lactose sensitivity, but it is one of the most common problems for children with sensitivities
  4. Egg—Egg sensitivity is not unusual, and sensitivity to egg white is actually very common
  5. Peanut—Peanut sensitivity is very common and is often genetically inherited
  6. Other Foods—Individuals can be sensitive to a raft of foods that don’t fit into the other categories for this test; These sensitivities might include tree nuts, soy, corn, yeast, fish, and shellfish
  7. Pet Dander—Pet dander is the tiny particles of skin shed from animals that have hair, fur, or feathers. Certain genetic markers may make you highly sensitive when coming into contact with these animals and their dander
  8. Histamine—Histamine is naturally found in foods that are aged and fermented, red wine, and more. Some people may be unable to breakdown histamine, which can cause significant sensitivity

While your report covers your genetic predispositions to these common irritants, it more importantly provides a detailed and very comprehensive guide to making changes to your diet and lifestyle, while providing straightforward supplement recommendations for a more comfortable life.

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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please note this is not an allergy test: to confirm allergies, consult your medical provider. The report is provided for educational and informational purposes only. Results contain information only from genes and do not include environmental factors that may cause or aggravate symptoms.

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The Science

The Science

There has been a significant amount of genetic research done to identify how our environment impacts us both in a positive and negative way. With this in mind and the move toward more tailor-made medicine and disease prevention, new consumer tests are being developed. We now as individuals can take a more proactive approach to managing our health.

It is estimated that up to 8% of all children have symptoms associated with some type of food sensitivity. The most common foods that are potential irritants include: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, wheat, and soy. Symptoms can be mild, but for some individuals with serious food sensitivities it can severely impact their quality of life. Having a nutritious and varied diet may be very difficult and stressful. Parents often feel a tremendous burden and worry when trying to monitor their child's food exposure if they suspect the child has sensitivities. For parents of children with these problems, being on alert to foods that may be a problem and still proving a good balanced diet can be a minefield.

Some food sensitivities are inherited, which reinforces the fact that genetics play a huge part in the onset of these sensitivities. New research suggests that introducing potentially-problematic foods to children early in their development may in fact sensitise them. Knowing if someone has a genetic predisposition to food sensitivities may help parents or an individual make informed decisions, with the support of their GP, about when to introduce certain foods. Some research shows certain supplements or probiotics may help decrease the symptoms of certain food sensitivities too.

Genetic testing is now so advanced, that it is possible to provide personally tailored diet strategies to best help you identify and potentially avoid the irritants that make your life uncomfortable. Now that this testing is affordable and readily available, why not find out exactly what impact your genes are having and make necessary changes to begin a more comfortable life?

See our “Resources” tab for links to related studies used in this test report.


How It Works

How It Works

5 Easy Steps to Get your HomeDNA Food + Pet Analysis + Report

  1. BUY KIT: Order your complete DNA test
  2. REGISTER KIT: When you receive your kit, go online to HomeDNA.com/uk to register your kit’s barcode
  3. COLLECT DNA: Use the cheek swabs found in the kit to collect your DNA and post the samples back to us
  4. ANALYSE DNA: You receive an email when your samples arrive at the lab where our genetic experts will extract and process and analyse your DNA sample.
  5. RECEIVE REPORT: You will receive an email within 6 weeks to let you know that your personalised report has been uploaded to your secure online account and is ready for you to view

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FAQs

FAQs

Analysis includes over 30 genetic markers (SNPs) that have been shown through external research to be related to sensitivity within each test category (for example, Gluten). The number of SNPs tested varies by category.
Typical turnaround time for getting results is 6 weeks, once samples arrive at the lab. We will email you as soon as your report is ready.

Your DNA is analyzed in eight (8) individual categories: gluten, lactose, cow milk protein, egg, peanut, other foods, pet dander, and histamine. In your report, results for each category where your genetics show a higher likelihood of sensitivity include the following sections:

Your Results—See details about your DNA data and a conclusion statement

Diet Tips—Get advice from professionals on how to improve your diet to lessen symptoms of sensitivity

Lifestyle Tips—Discover actionable changes you can make and steps you can take to relieve effects of sensitivity

Supplement Tips—Which supplements can be most helpful? We’ll tell you!

No. HomeDNA Food & Pet Sensitivity focuses solely on those genes that are related to the body’s sensitivity to the eight specifically-named irritants included in this test. Any DNA test performed to detect predictors for disease should be interpreted by a physician or a certified genetic counselor. Also, keep in mind this is not an allergy test. Confirmation of allergies should be issued by your medical provider.
This is a scientifically-based test. Please visit our Resources tab for links to studies used in the test report. Additionally, we have laboratory protocols that ensure very high accuracy, and so you can be sure your test has been processed correctly. Your genes play a big role in your body composition but it’s important to realize lifestyle and environmental factors may also play a significant role in sensitivities to irritants.

HomeDNA  values the trust you place in us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to retain data accuracy, and to ensure the use of the information, we use a range of technical, physical and administrative, HIPAA-compliant, measures to protect the information we collect about our members. And your information will never be sold.

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DNA is collected via a simple, painless cheek swabs. The inside of the cheek is rubbed for 30 seconds per swab in order to collect enough DNA to process the test. This is not a saliva test. 

Yes. For minor children, parental consent for testing is required via written signature on the swab envelopes.

No. New York and Maryland do not allow the retail sale or purchase of home DNA tests at this time. 

No. This test measures  your sensitivity to common irritants at the cellular (DNA) level. Since DNA stays constant from childhood through adulthood, there is no need to test again. 

Shrimp, apples, tree nuts, soy, soybean, fish, corn, and yeast are included in this category.

Gluten and dairy sensitivities have the most immediate physical effect on most people, so those whose DNA shows the possibility of sensitivities in these areas may want to start with those tips to see if it brings them relief. If symptoms remain, try eliminating foods from other categories, such as eggs and peanuts, then finally edibles from the "Other Foods" category. Of course, genetic indications of food or pet dander sensitivity are only one piece of the puzzle. Other factors, such as current diet, exercise, or other environmental conditions, may also affect sensitivity. Consult your medical practitioner before taking any supplements or making significant changes to your diet.

Resources

Resources

If you’re interested in more in-depth information, this section contains links to the studies supporting the diet, lifestyle, and supplements tips included in your report. Links are listed by category for easy reference.

GLUTEN

I tested my vitamin D level. What do my results mean?
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/i-tested-my-vitamin-d-level-what-do-my-results-mean/

Test ID: ZNS
http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8620


LACTOSE

Lactose Intolerance
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/lactose-intolerance/Pages/facts.aspx

Lactose digestion from unmodified, low-fat and lactose-hydrolyzed yogurt in adult lactose-maldigesters.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=1559509


Improved clinical tolerance to chronic lactose ingestion in subjects with lactose intolerance: a placebo effect?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=9414969

The effect of oral supplementation with Lactobacillus reuteri or tilactase in lactose intolerant patients: randomized trial
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=20391953

Beneficial effects of long-term consumption of a probiotic combination of Lactobacillus casei Shirota and Bifidobacterium breve Yakult may persist after suspension of therapy in lactose-intolerant patients.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=22402407

The effects of the DDS-1 strain of lactobacillus on symptomatic relief for lactose intolerance - a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover clinical trial.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27207411

Effect of exogenous beta-galactosidase in patients with lactose malabsorption and intolerance: a crossover double-blind placebo-controlled study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15674309

Serum diamine oxidase activity is associated with lactose malabsorption phenotypic variation.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27593109


COW MILK PROTEIN
How I Treat Vitamin D Deficiency
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835491/

Role of immunoglobulin G antibodies in diagnosis of food allergy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5004213/

Gut Microbiota as a Target for Preventive and Therapeutic Intervention against Food Allergy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28657607


Baked Milk and Egg Diets for Milk and Egg Allergy Management.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26617232


Hypo-allergenic and therapeutic significance of goat milk
https://doi.org/10.1016/0921-4488(94)90105-8


Camel milk for food allergies in children.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16382703


EGG

Role of immunoglobulin G antibodies in diagnosis of food allergy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5004213/

Baked Milk and Egg Diets for Milk and Egg Allergy Management.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26617232

Egg allergy
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/egg-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20372115

Oral and sublingual immunotherapy for egg allergy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25405335


PEANUT

The prevalence, severity, and distribution of childhood food allergy in the United States.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21690110


Role of immunoglobulin G antibodies in diagnosis of food allergy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5004213/


Aflatoxins: Implications on Health.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28428686


OTHER FOODS


Fish oil supplementation in pregnancy and lactation may decrease the risk of infant allergy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=19489765


Fish consumption during the first year of life and development of allergic diseases during childhood.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=16867056


Role of selenium and zinc in the pathogenesis of food allergy in infants and young children.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMC3542500


Influence of diet on the gut microbiome and implications for human health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5385025/


Dietary Fiber and Bacterial SCFA Enhance Oral Tolerance and Protect against Food Allergy through Diverse Cellular Pathways.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=27332875


Impact of dietary factors and food processing on food allergy. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201200472/abstract;jsessionid=DD4CEBEF666280BB6FBC9C74910B712E.f01t01

Increased food diversity in the first year of life is inversely associated with allergic diseases.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=24508301


Vitamin D and food allergies in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=28441981


The prevalence, severity, and distribution of childhood food allergy in the United States.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21690110


Dichlorophenol-containing pesticides and allergies: results from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23176881


Stress and food allergy: mechanistic considerations.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24428964


Nutrients Mediate Intestinal Bacteria-Mucosal Immune Crosstalk.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29416535


Various effects of different probiotic strains in allergic disorders: an update from laboratory and clinical data. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2883099/#b56


How I Treat Vitamin D Deficiency

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835491/


Role of immunoglobulin G antibodies in diagnosis of food allergy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5004213/


Gut Microbiota as a Target for Preventive and Therapeutic Intervention against Food Allergy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28657607


PET DANDER



Urban environment predisposes dogs and their owners to allergic symptoms.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29371634


Urinary levels of triclosan and parabens are associated with aeroallergen and food sensitization.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=22704536


Natural treatment of perennial allergic rhinitis.        
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11056414


Gut Microbiota as a Target for Preventive and Therapeutic Intervention against Food Allergy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28657607


HISTAMINE


Histamine and histamine intolerance.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17490952

Effect of Different Cooking Methods on Histamine Levels in Selected Foods.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29200758


Circadian profiling reveals higher histamine plasma levels and lower diamine oxidase serum activities in 24% of patients with suspected histamine intolerance compared to food allergy and controls.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29154390


Diamine Oxidase from White Pea (Lathyrus sativus) Combined with Catalase Protects the Human Intestinal Caco-2 Cell Line from Histamine Damage

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5486577/


Antihistamine effect of supplemental ascorbic acid and neutrophil chemotaxis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1578094


Specific change of histamine metabolism in acute magnesium-deficient young rats.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3111814


Vitamin B-6 nutriture and plasma diamine oxidase activity in pregnant Hispanic teenagers.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3098085


Physiological concentrations of zinc inhibit the release of histamine from human basophils and lung mast cells. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2425567


Histamine and gut mucosal immune regulation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24286351


New approach for the diagnosis of histamine intolerance based on the determination of histamine and methylhistamine in urine.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28715791









About This Brand

About This Brand

HomeDNA empowers you with valuable information contained in your own DNA. This targeted selection of easy, at-home genetic tests will help you make better health and wellness choices and provide important answers about family relationships both past and present. Brought to you by DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), this innovative product line includes:

  • HomeDNA Ancestry Analysis + Report
  • Home DNA Healthy Weight Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA Paternity Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA Skin Care Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA Food & Pet Sensitivity Analysis + Report

Established in 1995, DDC was founded on the belief that technological advancements in DNA testing should translate to services that are accessible and affordable to everyone. We have built an international reputation based on our commitment to reliability, innovation, and value by offering DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, animal breeders and veterinarians, and now wellness-inspired consumers. DDC's laboratory in Fairfield, Ohio is nationally and internationally recognized through multiple accreditations.

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  • A fully-accredited laboratory with state-of-the-art technology and robotics to ensure accuracy
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For over 20 years, we have earned the trust of our customers by carefully handling more than 10 million DNA samples. Your sensitive DNA test results always remain confidential, and we will not sell your personal data to third parties. DDC is the DNA testing laboratory trusted around the world.

Food & Pet Sensitivity DNA Test is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I did this test for my 3 year old son. He never had an allergic reaction to anything so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I was surprised to find out that he is actually more sensitive to certain things. I would have never known without this test. It also gave me a list of what to look for when around those things. Very informative. Definitely recommend even if you don’t think you are allergic to anything.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the Accurate results I Receive a free sample of the Home Dna from Tryitsampling an my opinions are my own this was my first time trying HomeDna and my result was great information i never knew i was sensitive to commom irritants .HomeDna also Personlized Report with Recommendations for Lifestyle and dietary suggestions to help relieve discomfort and supplements to support gut health and Creative and tasty food substitutions and i think everybody should Use HomeDna collection kit Food &Pet Sensitivity Analysis + Report To understand and know the results of their bodys with Nuts ,dairy,Wheat and pets and it was simple and easy.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a surprise I got! I teceived this test and at the beginning i was a little skeptical about it. I didn’t think it would work as well as a lab-present test, but I was wrong. I received my results 4 weeks after sending them and it was a very clear and complete presentation. Some results a was aware of but others were a complete surprise. I started thinking about them and finally realized I did have “weird reactions” (that is how I used to called them) with some of the items listed. What a great relief to finally knowing what is good and what is not so good for my body. It was a wonderful experience!
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a surprise I had with it! I teceived this test and at the beginning i was a little skeptical about it. I didn’t think it would work as well as a lab-present test, but I was wrong. I received my results 4 weeks after sending them and it was a very clear and complete presentation. Some results a was aware of but others were a complete surprise. I started thinking about them and finally realized I did have “weird reactions” (that is how I used to called them) with some of the items listed. What a great relief to finally knowing what is good and what is not so good for my body. It was a wonderful experience!
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of Sensitivities Found I have done other DNA programs before for other medical and ancestry traits. However, this DNA test showed possible sensitivities and allergy potentials. Some things I must say I don't fully agree with, but it was interesting to say the least. According to this test, the sensitivities include dogs, glutens, cows milk proteins, eggs, etc. Just about everything it says is a sensitivity. BUT... this could be completely true, family history of serious food allergies in a younger sibling, and Celiacs disease with the older sibling. Stuck in the middle makes you a sensitive person!
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Now I know I was able to send in my bucal swab to determine if I had a sensitivity to an array of different things such as grain, gluten, dairy and pet dander. It took roughly 7 weeks to get my results back which were nicely laid out on their online portal. It was need seeing my sensitivities with just only sending in an oral swab. I do think it is overpriced however seeing as the report did not ellude to what I was allergic to, simply sensitivities with no examples or exact source. I did like the ease of the online portal and sending my sample in but would have wished for more details.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to to do The Dna testing kit was very easy to do. The instructions in the box where easy to read and follow. I like the fact that it had its own mail in sample envelope. The website was well set up and easy to follow. The time it took to recieve your results was a very reasonable time frime. The results come in a downloadable pdf form easily understandable with everything you need to help understand and also what you can do health wise . I would definitely recommend this process and company for any of their Dna needs since they have some other great testing kits and at a great price.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Basic Info I was very excited to try Home DNA's allergy testing kit. The kit comes with 4 swabs, a postage paid envelope, and directions. Super simple process to obtain your DNA and mail it off to the lab. Once mailed, it only took a few short weeks to get results. They email the results and provide great tips in the report. It tests for things like pet dander and gluten, but the results only tell you if you are more likely to be allergic and not for sure allergic. To me, for the cost of the kit and lab fees, it is a waste. I will say that the tips they offer are great. They tell you vitamins and supplements that might be helpful etc. I'd say this kit is a good start to finding out your allergies, but more testing would be needed to be for certain.
Date published: 2018-11-20
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