If you have cognitive concerns, there is a new genetic test, the Alzheimer’s Risk Test, available through your physician, which can provide insight into your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the future. With this knowledge, you and your physician can discuss the actions that can be taken to mitigate the risks of the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Talk to your physician about a program that could help you. Only your physician can order the Alzheimer's Risk Test for you.
What is The Alzheimer's Risk Test?
The Alzheimer’s Risk Test will show your genetic risk of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease. It only requires a saliva sample, is very convenient and simple to use, allowing individuals to provide a sample from home if required. The Alzheimer’s Risk Test makes a broad analysis of your genetics, assessing over 100,000 genetic variations that are associated with, or protective against, the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The test then provides a single score - based on your unique genetics - that shows your risk compared to the wider population. The test will also report on APOE status – a known risk factor in Alzheimer's.
How Can You Get Tested?
The Alzheimer’s Risk Test is only available through your physician. If they agree that you are suitable for the test, they will be able to order it on your behalf. The test is not currently covered by national healthcare systems or insurance providers, so patients will need to pay for the test either directly, or through a physician.
Additional, Reading, Informations and References...
Should you be interested in understanding more about Alzheimer’s disease, actions that can be taken, and the risk of developing the disease, there are many resources available. For further information please visit the website www.alzheimers-risk-test.com