The Gene & GutBiome
Personal DNA Test

Gene Traits

Everyone’s DNA tells a story. What does yours say? It’s time to find out through a Psomagen DNA testing kit. With simple saliva sampling, this personal DNA test reveals:

  • More than 100 personal genetic traits or tendencies
  • Nutritional deficits and dietary traits
  • Physical traits, ex. early hair loss in men, bitter taste, fear of public speaking, etc.

Share your results with friends and family to find out how you compare!

GutBiome

GutBiome is an excellent tool for those interested in improving their digestive health and overall well-being. When you provide us with a stool sample, we use 16S metagenome sequencing to:

  • Analyze the microorganisms in your gut
  • Tell you about your microbe profile, metabolism, nutrition utility, lifestyle status, gut type, and provide you with a full probiotics profile

We recommend doing personal testing on a somewhat regular basis to keep tabs on your gut health as you make changes to your lifestyle.

Gene & GutBiome Combo

The Gene & GutBiome DNA Test Explained

Every cell in your body contains DNA, the genetic information that tells the story of you — your physical characteristics, personality traits and tendencies, nutritional deficiencies, and so much more. A genetic trait test (“Gene”) is a great way to get to know yourself better.

Meanwhile, there are trillions of microbes in your gut that impacts metabolism, sleep, fiber breakdown, etc.

This personal DNA test uniquely explores both the human host’s gene AND the microbial genes found in your gut. By sending saliva and stool samples to Psomagen, you can find out more about what makes you unique, obtain answers to questions about your current health status, and even discover which traits you’re likely to pass on to your children.

More than 12 million people have already embarked on the journey of genetic self-discovery. Begin your own journey today and learn what makes you unique by ordering your test now.

What Do Personal DNA Tests Tell You?

DNA is composed of various combinations of four nucleotide bases, which include adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. These three billion chemical base pairs make up what we refer to as the genome. Most peoples’ base pair sequences are very similar, but each individual has specific nucleotides that occur more commonly than others throughout their genome.

Our Gene & GutBiome test is designed to detect variants in nucleotide pairs, called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). These are the sequences of DNA that make every person distinct. Some SNPs manifest themselves as physical traits, such as blue eyes, while others may be associated with a specific disease.

Every individual is born with a genetic code for everything from their physical characteristics to personality traits. These genetic codes influence who we are. At Psomagen, we’re able to provide you with information on more than one hundred of your physical and behavioral genetic traits based on your SNPs, such as body type, sleep patterns, intellectual ability, body mechanism, physiological response, and even life satisfaction. You’ll be surprised at how many of your traits and tendencies are genetically predetermined! Learn whether you are likely to have:

Thick or thin hair

Thick or thin hair

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance

High, moderate, or low memory retention

High, moderate, or low memory retention

A preference for smoking

A preference for smoking

High, moderate, or low lung capacity

High, moderate, or low lung capacity

A preference for morning or night

A preference for morning or night

High, moderate, or low caffeine metabolism

High, moderate, or low caffeine metabolism

And so much more

And so much more

Reasons to Try a DNA Testing Kit

For Curiosity’s Sake

Have you ever wondered how significant a role the genes play in your physical appearance, your personality, metabolism, and your other traits? You’re not alone. Many people purchase these genetic tests because they’re curious. Genetic testing provides new and enjoyable ways to understand yourself and how you’re connected to those around you.

For Your Health’s Sake

These kits can also provide valuable information about your current health status and motivate you to make lifestyle changes to improve your well-being. For example, if you’ve had unexplained constipation and gas then your personal DNA test might reveal that you are genetically predisposed to lactose intolerance. With this information, you can become more proactive about your health by learning about the condition, removing dairy from your diet, and seeing your doctor.

Please note that simply having an SNP associated with a disease is not a diagnosis. You should always consult your general practitioner before making changes to your lifestyle. They can help you if you are concerned, displaying abnormal symptoms, or you merely want to discuss preventative care.

Just for Fun

More often than not, people purchase these kits for enjoyment. Many even give them as gifts to friends and relatives. A DNA testing kit is a great way to bond with your loved ones and discover what everyone has in common, and more importantly, what makes everyone unique. Your DNA contributions can even help to further research, and our reports offer fun and interesting facts about how your sample compares with others in the Psomagen database and more!

How the Gene & GutBiome DNA Tests Work

Saliva Collection

Stimulate your salivary glands

Stimulate your salivary glands.

Make fists and roll them over your cheeks in a circular motion 20 times. Use your tongue to scrape your cheeks, inner lips, and gums to collect saliva.

Spit out the saliva

Spit out the saliva.

Place the provided funnel on the tube and spit into it up to the red line. Exclude any bubbles.

Add preservation solution, close the lid, and mix.

Add all provided preservation solution to the collection tube and close with the provided lid. Mix for 15 seconds.

Return the sample

Return the sample.

Put the tubes in the box, seal with the sticker provided, and drop it off at USPS with the prepaid label.

Stool Collection

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Collect a sample using toilet paper OR feces catcher.

You can use the feces catcher or wipe like normal with toilet paper to collect your sample.

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Smear on the entire cotton swab.

Twist and pull the tube open and smear a small sample on the swab. Do not overload or underload the swab.

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Seal tightly.

Place the swab in the tube without touching any other surface. Twist the tube until you hear it click.

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Return the sample.

Put the tube back in the box, seal with the sticker provided, and drop it off at USPS with prepaid label.

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Register the kit.

Register the kit here. Keep the barcode number for your reference.

Why You Should Choose Psomagen’s Personal DNA Tests

Psomagen has spent years improving our research processes and perfecting gene analysis methods. Our whole-genome sequencing processes have undergone rigorous certification by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

The CLIA is a US certification standard coordinated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which authenticates the accuracy and reliability of laboratory testing. CMS has reviewed the credentials of our lab personnel and ensured the conditions of our facility are up to code and monitored and recorded 24/7. CAP also inspects our quality and consistency, and we meet the highest standards of their inspections process.

Psomagen is also HIPAA compliant, so rest assured that we do not share your data; we respect your privacy and legal rights, and your results are always kept private. Likewise, we only use your DNA samples to generate data that can help you predict and prevent disease and make informed lifestyle changes.

The Search for Your Identity Ends With Psomagen

DNA testing is an enlightening and unifying human experience that’s sure to enrich your life. If you’re interested in participating in genetic testing for your genes that you are born with and the gut microbiome based on your lifestyle and diet, contact Psomagen today to order your genetic testing kit. We’re excited to help you take the first steps toward a full understanding of your genetic identity.

What Is the Difference Between GutBiome and GutBiome+?

GutBiome is part of a combination test called Gene & GutBiome, which provides a thorough gene analysis with information about your physical, nutritional, and dietary traits as well as a digestive health profile. GutBiome+ is another product that focuses solely on gut health and provides more details on your digestive well-being by going more in-depth on the analysis and utilizing more advanced technology than is offered by the Gene & GutBiome test.

FEATURESGUTBIOMEGUTBIOME+
Price$129.00 (Was $199)$149.00 (Was $299)
NGS ReadsLess Than 100,000Greater Than 7,000,000
Gut Health Score
Helpful vs. Harmful Bacteria
Probiotics Profile
Lifestyle Status
Nutrition Utility
Metabolic Supply
Metabolic Concern
Microbe Profile
Sample Composition
Complete Microbiome Profile
Food & Probiotics Suggestion
Major Metabolites
Nutrition & Lifestyle Solution
Percentage of Novel Microbe

Frequently Asked Questions

How are you able to analyze my DNA?

Everyone’s DNA has specific landmarks known as markers. Each marker is associated with a trait, such as blonde hair or detached earlobes. Psomagen gene analysts look for these markers and let you know which ones are in your DNA and which traits they correspond to.

How accurate are personal DNA tests?

Our DNA tests are not meant to be diagnoses or exact predictions. They are meant to be more of a glance into your genetic code, and sometimes the test will yield results that don’t reflect your traits. For example, your test results might say you’re likely to have straight hair when your hair is curly. This doesn’t mean the result is wrong; it just means that you carry the gene for straight hair, but the gene isn’t expressing itself. Keep in mind also that your traits are impacted by your environment and your lifestyle, such as your behavioral tendencies or your health.

When will I get my test results back?

After you register your kit and send it back to Psomagen for testing, allow for several weeks of processing. Our team will let you know when your results are in via email. From there, you can access your test results at dna.psomagen.com and start learning what your genes can tell you about yourself!

What other things can Psomagen teach me about myself?

If you’re eager to learn even more about your body and your DNA after taking the Gene & GutBiome test, you can try out our GutBiome+ test kit. This test features everything included in the regular GutBiome but with several additional insights, including:

  • An analysis of your entire community of microorganisms in your gut, including non-bacterial microbes
  • An estimate of your gene function, metabolites, and pathways
  • Custom dietary recommendations based on your metabolism and microbiome
  • An estimate of the percentage of your novel microbe and genes

Learn more about GutBiome+ today!