What is SnapShot?
SnapShot is an at-home blood test developed by DNAfit that reports on blood lipid levels (cholesterol etc), vitamin and iron levels, liver function and inflammation. It can be done as a one-off test, or used as a subscription service to track trends of blood markers and see how lifestyle changes are influencing your health. In addition, for existing DNAfit customers, SnapShot will import relevant genetic information, to inform you how your genetic makeup is influencing your blood results.
What does it test for?
SnapShot analyses blood markers across 5 key categories, which build up a picture of overall health. The categories report on the following markers:
Lipids – markers of cardiovascular health
Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, cholesterol ratio, triglycerides, triglyceride: HDL ratio.
Vitamins – markers of nutritional status
Folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin D
Inflammation – marker of systemic inflammation
Iron – markers of iron levels and iron stores
Serum iron, ferritin
Liver – markers of liver function
GGT, ALP, ALT albumin, globulin, bilirubin, total protein
What are the features?
- Simple at-home blood test that takes just a few minutes to perform
- Blood analysed by UKAS accredited labs
- Test 5 key categories of markers for general health and wellness
- Results ready in just 3-days from providing the sample
- Results presented on online customer dashboard, which includes results, explanations of what they mean and how to improve, and a summary comment from a doctor
- Option to download and print results for people to discuss with their own GP
- Exclusive to DNAFit customers, SnapShot will integrate their genetic results with the blood values to give a comprehensive view of their health
What are the benefits of taking the test?
SnapShot helps you to take their health into your own hands by learning about your blood results across 5 key categories relating to health and wellness.
The test can be performed easily in your own time, with no need to visit a doctor to collect the sample. You'll gain an understanding of your blood lipids (cholesterol etc), vitamin and iron levels, systemic inflammation and liver function.
This gives the information you need to make targeted decisions about how to adjust your lifestyle to improve your health.
Who can buy it?
SnapShot will only be available to existing DNAfit customers who are based in the UK, as the sample needs to get to the lab quickly for results to be accurate.
How can I get it?
Head to https://www.dnafit.com/store/snapshot.asp if you want to track how your health is changing over time.
How do you provide the sample?
The sample is provided via finger prick lancet collection. This involves using a lancet to draw blood from a finger and drip the blood into a collection tube. The tube requires around 7-10 drops of blood to be correctly filled. This is the same method the NHS use for home collection.
How long does the analysis take?
Once the sample has been provided, it takes just 3 days to create your results. This can change if there is a delay in the post getting to the lab. For this reason, it is recommended that customers provide and post their samples Mon – Thurs, and not at the weekend.
How do you get your results?
The results are delivered through the SnapShot online platform. This includes a personal dashboard, explanations of the results and how to improve, and an overall summary comment from a doctor.
Can I book a consultation to discuss blood results?
We do not offer consultations on SnapShot blood results at this time. Any and all concerns regarding blood results should be discussed with a medical doctor.
Can the test find out if someone has a disease?
No. SnapShot is in no way diagnostic, and the results should not be considered medical advice. SnapShot cannot detect infectious agents or markers of disease states, rather it looks at markers of general health and wellness that can be improved through lifestyle changes.
Can this test replace visiting a doctor?
No. SnapShot cannot replace visiting a qualified medical professional. For any medical concerns whatsoever, you are encouraged to visit your GP.
What do I do if my results are abnormal?
Any abnormal results should be discussed with your doctor.