Lab Collections vs. At-Home DNA Testing

With the over-the-counter availability of at-home DNA testing kits, many individuals may think they don’t need lab-based services. While it’s true that these cheap kits may provide answers to your questions, the accuracy of results, lack of legal admissibility, and quality of the test invalidates any initial cost savings.  Continue reading “Lab Collections vs. At-Home DNA Testing” »

Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease may not receive the attention that other illnesses do, but it’s an affliction faced by almost 5.2 million Americans every year, and the number is only expected to rise as baby boomers grow older. Experts estimate that the number of adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s may triple by 2050 unless more effective medical treatments, cures, or preventative measures are discovered.

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, ARCpoint Labs is sharing all about Alzheimer’s — including how you can lower your chances of developing the disease.

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Easy Ways to Learn More About Your Family Health History & Genetic Background

You may have heard that October is Family History Month!

In addition to celebrating your family’s social heritage, this is a great time to learn even more about your genetic background. After all, your genes and family health history play a part in your propensity for several diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, high cholesterol, and prostate cancer.

Today, we’re sharing easy ways you can learn more about your family history and genetic background.

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How DNA Testing Can Help You Learn Your Family Heritage

Just a few years ago, doing research on your family heritage might mean lead you to an old graveyard or the dark stacks of a library to get answers about your family’s origins. Today, however, DNA testing can give clearer information than any tombstone or old newspapers.

Today, ARCpoint Labs helps celebrate August as National Heritage Month by examining how DNA testing can shed light on your family heritage.

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