Here are the estimated shipping times for the DNA and/or Gut tests kits:
- India – up to 4 days*
- UAE – up to 3 days*
- Singapore – up to 2 days*
- KSA and GCC – up to 4 days*
- USA – up to 8 days*
- UK – up to 8 days*
*Please note that slight delays may occur due to country-dependent customs and handling.
Our DNA testing process is a straightforward 3-step procedure:
- Order and activate your kit.
- Spit into the provided tube and seal it.
- Ship your sample to our laboratory and wait for your results.
Upon receiving your test kit, you will find detailed instructions on how to collect your saliva sample. Before collecting your sample, it is important to follow these general precautions:
- Brush your teeth, use mouthwash, smoke, or chew tobacco/nicotine products.
- Eat, drink, kiss, or chew gum for at least 30 minutes before collecting your sample.
- Rinse your mouth with water 10 minutes before collecting your sample to remove any food particles.
- Wait to collect a sufficient amount of saliva in your mouth before spitting.
If you have difficulty salivating, try this trick: Close your eyes and think about your favorite food or drink. Visualize its smell and texture while gently massaging the inside of your cheeks with your tongue.
In addition to the written instructions, our instructional video will guide you through the entire process, making it even easier for you to collect your sample accurately.
When completing the health assessment, it is important to disclose any allergies or food intolerances/sensitivities you may have. Please note that the xNARA DNA test currently does not provide reports on food allergies or sensitivities.
The DNA and Gut Microbiome tests are completely independent and do not have to be performed simultaneously. Therefore, you have the flexibility to choose when to take each test, as long as you adhere to the correct procedures for each test.
Using the vial provided and sealing the tube correctly ensures that the DNA sample is viable for four weeks.
Since food does not impact your DNA, fasting is not required for the test. You can take the test at a time that is convenient for you.
Yes, you can take the saliva-based genetic test regardless of your menstrual cycle, as it is not impacted by it.
No, this will not affect your DNA test result, but if your medication causes a dry mouth, ensure that your mouth is sufficiently moist when you collect your sample to guarantee that your sample contains enough cells for testing.
We recommend using your new test kit within 48 hours of opening it. Once your sample is ready, you must ship it within 24 hours, to ensure that the quality of your sample is not compromised in any way, as saliva is only viable for up to 4 weeks from the time you collect it and seal it.
Please refer to the instructional video on how to collect your saliva sample for the DNA test