The Ultimate Guide to the Cheapest and Best DNA Health Testing in Singapore
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As my family has a history of cancer, I was recently introduced to DNA Health tests.
I know what you are thinking about.
It is not the type of paternity test to prove who are my real parents.
Apparently, DNA health testing is able to provide consumers with useful health-related information. It is said to be able to provide you with accurate insights on your risks of getting diagnosed with cancer, diseases and even the health of your brain.
Since I am keen on getting one and have already compiled a comparison in terms of the prices, I am going to share it with you.
This is not a sponsored post! Just sharing it to help Singaporeans make smarter personal finance decision!
Which is the Cheapest and Best DNA Health Testing in Singapore?
There are many companies out there which provide DNA health testing.
Here’s a comparison on which is the cheapest and what are the insights they provide in their packages:
|Company||Types of Services||Cost in SGD||Types of reports|
|CircleDNA||Vital||$209.25||15 x Diet
20 x Nutrition
18 x Sports and Fitness
8 x Stress and Sleep
15 x Ancestry
14 x Skin
12 x Physical Traits
5 x Personality Traits
5 x Behavioural Traits
9 x Success Traits
4 x Gender Traits
2 x Music and Dance
7 x Well-being
5 x Pollution
|Health||$561.75||36 x Cancer Screening
6 x Dementia and Brain Health
8 x Common Health Risks
65 x Disease Risk
|Family Planning||$561.75||163 x Disease Risk|
500 x Reports from 20 categories
|EasyDNA||NUTRIFIT||$820||35 x different analyses on over 110 genetic variations|
|DNA-Me||DNA-Me Test Kit||$350||Insights on overall health and wellness, namely Nutrition, Fitness and Skin|
|DIET||$89||Indicates genetic diet type|
|Genesis2.0||$249||Certain types of cancer, inherited and lifestyle-related diseases, genetic diet, skin, muscle type and metabolic syndrome.|
|GeneTrack||Diet & Fitness 3 Test Combo||$820||Provides insight to help ensure a healthy nutritional status, to help you lose weight and to allow you to follow a personalized exercise program to achieve your personal sport and health goals.|
|Fitness||$820||Identify how your DNA influences your athletic ability, response to exercise, injury risk and pain tolerance.|
|Nutrition||$820||Identify potential nutritional deficiencies (vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, Folate, Iron, Omega-3).|
|Weight Loss||$820||Identify how your DNA influences your appetite, starch processing and fat metabolism.|
|Aspirin and Colorectal Cancer Risk DNA Test||$490||Colorectal Cancer|
|Various other tests||$490||Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer's, Hemochromatosis etc. All sold seperately.|
|Ori||OriFIT+||$305||15 x Fitness insights covering 580+ genes|
|OriSKIN+||$305||10 x insights into skin health, ageing and sensitivity|
|OriLIFE+||$370||45 x insights into fitness, nutrition and skin|
|OriPRIME+||$480||34 x insights into general health, cognitive performance, inflammation and sleep.|
- If you are looking to get a comprehensive DNA testing which covers everything including cancer screening, CircleDNA’s premium seems to be the most economical.
- If you are looking to get just cancer screening alone, CircleDNA, GeneLife and Genetrack provide such services at $561.75, $249 and $490 respectively.
Consumers should, however, take note of the type of cancer that these packages are testing for.
I am personally going for the type of cancer that my family members were diagnosed with.
- Most of these companies seem to have been in the DNA testing industry for a long time which is good for consumers.
- Consumers should make their decision based on the types of test they wish to go for, and the add-on services that these companies provide.
How DNA Health Testing Works?
DNA health testing is really convenient these days.
All you need to do is to purchase the package which you are looking for online.
After which, a DNA sample collection kit will be delivered to your address. This usually comes with a swab kit to collect your saliva.
Once you have collected your saliva sample, ship the test sample back to the company. Some companies will even provide free delivery and return service.
You will then receive a report online for your test.
Founded in the year 2014, CircleDNA received a total funding of US$50 Million with Alibaba being one of the investors. It has an office in Singapore and they believe that their product can help cure the healthy before they get sick.
CircleDNA provides a range of four different types of packages and here’s a comparison of these four DNA tests.
|Vital||Health||Family Planning||Premium DNA Test|
|Numbers of Reports||124 reports|
|Diet and Nutrition Reports||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Sports and Fitness Reports||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Health Risk and Disease Reports||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Dementia and Brain Health Reports||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Family Planning Reports||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Drug Response Reports||No||No||No||Yes|
|Stress and Sleep Reports||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Traits and Talents Reports||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Well-Being and Pollution Sensitivity Reports||Yes||No||No||Yes|
EasyDNA has over 10 years of experience in DNA testing and they are situated in over 20 countries worldwide. EasyDNA Singapore is confident that they can meet your requirements and provide you with the best possible DNA testing service.
EasyDNA has a wide range of DNA tests. Their health and well-being tests range from $400 to $879, you can choose from these packages:
- ‘Karmagenes’ Personality DNA Test
- SkinCareDNA Test
- NutriFit Premium (NutriSport)
DNA-Me is by ONI Global that was founded in the year 1995. The DNA-me screens a total of 32 traits to give you insights about your overall health and wellness, namely Nutrition, Fitness and Skin.
From which, you will be able to understand
- How your body processes nutrients from your daily diet
- How your body responds towards fitness training
- How your skin will change over time
GeneLife has more than 15 years of genetic research in East Asia. They are a leader in this industry in Japan.
Here’s a comparison of the products they offer:
|Target gene||About 1,400 Gene Polymorphism from around 360 items.||Above 150 Gene Polymorphism from 87 items||Covers ancestry mix, ethnic details and history, and maternal and paternal ancestor migration history||3 genes||3 genes||1 gene||2 genes|
|Test for types of cancer||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Test for inherited and lifestyle-related diseases||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Test for personality||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Test for constitution||Tes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Test for Ancestry||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Diet||Indicates genetic diet type.||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Skin||Indicates skin type.||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Muscle type||Indicates muscle type||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Metabolic syndrome||Indicates genetic hypertension risk.||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
Genetrack is a trusted brand in Singapore when it comes to DNA testing services. They have been providing Singaporeans with the latest standards in laboratory testing for over 20 years.
They provide a range of diet and fitness test for $820. Their health and disease tests are at $490. The test types include:
- Aspirin and Colorectal Cancer Risk DNA Test
- DNA Alzheimer’s Disease Test
- DNA Type 2 Diabetes Test
Ori is by Imagene Labs which provides an enterprise personalization platform that enables healthcare and wellness businesses to create customized products and services based on consumers’ genetic insights.
Ori has a range of solution for
- Fitness and sports performance
- skin and beauty
- Nutrition and diet
- Longevity and healthy ageing
- Children’s talent and health