Sports genomics and endocrinological testing for exercise through DNA and hormone analysis
DNA and hormone testing is no longer restricted to professional athletes. Good hormone balance means good physical workout and by testing your hormone levels we can quantify how efficient your routines are before your exercise efficiency can be measured in your strength or speed.
As for the relevance of DNA testing, it is known that some people get better results in a short time when doing physical activity while others need more intensity or more time to get the same results. Genomic research has identified relevant genes related to physical activity requirements. There are also genetic variations that tell us what kind of sports activities (endurance or sprint) is more favorable.
Do you think your testosterone levels may be low? Are you struggling with muscle buildup or sex drive? Test your testosterone level here. More Info
This test measures the bioavailable component of total testosterone through a single saliva sample. Testosterone is a male sex hormone, which is used to evaluate the androgynous state of men and to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome and breast cancer in women. It is responsible for bone and muscle strength, as well as mood, energy, and sexual function. It also has an influence on muscle mass, physical strength, and bone density. Persometrics does not offer advice or medical diagnostics. Rather, the outcome of this test could be useful for you to discuss further with your medical doctor.
A test of adrenal deficiency was developed in 2000 by Morley and colleagues at St. Louis School of Medicine and has since been used in some 100 studies. The sensitivity of this test has been found to be 97% (specificity was 30%) for the detection of hypogonadism in a validation study from 2004. We therefore offer this adrenal deficiency test for free on our website.
Note: We aim to ship your testkit within three work days. However, since the bioavailable component of Testosterone requires a complex method to analyze correctly, saliva samples are forwarded to a larger laboratory for analysis. For this reason, please allow for 15 working days before achieving your results (after our laboratory receives your samples). We apologize for this long waiting time, but our main priority is product quality and scientific excellence.
Are you looking to improve the efficiency of your workout? Do you feel your progress is halted? Learn what sports genomics can you do for you. Sports genomics is a relatively new scientific discipline that has focused on the study of genetic markers associated with athletic genetic performance. Information derived from DNA profiling can indicate both advantages and genetic barriers that reflect on the athletic performance phenotype. Learn more.
Personalized and individualized performance improvement strategies to enhance and exploit the genetic advantages or overcome genetic barriers can be implemented to optimize the physical fitness, sports performance and health of an athlete. The DNA test kit from Persometrics provides requires a saliva sample to be returned to our lab. From this, we provide you a report to tell you about your muscle fiber type, your VO2-max, your risk of injury, and finally your energy and metabolic efficiency. The genes analyzed are ACE; ACTN3; BDKRB2; COL1A1; and PPARA.