Frequently Asked Questions
Who can order Pathway Fit® online?
To order Pathway Fit®, you must be 18 years old or older and live in the U.S. (excluding New York). If you are from New York, contact me and we can discuss your options.
Why do I need a physician?
A physician is required to authorize laboratory testing. The Pathway Fit® report gives you the power to understand your metabolism, eating behaviors, and response to exercise, as well as the best ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. You may want to consult a physician or Pathway will provide a physician for you if you order online.
Who should have their DNA tested?
Those that have been frustrated on previous diets and want to know about their specific genetic make up as it relates to diet, exercise, health and risks of developing certain diseases and what markers they can potentially pass on to their children.
How accurate are Pathway’s personal genetic reports?
Pathway’s genetic reports are accurate. Our in-house laboratory has met the high standards set by federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations and state licensure requirements, thereby assuring you of high quality results. Unlike other laboratories that outsource the actual performance of the laboratory tests and only handle interpretations and the reporting of the results, we handle the testing, interpretation, and reporting from beginning to end. This allows Pathway better control over the research, testing, pricing and security.
What kind of genetic information can someone who has been adopted get from Pathway’s personal genetic reports?
Pathway’s personal genetic reports can be a great tool to discover health and ancestral information. Our reports cannot identify your biological mother or father, but in the absence of known health histories of your biological relatives, these reports may provide you with valuable information about your disease risk, carrier status, sensitivity to certain drugs and ancestral history. Many adopted individuals could find this very enriching and rewarding experience.
Am I required to notify anyone about my genetic results?
No, your genetic report is your own personal information. You are not required by law to notify or share this information with anyone. You may not find it beneficial to share this information with your doctor or with other family members, the decision is completely up to you.