A buccal swab, also known as buccal smear, is a way to collect DNA from the cells on the inside of a person’s cheek. Buccal swabs are a relatively non-invasive way to collect DNA samples for testing.
Buccal means cheek or mouth.
Our Genomic Approach
This is the same approach used by scientists who want to see the big picture. The biological processes involved in diseases and drugs responses are controlled by the activities of many genes. By comparing people’s DNA sequences, we can identify SNP’s that correspond with a particular function or response.
Our Detoxgenomic Profile evaluates single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP’s) in your genes that may be associated with an increased risk of impaired detoxification, specially when having a history of exposure to environmental toxins and can also identify patients who may be susceptible to adverse drug reactions. Our Immuno Genomic Profile evaluates genetic variations in genes that influence immune and inflammatory activity. These variations can affect the balance between cell and humoral immunity, identify defects in your immune system defense and identify the genetic variations that stimulate the mechanisms of inflammatory response.
Our NeuroGenomic profile evaluates the single nucleotidepolymorphisms (SNP’s) in genes that modulate methylation, glutathione conjugation, oxidative