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SNP - APO E Buccal Swab Add-on - Genova Test Kit

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The SNP - APO E Buccal Swab Add-on - Genova Test Kit detects late-onset AD by identifying the APO E variant in symptomatic adults.


Test Code:




Buccal Swab


Fasting for at least 10-12 hours is required. Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Please read the directions and collection procedures before starting the test.

Test Results:

14 days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

What is the purpose of this test?

Order this SNP - APO E Buccal Swab Add-on - Genova Test Kit, which detects the presence of the APO E variant to help diagnose possible late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) in an adult experiencing symptoms. The apolipoprotein E (APO E) gene is a widely known gene that affects the risk of developing Alzheimer's. The protein produced by the APOE gene helps transport cholesterol and other types of fat in the bloodstream, and issues in this process are believed to be a contributing factor in the development of Alzheimer's.


Individuals should note that this test is only offered as an add-on for the following Genova Diagnostics test kits:


  • NutrEval® FMV (GD3000)
  • NutrEval® Plasma (GD3001)
  • Metabolomix+ - FMV Urine (GD3200)


Don't hesitate to contact Walk-In Lab's Customer Service at 1-800-539-6119 if you are interested in this add-on test, as additional charges will be applied. 


When should I order an SNP - APO E Buccal Swab Add-on - Genova Test Kit?

If you are experiencing progressive symptoms of dementia, your healthcare practitioner may want to assess the possibility of Alzheimer's disease as the cause. This add-on test may be ordered when an individual showcases the following symptoms:


  • Memory loss that impacts daily life - this is characterized by forgetting recently acquired information. As we age, we may forget things occasionally but usually remember them later. Memory loss signs include using aids and asking for the same information multiple times.
  • Having trouble with planning or solving problems, such as monitoring bills and making payments.
  • Difficulties in accomplishing regular tasks, such as forgetting how to reach a once familiar place.
  • Difficulty in determining location or time—losing track of time, forgetting where you are or how you got there.
  • Experiencing challenges with reading or assessing distances accurately.
  • Issues with speaking or writing—forgetting words, repeating the same thing, struggling with vocabulary.
  • Having a higher frequency of losing items and being unable to retrace steps to locate them logically.
  • Making poor decisions, such as excessively donating large sums of money.
  • Avoiding participating in activities, whether it be social, work-related, or family events.
  • Changes in mood and personality can be observed, such as increasing levels of anxiety, fear, suspicion, and depression.

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