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Getting Started with Your Genetic Health Risk Reports

The 23andMe Genetic Health Risk* reports tell you if you have genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing certain health conditions but does not report on your entire genetic profile.

This article will discuss the following topics:

Go to your Genetic Health Risk Reports.

 

Accessing Your Genetic Health Risk Reports

After you receive an email announcing “Your data is ready to view,” you will need to log in to your 23andMe account online using the email address you provided during the registration process—this is the same email address used to announce that your data was ready. Your 23andMe Genetic Health Risk* reports are only accessible from within your account under the Reports tab, and are not sent via email or in hard copy.

  • If you forgot the password connected to your account, you can reset it here.
  • If you forgot or lost access to the email address connected to your account, please contact us.

 

Setting Your Profile Information

Ethnicity | Reports Configuration | Reports Requiring Additional Opt-in

Ethnicity

After you have successfully logged into your account, you will be asked to supply your ethnicity. While the Genetic Health Risk* reports do not require you to provide your ethnicity before your report can be generated, the 23andMe Carrier Status and Traits reports are personalized using your self-reported ethnicity and will not be generated until the ethnicity questions are completed.

Reports Configuration

You will be asked to choose whether you would like to receive all Genetic Health Risk* and Carrier Status* Reports. Our health reports provide information about genetic risks for health conditions that could be relevant for you, your children, and potentially other family members. Deciding whether or not you want to learn about these risks is a personal choice. You have control over what types of information you would like to see and can choose to exclude certain sensitive reports that you may not want to view. You can review important information about our Genetic Health Risk and Carrier Status reports.

If you choose to not receive these reports, you can include them at a later time from within your account settings. You will also have the choice to remove these reports from view at a later time, however, please remember that once you have viewed your genetic information, the knowledge is irrevocable.

Take me to the page where I can choose whether to receive health reports.

Reports Requiring Additional Opt-in

The Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease Report* and Parkinson’s Disease Report* require you to make an additional choice after you have agreed to receive health reports. Some people may be upset by learning about personal risks, and risks for family members who share DNA. To learn more about the disease and report, click the “Learn more” link next to the title of the report on the reports configuration page.

If you choose to exclude these reports, you will have the option to include them at a later time from within your account settings.

 

Printing Your Reports

The 23andMe reports are only accessible from within your account; you must log in to your account to print your reports. To print an individual report, click on the Print button in the upper-right corner of the report.

To print a summary of your reports, select All Reports from the Reports dropdown menu, then click on the Report Summary button in the upper-right corner.

Take me to a printable summary of my reports.

 

Additional Resources

 

*The 23andMe PGS test uses qualitative genotyping to detect clinically relevant variants in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva collected using a collection device (Oragene·DX model OGD-500.001) for the purpose of reporting and interpreting genetic health risks and reporting carrier status. It is not intended to diagnose any disease. The relevance of each report varies based on ethnicity. Each genetic health risk report describes if a person has variants associated with a higher risk of developing a disease, but does not describe a person’s overall risk of developing the disease. These reports are not intended to tell you anything about your current state of health, or to be used to make medical decisions, including whether or not you should take a medication or how much of a medication you should take. Our carrier status reports can be used to determine carrier status, but cannot determine if you have two copies of any genetic variant. These carrier reports are not intended to tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future or anything about the health of your fetus, or your newborn child's risk of developing a particular disease later in life. For Gaucher Disease Type 1, we provide a single report that includes information on both carrier status and genetic health risk. The Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease genetic health risk report is indicated for reporting of the ε4 variant in the APOE gene and describes if a person has a variant associated with an increased risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The ε4 variant included in this report is found and has been studied in many ethnicities. Detailed risk estimates have been studied the most in people of European descent. The Parkinson’s Disease genetic health risk report (i) is indicated for reporting of the G2019S variant in the LRRK2 gene, and the N370S variant in the GBA gene, (ii) describes if a person has variants associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, and (iii) is most relevant for people of European, Ashkenazi Jewish, and North African Berber descent.

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