The IBX Alzheimer’s Risk test is a genetic test that will show a patient’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
How does the test work?
The IBX Alzheimer’s Risk test provides a broad analysis of a patients genetics, assessing over 100,000 common genetic variations that are risk-associated with, or protective against, the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
It only requires a mouth swab or blood sample. It is very convenient and simple to use, allowing elderly and vulnerable patients to provide a sample from home if you are self-isolating due to COVID-19, or not wishing or easily able to attend a healthcare setting.
Patient and physician consult about taking the test
Provide either mouth swab or blood sample
Sample sent to laboratory for analysis
Report returned to physician to discuss the results with the patient
For physician use only, the test can be ordered through the dedicated web portal:Visit portal
How can you get tested?
The IBX Alzheimer’s Risk test is only available through a physician. If both patient and physician wish to proceed with the test the physician will be able to order it on the patients behalf.
The IBX Alzheimer’s Risk test is not currently covered by national healthcare systems or insurance providers, so patients will need to pay for the test either directly, or through the physician.
Why is the test useful?
Research has shown that changes to lifestyle can have a significant impact on mitigating the risk of future disease, or at least delay the onset of symptoms and slow the rate of disease progression.
With knowledge provided by the test physician and patient can discuss the actions that can be taken to mitigate the risks of the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.