DNAfit is an eight-year-old direct-to-consumer genetic testing company founded by Avi Lasarow in 2013 and headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The company performs DNA analysis to provide personalized nutrition and fitness reports. Customers can also avail consultations with sports scientists and dietitians.
In 2018, genetic testing startup Prenetics acquired DNAfit for 10 million dollars.
|Type of genetic testing||DNA kit and raw data analysis||DNA raw data analysis|
|DNA raw data upload||Only from 23andMe and AncestryDNA||DNA raw data from all major providers accepted. Comprehensive list|
|Pharmacogenomic reports||Not offered||Offered|
|Free Tools||Not Available||Available|
|Report prices (when raw data available)||Starts from $49||Starts from $10|
|Report categories||Health, nutrition, fitness, inherited conditions||Nutrition, Fitness, Skin, Allergy, Health, Personality, Carrier Status, Breast Cancer, MTHFR, Personalized Medicine, ACMG, Sleep, COVID-19 Genetic Reports|
|Sample reports||Not available||Available as detailed report walkthrough videos|
While DNAfit reports are based on genotyping data, their premium product Circle PREMIUM, offered by Prenetics, uses whole-genome sequencing data.
DNAfit Genetic Testing Services
DNAfit offers two main genetic tests:
Diet Fit: With the diet fit plan, you get diet and nutritional insights, along with a personalized meal plan.
Image: Diet Fit Plan Overview
Health Fit: With the health fit plan, along with diet and nutritional insights, you also get information on fitness and sleep-related traits.
Image: Health Fit Plan Overview
The Circle Premium is a product from Prenetics that includes 20 report categories covering 500+ traits.
Image: Circle Premium Plan Overview
How To Get Started With DNAfit?
The DNAfit DNA test is a simple mouth swab test. You can order the DNA test kit online.
Once you collect the sample, you will need to mail it back to them. After the sample collection, the sequencing and analysis will be completed within 15 days.
Image: Getting started with DNAfit
Overview of DNAfit Reports
DNAfit Diet Report
In this report, genes associated with nutritional wellbeing are analyzed to provide personalized diet plans and recommendations.
Overview of the categories covered in the report:
Image: Diet fit report categories
The report begins with a little information on genetics, followed by a "How to read your report" section to help understand the report better.
The outcome section of the report begins with a small description of the trait.
Image: Diet fit report - Trait description
Your outcome is represented as a bar diagram. The details of the genes analyzed are also provided.
Image: Diet fit report outcome
It is then followed by the recommendations applicable to your outcome.
Image: Diet fit report recommendations
The report ends with your overall nutrient summary & guidelines and a glossary.
You also get a personalized meal plan that includes recipes catered to your genetic makeup with the Diet Fit report.
Image: DNAfit Personalized meal plan
DNAfit Health Report
Health fit report includes everything in the diet fit report, along with fitness and sleep insights.
The fitness section of the report includes the following categories:
- Power to Endurance response
- Aerobic Training Response
- Injury & Recovery
- Genetically Guided Training Plans
Excerpts from DNAfit health fit report
The sleep and stress section of the report includes the following categories:
- Stress Tolerance
- Warrior vs. Strategist Response
- Genetic Chronotype
- Sleep Quality & Caffeine Response
Image: Sleep and stress sections of the health fit report
DNAfit Circle Premium
The report is generated using whole-exome data sequenced with your DNA sample. It includes over 500+ traits grouped into 20 categories.
Image: Circle Premium test categories
You can also avail consultation with a health coach and genetic counselor with this plan.
The three main areas of focus in Circle Premium are:
Cancer, Diseases & Other conditions
This section aims to help you understand your genetic risk for certain cancers, diseases, and other health conditions. It has 350+ reports, including:
- Cancer Screening
- Common Health Risks
- Family Planning
- Dementia & Brain Health
- Disease Risk
- Drug Responses
Health & wellness
This section of the report is aimed at helping you personalize your diet and workout routines. It has over 80 reports, including:
- Sport & Fitness
- Stress & Sleep
Traits & talents
This section of the report provides information on your ancestry and your physical traits and characteristics. It has 50+ reports, including:
- Success Traits
- Behavioral Traits
- Physical Traits
- Personality Traits
- Gender Traits
- Music & Dance
This can be purchased as an add-on with diet fit or health fit tests for an additional cost. It consists of over 50 tailor-made recipes.
12-Week Health Transformation
This is another add-on that can be bought along with or after you receive your results of diet fit or health fit tests.
With the 12-week plan, you get the following:
- Dietician Nutrition Support
- 60-minute launch video call
- Five 15-minute progress calls
- Personalized 7-day meal plan
- One to one dietician support
|Diet Fit||$189 (offer price: $132.30 - as of Aug 06 ‘21)|
|Health Fit||$249 (offer price: $174.30 - as of Aug 06 ‘21)|
|Circle Premium||$629 (offer price: $440.30 - as of Aug 06 ‘21)|
|12-Week Health Transformation||$249|
According to the website, all genetic test results and other private information are maintained under a strict confidentiality policy.
DNAfit also claims to destroy your DNA sample after use - so they do not provide the provision to download your DNA raw data file.
The following information is collected from the users:
- Information provided during registration
- Payment information
- Self-reported information
- Genetic information from the sample analysis
- Web behavior information
The data collected may be used for the following purposes:
- Marketing and advertising
- Research and development
- Improving their products and services
The data collected may also be shared with the following third parties:
- Third-party application Meal Planner
- All current and future Prenetics entities
- Card providers
- Consultants and partners involved in user experience management
- Companies involved in logistics and transportation
- Research contractors (if given permission to participate in research)
- Appropriate authorities if required (applicable by law)
DNAfit: Pros and Cons
- Provides easy to understand reports
- Free consultation with the experts for every plan chosen.
- Able to access certain gene exploration tools
- Allows raw DNA data upload from 23 and me (if paid)
- Raw DNA data files can't be downloaded
- Recommendations given are very generic and not so specific
- Expensive whole-exome sequencing
- Reports are not comprehensive
- Complaints about delays in report delivery
NB: All images are captured from the DNAfit website