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TallyAge™ Test

Learn more about our cheek swab test and how it works.

How does the TallyAge™ test work?

Simply swab your cheek, register your test via our online platform, and drop the test kit in the mail. Our lab team will take care of the rest. Your kit will include a unique barcode for registering your TallyAge™ test. It is important to register yo

Can I buy a TallyAge™ test without a membership?

Yes, you can order a single TallyAge™ Test to learn your epigenetic age without the additional benefits included in our subscription packages (including personalized Action Plans and check-ins). A single TallyAge™ Test costs $249 and can be purchased

How do I collect my DNA sample?

Your TallyAge™ Test kit will come with detailed instructions on how to collect your DNA sample. Please do not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes before taking your sample. We recommend taking the test first thing in the morning when you are not fee

Can I take the test if I just ate or drank liquids?

No, we recommend you wait at least 30 minutes after you eat or drink something before taking the test. Ideally, you should take the test first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything.

Can I take the test if I just brushed my teeth/used mouthwash?

We recommend that you don’t take the test right after brushing or using mouthwash, as this might affect the results. Please wait at least 30 minutes before taking the test.

Should I take the test if I’m not feeling well?

No, it is important to take the test when you are healthy to avoid any transient effects due to sudden changes in health or lifestyle. For example, don’t take the test if you have been recently ill, fasting for a prolonged period of time (24 hours or

Should I take the test if I have a chronic medical condition?

It is not clear how the test will be affected by chronic medical conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or other disorders. The test is also not meant for diagnosing health conditions.

What should I do if I take the test when I’m not feeling well or think the test is invalid?

You should be aware that this may affect the result and influence your ability to see a true trend over time.

Do I need to register my sample collection kit?

Yes! Your kit will include a unique barcode for registering your TallyAge™ test. It is important to register your kit online before mailing your kit back to us. Please remember to hold onto the instruction card within your TallyAge™ test kit packagin

Do I need to pay for shipping to send my sample back to Tally?

We provide free shipping! Your test kit includes a prepaid return shipping label, so you won’t have to pay.

How long will it take to get my epigenetic age test results?

Results may take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. You’ll receive an email once they’re ready to view!

How long can I wait before my test expires?

While our test is designed to be stable for several months before you take it under ambient conditions, we encourage everyone to send in their tests as soon as possible to ensure the most accurate results. Your DNA samples are viable for 60 days post

How often should I measure my epigenetic age?

The goal of epigenetic age testing is to test regularly and watch for a trend over time. Because of this, we recommend bi-annual testing.

How was the TallyAge™ test built?

The TallyAge™ Test was built using an in-house dataset that includes over 8,000 people, spans a chronological age range of 18-100 years, and represents diverse demographic groups. This unique set of data represents the largest DNA methylation adult c

How does TallyAge™ differ from other tests?

The TallyAge™ Test was built using an in-house dataset that includes over 8,000 people, spans a chronological age range of 18-100 years, and represents diverse demographic groups. This unique set of data represents the largest DNA methylation adult c

What is your reportable TallyAge™ range?

Our next-generation TallyAge™ test was trained on a large adult dataset (8,000+ people) spanning a very wide age range between 18 years old and 100 years old. Since this test is optimized for adults and no pediatric samples were included in the devel

Is it okay if I give my test to someone else?

Each membership experience is unique and involves tracking changes over time and across multiple tests, so having someone else associated with your account may disrupt your experience, including possibly delaying and/or affecting your result and cust

Can I purchase a test for someone else?

Yes!  We are thrilled that you would like to share the gift of Tally Health.  Please reach out to Tally's Customer Success team after you purchase a TallyAge™ test for someone else, so that we can establish their account information before s/he regis

Can I safely take a TallyAge™ test while pregnant? Will my pregnancy impact my test result?

Pregnancy may impact your TallyAge™. That being said, taking this epigenetic age test is still safe if you are pregnant.