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When & How to Take Your Test

Learn more about how to optimize your test taking for the most accurate results.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.