Why Self Test

Muscle Type DNA Test FAQ's

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What Is is meant by 'Muscle Type'?

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Muscle is made up of two types of fibres: slow twitch and fast twitch. Whereas slow twitch muscle fibres are very efficient and can work continuously for long periods, it is your fast twitch fibres that are responsible for generating the short, explosive bursts of power needed in sports such as sprinting and weight lifting. This is controlled by your genetic make-up

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Why is knowing my Muscle Type useful?

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Information about your muscle properties provides you with the information to choose the sports to which you are best suited and to optimise your training by knowing how your muscles will react.

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What does the Muscle Type test provide?

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Our test is a DNA test that identifies if your carry the R or X allele of the ACTN 3 gene. If you have the R version you produce a lot of active Actinin 3 protein, whereas if you have the X allele you produce non-function Actinin 3 protein.

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How accurate is the test?

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Your DNA sample is analysed in a laboratory and the result is 99.5% accurate.

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Who should take this test?

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If you are actively involved in a sport, knowing your muscle type will help you understand your body and optimise your training and motivation. If you are considering taking up a sport it will help you decide the type to which you are best suited.

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How is the sample for the test taken?

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A simple saliva sample is taken with the special cotton swab provided.

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Where can I find the instructions for how to take the sample?

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You will find the instructions on the tab surrounding the box. Open the tab on the side of the box on which are printed; “instructions open here”.

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How is the sample sent to the laboratory?

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Simply remove the parts of the box containing the instructions and the display hook on top of the box by tearing along its perforated edges. To send your sample swab to our laboratory for testing, simply place the swab in the plastic packaging in the addressed envelope provided to return it to us prepaid.

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How do I get my result? How accurate is the test?

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Your test result can be downloaded from the Dynamic Code website (www.dynamiccode.com/en/receive-your-test-results) using the unique code provided in the kit.

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Is everything I need for the test included in the kit?

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Yes, everything you need to take the test is included in the kit; instructions, swab, a return envelope and a unique code to get your result from the Dynamic Code website.