Frequently Asked Questions for Patients

Why is my provider ordering the Mindful DNA™ test for me?

Mindful DNA is a genetic test used by clinicians that helps guide lifestyle, diet and/or nutritional supplement decisions to improve the overall health and wellbeing of patients. It was created based on Genomind’s expertise in brain health and belief in the importance of the mind-body connection.  The results report provides personalized, actionable information that helps patients adjust their lifestyle, habits and activities in order to improve their quality of life. Providers typically order Mindful DNA to help identify potential health risks that may only be found with genetic testing to aid in determining which treatments will work best for you.

What is the potential benefit of having the Mindful DNA test?

Mindful DNA is prevention-oriented and is intended for individuals who would like to identify their genetic predispositions as a means to focus their wellness activities on those which may have the greatest impact on improving their individual health.

How does the testing process work?

Your wellness provider collects a small sample of your saliva by swabbing the inside of your cheek with a cotton swab. The test is painless and easy to perform. The sample is sent to Genomind for testing. Your test results are reported to your clinician in approximately 8-10 business days after your sample is received at the laboratory and all paperwork and payment has been validated.

Can I, the patient, order Mindful DNA?

Only a wellness provider can order Mindful DNA. Talk to your provider to find out whether this test it is right for you. For help in speaking to your provider about this testing, please visit our Talk to Your Provider page.

How fast will I know the results of the test?

Genomind will send a results report directly to your ordering provider within 8-10 business days after the simple cheek swab sample arrives at our lab and all paperwork and payment has been validated.

Can I see the results of my test?

The test results report will be provided directly to your ordering provider. You may ask your provider to provide a copy of your test results to you. You may also view and download a copy of your test results report in the Genomind Patient Gateway 30 days after the report is sent to your provider.  To register, for free, for the Patient Gateway, please go to

What kinds of treatment recommendations will my provider make for me?

Recommendations will focus on things within your control such as diet, lifestyle, and supplementation in order to best promote overall brain and body wellness.

Why did you choose to include the particular genes that you have in the Mindful DNA test?

Our clinical research and development team has chosen to include a group of key genes to make up Mindful DNA. These genes were selected based on hundreds of studies showing that variations in these genes are associated with risk of certain health conditions, or with resilience.  Mindful DNA is prevention-oriented, and so particular variants were chosen for which individuals may change their behaviors, such as diet, lifestyle, and supplementation and have an impact on reducing their risk, in order to best promote overall brain and body wellness.

Will my genetic information be kept private?

Genomind is committed to protecting the personal, private health information of patients. We abide by all required HIPAA and GINA practices. Our lab is a CLIA-certified facility, which means it meets the federal quality guidelines for laboratory testing standards. Test results are only communicated to the ordering provider, unless the patient specifically authorizes additional providers to receive their information.

How much will the test cost?

Please discuss cost with your wellness provider.

Is the test covered by insurance?

Mindful DNA is a patient-pay test and is not covered by insurance. Simply pay online before your clinician sends in your sample, or fill out a credit card form for your clinician to send, along with your sample, to our lab.