With the help of our Osteoarthritis Test, you can check your genetic risk of the condition. This DNA test kit is based on the latest scientific knowledge and sample is taken easily and painlessly with a mouth swab.
Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects joints in the body. It can involve any joint, but usually concerns hands and weight-bearing joints such as hips, knees, feet and spine.
Backbone or spine also has large numbers of small joints, which allow us to move our neck, and back in all possible directions. Ends of bone which meet each other at joint are covered by cartilage. Cartilage is white, smooth, glistening material and is very specialized which functions as a cushioning material and a shock absorber so that hard bones do not rub against each other, and the cartilage also reduces friction during joint movement since its surface is very smooth. In fact no man made material can match the low friction and shock absorbing properties of healthy cartilage in the joint. No one knows for sure what causes Osteoarthritis, although scientists are well on their way to understanding the events that lead to the breakdown of cartilage. So it is efficient to try our Osteoarthritis test.
- Non-invasive buccal test sample collection swabs.
- Safe and secure transport pouch.
- Instructions on taking the samples.
- Postage paid envelope for sending the samples to the laboratory.