DNA is unaffected by most medical conditions – including pregnancy.
However, if you are sick, it can be best to wait until you have recovered. Most illnesses do not affect our DNA, however, there is a small chance that the test will pick up on the DNA of the bacteria that caused your illness.
If you have a known genetic disorder or have had a transplant in the past (e.g. a bone-marrow transplant), please contact us by following the steps below to let us know the specifics of your case just in case we need to do something a bit differently.
In the App:
- Go to your profile page and click on the gear icon in the top right
- Tap ‘Contact us’
In any case, please do not take the DNA test as a means of self-diagnosing a current illness: speak to your doctor instead. And do it now!