Biological Age Testing

Biological Age Testing

Your health care providers use your chronological age to determine your health needs. However, your actual age may not provide an accurate picture of your health. Biological Age Testing assesses your health at the cellular level. Gentera Center for Precision Medicine in Coral Gables, Florida, and Los Angeles, California, near Beverly Hills, performs biological age testing to fully understand your baseline health needs to customize your wellness plan. Find out more about Biological Age Testing by calling the nearest office or booking an appointment online today.

What is Biological Age Testing?

Biological Age Testing is a diagnostic tool Gentera Center for Precision Medicine uses to get a better picture of your overall health and well-being. Though your appearance and chronological age tell part of your health story, they may not provide all the details.

Gentera Center for Precision Medicine uses the TruAge™ test with Biological Age Testing. This cutting-edge test uses your DNA to assess your biological age.

There’s a strong connection between DNA and health. Your genes may not change throughout your life, but certain factors may play a role in how your genes express themselves.

Cellular replication is driven by your DNA. If you have DNA damage or mutations, this process may stop, leading to inflammation and cellular degeneration. Changes in DNA may occur when methyl groups attach themselves to your DNA strands, inhibiting gene expression.

Inhibiting your genes or encouraging your genes to express themselves can profoundly influence how slowly or quickly you biologically age. The lower your biological age, the better.

What can affect my Biological Age Testing score?

There are many factors that affect your Biological Age Testing score. Some are fixed, others you can change, which means you can change your biological age.

Factors that influence your Biological Age Testing score include:

  • Exposure to environmental toxins
  • Types of food you eat
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco use
  • Exercise habits
  • Stress
  • Quality and quantity of sleep
  • Relationships
  • Psychological trauma

Epigenetics is the study of how outside factors influence gene expressions. Biological age is sometimes called epigenetic age.

What happens during Biological Age Testing?

Gentera Center for Precision Medicine collects a sample of blood to perform your Biological Age Testing and sends it to the TruDiagnostic™ lab, where they evaluate your blood sample, looking at the individual points and patterns of DNA methylation locations, focusing on those related to aging.

The lab uses this data to create a detailed report of your biological age as compared to your chronological age. That serves as a baseline for your health and longevity.

What happens after Biological Age Testing?

When Gentera Center for Precision Medicine receives the results of your Biological Age Testing, your provider uses the data to customize your health and wellness plan. They work with you, helping you incorporate the habits and lifestyle changes that improve or maintain your biological age.

To schedule your Biological Age Testing, call Gentera Center for Precision Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.