Detailed Test Information



The DNA Diet test panel highlights some of the most recent advances in the exciting field of nutritional genomics, to support the development of more appropriate dietary guidelines and nutritional recommendations for individuals. DNA Diet is designed to assist practitioners and individuals in optimising weight management goals, by guiding the planning of diet and exercise programmes according to the identification of specific genetic differences in metabolism, lipolysis and fat absorption.


DNA Diet supports practitioners in proactively supporting potentially genetically vulnerable areas and support weight management goals, through lifestyle and nutritional recommendations, based upon individual genetics.



The Gene-Diet Interface

In recent years, the Human Genome Project has led scientists to a deeper understanding of the complex molecular processes governing the human body. One of its significant findings was the variability in individual responses to diet, which can now be explained at the genetic level. Variations in DNA can have a profound effect on nutritional requirements, metabolic efficiencies and an individual’s ability to lose and maintain their weight.

Backed by Science

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the role of genetics in the development of obesity, most weight-management programmes focus exclusively on dietary restriction and physical activity, while demonstrating huge variability in individual response to these interventions. From the approximately 25 000 identified human genes that produce the proteins that control our biological processes, the research team at DNALife has identified a small group of genes associated with weight loss resistance, lipolysis, body mass index (BMI), muscle mass, and body fat. All genes selected have met stringent criteria for validity and utility within clinical genetic screening test results.

Seeing Results

Recent international clinical trials have reported that nutrigenomics-based weight-management programmes significantly outperform traditional weight-management programmes by an order of magnitude:

By describing how genetic variations interact with diet and environmental factors to influence the regulation of body weight and fat mass by harnessing individuals’ genetic responses to dietary components and physical activity and through the implementation of a personalised gene- based intervention programme.

The DNA Diet genetic test panel offers an effective means for supporting the management of healthy body weight, by guiding the planning of personalised diet and exercise programmes based on an individual’s genetic make-up and genetic differences in metabolism, fat loss and dietary fat absorption.


About DNALife

DNALife comprises a dedicated team of scientists with expertise in Human Genetics, Molecular Biology, Nutritional Genomics and Dietetics. By placing emphasis on the inter-relationship between genes, nutrition and lifestyle, genetic tests provide a valuable tool for the management of health and wellness. The use of cutting-edge molecular technologies provides high-quality testing, performed according to the highest international standards.

Equipped with the most up-to-date DNA tests, DNALife is dedicated to providing healthcare practitioners with training and education to accurately and usefully interpret genetic results.

The Importance of Lab Transparency

How to Ensure your Functional Tests are Evidence-Based

It is important to be informed as to where tests are being conducted as well as the technology used, so that you can be confident that your patients are performing evidence-based tests. RN Labs has always insisted in choosing laboratories that are of the highest standard globally with evidence-based functional tests, thereby improving patient outcomes and supporting the industry as a whole. RN Labs believes in maintaining full transparency of who and where your test is being carried out, so that you can make fully informed decisions with your patients.

S QLD / N NSW Area Manager

Jessica Morland

Jess is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine. She believes that there is no one size fits all approach and is passionate about educating, inspiring and supporting clients and practitioners with a customised approach to healthcare. Specialties include preconception, pregnancy, post-natal and infant care. 

Jess is excited to build relationships, educate and share her knowledge with both retail and practitioners in South Queensland and Northern NSW.

Lauren Matich, BHSc (Nat.)

Lauren Matich

BHSc (Nat.)

Lauren is an NHAA accredited Clinical Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science. She is incredibly passionate about natural health and educating clients on the foundational importance of nutrition, lifestyle and stress management and believes complimenting these building blocks with nutraceutical support and functional testing often holds the key to optimal health and vitality. Lauren looks forward to supporting practitioners and clients in these key areas.

Specialties include supporting thyroid health, digestive disorders and mental health.