Glycanage Test

HKD$2,880 HKD$3,200

THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR BIOLOGICAL AGE

If you could delay aging, what impact could it have on your life?
Your health choices and lifestyle can have a significant impact on your biological age.

Did you know that your genes determine about 50% of biological aging (as measured by GlycanAge), with the remaining half being influenced by environmental factors?
This is welcome news. Because although we cannot stop the process of aging chronologically, we can now do something about aging biologically.

WHAT IS GLYCANAGE?

GlycanAge is the most reliable single biomarker for aging.
An international team of award-winning scientists have spent the last 20 years gaining a deeper understanding of the factors that influence and shape the aging process. Their research and analysis of over 60,000 individuals worldwide has led to the creation of GlycanAge.

This revolutionary, science-based test offers an accurate and insightful view into the true state of your health by defining the difference between your chronological and biological age.

WHY ARE GLYCANS SO IMPORTANT?

Remarkably, although they are influenced by genes, unlike proteins the structures of glycans do not have a direct genetic template. Proteins are inherited from our parents and cannot change. In contrast, glycans include not just what we inherit, but crucially are affected by all we have done in our lives.

Impacted by a variety of genetic, biological and environmental factors, glycans are subject to change and the decisions you make... can fluence them.

WHAT DOES THE GLYCANAGE TEST ANALYSE?

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is the most abundant class of antibody in the blood. It plays an important role in protecting the body against different kinds of diseases, attacking viruses, bacteria or cancer cells. To calculate your biological age, we analyse your IgG glycans using cutting-edge technology.

In simple terms, glycosylation is the process of attaching different glycans to proteins. As you age or suffer from disease, changes in your IgG glycosylation pattern occur.
GlycanAge analyses your IgG glycome, providing considerably more predictive information than any other single marker of biological age.

THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR BIOLOGICAL AGE

If you could delay aging, what impact could it have on your life?
Your health choices and lifestyle can have a significant impact on your biological age.

Did you know that your genes determine about 50% of biological aging (as measured by GlycanAge), with the remaining half being influenced by environmental factors?
This is welcome news. Because although we cannot stop the process of aging chronologically, we can now do something about aging biologically.

WHAT IS GLYCANAGE?

GlycanAge is the most reliable single biomarker for aging.
An international team of award-winning scientists have spent the last 20 years gaining a deeper understanding of the factors that influence and shape the aging process. Their research and analysis of over 60,000 individuals worldwide has led to the creation of GlycanAge.

This revolutionary, science-based test offers an accurate and insightful view into the true state of your health by defining the difference between your chronological and biological age.

WHY ARE GLYCANS SO IMPORTANT?

Remarkably, although they are influenced by genes, unlike proteins the structures of glycans do not have a direct genetic template. Proteins are inherited from our parents and cannot change. In contrast, glycans include not just what we inherit, but crucially are affected by all we have done in our lives.

Impacted by a variety of genetic, biological and environmental factors, glycans are subject to change and the decisions you make... can fluence them.

WHAT DOES THE GLYCANAGE TEST ANALYSE?

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is the most abundant class of antibody in the blood. It plays an important role in protecting the body against different kinds of diseases, attacking viruses, bacteria or cancer cells. To calculate your biological age, we analyse your IgG glycans using cutting-edge technology.

In simple terms, glycosylation is the process of attaching different glycans to proteins. As you age or suffer from disease, changes in your IgG glycosylation pattern occur.
GlycanAge analyses your IgG glycome, providing considerably more predictive information than any other single marker of biological age.

Prepare

Try to avoid junk food and alcohol the night before taking your sample and drink at least two glasses of water half an hour prior to it.

Place the contents of the GlycanAge kit on a clean, flat and dry surface. Avoid touching the filter paper of the blood collection card. Have the plaster and a clean tissue ready to hand.

 

STEP 1

Wash your hands with soap and water, then dry. Prepare a plaster and have a clear tissue ready.

  

STEP 2

Warm-up your fingers by rubbing your hands together for about 20-30 seconds. Wipe the selected finger (preferably middle or ring finger) with the sterile alcohol swab and let it dry.

  

STEP 3

Twist off the top of the lancet. Press it firmly down on your finger (preferably the outer centre of your fingertip). After a few seconds, a drop of blood will appear.

 

STEP 4

Without touching the card with your finger, apply the blood drop to the centre of a circle on the blood collection card. Do not press the finger against the collection paper. Apply at least one drop of blood per circle to ensure sample quality.


ENSURE

Ensure all collection circles are filled - wait for a large drop of blood to form up between each attempt and add a second one if needed. Avoid “milking” the finger as this will speed up clotting and slow down the bleeding.

If the flow stops before you were able to fill in all circles, you will need to re-pierce with the spare lancets provided.

  

STEP 5 

Leave the blood collection card to air-dry for 2 hours before enclosing back into the plastic bag with desiccant provided. Make sure to write the date of your sample collection underneath your unique GA code on the side of the blood collection card.

 

STEP 6

Place only the plastic bag with blood collection card and desiccant in the pre-paid envelope provided and post the same day in any post box. Please, ideally keep in the fridge until you are ready to post. Please safely send it to the S-Cell (Address: 3/F Crawford Tower, 99 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong). You can choose "Cash on Delivery" through SF Express.

 

STEP 7

Your results will be ready up to 4 weeks after your sample has been received in the lab.

WHAT ARE GLYCANS?

Glycans, alongside nucleic acids (DNA & RNA), proteins and lipids, are one of the four primary components of a cell.

 

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

Scientific research is currently assessing what influence environmental factors can have on glycans through monitoring how lifestyle changes can impact an individual’s biological age.

The aim is to empower people to better manage their health, make improvements, and ideally, slow down biological age.

To keep up to date with the research we are conducting and how this can positively impact your health, visit glycanage.com.

 

GLYCANAGE

The GlycanAge test was developed in the GENOS Glycoscience Research Laboratory. It is not a diagnostic test and the results of this test should be interpreted in the context of other relevant laboratory tests and clinical data.

The interpretation of the results should only be done by an authorised physician or other qualified health care provider. The information provided in these results are not intended to be substitutes for professional medical advice, diagnoses or/and treatment. You should always speak to your physician before you change, start or stop any part of your health care plan, including physical activity or exercise.

GENOS Glycoscience is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, losses and damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the results of this test.

GENOS is the world’s leading institution in the eld of high-throughput glycan analysis. Research in the eld of glycobiology has brought significant international collaboration with a number of globally renowned institutions, with GENOS participating as a partner within large consortia. Our vision is to develop new tests that will help reduce the risks of illnesses and improve quality of life in terms of personalised medicine. Our primary competitive edge is our know-how and experience in performing high throughput studies, ranging from analytical chemistry to study design and statistical data analysis.