Developed by Yale professor Morgan Levine, PhD, Elysium Health’s Index test reads your biological age (not how many trips around the sun you’ve taken, but a comparative number determined by genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors). The test also shows your rate of aging by finding specific epigenetic biomarkers in your DNA. All you have to do: Order a kit, take a saliva sample, and mail it in. In the following six weeks, the scientists at Elysium extract your DNA and, load that DNA onto a chip, scan it, and analyze the results to identify sites where methylation (a type of epigenetic change) has occurred. Your report comes back with your current biological age, rate of aging, and a booklet of science-backed recommendations for healthy living—so you can make the adjustments that are right for you and see if you can lower your numbers.
While the kit is very stable, its contents expire after 24 months of storage at room temperature. Kits that are exposed to extreme heat may expire sooner. We recommend storing kits in a cool, dry place. If you have any questions about the condition of your kit, please reach out to the customer care team at [email protected] or by calling at (888) 220-6436, Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.