According to WHO in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland, 27% of the population between the ages of 18 and 65 suffer from at least one type of mental illness, including substance use disorder (SUD), psychosis, depression, anxiety or eating disorders. Mental illness affects moods, thoughts, and behaviors thereby worsening a person's life on all medico-social fronts.
Why is this testing important?
By understanding a person's unique genetic predisposition, medical psychologists and physicians can better understand what is going on with a person's psyche and develop a more accurate therapeutic strategy for people who suffer from or are at risk for mental disorders.
Who needs this testing?
This service includes:
The DNA test report is published in English. The document is quite large. We work with a professional translation agency and translate DNA reports into any language. The average price for 1800 characters is about 12 EUR. Depending on the language group, the price varies from 10 to 15 EUR (1800 characters with spaces). The above price is an advance payment for the translation. If you order the service, we will clarify the exact price of the translation, and either the prepayment will cover all costs, or we will return part of the funds to your card, or we will invoice for some difference.
This is a written consultation. For a consultation, I talk to a geneticist based on the results of your DNA test. Before the consultation, you can send me your clarifying questions on the DNA test. The time to complete the consultation depends on the workload of the doctors of the genetic laboratory. We will clarify the exact terms upon ordering this service. Unfortunately, this is not a very quick procedure. A consultation with a geneticist may have to wait about 2 weeks.
What happens after payment?
After payment, my assistant will contact you and specify your address to send a home set for collecting DNA material. DNA analysis is performed on a sample of your saliva and a piece of mucous membrane on the inside of your cheek. The package for collecting DNA material will be sent by an international courier service (DHL, FedEx). Upon receipt of the set, you collect DNA material and send it by international courier service to our laboratory in Sofia. The result is delivered within 5-7 weeks; translation from English usually takes 2-4 working days. We agree on the consultation separately!
DNA testing process:
Merbau Psychology LTD, 1000, Bulgaria, Sofia, Golo Bardo str. 16, office 5