FAQ TRICHOTEST

TRICHOTEST

What is Fagron TrichoTest?

Fagron TrichoTest™ is a genetic test and software solution, developed by Fagron Genomics, to support healthcare professionals in personalising treatment for hair loss. It combines the analysis of genetic variations, lifestyle factors and literature related to hair loss treatment. It suggests individualised treatment options through topical, oral or surgical solutions

What are the benefits of the Tricho hair loss DNA test?

⦁ Full genetic analysis
⦁ State of the art technology
⦁ Personalised treatment solutions
⦁ It is a non-invasive, reliable test that is valid for life
⦁ Improves the effectiveness of hair loss treatments
⦁ High precision with 99.9 genetic analysis reproducibility

How does Fagron TrichoTest™ work?

Fagron TrichoTest™ analyses 3 polymorphisms within 16 DNA mutations (SNPs), analysing a total of 48 genetic variations. Detecting SNPs facilitates the understanding of specific characteristics of the metabolism of a patient that are related to hair loss. All SNPs used in Fagron TrichoTest™ have been scientifically validated from population studies, presenting a significative global incidence.
 
After the analysis, Fagron TrichoTest™ provides the hair loss consultant, trichologist or advisor a final report with suggested treatments for hair loss, personalised for each patient, based on:
 
⦁ Results obtained after analysis of the genes involved in 7 categories of hair treatment options.
⦁ Information about patient characteristics and lifestyle, provided via a questionnaire completed by our clinician
⦁ Hair loss is common.
⦁ Hair loss (alopecia) is a progressive condition that has different forms and causes.
⦁ The most common hair loss type, known as androgenetic alopecia, is hereditary. If left untreated, hair loss usually progresses over time.

 

  • 80% of all men experience androgenetic alopecia during their life*.
  • 40% of all women experience androgenetic alopecia during their life*. 

How is the sampling process performed?

The sampling process is simple and is also explained in detail in the instructions of use leaflet present in the kit. 

Before sampling:

  • Patients should avoid eating, smoking, alcohol, drinking (water is the exception) or brushing teeth at least 1h before scraping.
  • Patients are advised to rinse the mouth with water before scraping.
  • Informed consents must be filled and signed by the clinician and the patient.

During sampling:

  • Removal of the swab from the swab tube.
  • The inside part of one of the cheeks must be scraped energetically with the scraping end of the swab for 1 minute, while rotating the swab.  The scraping end of the swab should only be in contact with the inside of the cheek.
  • The swab should be stored back in the tube and closed.

What is the expected waiting time until receiving the results?

  • The process of analysing DNA is complex. The results are expected to be sent approximately 4 weeks after the sample has been received at our laboratory. This includes the time needed to process the sample and to generate a personalised report.