The TrichoTest is the most complete genetic test for hair loss.
The TrichoTest is a genetic test which supports health care professionals in personalising treatment for hair loss. It combines the analyis of genetic variations, lifestyle factors and literature related to hair loss treatment. It suggests individualised treatment options through topical, oral or surgical solutions.
The recommendations are based on population studies analysing a total of 48 genetic variations.
A detailed consultation is completed along with an informed consent form.
The DNA sample is taken with a swab from inside the mouth.
Smoking, eating, alcohol, and drinking (water is the exception) should be avoided one hour before the sample is taken. You will be asked to rinse your mouth with water before the sample is taken.
The results are available 2 weeks later.
The price of the test includes the face to face follow up appointment with the clinic doctor to discuss the results.
The recommendations may include prescribed or non prescribable treatments.
It does not analyse the less common forms of hair loss, so you may wish to have a trichology consultation first to help to decide whether this will be a helpful step for you. The test appears to be of most value to balding, telogen effluvium and of some help in alopecia areata.
Current trichology patients £250 – consultation fee paid
New trichology patients £250 (includes the price of a medical trichology consultation if the test is taken within 4 months)