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Cellulite On Your Bod? Blame your genes! Or market 'em!

Posted Jun 10 2010 6:26pm

Could I go on a huge rant about 23andMes mess up and how it was discovered by a customer rather than LabCorp or 23andMe?

Yes.
Would it be useful?

No.


Why?

I need to save my rants, and any doctor will tell you, labs screw up all the time.
It is something we are used to thinking.

So much so, that a knee jerk answer for a lot of doctors is to repeat a test if the results are so far out there.......


So, my rant today will be directly placed at the rocket scientists who dreamed up CelluliteDX

"The CelluliteDX Genetic Test is only available for sale through participating physicians' offices. If you would like to learn more about the CelluliteDX Genetic Test and receive a Welcome Package to establish your office as a CelluliteDX Genetic Test provider, please contact us Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or e-mail anytime"

Ok, this is the problem that the DTCG community has and I do too.

Doctors may be using crappy tests as a marketing ploy to drive patients through the door.
Well, some DTCG does market crappy tests to drive customers through their portal too. But this one takes the freaking cake.....today

This test which BTW is the ACE genetic variant testing has a full page called
"Science" where you can read about this brain trust.

200 patients, 200 controls, the offering......

"A physician using the CelluliteDX Genetic Test for Moderate to Severe Cellulite, can predict that a patient who tests positive has approximately a 70% chance of developing Nurnberger-Muller grade 2 (or greater) cellulite."

The science:
Is there a paper on this? Seriously? A gene for cottage cheese butt? Awesome! You've gotta love Italians and there passion for the A$$

"the multivariable-adjusted odds ratios for cellulite were 1.19 (95% CI: 1.10-1.51; P <> 1.19 huh?

How is that 70% increased risk? Would love to see that please. No, seriously, tell me how.
This is why Congress jumped. What Doctor in their right mind would offer this test?

The Sherpa Says: This is why we need education of physicians and the public here. Hullo? FDA, maybe they should get a letter too?
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