Hair Loss DNA Test

Hair is a characteristic element of the appearance of every man and woman. The factors that determine the type and morphology of hair, such as colour, whether it is straight or broken, and even its quality, are genetic or acquired. It is the combination of these two factors that determines the final result, i.e. the final appearance of the hair. With the genetic test (DNA test) we can now identify and genotype most of the genetic loci that seem to be linked both to morphological characteristics of the hair and to potential pathologies such as alopecia.

Alopecia is a complex genetic and autoimmune disease with the main symptom being hair loss that affects individuals of both sexes regardless of age. As a genetic disease, it is highly hereditary, both in terms of its predisposition to the various types and the severity of its symptoms. Modern literature suggests that there are many and varied genes involved in its occurrence. In fact, a strong association has been found with more than 70 genes, and the total number of genes under consideration is significantly higher.

Hair Loss DNA Test


A very important test

With the application of all modern techniques and methods in the field of Molecular Biology, it is now possible to identify genes and identify the mutations involved not only in the occurrence of alopecia but also in the genetic determination of other morphological characteristics of the hair such as thickness, type, colour, greying and others.

In total, almost 500 genetic loci are examined from the analysis of which we can calculate a genetic penetrance score in terms of disease predisposition. The simultaneous genotyping of so many genetic loci is possible through microarray technology using genetic material from the subject.

How do genes affect hair growth

Techniques and Methods in the field of Molecular Biology

A total of almost 500 different DNA regions are being tested and analyzed, providing significant information regarding the underlying genetic predisposition to hair loss.