Can the test be given to a child (or to a baby)?
Of course. In fact, children represent the age group that will most benefit from the Health Map. Since they still have their whole life ahead of them, they will have more opportunities for modifying their environmental factors and their life behaviors by acting on those items highlighted in their Health Map. For children between the ages of 0-3 years, tellmeGen recommends requesting the tellmeGenKids Kit, especially adapted for children, at the time of purchase. Given that it is harder for them to spit, the children’s test kit includes a special utensil for taking a buccal saliva sample simply and painlessly. If your child is able to spit (for example, if he/she can spit after brushing his/her teeth) then we recommend the adult kit.
Remember that the parent/guardian consent in mandatory in order to test a minor (0-18 years of age). Please read the following information.
— VERY IMPORTANT (parental consent) —
Only parents/legal guardian(s) can purchase a tellmeGen kit for a minor. If the parents are divorced or separated but retain joint legal custody, both parents must consent. In the case of sole legal custody of one parent, that parent, guardian, or other person legally responsible for making decisions on the child’s behalf, said person must consent. The necessary documents to verify legal representation of a minor and therefore giving informed consent to contracting a test can be found in the final paragraphs of Section 3.1 “Legal Texts”.
A. If testing is contracted by either of the parents: “In order for the services of tellmeGen to be subscribed for a minor, the parent must prove his/her relationship by electronically sending a scanned copy of his/her National Identity Document, a copy of the minor’s National Identity Document, if the minor has one and a copy of the Family Registry Book. If the party/parties concerned do(es) not possess a National Identity Document, a scanned copy of the passport or legal document which accredits the identity of the minor and/or parent should be sent.
B. If testing is contracted by a legal guardian, ” guardianship must be proven by means of the scanned copy of the legal appointment as guardian by the courts, together with a scanned copy of his/her National Identity Document and a copy of the Minor’s National Identity Document (if the minor has one) sent electronically. If the party/parties concerned do(es) not possess a National Identity Document, a scanned copy of the passport or legal document which accredits the identity of the minor and/or guardian should be sent electronically.