What is Index?
Index is an at-home saliva test that enables you to discover your cumulative rate of aging and your biological age. Index is powered by the Elysium chip, developed with the help of a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. The test takes minutes and can be dropped in any mailbox for delivery to our lab.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is biological age? How does it differ from chronological age?While chronological age marks the number of years you've been alive, biological age reflects your genetics, accumulated lifestyle factors, and other determinants like demographics, diet, and exercise habits. Index can be used to assess your overall health and wellness by providing you with your cumulative rate of aging and your biological age, which is a measure of the average age at which your body is expected to perform.
- Will the information I provide be shared with third parties?Elysium Health takes privacy and security very seriously. Personal information will only be shared with our testing providers or research partners with your consent. Even with your consent, we will only share the de-identified version of your personal information to them. Your names or other identifying information will never be shared unless you allow us to.
- Is Index FDA approved?Index is not a medical device, so much of the regulatory schemes in place do not apply. Index is not intended to screen, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition or assess risk of any disease or condition. Unless advised by your healthcare professional, biological age should not be used to determine or alter any chronological age-related health or medical treatments.