jblake wrote:I am new here. I have not been tested yet. Need to find reputable source. Also one I van afford. I read testing APOF4 genes was $300 but lowered to $99. Where can I find for $99? I am 76 and had very severe head injury in 1983. I have had minor ones since. I have always feared Alzheimer’s. I have had more and more memory confusion. I live in Los Angeles area.
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You don't mention why you want to get tested, but might want to read this information on Thinking About Testing
[Click on the blue to go to that page.]
If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can order a 23andme Health and Ancestry test that includes ApoE for $99. ONLY through tomorrow (6/22/21. Here's a link: Amazon Prime: 23&me DNA test
Life Extension also offers a sale on an ApoE test for $ 111.75 here: Life Extension: ApoE Genetic Test
In both cases, you will be sent a kit with a cheek swab or "spit tube", with instructions on how to take the sample and send it back. Results are usually returned in a few weeks.
Unfortunately, Medicare does not pay for genetic testing like ApoE.
If you have concerns about your memory, language, hearing, balance or other skills, Medicare would probably pay for an evaluation at UCLA Memory Health
UCLA also has what looks like great online program for "healthy living" for seniors in the UCLA Longevity Center
They include a Memory Training program, Brain Boot Camp and Sharper Mind Series.
Happy Summer from someone who's a few years behind you in age and aware of how much hard work you've put into recovering from a severe TBI years ago. Enjoy having a brain (and a spirit) that doesn't give up!