neveragain wrote:You can get your DNA tested just for ancestry findings and they won't test it for health. I didn't pay extra for the health portion because I'm sure anyone could get their hands on those results.
Sounds like you went to 23andme, but regardless of which testing company - each company uses a single testing chip, and all samples for that company are run using that chip. The raw
data file generated from the test will contain the same SNP tests whether the health report feature was paid for or not (with individual results varying for each SNP test, of course).
You may not have paid for them to analyze
those results to generate "health reports," but you can pay them to analyze them at any time -or take your raw data to a third party and have them do it. I think I've heard it's as low as US$5, but not sure.
AncestryDNA allows you to opt out of their health data research; I just saw that familytreeDNA is offering to analyze your Family Finder results for health reports for US$49.
I'd be interested to know if anyone who has applied for insurance that has been asked if they were tested - were you asked for the results? for the raw data or for the reports?
Last - you can simply delete your tests from each of the test sites - they will do that, and you will no longer be able to get them. I suppose they have back ups of their data. Could an insurance company compel them to restore from back up? Seems unlikely. Better do delete before you apply, tho