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Frequently Asked Questions

Is adyn right for me?
  • I’m located in the U.S. (excluding NY, NJ, RI)
  • I’m over 18 years of age 
  • I use or am interested in using birth control

If these describe you, then yes! Whether you are starting birth control for the first time, already on birth control but want to explore other methods, or just want to learn more about your unique body—adyn can help.

Where do you operate?

We currently offer our services in the U.S. (We cannot ship to NY, NJ, or RI.)

What birth control methods are included in your recommendations?

Our recommendations include all highly effective birth control methods. Highly effective birth control options include all IUDS, the pill, shot, ring, implant and patch.

Why doesn’t my doctor do this?

The current standard of care for selecting birth control does not include any form of testing. Our approach relies on precision medicine that we expect will make both you and your doctor’s life easier. If your doctor wants to talk to us they can contact us at support@adyn.com and we can set up a HIPAA compliant video or voice call with them, we welcome healthcare professionals who would like to be a part of your adyn journey.

When will you launch?

We’re working hard to deliver the best version of our flagship product as quickly as possible! Keep an eye on your email where we will be sending our community exclusive invitations for our upcoming launch. 

How are you different from other online birth control providers?

Unlike other online birth control providers which typically use a questionnaire to prescribe a birth control method, adyn uses an evidence based Birth Control Optimization Test which measures hormonal and genetic data to recommend the best birth control methods for your unique body. We provide you with all the data and support you need to make an informed decision.

Can I use adyn if I already like the birth control that I am on?

Absolutely! Not only can adyn recommend the best birth control methods for you, our Birth Control Optimization Test can provide insight into your genetic makeup and hormonal health.  Given that your hormones change not just throughout the month, but throughout the course of your life, adyn recommends testing your hormone levels as often as every 4 months. 

Hormones aren’t just about fertility or menopause. Hormones are molecules produced by the endocrine system that send messages to regulate many different bodily functions (e.g., hunger, blood pressure, sleep, energy levels, menstruation, libido, mood, metabolism). You might be aware that measuring your hormones can reveal extreme hormonal imbalances (e.g., diabetes, PCOS, or thyroid disorder), but it can also detect more subtle shifts away from your optimal hormone range. We believe that having precise data about your biology allows you to make proactive decisions for your long term health.

Do you accept insurance/HSA?

adyn can accept HSA/FSA payments, but be sure to check with your insurance provider or HSA/FSA administrator to confirm your plan’s coverage. 

adyn’s birth control optimization test may also qualify as a deductible medical expense under your FSA and HSA accounts. A letter of medical necessity may be required.

What do you do with the information you collect?

At adyn, we value your privacy and confidentiality above all else. That means we will never share your genetic information with third parties. We are HIPAA compliant and we will only submit your test data anonymously for mission-aligned scientific discovery if you opt in as a research participant. Your medical information starts and ends with you. 

Why spit?

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is found in nearly every cell in the body. Saliva contains two main cell types — each carrying your DNA in their nucleus: buccal epithelial cells (skin from your cheek) and white blood cells. Saliva yields virtually the same amount of DNA by volume (and the same DNA quality) as blood but is less invasive to collect. Fun fact: 11% of the DNA we’ll get is from bacteria in your mouth, but don’t worry, we can tell which DNA is bacterial and which is human!

Pro tip: Having trouble salivating? Think about 🍋 lemons!

Why a finger prick?

Your body sends hormones through your bloodstream to reach other parts of your body, where they control growth, metabolism, reproduction, and more. This makes blood the most accurate way to measure your hormone levels. Luckily—instead of taking a full tube of blood from your arm—we can get accurate measurements from a finger prick.

Pro tip: getting your hands nice and warm before testing can improve circulation! Run them under hot water for at least a minute before you begin your test.

What if I need help with my collection?

We are here for you! You can email us at collection.kit.help@adynhealth.com to set up a call and we’ll stay on the phone with you while you collect your sample. You’ve got this!