My genetic report says that I have a likely higher risk of allergy, but I don’t have any symptoms. How do you explain that?
The genetic risk score is a calculated number based on a number of risk markers present in your raw data. This number indicates a probability of developing certain conditions and not a certainty. Please remember that the presence of risk markers does not guarantee that an individual will develop the allergy. There are other environmental factors that could lower the effect of these genes. It is important to watch out for symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms may not be distinctive, so avoiding the allergen for 2 weeks and then reintroducing it into your diet may help identify the allergy symptoms. However, please note that the report is not diagnostic in nature.