Who is ekei labs?

ekei labs' mission is to help humanity track, act and stay engaged in their longevity framework to overcome ageing. To do so, ekei builds a comprehensive longevity ecosystem where its users can access the latest scientific achievements in biological age tracking, longevity protocols and supplements. The objective is to provide everyone with the ability to comprehend the scientific principles that drive the latest trends, engage with actionable recommendations, and visualise the outcomes to determine what approach works best for them. We build in Tokyo, Japan, where life expectancy is among the highest and ageing research thriving.

What does ekei labs offer?

ekei labs allows you to become a longevity pioneer. The longevity field is still relatively new, and it can be challenging to navigate in the hype. We offer you the tools to access the latest products, make your own educated opinion, and track which effects they have on your organism.

What does ekei labs stand for?

ekei’s core mission is longevity democratisation. But not at the cost of misleading content and scientifically unsound products. We will always back our claims with peer-reviewed scientific papers and be transparent about the science behind the choices for developing our products. We will always give you the tools to assess our strategy. As empowerment is crucial for us, you will always own your data.

What does it do?

ekei.glytra assesses your biological age by measuring chronic inflammations. With the ability to react quickly tochanges in your lifestyle, these biomarkers provide invaluable feedback to help you build a longevitystrategy tailored to your unique needs.

What does it not do?

ekei.glytra, and the content on the website, do not give medical advice and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of ekei.glytra or content on the website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.

What does it say about my ageing?

ekei.glytra looks closely at the glycans on your antibodies. To function correctly, they need to be balanced between anti and pro-inflammatory. As we age, and depending on our lifestyle, they become more pro-inflammatory, speeding up ageing and increasing the risk of diseases.

How often should I test?

We recommend testing once a year if you want to know your biological age and the state of the inflammation of your glycans. We recommend testing twice a year if you're going to track the effect of your lifestyle on your glycans and ageing speed.

Blood Collection
How do I prepare for my test?

The test is a simple finger prick for a dry-spot blood collection card. There is no need to fast. For the best blood sample quality, we advise avoiding consuming excessive alcohol or high-fat meals for eight hours before the test. For the test to be as smooth as possible, we suggest drinking lots of water and taking a warm shower beforehand.

How do I collect my blood?

Important: Failure to collect an adequate sample may require an additional test. Please, ensure to fill in all four circles of the blood collection card with sufficient blood.

Your test kit should include the following items:
Sterile alcohol prep pads x2
Lancets x2
Blood collection card with desiccant x1
Adhesive bandages x2
Plastic bag with desiccant x1
Return envelope x1

We advise you to refrain from consuming excessive alcohol or high-fat meals for eight hours before taking your blood. Although this won't directly impact your result, it could interfere with your blood sample quality. Place the contents of the ekei.glytra kit on a clean, flat, dry surface. Avoid touching the filter paper of the blood collection card. Have the plaster and a clean tissue ready to hand.There are a couple of things you can also do before you collect your sample, so the process is as smooth as possible:

Wash your hands with soap and water, then dry. Prepare a plaster and have a clear tissue ready.

Warm up your fingers by rubbing your hands together for about 20-30 seconds. Wipe the selected finger (preferably the middle or ring finger) with the sterile alcohol swab and let it dry.

Twist off the top of the lancet. Press it firmly down on your finger (preferably the outer centre of your fingertip). After a few seconds, a drop of blood will appear.


Without touching the card with your finger, apply at least one drop of blood per circle on the blood collection card. Do not press the finger against the collection paper. Ensure all collection circles are filled - wait for a large drop of blood to form between each attempt and add a second one if needed. Avoid milking the finger, as this will speed up clotting and slow down the bleeding.Ensure you add enough blood to ensure sample quality and avoid repeating the test.

If the flow stops before you can fill in all circles, you must re-pierce with the spare lancets provided.

Leave the blood collection card to air-dry for 2 hours before enclosing back into the plastic bag with the desiccant provided. Make sure to write the date of your sample collection underneath your unique EKEI-GA code on the inside of the blood collection card.

Place only the plastic bag with blood collection card and desiccant in the provided envelope and post ideally the same day. Please keep it in the fridge until you are ready to post.

How do I store the blood collection card?

Ensure that you first leave your sample open to air-dry for a minimum of two hours. We recommend storing the blood collection card in the fridge and sending it on the same day with the envelope and bag of desiccant.

Shipping & Sample Return
Does ekei ship internationally?

Please send an email to info@ekeilabs.com for any orders outside of Japan.

What address do I return my sample to?

The return postage is pre-paid and labelled on the provided envelope.

How do I ship my sample back to ekei labs?

Please use the pre-paid and labelled return envelope. If your sample is compromised or has issues when it reaches our lab, we will provide you with a replacement kit. Please get in touch with us for assistance if your kit did not include a pre-paid envelope.Before shipping your sample, please ensure all the required steps have been completed to avoid any delays with processing:
- Did you provide enough blood for each circle on your dry blood collection card as per the image on the instructions?
- Did you leave your sample open to air-dry for a minimum of 2 hours?
- Did you place the blood collection card with the attached desiccant inside the plastic safety bag and seal it?
- Did you put the plastic safety bag inside the return mailer and seal it?

What to do if my test hasn't arrived yet?

Your test should arrive 3 to 5 working days after your order. Please get in touch with info@ekeilabs.com with your unique code if this is not the case. We will arrange the shipping of another kit free of charge.

How long does it take to receive my results?

It takes 3 to 5 weeks for your results to be ready. It is because we test your samples several times to guarantee the best accuracy.

How do I receive my results?

You can access your results on your dashboard 3 to 5 weeks after receiving your samples. We will notify you by email once the results are ready.

How does ekei ensure the integrity of the results?

We analyse your samples three times, explaining the weeks of analysis. We follow the highest standards in the industry to ensure the most accurate biological age possible.

How can I change my date of birth, biological sex or ethnicity details?

You cannot modify these settings through your dashboard. To request the necessary changes, kindly email us at info@ekeilabs.com.

Are my results secured?

Our mission is to create technologies enabling our users to benefit from biomedical research without compromising their privacy. We develop technology to empower our users to stay in control of their bio-data. The safety of our users and their data is at the core of our mission. We follow the highest standards of protection.

My results are not what I expected.

If you have any questions or concerns about your results, please contact info@ekeilabs.com with your unique number. A result surprisingly different from what you expected can be due to genetic factors or unsuspected lifestyle choices. We would be more than happy to assist in any way if you have any concerns, so please do not hesitate to drop us an email.

Can I do anything about my results?

Your biological age is not fixed in time. It fluctuates depending on your chronological age, genetics and lifestyle. Find out how to decrease your biological age and slow down ageing on www.ekeilabs.com

Special considerations for ekei.glytra
Who can not take the test?

1. People under 18 cannot take the test. They have a specific glycobiome. Therefore the analysis would be biased.

2. People having received blood transfusion or gamma globulin blood derivatives (such as intravenous immunoglobulin preparations) within the last six months.

3. People under blood-thinning medications or suffering from a blood clotting disorder should discuss the safety of taking the test with their physician.

Can I still take the test if I'm pregnant?

Pregnancy can affect the results. We advise taking the test upon re-establishment of your normal menstrual cycle after the end of the pregnancy. To be noted that the test is not riskier than a usual blood withdrawal and could be taken during the pregnancy.

Are there any medications that can interfere with my results?

Certain medications can affect your result. Contraceptives and other hormonal therapy can also affect your result. If you are taking contraceptives or other hormonal therapy (including but not limited to IVF hormonal treatment), please report this to our team via info@ekeilabs.com

Is there any health risk associated with taking the test?

The test is not riskier than a usual blood withdrawal. People having received blood transfusion or gamma globulin blood derivatives (such as intravenous immunoglobulin preparations) within the last six months cannot take the test. People under blood-thinning medications or suffering from a blood clotting disorder should discuss the safety of taking the test with their physician.

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