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Is there any such thing as a secret DNA test? AlphaBiolabs can reassure you that its DNA testing is 100% confidential and data security is paramount.

DNA relationship testing can be an emotional time. You may not want your close family or friends to know that you are undertaking such tests. For this reason, we ensure that all of our letters and testing kits are sent out in discreet plain packaging with no company logos or branding. In addition, online payment transactions do not name AlphaBiolabs as the recipient on bank statements. These steps can help minimise any chance of the company name being recognised in any correspondence.

Secret DNA test sampling

Consent is needed for anyone taking part in a DNA test. For children under 16 years of age, an adult with parental responsibility can provide consent. To collect a DNA sample, a swab only needs to be rubbed on the inside of a donor’s cheek. It’s not exactly invasive; however, in the case of paternity disputes, this could lead to awkward questions from older children. For this reason, AlphaBiolabs has launched its toothbrush DNA test. A used toothbrush has been proven to be a good source of DNA. Sending in a child’s regular toothbrush therefore allows for more discreet sampling.

Secret passwords

We only discuss any details of our DNA testing with those who know the correct passwords or the answer to unique security questions. All of our reports are sent as a pdf file that require a password to open them. This password is picked by the person who instructs the test and protects the report from being opened by anyone else. In addition, all of our DNA samples are destroyed after 3 months and all identification paperwork – hard copy and electronic files – are destroyed after 12 months.

To view all our Secret DNA testing services, including toothbrush DNA testing, please visit our website https://www.alphabiolabs.co.uk/services/dna-testing/. If you have any queries or require further information, please call AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300 or email info@alphabiolabs.com.

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