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Safe prenatal DNA test

Safe prenatal DNA test

Prenatal DNA testing (or prenatal paternity testing) is a method of identifying whether a man is a baby’s biological father before the baby is born. A baby inherits DNA from both of its parents. Prenatal paternity tests can identify if a man is the father of a baby by...
Safety critical medicals in London

Safety critical medicals in London

AlphaBiolabs offers safety critical medical assessments in and around London. Not only are these conveniently located to save you time, they can also save you money. The medicals are designed to ensure that anyone undertaking safety critical tasks is healthy and...
What is a prenatal paternity test?

What is a prenatal paternity test?

A prenatal paternity test is a DNA test performed on a pregnant mother to determine a child’s biological father. Paternity tests are routinely performed after a baby is born. They work by analysing a sample of the baby’s DNA along with the alleged father’s DNA (and...
What is an MCV test?

What is an MCV test?

An MCV test is one of the three tests that AlphaBiolabs uses to measure alcohol levels in blood. A liver function test (LFT) and carbohydrate deficient transferrin (CDT) analysis are the other two. The acronym MCV stands for mean corpuscular volume and refers to the...
Drug testing in schools

Drug testing in schools

The consequences of a school child taking drugs on just one occasion can be poor performance in the classroom, disruptive behaviour, risk of injury or even overdose. With regular use, addiction can become a real possibility. There is growing evidence of long-term...
Crackdown on drugs at Cheltenham Festival

Crackdown on drugs at Cheltenham Festival

An elite armed unit and sniffer dogs will be on hand at the Cheltenham Festival (12–15th March) as police vow to issue a ‘very strong anti-drugs’ message to racegoers. Last year, only two arrests were made for drugs offences over the 4 days of racing, but officers are...
Child-protection pressures continue to rise

Child-protection pressures continue to rise

There has been a huge rise in demand for England’s child-protection services since 2010, and yet the government has an appalling lack of understanding of the growing pressure, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report. Pressures on Children’s...
Secret paternity test

Secret paternity test

Is there any such thing as a secret paternity test? 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 take various steps to help minimise any chance of the...
Flakka use rises in US teenagers

Flakka use rises in US teenagers

The first US study on flakka use has shown that just under 1% of US teenagers are knowingly using the synthetic drug. Also known as gravel or bath salts, Flakka is a novel psychoactive substance (NPS) that can be smoked, injected or snorted. The study found that of...