With so many options available for DNA testing, we know that choosing the right provider for your test can be a tough decision.
While many testing providers will advertise the benefits of their DNA tests, from price to the number of DNA markers analysed, there are a few more fundamental things to consider when making your purchase.
Here, we round-up some of the reasons why you can trust AlphaBiolabs to perform your DNA test, and the most important things to look out for when you want to buy a DNA test online.
We’re a fully accredited laboratory, based in the UK, so you know your test is in good hands
There’s lots of choice out there for DNA tests, whether you’re looking for a paternity test, or a more complex relationship test (e.g. grandparent, sibling, or aunt/uncle tests).
But did you know that not all providers of DNA testing hold accreditation for their services?
When buying your test online, it’s important to look at the provider’s accreditations, so that you can be confident of receiving the highest possible standard of service.
If you’re considering AlphaBiolabs for your test, you’ll be reassured to know that we are accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to both ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 standards.
Accreditation by UKAS means that the laboratory has been assessed against internationally-recognised standards to demonstrate its competence, impartiality, and performance.
ISO 17025 is the internationally-recognised standard for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, demonstrating that the lab is technically competent and able to provide conclusive, valid results.
ISO 9001 is the standard for the quality management of businesses, demonstrating that customers’ expectations are being met.
We test the most DNA markers (loci) on the market
If you’ve been trying to find a DNA test online, you’ll notice that a lot of providers talk about the number of loci analysed for the price of the test.
But what do we mean when we talk about loci in DNA testing?
Loci is the scientific term for the locations of DNA markers within a strand of DNA. The simplest way to understand loci is to think of it as a genetic street address of a DNA marker within the DNA strand.
When performing a DNA test in our laboratory, our expert geneticists will analyse the DNA samples and compare them to one another. The more DNA markers (loci) we can match, the greater the likelihood of the tested individuals being related.
An AlphaBiolabs DNA test can analyse up to 42 DNA markers (loci) in a single test; that’s double the industry standard.
This means that we offer the most accurate and conclusive DNA testing service in the UK.
You can learn more about the science of DNA markers (loci) here.
We offer the fastest turnaround times in the industry for DNA testing
Once you have decided to order a DNA test, we know how important it is to receive your results quickly.
While many providers will advertise rapid results, AlphaBiolabs is the only testing laboratory in the UK to offer same-day or next-day results for DNA testing (depending on which option you choose when placing your order).
With fast, accurate results direct from a UK accredited laboratory, you can quickly get the answers you need.
We offer a range of DNA tests to suit different needs
Whether you want to find out who a child’s biological father is, or simply want to establish whether your twins are identical or not, we’ve got a variety of DNA tests to suit a range of needs.
Our most popular test is our paternity DNA test; however, we offer plenty of choice depending on which DNA test you need.
- Paternity testing
- Maternity testing
- Non-invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) testing
- Prenatal gender testing
- Sibling testing
- Twin testing
- Aunt/uncle (avuncular) testing
- Grandparent testing
- Y Chromosome testing
- Alternative methods for DNA sample collection (toothbrush DNA testing and nail DNA testing)
Where can I buy a DNA test?
Now you have decided to order a DNA test, it’s never been easier to buy your test online from a UKAS-accredited provider.
AlphaBiolabs is the only testing laboratory in the UK to offer same-day or next-day results for DNA testing, depending on which option you choose when placing your order.
We also analyse up to 42 DNA markers (loci), for the most conclusive DNA testing on the market.
To order a DNA test or find out more, call our friendly and discreet Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.