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Articles about DNA Testing

The History of DNA Discovery

Learn about the history of DNA discovery and DNA science.

How much is a DNA test?

How much does a DNA test cost? Find all the information you need here.

DNA testing after fertility treatments

With increasing numbers of babies being born as a result of fertility treatment, DNA testing can give you peace of mind over the biological identity of your child.

DNA Science

Learn about the scientific techniques we use at AlphaBiolabs

Types of DNA Testing

Learn about the different types of DNA testing available at AlphaBiolabs

Why do we test the mother?

Why do we request the mother’s DNA sample for a paternity test?

How do I change a father’s name on a birth certificate?

Do you need to change a name on a birth certificate? Learn more here.

DNA Testing FAQs

Frequently asked questions and answers about our DNA tests

Should I take a DNA Test?

Have you thought about the implications of taking a DNA test? Learn more here.

Zygosity Twin Testing Explained

Looking for information about our DNA Zygosity Twin Testing? Get your answers here.

Why is consent needed?

Why is consent needed from all parties when DNA testing?

How much DNA do we share?

Find out how much DNA we share with the animal world

What does parental responsibility for DNA testing mean?

What is parental responsibility? Learn more here.

The DNA Testing Process Explained

Learn about our DNA testing process here.

Peace of mind vs. legal DNA testing

What is the difference between a peace of mind and a legal DNA test? Find out here

Additional DNA reporting

AlphaBiolabs offers its customers the option to include additional reports with every case.

All about toothbrush DNA testing

Toothbrush DNA testing is the latest addition to AlphaBiolabs DNA relationship testing services.

Baby gender test vs. ultrasound

Which is more reliable; a baby gender DNA test or an ultrasound?

Useful Organisations

Here we have complied a select list of useful third party organisations.

Sample Collection

AlphaBiolabs has been instructed to obtain a sample from you for either DNA, drug and/or alcohol testing. This info sheet will guide you through the process.

Problems opening your test report

Having difficulties opening your test report? Read this guide.

Fun facts about twins

Here are some fun facts about twins.