Why take a Single DNA Genetic Profile Test?
DNA contains each person’s unique genetic code. As well as being an accurate way of proving biological relationships, DNA profiling is becomingly increasingly popular for individual use.
The information contained within a single DNA genetic profile Technical Data Sheet specifies which alleles are present at which short tandem repeat (STR) loci.
AlphaBiolabs examines up to 45 STR markers (loci) in each DNA profile. Having such unique information can be useful for comparison with friends and family. In addition, some people use their genetic profile to create an exclusive piece of art, which they display in their home or place of work.
It also makes a novel gift. A single DNA genetic profile of a new baby, for example, makes a unique present for parents and relatives. As only cheek cells are needed, the DNA sample can be collected quickly and easily using a simple cheek swab.
Having a single DNA profile test is also important if you are planning to work in high risk areas or in an occupation that may be deemed dangerous. In the event of an accident, having your DNA profile already documented may make body identification easier and your profile is available for paternity or maternity testing if required.
Please be aware that this test is for peace of mind only. This means that the results of the test are purely for your own information, and cannot be used in legal proceedings. If you require a DNA test for legal matters, you will need to request a quote for a legal DNA test or call our expert team on 0333 600 1300 for further assistance.
How we do our DNA testing
We utilise the most up-to-date DNA testing technology to ensure the reliability and accuracy of our genetic testing. We examine up to 45 STR markers (loci) in each DNA sample and retest all our exclusion results.
We send your single genetic profile test kit direct to an address of your choice using discreet packaging.
Our single genetic DNA profile test kit includes mouth swabs to be rubbed gently and painlessly on the inside of the cheek, so it is not a problem if anyone involved is scared of needles.
Once your DNA sample arrives back at our UK-based, state-of-the-art laboratory we will analyse your sample and extract your DNA ready for reporting.
All reports are emailed back and password protected for security
How do same day DNA test results work?
Once you have received your DNA kit and taken your cheek swab samples, you will need to post the samples back to our laboratory using the self-addressed envelope provided in the kit. To ensure Same Day Results, your DNA samples need to reach our laboratory by 10am. For this reason, we strongly advise you use the special delivery before 9am service from Royal Mail when returning your DNA samples to our laboratory.
Your DNA test results will then be emailed to you from 4.30pm the same day.
How do next day DNA test results work?
Once you have received your DNA kit and taken your cheek swab samples, you will need to post the samples back to our laboratory using the self-addressed envelope provided in the kit. To ensure Next Day Results, your DNA samples need to reach our laboratory by 10am. For this reason, we strongly advise you use the special delivery before 9am service from Royal Mail when returning your DNA samples to our laboratory.
Your DNA test results will then be emailed to you from 4.30pm the following day.
Over ONE MILLION genetic tests performed since 2004
Who is a Single Genetic Profile Test for?
We recommend that you keep your DNA profile with a solicitor or with someone who is familiar with your movements.
Our Single Genetic Profile Test is suitable for anyone who wants a record of their DNA profile. However, you may also find the DNA profile useful if you work in any of the following areas:
|Police Service||Armed Forces|
|Fire Service||Foreign Service|
|Oil rig worker||War journalist|
|Aircraft pilot||Charity aid worker|
|Crane operator||Off-shore fisherman|
Enclosed in our single genetic profile test kit:
We have designed our home DNA kit to be easy to use and understand. Our single genetic profile test kit contains enough collection swabs to test one person.
- Peace of mind DNA test instruction sheet
- One DNA sample collection swab package containing two swabs
- DNA test sample envelope for returning the samples
- A self-addressed envelope to send your DNA test samples back to us
The cost of the test includes all fees for laboratory testing and analysis.