Tips for Carrying out a Home DNA Test

The demand for DNA tests of all types has soared over the past decade. The latest ones to gain popularity are home DNA tests; these are cheaper and considerably more convenient than those DNA tests offered by private clinics or hospitals. Nowadays, you can easily find the DNA testing services you need online, at your local pharmacy or even via mobile vans which can be found in many USA states. Of course, getting hold of your kit from your local pharmacy or from a mobile van kind of defeats the idea of an “at home” test.

Should I opt for an Online DNA test?

DNA

As stated, you can purchase your test online or from a pharmacy. If you intend buying your test from a pharmacy it is important to note that all you purchase in this case is a sample collection kit. The kit will set you back only around $40 but once you collect the samples using the oral swabs you find inside the kit, you will need to pay the additional fee for laboratory testing. This will set you back something around another $100.

Online DNA testing companies enable you to do everything from the comfort of your own home. You can place your order and receive the kit at your chosen address. Once you collect your samples, you can then just return them for laboratory analysis. Typically, companies operating online offer an all inclusive cost for the postage of the kit, the DNA analysis and the result.

How do I select a paternity testing provider?

The main criteria for selecting a DNA test provider should be laboratory accreditation. The most widely recognized accreditations in the USA are ISO17025 and AABB (American Association of Blood Banks). Any company offers DNA tests and having these accreditations will clearly state so on their website. What these accreditations do is ensure consistently high level of technical competence for genetic testing facilities. ISO 17025 is a globally recognized accreditation whilst AABB is an important accreditation recognized mainly in the USA. Other countries might have their own specific laboratory accreditation bodies.

What are the best samples to use?

DNA testing technology is so advanced nowadays that minute samples of genetic material can be tested. This is why the sample most widely used is a saliva samples collected by rubbing a swab inside the mouth. The term “saliva sample” is widely used although misleading- it is not your saliva which is analyzed but the cheek cells which get attach to the cotton ended part of the swab when it is rubbed inside the mouth.

Other samples can be used but might not offer such a high probability of success of a saliva sample. The success, in terms of extraction of genetic markers, very much depends on how old the sample is and how it has been stored. It is always best to speak to someone before sending in any samples that are not the standard oral swab samples.

It should be affordable

DNA testing does not need to run into hundreds of dollars to be reliable or accurate. You can have your mind at rest that cheap DNA testing can be very accurate. So as long as you have chosen an accredited laboratory you do not need to worry so much about the price. If you do however, come across a complete DNA test for just $50 or so dollars by a company that also claims to have accredited laboratories, you might want to ask them to provide you with a copy of their accreditation certificate.

Results should be accurate

The results of your DNA test should be accurate (although this very much depends on the type of test you do). It is always worth speaking to somebody about your DNA test so that they can explain the type of results you can expect and how accurate these will be.

Written by



15 Comments For Tips for Carrying out a Home DNA Test

  1. 通販 ヴィトン Says:

    glamorscene

  2. ISO Certification Consultants, ISO Certification Consultants Dubai uae Abu Dhabi, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001,ISO 17025, HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO 50001, EnMS, ISO Training Services, Management System Certification, ISO Consultant D Says:

    It is in reality a fantastic as well as useful section of information. My business is delighted that you simply distributed this useful information and facts around. Make sure you continue being us all well informed like that. Appreciate your discussing.

  3. ISO Certification Consultants, ISO Certification Consultants Oman Muscat Abu Dhabi, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001,ISO 17025, HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO 50001, EnMS, ISO Training Services, Management System Certification, ISO Consultant Says:

    Pretty good post. I merely located your blog site and also desired to state that I’ve truly really adored searching your website content. Of course My business is following as part of your feed so i we do hope you produce all over again shortly!

  4. ISO Certification Consultants, ISO Certification Consultants Oman Muscat Abu Dhabi, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001,ISO 17025, HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO 50001, EnMS, ISO Training Services, Management System Certification, ISO Consultant Says:

    Amaze, wonderful web site data format! How lengthy are you currently blogging and site-building pertaining to? you make blog appearance easy. The complete start looking of one’s website is fantastic, seeing that perfectly as being the content!

  5. ISO Certification Consultants, ISO Certification Consultants Dubai uae Abu Dhabi, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001,ISO 17025, HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO 50001, EnMS, ISO Training Services, Management System Certification, ISO Consultant D Says:

    As well as attention-grabbing, You will be a completely specialist blog writer. We’ve signed up with the rss and crunches to get trying to find much more of your current fantastic article. Moreover, I have got embraced your internet site at my myspace

  6. ISO Certification Consultants, ISO Certification Consultants Dubai uae Abu Dhabi, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001,ISO 17025, HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO 50001, EnMS, ISO Training Services, Management System Certification, ISO Consultant D Says:

    I’d been proposed this fabulous website by means of my own nephew. I’m not really positive when it article is usually compiled by them since who else understand these kinds of highly accurate with regards to the difficulty. You are awesome! Thank you!

  7. binary options america Says:

    It’s hard to find educated people about this topic, but you sound
    like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  8. mbt ema womens shoes in black Says:

    http://www.trustafireman.com/mbt-shoes/mbt-sini-reviews.php mbt sini reviews

  9. google.com Says:

    Depending on your current need and also requirement, you may source these loans in attached and
    unsecured credit card form Critics involving interest-free banking state that those who require prohibition on awareness are guilty of misinterpreting the Qur

  10. csgo skins css Says:

    Astonishingly individual friendly website. Great info readily available on few gos to

  11. nba 2k16 mtdb draft Says:

    say thanks to so considerablya lot for your website it helps a great deal

  12. buy madden 16 coins Says:

    Thanks very valuable. Will share site with my friends

  13. buy madden coins Says:

    Many thanks, this website is very valuable

  14. nba 2k17 Says:

    Wow, lovely site. Thnx ..

  15. nba 2k17 Says:

    Passion the site– very user pleasant and great deals to see!

Leave a Reply

Subscribe for FREE!

Drop us a line!

If you're a productivity or motivation enthusiast, and would like to share insights, please contact us. If you'd like to contribute with a guest post, the same.Just want to say "hi"?. Write to our e-mail.

Popular This Week