Research reveals decades-long consequences of drinking as a teen

Research reveals decades-long consequences of drinking as a teen

Misusing alcohol as a teenager can increase the risk of developing drinking issues in your 20s and 30s, and damage health in the long-term, according to new research. The study, titled ‘Exploring the relationships between adolescent alcohol misuse and later life health outcomes’, was conducted by Rutgers University and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and published […]

10 facts about lactose intolerance that you may not know

10 facts about lactose intolerance that you may not know

Food intolerances and sensitivities rank among the most common health issues worldwide, with an estimated 20 per cent of people globally having a food intolerance of some kind. Lactose intolerance ranks highly on this list of sensitivities, affecting around 40 million Americans, with a large proportion of the world’s population also thought to have difficulty […]

Boy or girl: The most common gender prediction myths

The most common gender prediction myths

It wasn’t too long ago that expectant parents had to wait until the birth to find out their baby’s gender. Thankfully, advances in medical science including ultrasound scans and DNA testing mean that, these days, parents don’t have to wait too long to find out the answer to the question: boy or girl? Yet despite […]

Introducing Home Health Tests from AlphaBiolabs

Home Health Tests from AlphaBiolabs

With a successful track record providing accredited DNA, drug, and alcohol testing for the public, we are delighted to announce that we have extended our offering to include home health testing, direct from our award-winning laboratory. Our Genetic Celiac Disease Test can tell you whether you have the HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 genes linked to celiac […]

What are the different types of twins?

What are the different types of twins?

As a leading DNA testing laboratory, we often meet families that have experienced multiple births, with twins being the most common. The ‘trend’ in multiple births has grown significantly over the last 20 years, with factors such as fertility treatments and women starting their families later thought to be contributing factors. But how much do […]

“I always dreamed of having identical twin girls” – How one mom found out the truth about her twins, with an AlphaBiolabs Twin DNA test

How one mom found out the truth about her twins, with an AlphaBiolabs Twin DNA test

When Kelly Coupland found out she was pregnant, it wasn’t long before she began to suspect she was having twins. After all, the symptoms were so much more intense than what she’d experienced with her first child: her son, Harry, aged one. And twins run in the family, with Kelly’s grandmother having had non-identical twin […]

Recognising grandparents this Grandparents Day (September 11th)

Grandparents Day

Celebrating the special bond shared by grandparents and grandchildren, Grandparents Day (11th September) is held each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Commemorating our connections with older generations, the day itself is a time to come together to honor the contributions that grandparents make to families and communities. But did you know that […]

10 fascinating & fun DNA facts you may not know

10 amazing DNA facts you may not know

As a laboratory with a successful track record providing peace of mind DNA testing for the public, we understand the complexity of DNA and what it can tell us about human beings. Our in-house geneticists analyze DNA samples every day to verify biological relationships between family members: from determining the identity of a child’s biological […]

Twin DNA – the science behind one of our most popular tests

Twin DNA – the science behind one of our most popular tests

As a leading DNA testing laboratory, we are often asked about the science behind peace of mind DNA testing, especially when we’re talking about twins. In the US, around 3% of pregnancies results in a multiple birth: a trend that has risen significantly in recent years and can be attributed to fertility treatments like in […]

National Aunt and Uncle Day – what can an aunt or uncle DNA test tell you?

National Aunt and Uncle Day

Today (26th July) is National Aunt and Uncle Day: a special day for families across the US to come together and celebrate aunts and uncles. In many families across the US, aunts and uncles play a significant role, sometimes acting as a second set of parents for nieces and nephews. But did you know that […]