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 analyzed, 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 accredited, 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 to both ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 standards.
Accreditation 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 analyze up to 42 DNA markers (loci) for an extremely accurate result
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 analyzed 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 analyze 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 analyze up to 42 DNA markers (loci) in a single test for an extremely accurate result.
You can learn more about the science of DNA markers (loci) here.
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 your needs.
Our most popular test is our paternity DNA test; however, we offer plenty of choice depending on which DNA test you need, at competitive prices.
- Paternity DNA testing
- Maternity DNA testing
- Prenatal paternity DNA testing
- Prenatal gender DNA testing
- Sibling DNA testing
- Twin DNA testing
- Aunt/uncle (avuncular) DNA testing
- Grandparent DNA 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 our accredited testing laboratory.
We also analyze up to 42 DNA markers (loci), for a highly accurate and reliable result.
You can easily order your test online. However, if you have any questions, you can also visit our Learning Center to learn more about DNA testing.
If you can’t find the answer to your question, our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Services team is here to help. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Live Chat to speak to a support specialist now.