About The AlphaBiolabs At-home Grandparent Test Kit
Grandparent DNA tests establish a biological connection between an individual and one or both possible grandparents.
This test is often used when a child’s possible father is not available for paternity testing, or when the child’s grandparents are concerned about their true relationship to the child.
In a grandparent test, a DNA profile for each individual taking part in the test is produced. Since a child inherits half of their genetic profile from each biological parent, when one or more of a child’s parents is unavailable for testing, we can look to the grandparents to determine if they contributed DNA to the child’s genetic profile.
People who are related usually share more genetic markers than people who are unrelated and an inconclusive DNA grandparent test result could be due to a low number of matching DNA markers between the tested individuals. Alternatively, the markers that are shared between the tested parties could be extremely common within the relevant population.
AlphaBiolabs utilizes the most current and accurate DNA testing technology to perform grandparent testing. We use up to 42 markers to ensure reliable results and AlphaBiolabs assures its clients that the service is fast and affordable.
What is in your At-home Grandparent DNA Test Kit?
- Peace of Mind DNA test request/consent form.
- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions on how to take the DNA Grandparent test and how to return the samples.
- An already-addressed envelope to send the DNA test sample back to AlphaBiolabs.
- Each kit contains three DNA sample collection swab packages (each holding two swabs), which is enough collection swabs to test one child, a grandparent and a mother (where possible). Extra individuals can be easily added in the product options.
- Individual DNA sample collection envelopes.
You will receive your results by email within 3–5 working days after our laboratory has received your samples.
Easy and painless sample collection
Our grandparent DNA test kit includes mouth swabs that you rub gently and painlessly on the inside of the cheek.
A parent sample is not required
It is recommended that a mother's sample be included in the Grandparent test but it is not essential. We can still perform the testing without a mother’s sample.
Kits are shipped quickly
We mail out your kit the same day you order it. You can choose to receive your kit by USPS Standard or Express Mail.
As soon as AlphaBiolabs receives your DNA samples in our lab we begin the testing process. We will then email your results in 3–5 working days.
Our test results are accurate, but you may not get a conclusive result
AlphaBiolabs grandparent DNA test results are accurate. AlphaBiolabs is an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory, meeting the very highest international quality standards.
In many laboratories, grandparent DNA testing can be up to 40% inconclusive. We have worked hard to reduce that rate to just 28% when you choose AlphaBiolabs for grandparent testing. This means that one in four people will not get a decisive answer.
Every client who orders this test and doesn’t get a result will have the price of their test refunded. That’s a guarantee.
Can kits be sent to two addresses?
AlphaBiolabs can mail the DNA test kits to two different addresses. There will be an option to list a 2nd address when you check out.
What is peace of mind testing?
AlphaBiolabs offer peace of mind testing with all of our DNA test kits.
This simply means that the sample collection can be done more quickly and easily for your convenience. In most cases your DNA sample can be collected privately at home without the need to have a more costly and time consuming third-party verify the DNA sample collection.
The testing procedure and your accurate results are exactly the same as a chain of control test, but are not admissible in court proceedings.
A guaranteed result or your money back
AlphaBiolabs guarantees that we will produce the most accurate results possible from your DNA test samples. In the rare case that we cannot provide a result with the samples provided, we will either send a new kit and re-test at no cost to you, or offer a 100% no-hassle refund.