Why Choose The AlphaBiolabs Home Twin Test Kit
Twin DNA testing is used to establish whether multiple children (such as twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc.) from the same birth are genetically identical or not. Identical siblings are monozygotic. In other words, they were formed from a single fertilized egg that went on to split into separate embryos. Monozygotic twins have the same DNA.
It may have been unclear in utero as to whether multiple siblings were identical. This is because identical twins don’t always share the same placenta and sac: it all depends on when the egg splits. Siblings that are of different sexes are not identical.
Establishing whether siblings are twins can help assess the likelihood of conceiving twins again: there is an increased risk for women who have had non-identical twins. In addition, some diseases may affect monozygotic children so you could establish whether both/all children need testing for a particular condition. Another popular and novel use of a DNA twin profile is as a unique gift idea for multiple birth parents or their children, for information purposes only.
What is in your Home Twin DNA Test Kit?
- DNA test request/consent form.
- Detailed instructions on how to take the DNA twin test and return the samples.
- An already-addressed envelope to send your DNA samples back to us.
- Two DNA sample collection swab packages containing two swabs in each
- Individual test sample envelopes for two siblings.
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 twin DNA test kit includes mouth swabs that you rub gently and painlessly on the inside of the cheek. It is a very simple and painless procedure.
A parent sample is not required
We can perform twin DNA testing without a parent’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 normal procedure is to send the results by email, but for an additional fee we can send you a hard copy as well. Check the product options.
Twin testing is accurate
AlphaBiolabs twin DNA test results are accurate. AlphaBiolabs is an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory, meeting the very highest international quality standards.
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.