Additional Reporting Options

AlphaBiolabs offer a number of different reporting options with our standard testing.

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AlphaBiolabs offers its clients the option to include two additional reports with their case.

  • DNA technical data
  • Electropherogram

When DNA relationship testing is performed, shared DNA markers are compared between the individuals being tested. A full match of these DNA markers provides evidence of a relationship between them. Each DNA marker is represented by two numbers.

As an example (illustrated below), in the case of paternity testing, a father may display numbers 17.3 and 13 for one specific genetic marker. The child will then need to display either the 17.3 or the 13 on the same genetic marker to show it has been inheritedfrom the father.

DNA Test Relationships

DNA technical data

DNA technical data lists in Table form show all the raw data from an analyzed DNA profile. It includes the DNA profiles of each person tested and the likelihood values used to calculate the final results. In the example above, the technical data would be represented as:

Electropherogram

An electropherogram (EPG) is a graphical representation of a DNA profile. The technique of capillary electrophoresis is used to allow the DNA profiles to be viewed in this way.

An example electropherogram is shown below.

In the case of DNA relationship testing, each marker will have two alleles (one from each parent). The alleles may be the same length and will appear as a single peak (e.g., example 1: D3S1358) or they may be different lengths and will appear as two separate peaks (e.g., example 2: D1S1656).

When purchasing your test, you will be given the option to also order your DNA technical data or an electropherogram for $40 each (or $65 for both together). These are emailed across with your DNA profiling test report. A hard copy option can also be purchased for $15.