DNA testing

The Human Tissue Act and the issue of consent

When it comes to DNA testing, the UK is one of the very few countries in the world to have a system which regulates the way in which DNA samples are collected and how they are used. Anywhere else in the world, DNA samples can be collected from anyone without them even knowing or being […]

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Walk-in Centres make legal testing easier

A new Walk-in Centre is set to make legal DNA and drug and alcohol testing more convenient and more affordable. AlphaBiolabs is a UKAS accredited laboratory with the skills to carry out testing which can be used in legal proceedings. A strict chain of custody is maintained throughout the process from collection to testing to […]

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Collecting DNA samples for a DNA test

Collecting samples for DNA testing and paternity testing is today done using mouth swabs and exfoliated cheek cells. Collecting DNA samples for a DNA test DNA testing is the standard means of determining whether people are biologically related. It is in fact carried out between alleged relatives as well as between parents and their children […]

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DNA testing and the presumption of paternity

Understanding what a presumption of paternity is and situations which require paternity DNA testing. Presumption of paternity: it might be time for a paternity test Statistics are not very reassuring. The AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) estimates that hundreds of thousands of paternity tests are carried out every year and the numbers keep rising. […]

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DNA testing convenience … but at what cost?

Convenience is a key aspect of providing DNA testing excellence, as with any service, people want as little hassle as possible without having to compromise. Utilising a service that believes in more care, more convenience and more value – has perhaps never been more applicable with the introduction of Next Day Legal DNA Testing as […]

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Home vs legal paternity testing

When deciding on a paternity test, you will invariably be asked whether you require the result for legal purposes or peace of mind purpose.  The actual laboratory procedure for home DNA testing and legal testing does not differ. Both tests involve extraction and amplification of DNA using the same technique and a comparison of DNA […]

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