The use of DNA testing continues to grow and is now accessible to everyone. Moreover, genetic testing techniques are constantly being refined making it all the more reliable. The following information gives some DNA testing tips into factors one must bear in mind when deciding to take one of these tests.
Look for experience & support
The existence of a large number of providers means that an important way for selecting your provider is to look at their experience in the field. At easyDNA we have over ten years experience in the industry, we have handled thousands of cases to date and we are one of the fastest growing international brands in DNA testing. We therefore have the necessary experience to handle your case in the best manner possible and provide you with the answers you require.
Look for accreditation
The term accreditation for the purchaser of a DNA test translates into great confidence in the accuracy of the results. Accredited laboratories must demonstrate great technical competence at all stages of the DNA testing process. easyDNA places accreditation at the forefront of its priorities and therefore all DNA tests are performed through an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. For more information visit our laboratory information page.
Note the accuracy
At easyDNA we test for 16 genetic markers on any DNA sample provided and whilst this is more laborious and time consuming, it nevertheless, acts as guarantee of accuracy for your results. Testing less than 16 genetic markers would mean, in for example a paternity test result, an inclusion of paternity of perhaps 90% or lower - which is not acceptable to confirm a paternity.
At easyDNA, we gurantee a 100% exclusion of paternity in the case the alleged father is not the father and and the inclusion of paternity of up to 99.999+% probability. For further insight into the accuracy of DNA testing visit the following link ISO accreditation and accuracy.
Is the DNA collection kit easy to use?
Collecting your DNA samples is easy! Once your order has been confirmed, you will receive our DNA testing kit in around 2-3 days depending on the location and the time of the year. All kits are sent in plain, unmarked envelopes in order to ensure anonymity and confidentiality. Inside the kit you will find all you need to collect your samples such as the sterile oral swabs, submission forms and a full set of instructions. Once the DNA samples have been collected you will send everything back to the address we supply. Visit our sample collection guide to see just how easy it is!
I am ready to order - what do I do next?
You can order your DNA test directly through our secure online system >>> Order Here . Alternatively, if would like to discuss your case in more detail then you can contact us directly and we can advise you accordingly.