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Is there any such thing as a secret DNA test?

DNA testing can be an emotional time. You may not want your close family or friends to know that you are undertaking such relationship tests. For this reason, we ensure that all of our letters and testing kits are sent out in discreet plain packaging with no company logos or branding. In addition, online payment transactions do not name AlphaBiolabs as the recipient on bank statements. These steps can help minimise any chance of the company name being recognised in any correspondence.

AlphaBiolabs wants to reassure its customers that its DNA testing is 100% confidential and data security is paramount.

Secret DNA test sampling

To collect a DNA sample, a swab needs to be rubbed on the inside of a donor’s cheek. It is not an invasive procedure; but, in the case of paternity disagreements, this could lead to awkward questions from older children. AlphaBiolabs’ toothbrush DNA test avoids such a scenario. A used toothbrush has been proven to be a good source of DNA. Sending in a child’s regular toothbrush therefore allows for more discreet sampling.

Anyone taking part in a DNA test needs to provide consent. However, for children under 16 years of age, an adult with parental responsibility can provide this consent.

Secret passwords

We only discuss any details of our DNA testing with those who know the correct passwords or the answer to unique security questions. All of our reports are sent as a pdf file that require a password to open them. This password is picked by the person who instructs the test and protects the report from being opened by anyone else. In addition, all of our DNA samples are destroyed after 3 months and all identification paperwork – hard copy and electronic files – are destroyed after 12 months.

To view all our Secret DNA testing services, including toothbrush DNA testing, please visit our website https://www.alphabiolabs.ie. Alternatively, call Customer Services on 0140 29466 or email us at info@alphabiolabs.ie