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A home DNA test is a DNA testing kit that permits you to collect your own DNA samples in the comfort of your home (or anywhere else convenient). Full instructions are included in the kits. The samples are then returned to AlphaBiolabs for processing. Most DNA relationship tests can be turned around the same day or next day, from when the samples are received in the laboratory.

The home DNA testing kits can be ordered from our website and posted direct to you. No blood is required for these DNA tests. All you need to do is rub the mouth swabs provided on the inside of cheeks to collect some cells from the people undergoing the testing. These collected buccal cells are then returned to our lab using the self-addressed envelope contained in the kit.

Home paternity and maternity tests are priced at just €149 for next day results. Sibling, uncle, aunt and grandparent DNA tests cost €249 for next day results. Y chromosome testing costs €299, twin (zygosity) testing costs €139 and a single genetic profile costs €130. Same day results are available for all of the tests for an extra €50.

We also offer an innovative prenatal paternity test, which can be used to non-invasively determine paternity of a baby before birth. This DNA test can be performed as early as 6 weeks after conception. The test is completely safe to the mother and unborn child. The mother needs to supply a blood sample and the alleged father uses a mouth swab to collect his DNA. The blood sample will need to be taken by a phlebotomist or another trained medical professional. Alternatively, we can arrange for one of our trained sample collectors to visit a convenient address to collect the blood sample. The prenatal paternity test costs €1095 for results in 7 working days, or you can upgrade to results in 4 working days for an extra €200. 

How do home DNA tests work?

When we receive your samples back at our laboratory, DNA profiles are produced. AlphaBiolabs examines specific DNA markers present in repeat sections of DNA from each sample and compares these to establish any of the relationships being tested.

AlphaBiolabs is one of just a few laboratories accredited to test up to 35 DNA markers in standard tests (most relationship tests examine only 16). We also test all our exclusion results twice so you can be confident of getting accurate results.

Our DNA experts are even able to get a DNA profile from used toothbrushes. Our toothbrush DNA test costs just €195 with results in up to 5 days.

For information on any of our DNA testing services, visit our website https://www.alphabiolabs.ie, call Customer Services on 0140 29466 or email us at info@alphabiolabs.ie