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How to do a secret paternity test is a common Internet search term. Undertaking a DNA paternity test can be an emotional time. The consequences of the results can be far reaching, and in some cases, life changing. Understandably, you may not want your close family or friends to know that you are querying a biological relationship and having to take such a test.

It is a legal requirement for anyone taking part in a DNA test to provide consent. However, for children under 16 years of age, an adult with parental responsibility can provide this consent. For a home DNA paternity test, DNA samples will be required from the alleged father and child. The mother doesn’t need to take part (as long as the man being tested has parental responsibility), and therefore, doesn’t need to be made aware of the test. So far, so secret!

To collect a DNA sample for a paternity test, a swab needs to be rubbed on the inside of a donor’s cheek. It is not an invasive procedure, but it could lead to awkward questions from older children. The toothbrush DNA test is helpful in cases such as these as it allows for more discreet sampling. All you need to do is send in the child’s used toothbrush and our DNA scientists will see if they can gain a DNA profile. Another secret test!  

Confidentiality maintained

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

We take steps to maintain secrecy by ensuring that all 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. Such steps can help minimise any chance of the company name being recognised in any correspondence.

We also only discuss details of our DNA paternity testing with those who know the correct passwords or the answer to unique security questions. This password is picked by the person who instructs the test. All of our reports are sent as a pdf file that require this password to open them, so you can rest assured that this report can’t be opened by anyone else. In addition, all of our DNA paternity 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