Gender test at home

Gender test at home

Being pregnant is very much a waiting game. Waiting for the first scan, waiting for the first kick, and of course waiting for the big event itself. However, many parents simply can’t wait to learn their baby’s gender. This is usually revealed at the second ultrasound...
Paternity test before baby is born

Paternity test before baby is born

Not everyone enjoys their pregnancy because they are unsure who the father is. Waiting to DNA test the baby after its birth can cause arguments, upset and worry at an already stressful time. It is possible to determine paternity during pregnancy using amniocentesis or...
Nail alcohol testing

Nail alcohol testing

The process of nail alcohol testing is similar to hair testing for assessing long-term alcohol misuse. The two techniques are similar in that both nails and hair are made from the fibrous protein keratin. As the nail grows, substances can pass from the blood vessels...
Loch Ness monster spotted for 16th time this year

Loch Ness monster spotted for 16th time this year

The Loch Ness Monster has apparently been caught on camera again, making it the 16th sighting of the year. This year has had the highest number of sightings of the creature in 36 years. The most recent one comes from Eoin O’Faodhagain from County Donegal. An...
Doctors urged to stop over-prescribing drugs

Doctors urged to stop over-prescribing drugs

The Medical Council has warned that the over-prescribing of drugs is affecting the safety and wellbeing of Irish patients. The council is seeking to take action at national level, as it believes this issue is negatively affecting the safety of patients. It has warned...
Prenatal paternity testing in Dublin

Prenatal paternity testing in Dublin

AlphaBiolabs’ prenatal paternity testing is non-invasive, risk-free and available in Dublin. The test can determine whether a man is a baby’s biological father before the baby is born. It can be performed as early as 6 weeks after conception (or 8 weeks after the last...
Baby gender test

Baby gender test

Want to know whether you are having a baby boy or girl? Our baby gender test allows you to find out from just 8 weeks into your pregnancy. A blood sample is all that is needed for this baby gender test, which is usually taken from the mother’s arm. The test is...
HSE investigates drug testing at festivals

HSE investigates drug testing at festivals

The HSE has begun discussions with organisations to implement drug testing at festivals. Two years ago, as part of its national drug strategy, the government announced that a working group involving health professionals, festival organisers and advocacy groups would...
Home DNA test

Home DNA test

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...