Can a DNA test prove half siblings?

Can a DNA test prove half siblings?

A DNA test can prove half siblings. In fact, DNA testing is the most scientific and accurate way to prove that two or more individuals are biologically related. Full siblings are brothers and/or sisters that have the same biological parents. Half-siblings share only...
Paternity testing before the baby is born

Paternity testing before the baby is born

Is is possible to carry out paternity testing before a baby is born? Read our latest expert article to find out… Paternity testing before the baby is born AlphaBiolabs’ prenatal paternity testing can determine whether a man is a baby’s biological father before...
Covid-19 halting support for drug users and addicts

Covid-19 halting support for drug users and addicts

Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI), the State’s largest voluntary drug treatment centre, has had to close its premises and halt many core services including counselling, medical assessments, safe-injecting workshops and family supports. The Lantern, a residential...
Coronavirus likely to hit recreational cocaine use

Coronavirus likely to hit recreational cocaine use

The coronavirus outbreak will cut demand for cocaine and other drugs if it leads to hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs, gardaí believe. “The recreational drug user – the guy who takes cocaine at weekends – may not be spending their money on cocaine, as...
Paternity test without child knowing

Paternity test without child knowing

Is it possible to do a paternity test without a child knowing? Yes, it is. When you order one of our home Peace of Mind DNA tests, we send a testing kit out to an address of your choice. Collecting a DNA sample is a simple process. You just need to rub a mouth swab on...
Drinks industry blamed for delaying Alcohol Bill

Drinks industry blamed for delaying Alcohol Bill

Drinks industry lobbyists met Government ministers, senior officials and Oireachtas members more than 350 times the year the Dáil debated legislation aimed at combating harmful alcohol consumption. Research by Alcohol Action Ireland to be presented at an international...
Safe prenatal paternity test can eliminate stress

Safe prenatal paternity test can eliminate stress

Not all mothers are able to enjoy their pregnancies because they are unsure who is the father of their unborn child. Waiting months to perform a DNA test on a newborn baby can cause arguments, upset and worry at an already stressful time. Thankfully, help is at hand...
Value of seized drugs plummets in 2019

Value of seized drugs plummets in 2019

The amount of drugs seized at Ireland’s ports and airports by Revenue customs officials has decreased by more than 400% over the past 2 years. The figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show the amount of drugs seized at four Irish airports (Cork,...