You can rest assured that all DNA samples received at our laboratory are securely stored onsite. After testing, the samples are kept for 3 months and then destroyed by incineration.
All of our DNA testing services can be bought on-line from our website from just €149 and posted direct to your home. We offer a full range of relationship testing kits, including Paternity, Maternity, Sibling, Grandparent, Twin (Zygosity), Aunt and Uncle, Y Chromosome and Single Genetic Profile tests.
The DNA testing kits include full instructions, which make it very easy for you to collect your own DNA samples. No blood is required. All you need to do is rub the mouth swabs provided on the inside of your cheek to collect cells. It is a very simple and painless procedure. These collected cheek cells are then returned to our lab using the self-addressed envelope. Your results are then emailed back the next day after receiving the samples in the lab. Same day results are also available if required. It couldn’t be easier!
As soon as your samples are received in our laboratory, a DNA profile is created by our in-house scientists. They then examine specific markers present in repeat sections of the DNA. 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). All exclusion results are also tested twice so you can be confident of getting accurate results.
Confidentiality is maintained
Your results are emailed back to you as a pdf file that requires a password to open it. This password protects the report from being opened by anyone other than the person who instructed the test. In addition, we only discuss any details of the DNA testing with those who are entitled to know (on receipt of correct passwords or answers to unique security questions).
AlphaBiolabs understands that DNA relationship testing can be an emotional time and not everyone wants their close family and friends to know that they are undertaking such tests. For this reason, we go to great lengths to minimise any chance of the company name being recognised in any correspondence. As an example, online payment transactions do not name AlphaBiolabs as the recipient on bank statements.
In addition, all of our DNA testing kits are sent out in discreet plain packaging with no branding or company logos.
You can trust us with your data
All identification documents, both hard copy and electronic files, are destroyed after 12–18 months.
We work hard to prevent your personal data from being disclosed or accessed in an unauthorised way by using a secure server, which protects any financial transactions on our website. We also take appropriate measures to ensure that any data disclosed to us are kept secure. Access to your personal data is limited to those employees, contractors, agents and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Further details on all of AlphaBiolabs DNA testing services can be found on our https://www.alphabiolabs.ie. Alternatively, call Customer Services on 0140 29466 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org