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New technology allows us to test someone’s DNA better than ever before. Science is evolving at a rapid pace – and this means more answers are coming by the day from what is tucked inside things like genes, alleles, chromosomes and molecules.
DNA is paving the way to the future.
When you need to undergo a DNA test, for whatever reason, you may be curious as to how the process works. Well, simply put, DNA or genetic testing is a science. DNA testing is used to identify changes in the DNA sequence or chromosome structure. It can also be used to determine biological relatives, such as a child's parentage through DNA, predict an individual's familial relationships, ancestry, or help determine DNA matches for various forensic evidence.
The two most common methods for collecting a DNA sample are by drawing blood or using a cheek swab. The results from extracting DNA-rich cells via swabs or blood are exactly the same, but there are differences in how each of the two samples are processed. Deciding on which option depends on the type of DNA test required and the reasons for having the test. At Test Smartly Labs, we will discuss both options with you, and will advise you on which type of DNA test is best suited to your individual needs.
At Test Smartly Labs, we understand that DNA test results can be both extremely important and private. This is why we always handle DNA tests with the utmost care, discretion, and privacy. No matter what type of DNA test you or your family needs, Test Smartly Labs will guarantee secure sampling and accurate results.
When many people think of laboratory blood tests, they imagine making an appointment at their doctor's office, taking time off work, paying large fees, and waiting around in the lobby for who knows how long.
If you don’t recall the days of high school biology and chemistry – we’ll give you a refresher.
DNA’s long name is deoxyribonucleic acid. It’s a molecule that carries an important code – the genetic code. DNA lives in the cells of your body. This code tells your body how to work and act. Your DNA impacts everything from your hair color to determining if you’re at risk of certain diseases or if you carry a genetic disorder. Everything that lives (including plants and animals) carries DNA. While all humans have the same genes arranged in the same way, the few differences within our human genome are what make us different from one another, or in some cases (like ancestry DNA testing) it makes us the same.
Why would you need a DNA test?
Did you know there are many ways a DNA test can be extremely useful?
DNA testing can tell you a lot about a person or event!
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At Test Smartly Labs, we offer a variety of DNA testing, which fall under the categories below:
Relationship and Paternity Testing
As you can imagine, Relationship and Paternity DNA Testing mostly involve relatives wanting to learn more about their relationships with various family members.
A Note On Paternity Testing
It's important to note that there are two types of paternity tests: legal and non-legal. The admissible version can be used in court, while the non-legal one involves performing the test in the privacy of your home by ordering a DNA kit from or a non-legal can also be done in a Testing Center. The latter is only relevant for personal knowledge and peace of mind and cannot be used to support a case in court.
If parental testing is needed for legal purposes such as immigration, custody, visitation, inheritance, or child support the test must be made with a professional DNA lab testing company such as Test Smartly Labs. This is because we are certified specimen collectors and partners with AABB accredited DNA laboratories. Although it may be the more expensive option, doing it right the first time could save you money in the long run.
Immigration DNA Testing
The U.S. government will accept DNA testing as proof of a biological relationship if other forms of credible proof such as legal documents, marriage certificates, and photos are not available. This is the only form of non-documentation the government will accept as proof of biological relationship for immigrant visas.
The government will only accept the following DNA tests to prove biological relationships:
Forensic DNA Testing
Test Smartly Labs partners with various law enforcement agencies to handle sensitive samples and confidential information. Whether it’s a criminal case or a natural disaster, we can collect specimens needed to run 100% accurate DNA tests. When collecting
DNA based on the Forensic Index, we can use anything from hair and saliva to semen and skin. Our Forensic DNA testing includes:
Ancestry DNA Testing
Have you ever wondered where you come from? Or, where your ancestors originated from? While some families have maintained strong genealogical records detailing the stories of individuals from past generations, many do not have any idea where they come from. Did you know an Ancestry DNA Test can offer insights all with a simple cheek swab? With the ability to trace your bloodline from continent to continent, connect you with unknown family members, and identify medical predispositions, millions of people are choosing to take this simple, inexpensive, and non-invasive test to provide them with a glimpse into their heritage.
With the recent explosion in DNA research and access to rudimentary ancestry testing, a number of for-profit commercial companies have begun offering heritage identification products. Often an inferior product, these commercial DNA testing companies provide minimal data and information at an exaggerated cost – thus exploiting the natural curiosity of their clients. At Test Smartly Labs, we provide DNA Ancestry Testing that is superior to the mail-order offerings of our counterparts. With the ability to test for over 80,000 individual DNA markers, an interactive world map, and unique ancestral markers that simply cannot be found in modern commercial tests, Test Smartly Labs provides integrity, confidence, and affordability on your path to DNA ancestry clarity.
Our Ancestry DNA Testing includes:
Advanced DNA Testing for Overall Health
Advanced DNA Tests look for specific chromosomes, genes, or proteins to help with your overall health. Advanced DNA Testing can help to determine various diseases and conditions, as well as determine the potential risk of these diseases and conditions actually developing. If you are aware of these genetic predispositions, you are able to take the necessary measures to curb or even prevent them altogether. At Test Smartly Labs, we conduct the following Advanced DNA Tests:
When it comes to DNA testing, you need to partner with a company that’s trustworthy and reliable. Clean and convenient, our testing centers provide exceptional customer service and fast turnaround times on lab results.