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Know The Facts About DNA Testing

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DNA testing is one of the greatest scientific achievements that our society has seen. This advancement has given us the opportunity to gain information in multiple areas that we would have never been able to find without this form of testing. Like any new advancement comes multiple misconceptions that people are not aware are false. Relialab wants to shed some truth into these misconceptions so that you can feel comfortable taking a DNA test if you ever feel inclined. 

Learn More: The Great Impact of DNA Testing

Before we jump into the misconceptions, we want to tell you about some of the great things a DNA test can provide you with. Ever wondered where your ancestry came from or your origin? A DNA test can connect you with the family that came before you. Want to know more information about your body so that you can live a healthier life? DNA testing can give us all sorts of insights about body type that can help you aid in which products you should be taking to help improve that area of your life. The locked secrets that our DNA holds can now be unlocked through the progress of scientific DNA testing.

Misconceptions #1: You Have to Give Blood

We know that many people are afraid of needles and for a good reason. This could be playing a major role as to why you have shied away from getting a DNA test, and we want you to know that there are other ways. Most at-home DNA test kits use a cotton swab to collect samples. All you have to do is swab the inside of your cheek and that is enough DNA to provide accurate results. No need to worry about having to be stuck with a needle to gain the information you are seeking so there is no longer anything to hold you back.

Misconception #2: DNA Testing Makes It Public Information 

Some people out there are reluctant to have their DNA tested because they are afraid it will become public information. This could not be further from the truth. Most companies that provide DNA testing as a service will either mail you a paper copy of your test results or provide you with a secure online link to access your results. If an online link, you will be provided with a password that has only been shared with you. An added bonus is that there are multiple federal laws in place so that companies who provide this service are not allowed to share your genetic information with anyone other the person whose results they are. 

Misconception #3: Results Come Back Quickly

If you have ever watched a crime investigation show, they make it seem that DNA results come back within hours. This is mainly because no one is interested in watching a show where people are just waiting for results to come back from the lab. In reality, results can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to get back. This is because labs want to be accurate in their results. In most cases, a lab will check and double-check their results to make sure they are accurate before providing them to the person who gave the sample. 

Order a Test

Whether you are an individual looking to get a drug test done today or an employer looking to get a pre-employment drug test done today, ordering a test online is easier than ever! Just submit your order online, receive your test authorization by email, go to your local clinic to be tested, and receive your test results in 24 to 48 hours.

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