A Dummy’s Guide to Self-Testing Kits
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – August 1, 2009 – The Mail on Sunday’s Victoria Lambert compares eight of the most popular self-testing kits.
With the launch of an over-the-counter paternity DNA test, it seems it is possible to check for nearly anything in the privacy of your own home. Indeed, we now spend an estimated £100million on these kits each year.
Mitesh Soma, founder of www.chemistdirect.co.uk, confirms: ‘We have seen home-testing kits for conditions such as chlamydia and cholesterol increase in popularity over the past 18 months. But while they can provide a useful barometer, they should never become the sole alternative to seeing your GP if worried about a condition.’
Here, we check out eight of the most popular tests and ask experts to evaluate them.
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Notes for Editors:
About International Biosciences
International Biosciences offer a wide range of DNA testing services, including paternity, siblingship and other relationship tests as well as DNA tests for immigration purposes, child custody cases and even DNA ancestry research. IBDNA benefit from an award–winning Molecular Biologist as one of their directors allowing them to remain at the forefront of international genetic research.
IBDNA also provide a comprehensive website, www.ibdna.co.nz, detailing every aspect of the DNA testing process, showing everything from the differences between home DNA testing and legal DNA tests, to consent issues and understanding the final results report.