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What is DNA Testing Choice?

DNA Testing Choice is a site about the DNA tests you can buy online and take at home.

What can DNA testing tell me?
Most people think of paternity tests when you say ‘DNA testing’ (paternity tests establish whether a man is the biological father of a child). However, you might be surprised to learn that there are more than 20 different types of DNA test that you can buy online to take at home, and new ones are being made available all the time!

You can buy DNA tests to improve your training regimen, understand where your ancestors come from, predict the diseases you might suffer with later in life, produce your dog’s family tree, and even help you find your perfect genetic mate!

Does DNA Testing Choice cover DNA tests for medical conditions?
No. If you’re feeling unwell or concerned about your health, you should speak to your GP who can advise if a DNA test can help. We only focus on DNA testing for non-diagnostic purposes such as paternity testing, or disease prediction.

How do you take a DNA test?
After ordering a DNA test online you’ll normally receive a cheek swab in the post. All you need to do is rub the swab against the inside of your cheek for a few minutes, let the swab dry, and send it back to the provider. The process is very simple and completely painless.

A few providers will send you a spit collection kit instead of a swab, where you simply spit into a tube. Other providers will send you a small device to collect a drop of blood, but this is also simple and painless.

What information is on the site?
We list information about each DNA testing provider and rank them according to the reviews they receive. We show how long it takes for each DNA test to be conducted, where each provider’s lab is based, and the price that each DNA test starts at.

We’ve also reviewed hundreds of DNA tests ourselves and posted them as ‘Editor’s Reviews’. Although some of the DNA testing providers give us these tests for free, we always make a note of this on the reviews, and write about the DNA tests without bias.

For DNA tests associated with your health or ancestry, we’ve also provided information about each test in a ‘Compare Tests’ section. We’ve designed this section to help you compare the features and prices of each DNA test quickly and easily.

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Detailed Reviews, Commentary, Community and Price Comparisons.

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For those thinking about joining the genetic age, do it with 23andMe! My husband and I have pored over the results (he took the test too). We’ve been hugely relieved by the inherited conditions and risk factors info. Thanks 23andMe :) Read more»

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