Remote DNA Test
How to do a remote DNA test?
It often happens that the participants of a DNA test are not in the same city or even in different and distant countries.
In that case you have the option of taking the samples separately before returning the samples to the laboratory. The DNA test will only start when all the samples have arrived at the laboratory.
In order to do a DNA test when the participants are away, you have the choice between:
- Receive a second kit from the laboratory
In this case, you may be charged for choosing an additional kit when purchasing your test. Remember to provide all the addresses at the start so as not to waste more time during the transport.
If one of the participants is in a foreign country, you will have to choose to send a kit internationally. This option is often quite expensive and may not necessarily be necessary in some situations.
- The second participant creates his own DNA kit
Especially if one of the participants is in a remote country where postal services can be much slower. It is generally advisable to follow the instructions for making a DNA kit at home. So you will save time on the transport and therefore on the expected results.
In both In this case, please note that the return of samples to the laboratory is always the responsibility of the customer.
When you choose the option to receive the Kit by E xpress, the return shipment is generally not supported by the laboratory . You will find inside the kit a close-indexed envelope with the return address but not stamped.
It is up to you to contact the international carrier to organize the shipment of your samples. It is very important that you have a tracking number for your package so that you can communicate it to the laboratory and thus ensure that you do not lose samples on the way.
This option is very strongly recommended if you want to do a DNA test from a country in Africa.
We strongly recommend that you send your samples by international courier service . Most of the laboratories are located in Europe or North America. North, there is a high chance that your samples will take a long time to arrive or lose. The use of a courier guarantees you a delivery against signature and a delay of only a few days .
It is quite possible to do a remote test. Participants can take a test while they are in different cities or in different countries . You must follow the instructions for creating a kit at home and indicate the same customer number on each participant's kit. Your samples will then be analyzed for comparison, your results sent by email .
Create your Home Kit
The reliability of remote DNA Test
Since the ordering of the DNA test is done on the Internet, you simply have to follow the instructions in order to take the samples and send your samples back to the laboratory. It may offer you to pay by credit card, PayPal, or wire transfer. Some laboratories also accept payment by Western Union.
Please make sure to pay in the monetary currency most favorable to your situation. Do not hesitate to ask the laboratory for the conversion during payment.
Taking a DNA test online is possible from anywhere in the world!
In the situation where you do not have control over the collection of the samples and there is doubt about the follow-up of the instructions by the participants. You have the possibility of calling on a doctor so that he can vouch for the follow-up of the procedure .
Before ordering, you can therefore contact a doctor in the country in question in order to let him know about your process. The doctor can receive the kit directly from the laboratory and then call the participants to take the samples .
In this sense supports the doctor to verify the identity of the test participants, s' ensures follow the instructions of samples and documents necessary for the laboratory. In addition, the doctor can take care of the return of samples with the carrier.
This approach assures you:
- one rigor in the direct debit instructions
- verification of the identity of the participants
- of course reliability in results
Because the doubt of a possibility on an exchange of samples or a maneuver dishonest is ruled out.
Request a Doctor for the sample collection
Accreditation & reliability of DNA tests
The reliability of a test depends primarily on accreditation of your laboratory . It is very important that the analysis methods comply with international standards in order to ensure a credible result. But you also have other factors to take into account to improve this reliability: the type of sample, the choice of the test and your declaration are elements that can have an impact on your test.
DNA test available everywhere in Africa
You have the option to take a DNA test online from any country in Africa.
Create your own homemade kit, or pay online, send your samples together or remotely by courier, you will receive your results on your email in a few weeks.
The choice of sample is important for doing a remote DNA test . In all cases, laboratories recommend the use of oral swabs, for the following reasons:
- Samples can easily be taken at home
- The lifespan of a saliva sample is 3 months
The choice of sample
However, depending on the situation, the use of a saliva sample may be difficult and the choice of another type of sample should be considered. But be careful, there are conditions to be respected so that the sample provides enough genetic information for your DNA test .
All laboratories offer the possibility of sending you the sampling kit directly to your home. via an international carrier . This allows you to save time in your efforts and respond to an emergency need . If you choose this option which represents a cost of 50 € to 60 € depending on the laboratories, you ensure the receipt within a period of less than a week of all the necessary documents as well as the appropriate sterile material requested by the laboratory .
We recommend this option if you need to do a quick test .