DNA Tests

DNA Tests

Trusted Labs offers a professional, efficient and reliable service for all DNA testing services, which range from an individual determining the paternity of their child to an immigration client needing to present proof of biological relationship.

Trusted Labs provide DNA Testing to our clients with clarity and integrity. Each and every one of our DNA tests is 100% accurate, confidential and includes full support.

What is DNA? Click here to find out...

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost every other organism. Almost every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus (where it is called nuclear DNA), but a small amount of DNA can also be found in the mitochondria (where it is called mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA).

The information in DNA is stored as a code, this code is made up of four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T).

Human DNA consists of roughly 3 billion bases, and more than 99 percent of those bases are identical in all people. The order and sequence, of these bases determines the information available to building and maintain an organism, this is similar to the way in which letters of the alphabet appear in a certain order to form words and sentences.

DNA bases pair up with each other, A with T and C with G, to form units, these units are called base pairs. Each base is also attached to a sugar molecule and a phosphate molecule. When these are together, the base, sugar, and phosphate are called a nucleotide. The nucleotides are arranged in two long strands that form a spiral called a double helix. The structure of the double helix is resembles a ladder, with the base pairs forming the ladder’s rungs and the sugar and phosphate molecules forming the vertical sidepieces of the ladder.

An important property of DNA is that it can replicate, or make copies of itself. Each strand of DNA in the double helix serves as a pattern for duplicating the sequence of bases. This is crucial when the cells divide because each new cell needs to have an exact copy of the DNA present in the old cell.

 

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Trusted Labs services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of Trusted Labs Ltd to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom Trusted Labs Ltd makes arrangements for your blood tests. No external testing laboratory or Trusted Labs Ltd will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.

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