The Process of DNA Test in Kenya
DNA testing is one of the innovations that shaped the medical and scientific world. To some DNA may not be important but it does come in handy in certain situations. DNA helps to establish the ones paternal, maternal or even ancestral roots and relations.
DNA tests however are needed for different reasons which may wander from immigration, prenatal paternity to know the father of the unborn child, twin zygosity to determine if two individuals are twins or related paternity to and relationship test to know one’s relations.
What do you need to do if you’re in a situation that demands a DNA test? Each situation may have its own for instance a test carried out for legal reasons may require certain things that aren’t necessary when it comes to a simple paternity test.
To conduct a DNA test in Kenya one needs to identify a clinic hospital or laboratory where the test will be done. There are plenty DNA test service providers but it takes research to find and choose the one which is cost effective and reliable at the same time.
With the advent of technology, it has been made possible to conduct the test within the comfort of your home by purchasing home DNA test kits. You only have to order the kits from a trusted service provider, collect samples send them to the lab and wait for the results within your abode.
Some of the DNA test centres in Kenya include the Kenya Institute of Bioinformatics, Kenyatta National Hospital, Easy DNA Kenya, American Embassy, British Embassy, Lancet laboratories, SEPDINA Kenya, Nyumbani Diagnostic Library, KEMRI and private hospitals.
You can order a test online through websites of the centres mentioned above or visit their laboratories for the paper work and eventually drawing of samples. Privately owned centres deliver results to their clients while public hospitals require one to pick his/her results.
DNA is conducted using samples from blood, hair, amniotic fluid and other tissue. The success rate of these tests is 99.99%, there’s very little or no chance of erratic handling of the samples. Results are usually out in most cases less than a week with the exception of prenatal paternal tests.
It’s always advisable for the samples of the individuals undergoing the test to be drawn at a health facility to ensure safety and good handling of the samples. Great care and precaution taken when in such situations.