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DNA Paternity Testing
Genetic testing used to be something that was quite difficult to obtain. Not just due to the fact that it was very much expensive, but also you would have to go to a lab or somewhere like that to get the tests done. Now with the advancements in technology, science, medicine and companies like Ancestry DNA you can start the process of finding out your ancestry from your own home.
First and foremost, you apply online and you will be sent a vial in the post to your chosen address. Once the vial has been received you are requested to send it back with some of your saliva and that's the easy part for you over. Once the vial is back at the lab the DNA testers as Ancestry DNA use autosomal testing, that uses top notch DNA science. The genome in your DNA is then matched up against the world’s largest family history resource to find similarities in your DNA to what is on the database.
The result of this test being that for many generations into your passed you are able to map and see the ethnicity of those who came before you. Not only does it tell you where you specifically have come from, but it also gives you the ability to match up with any existing relatives that share a large amount of your DNA.
Step 1: The vial is received in the mail.
Step 2: The tube needs to be filled with saliva to the black wavy line on the outside.
Step 3: The easy use funnel then needs to be replaced on the tube with the blue liquid cap that comes with the package.
Step 4: Once the blue cap is on you will notice there is a fluid in the top. You need to tighten the cap onto the vial a little bit more to release that fluid into your salvia. This fluid is to stabilize the contents of the vial.
Step 5: After a few minutes when all of the liquid has been released, you need to shake the tube to evenly distribute the mixture.
Step 6: The vial then needs to be placed in the silver collection bag that is provided and that bag then needs to be sealed.
Step 7: Place the collection bag into the pre-paid shipping box that was also provided with the package.
Step 8: Send back to Ancestry DNA.
Step 9: Watch your account for any updates.
It is a very exciting thing, learning about your ancestry and it is very much made easier by companies like Ancestry DNA who do all the difficult steps for you. From the time your sample is received at the lab you should expect to wait around six to eight weeks to find out where your ancestry lies. And when you do it is very possible you may be in for a surprise.