DNA testing Centres Kenya.A paternity test establishes genetic proof whether a man is the biological father of an individual, and a maternity test establishes whether a woman is the biological mother of an individual. Tests can also determine the likelihood of someone being a biological grandparent to a grandchild
The DNA of an individual is the same in somatic (nonreproductive) cell. Sexual reproduction brings the DNA of both parents together randomly to create a unique combination of genetic material in a new cell, so the genetic material of an individual is derived from the genetic material of both their parents in equal amounts.
What you can use a DNA test for
DNA tests can be used to:
- solve a dispute about child maintenance
- apply for contact with a child
- apply for a visa so that a child can settle with you in another country
- find out who inherits an estate when someone has died
How the DNA test is done?
Genetic tests are performed on a sample of blood, hair, skin, amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds a fetus during pregnancy), or other tissue. For example, a procedure called a buccal smear uses a small brush or cotton swab to collect a sample of cells from the inside surface of the cheek.
How long does it take to get results from prenatal genetic testing?
The tests can be done using a small sample of your blood sometime between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy, counting from your last menstrual period. Results are usually available in 1 to 2 weeks. If the results are abnormal, further testing (such as ultrasound and amniocentesis) may be suggested.
The following are some of the places one carry out DNA testing in Kenya.
DNA Testing Centers Kenya
• Easy DNA
This company has its office in Nairobi. It has carried out over 300,000 DNA tests. It uses the 21 genetic markers while carrying out the genetic tests. The cost of testing the alleged father and the child is KES 24,000. The results can be received within a period of 5-7 working days.
Easy DNA conducts the below DNA services in Kenya
Legal DNA Test
Infidelity DNA Test
Discreet DNA Samples
Contacts firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number 0722622166. DNA Testing in Kenya
• British embassy – Nairobi
They provide DNA testing when one is emigrating from Kenya. The turnaround time may take 3-5 working days and for complex cases it might take 5-10 working days. They use up to 68 DNA markers to carry out the tests.
• Bioinformatics institute of Kenya(KIBS)
This company uses 24 genetic markers in the DNA of the child, father and mother. KIBS provides both online and telephone customer services 24/7. The results are released within 5 working days. The rates are for the 24 marker test for a father and a child is a total of KES 20,000. For the 41-marker test for the alleged father and the child is KES 30,000. Payment is made through MPesa paybill or the bank account. Contacts email@example.com and phone number +2547163352266.
• Lancet laboratories
Main Laboratory in Upper Hill Nairobi. Paternity testing Centers
• SEPIDNA Kenya
The company has it office in Westlands, Nairobi. The DNA is carried out on 16 genetic markers. The cost of the paternity testing starts from KES 39, 9930. The turnaround time is just 5-7 working days though they express testing can be offered at will and it only takes two days. Contacts firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number +254704967808.
. Pathcare Kenya
Regal Plaza Limuru Road 12560-00606 Nairobi, Kenya
+254-20-3753416/7/8/9 / 020-2430854/020-2430753
Kenyatta National Hospital
Kenyatta National Hospital offers DNA tests for patients and people who seek these services .The tests cost between Ksh20, 000 to Ksh 30,000 and are 99.9 % accurate.DNA test in Kenyatta Hospital
Nyumbani Diagnostic Laboratory
Landmark Plaza UpperHill, Ngong Business Arcade
Karen : +254 722539294 ,
Landmark : +254 (020) 2015574,
Ngong: +254 742101909
KEMRI Human DNA Identification Laboratory also known as HID laboratory is a leading laboratory in the provision of DNA testing services in the region.They offer DNA Testing services in the area of paternity testing and family relationship testing.Ms Eva Aluvaala is the Head of KEMRI DNA Lab.
Most private hospitals perform the DNA test
DNA testing Centers Kenya