When it comes to DNA testing many things come to our minds like is it safe, will it jeopardize our security and privacy in any harmful way, or which company is the best to take this test from. Well, it is natural for these questions to rise in your head cause after all you are talking about giving a sample of your genetically unique personal ID to a third party.
To choose which is the right company to get your genetic testing done, here are some tips:
First of all, do some research, get some information about what DNA testing is, how is it done, are there any disadvantages, is there anything that you might need to be careful about before taking a DNA test, etc.
Then research about the various companies that provide genetic testing. Go to their websites and read about them, the reviews that they got, what services they offer, how do they perform the test, prices of the test, how they deliver reports, etc.
One that’s done look for the company that has some kind experience in the field, who been working for a good period of time now and has many experienced specialists and counselors related to the topic.
Check whether the company is recognized by regulatory bodies like CLIA if it is inside the United States. A company is accredited by these bodies means that they are verified to provide valid results and use proper up-to-date methods and technologies to perform the test.
And most importantly look if the company has mentioned who can access their data and with they will share the data because most companies share these data for medical purposes like research and drug development.