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DNA Tests at Walgreens

Genetic testing is usually done through healthcare providers and labs. However, there are some types of tests that can be done at-home with over-the-counter kits. These include paternity tests, ancestry tests, and early-detection gender tests. These kits can be purchased in stores or online at Walgreens.

Gender Prediction Tests

There's nothing more exciting than bringing a new life into the world. One thing that's on almost every pregnant woman's mind is the age old question - is it a boy or is it a girl? Now you don't have to wait months to find out. Instead, you can use a gender prediction test in the comfort of your home. You can use this test early in your pregnancy, as early as six weeks after the first day of your missed period. This means you can find out the sex of your baby two months before you can find out from an ultrasound. This simple kit uses first morning urine for testing. For the most accurate results, follow the directions carefully. As with most testing, getting accurate results depends upon technique. It is important to understand that home testing is not 100% accurate.

DNA Paternity Testing

Kits for DNA Paternity testing are available for home use. These kits can help you determine whether your child's dad is the biological father. The kit contains everything you need to collect DNA samples. The samples are obtained by swabbing the inside cheek of your child and the proposed father. The samples are then sent to a testing laboratory for DNA testing. Once the test is complete, you can access the results confidentially by mail or online. It's a fast and easy way to get the samples you need for paternity testing without leaving home. Each DNA Paternity testing kit includes complete instructions on how to use it and obtain the results. Whether you have questions about who fathered your child or simply want confirmation, DNA paternity testing can help you get answers.

What is a genome test?

A genome refers to all of the DNA in someone’s genes. Each person’s genome is unique, and genomic testing is different from other kinds of genetic testing because it examines almost all of a person’s genetic makeup. Genetic testing usually examines someone’s genes for certain conditions, changes in genes, or changes in the expression of genes. A healthcare provider can help determine the best genetic test for you based on your needs and what conditions may be suspected. If no diagnosis can be made from more focused genetic testing, your healthcare provider may recommend a genome test.

How does a DNA test work?

DNA tests are types of genetic tests that examine parts of a person’s DNA for specific changes, mutations, or characteristics. While many DNA tests are done in a laboratory setting, there are also kits available for at-home use. An at-home DNA test usually involves taking a DNA sample, typically a cheek swab or blood sample, and sending it to a lab that will provide the test results online. If you choose to try an at-home DNA test, be sure to share your results with your healthcare provider and discuss next steps with them.

Can you get a DNA test while pregnant?

There are multiple DNA tests that can be taken during pregnancy. Prenatal genetic testing is a type of DNA test that can provide information to parents about whether their fetus may have certain genetic disorders. There are also at-home DNA tests that can be taken while pregnant that may provide information on the baby’s gender. This test involves taking a blood sample and sending it to a lab for examination. Consult with your healthcare provider before taking a DNA test while pregnant.

How long does a DNA test take?

At-home DNA tests typically require a cheek swab or blood sample that is sent to a lab, and many labs provide results within one to seven days of receiving the sample. Check the label on your test to see when you should expect results. Cheek swabs and blood samples that are taken in a healthcare facility are examined by a lab, and turnaround times may vary depending on the lab. Your healthcare provider can help answer any questions you have about DNA testing and which test is right for you.