blood samples and swab DNA testing comparisons

Swabs vs. Blood Samples in DNA Testing

The two most popular methods for collecting DNA in labs are blood samples and mouth swabs.  The DNA testing results from extracting DNA-rich cells by swabs or blood samples are exactly the same, only there are differences in how the two samples are processed. Both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on your preference. Neither has…

Genetic Tests – Ready for Public Consumption?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent another round of letters to companies offering genetic tests, suggesting they didn’t have the “proper clearance” to sell these tests to the public. Concern remains over how tests are marketed, and whether the consumers are receiving reliable information. The age of DNA testing is in front of us,…