Twin zygosity test – Why do this test?
Whilst classification of the twins as being either fraternal or identical is often done on the basis of the similarity of facial features, this is indeed an unreliable and flawed method. EasyDNA offers twins DNA testing with precise and clear results which will tell you whether the twins tested are fraternal (dizygotic) or identical (monozygotic). Once the required samples are sent to our laboratories and tested, we will issues results which will highlight the DNA profiles; if the profiles are the same, the twins are identical. However, a non-identical profile means that twins are not identical but rather full siblings. The price of the Twin Test is $259.
From our experience most tests are requested for curiosity purposes either by the parents or the actual twins themselves to have scientific certainty of their status. However, this information can also serve other purposes particularly in cases which involve medical interventions since understanding whether you are a twin or not can influence decisions such as organ donation and bone marrow transplants
The tests are reliable and provide results which are 99.99% accurate. Reliability is further enhanced by the analysis of 16 genetic markers. Standard return of results is between 5 and 7 business days.
Note: We can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a discreet sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.
Twins DNA Test – Sample Collection
Collection of samples for twins DNA test is a simple and easy procedure you can do in the comfort of your own home. Our DNA collection kit contains all the necessary tools you need to collect the required samples. Inside the kit you will find instructions as to how to collect the DNA samples, swabs, consent forms and a self-addressed envelope for the return of samples. Click here to read more about DNA sample collection.
Real client testimonial:
“Everyone always asked whether my girls were identical. I always said no, and used to get the reply back, “are you sure”. Now i have my answer. Thank you very much.” Australia, 22nd April 2015