DNA Test

How Accurate are DNA Tests

How Accurate are DNA Tests - SonicTest Labs

A DNA test, most commonly a paternity test, is a lab test that determines if a man is the biological father of a particular child. It consists of a number of tested segments of DNA strands and compares markers to the child and the alleged father. Depending on the number of common markers from the…

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Have you ever needed to talk to a doctor, but dread the high cost of the Urgent Care visit? For the cost of a lunch, you can talk to a board certified Physician

    It’s expensive to get sick. It can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,500 for doctor visits, urgent care centers and emergency rooms…not to mention lost time from work and inconveniences when the need comes at night. SonicTest Labs of Phoenix & Tempe now offers Telehealth Services for $18/month. No additional fee for talking to a…

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DNA Helps Doctor Target Medication

As seen in the Arizona Republic, Wednesday April 29, 2015 Question: One of my patients is having negative reactions to medication. I’m interested in trying the DNA test to better understand the patients response to current medication in addition to predicting his response to medication I’m considering. What are the steps and how can the…

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Saving healthcare dollars with DNA

Question: I take several prescribed drugs and I’m having negative side effects. My neighbor is being prescribed the same drugs and he’s just fine. Why wouldn’t a drug created to treat a specific problem work as intended? Answer: You are correct to rationalize that if a drug is designed to fight a certain illness, it…

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SonicTest Labs of Tempe Welcomes its Youngest Client

Meet baby Adrian, a preemie born Thursday October 16, 2014 at 3:30pm. He weighed 4.4lbs and 20-1/5 inches long. ARCpoint Labs of Tempe was called Friday to perform a court-admissible Paternal DNA test by the father. We responded with next day service and arrived at Desert Banner Medical Center’s NICU unit where baby Adrian was warm in his incubator. The…

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Best Practice for Employee Testing

Question: We drug test all new hires, but what are my options if I suspect an employee is taking drugs after they are hired? Answer: It begins with a solid stand-alone drug & alcohol policy. Employers implement new-hire drug testing programs to protect their businesses from the impact of drug abuse before making hiring decisions…

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Deathbed confession spurs inquiry

Question: My four siblings and I, all in our 50’s and 60’s, were with my terminally ill father before he passed away. On his deathbed, he confessed to me that he may not be my biological father. My mother passed away years ago so there are only the five of us left; three female and…

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Ancestral DNA Test Can Fill In Gaps

Question: I know through family discussions, that my ancestors came from Europe. With the buzz about ancestry DNA testing, I’m wondering if testing myself would tell me anything new about my heritage. Answer: Family discussions about ancestry are comforting but essentially folklore passed down through generations. Information can be left out for sensitive reasons or…

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DNA helps newborn with survivor benefits

Question: My husband died soon after the birth of our newborn daughter. It wasn’t until after the funeral that I realized his name was missing from the birth certificate. She is being denied social security benefits until paternity can be established. My husband was cremated and not available for DNA testing. My life has been…

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