Leeds parents will be able to collect home DNA testing kits after a laboratory used by the Jeremy Kyle Show opened in Armley.
The AlphaBiolabs clinic will offer a walk-in service on Thursdays, where clients can pick up a ‘peace of mind’ kit to enable them to collect a sample of their child’s DNA.
The nurses based at the Armley Moor Health Centre will also collect samples for DNA tests ordered by the courts, and carry out drug and alcohol testing on behalf of legal agencies and employers.
The company stocks its paternity testing kits in Home Bargains stores nationwide, with the products selling out in many branches.
Director Rachel Davenport said:-
“This is the eighth region in the UK to have its own AlphaBiolabs walk-in centre. The others have all proved extremely successful with regards to convenience, and cutting delays and costs. There is an overwhelming demand for this type of test, so we believe that the new centre will be extremely beneficial to law firms, courts and the public. Local business owners who require their employees to be tested regularly for drugs and alcohol should also find the whole process easier and more cost-effective”.
Guests on the Jerermy Kyle Show often request that producers arrange for DNA tests to settle paternity disputes, and the show’s team has used AlphaBiolabs to conduct these.
The Warrington-based company recently received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its next-day results service, deemed to be the fastest in the world. AlphaBiolabs now has walk-in centres in Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Preston, Birmingham, London and Leeds.