Mega Lab is among one of the nation’s leaders in drug & alcohol testing, Immigration testing, Paternity Testing, Background checks and many other tests. Our DNA tests are fast, easy, affordable, completely confidential, and very accurate. Our DNA testing services are most accurate in and around Northern Virginia.
Androgens and anabolic steroids include the endogenous male sex hormone testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, and other agents that behave like these sex hormones. Androgens stimulate the development of male sexual characteristics (such as deepening of the voice and beard growth) and development of male sex organs. Anabolic steroids stimulate growth in many other types of tissues, especially bone and muscle. Anabolic effects also include increased production of red blood cells. Our steroid panels include testing for masking agents.
If you’re concerned with the infidelity of a spouse or suspect your underage teen is involved in sexual activity, the Checkmate semen detection kit will remove the uncertainty of the situation. Each kit comes with 10 semen detection tests that can be used on multiple items of clothing. Simply take the garment and use the included blotting papers and liquid dropper to determine if semen is present. If the test paper changes color to purple, the garment has tested positive for semen and there is good reason to believe a spouse has been unfaithful.
A hair screen is an examination that uses a small sample of hair to identify specific drugs used by the person being tested. A hair follicle drug test measures the drug molecules and their specific metabolites that are produced only after the drug has been processed by the human body. After the drug is processed, trace amounts of its metabolites are inserted into hair follicle by the bloodstream. We help give you the peace you need, contact us today on (866) 261-7129 / (571) 285-1857!
Mega Lab Services has certified AABB Relationship DNA Sample Collectors, we follow all legal guidelines, we protect our client’s privacy, DNA test results are 99.999% accurate and court admissible. DNA test are court admissible for any purpose, including: changing a birth certificate, petitioning for child custody and Child Adoption.
Mega Lab Services, AABB DNA Relationship Sample Collectors specializes in collecting specimens for such tests. Our AABB certified laboratory works with the US consulate offices in over 170 countries around the world. The DNA of the sponsoring party is collected in any of our clinics, and the DNA of the relatives are collected at the US Consulate offices in their home country.
We offer background screening services that are ideal for private-owned companies, non-profit organizations, publicly owned for-profit organizations, and government sectors. Mega Lab Services delivers the best and most reliable background checks and has the flexibility to adapt to your changing needs over time. By establishing ourselves as your trusted partner, we deliver reliable, complete, and current information, legal compliance with all applicable federal/state/local laws, unparalleled customer service.
Mega Lab Services offers a complete line of instant on-site drug test kits from our affiliate, the worlds’ leading medical equipment manufacturers. We carry different types of drug test kits with different combination of drug panels. Our kits can test for (1) individual drug or a combination of up to (12) drugs. We work with manufacturers directly to bring you the lowest prices on quality tests. We urge you to shop around and compare prices – you won’t find a better deal on comparable products.
Wouldn’t you like the confidence of knowing your workplace is drug free? Don’t assume anyone in your organization is immune to the problem of drug and alcohol abuse. Drug use affects workplace whether the employer sees it or not. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy points out that large companies often have drug-free workplace programs which result in 50% lower positive drug test rates, and 75% fewer self-reports of current drug use among workers compared to smaller worksites.
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus (where it is called nuclear DNA), but a small amount of DNA can also be found in the mitochondria (where it is called mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA). The information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). Human DNA consists of about 3 billion bases, and more than 99 percent of those bases are the same in all people. The order, or sequence, of these bases determines the information available for building and maintaining an organism, similar to the way in which letters of the alphabet appear in a certain order to form words and sentences.
Once a person decides to proceed with genetic testing, a medical geneticist, primary care doctor, specialist, or nurse practitioner can order the test. Genetic testing is often done as part of a genetic consultation.
Genetic tests are performed on a sample of blood, hair, skin, amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds a fetus during pregnancy), or other tissue. For example, a procedure called a buccal smear uses a small brush or cotton swab to collect a sample of cells from the inside surface of the cheek. The sample is sent to a laboratory where technicians look for specific changes in chromosomes, DNA, or proteins, depending on the suspected disorder. The laboratory reports the test results in writing to a person’s doctor or genetic counselor, or directly to the patient if requested.
Newborn screening tests are done on a small blood sample, which is taken by pricking the baby’s heel. Unlike other types of genetic testing, a parent will usually only receive the result if it is positive. If the test result is positive, additional testing is needed to determine whether the baby has a genetic disorder.
Before a person has a genetic test, it is important that he or she understands the testing procedure, the benefits and limitations of the test, and the possible consequences of the test results. The process of educating a person about the test and obtaining permission is called informed consent.
Benefits, costs, risks, and limitations of genetic testing. Please choose from the following list of questions for information about testing to identify changes in a person’s genes, chromosomes, or proteins.
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Newborn screening is the practice of testing all babies in their first days of life for certain disorders and conditions that can hinder their normal development. This testing is required in every state and is typically performed before the baby leaves the hospital. The conditions included in newborn screening can cause serious health problems starting in infancy or childhood. Early detection and treatment can help prevent intellectual and physical disabilities and life-threatening illnesses.