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General Cost Of DNA Test In Nigeria 2020 ?

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Are you in Nigeria and quite in doubt of the paternity of your child or children, it gets you worked up having valid evidence that your wife or partner has multiple partners and the worst of it she is not telling you the truth?

Don’t worry, this article is for you, as it is going to guide you on what to do, the cost to get the answers to your questions.

It is simply, it is called DNA test.

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. It is found in most cells of the body.

DNA test usually means a paternity test used to determine whether someone is the father (or sometimes even mother) of the child through DNA profiling. A DNA test, if performed correctly and in accordance with regulations, can be a solid proof of paternity that could be used in court. DNA testing can also be used to determine other biological relationships, but paternity tests are the most common.

But the biggest question is can everyone afford it?

In Nigeria, the general cost or DNA test, the paternity test, and several other test methods that can be used to achieve the same result goes between N50,000 for children and N80,000 to 140,000 for adults depending on the clinic, procedure, and purpose.


How Much Is A DNA Test in Port Harcourt?

In Port Harcourt, the River State capital, one of the big cities in Nigeria, DNA Test will cost you from N120, 000 and above.

For example, we have the


  • INTERCONTINENTAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE
  • Port Harcourt with Address: No. 5, Off Mummy B Road,
  • the cost of DNA test is N120,000.
  • ATLANTIC MEDICAL CENTRE,
  • No 76c, Emekuku Street D-Line, Portharcourt
  • with phone number (08062622296),
  • Email: stefdoc80@yahoo.com,
  • DNA cost 120, 000 and above.

How Much Is A DNA Test in Abuja?

In the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja, DNA Test cost between N100,000 and N140,000 from National Hospital to University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, and all other private hospitals.


How Much Is A DNA Test In Enugu?

In Enugu, Paternity test centers such as

  • MediChem Laboratories
  • located  in Udoji Street, off Edinburgh Street Ogui New Layout,
  • Ogui, Enugu East, charges N90,000.
  • While Wildec Diagnostic Centre,
  • 32 Edinburgh Road, Ogui New Layout, Enugu,
  • charges N105,000.


How Much Is A DNA Test In Ibadan

In Ibadan, Oyo state capital,


  • HERITAGE COMPREHENSIVE HOSPITAL with
  • Address: 57, Anfani Road off Ring Road Ibadan
  • Phone No: 08055371718 and E-mail: heritagecomp2002@yahoo.com
  • charges N95,000 for DNA test.

While

  • PATHCARE/SYNLAB,
  • located at 17 Ladoke Akintola Street, off Aare Avenue,
  • New Bodija, Ibadan,
  • charges N100,000


How Much Is A DNA Test In Benin?

In Benin-city, Edo State Labs such as

  • Vicsly Healthy Medical Laboratory,
  • located at 60 Adesuwa Grammar School Road, off Sapele road
  • by Water Resources Junction,
  • Phone: 08035673371, the cost of DNA is N100,000.

While

  • Pathcare/Synlab Laboratories,
  • located at 29 Sokponba Road, opposite I.K. Pharmacy, Benin,
  • the cost of DNA test is N95,000 to N100,000.
  • The home service is N120,000 .

A general list of DNA Centers In Nigeria?

Here is a list of DNA centers in Nigeria

Lagos
  • Lynx DNA Laboratory
  • 9b, James oluleye Crescent, Off Adeniyi Jones Avenue,
  • Koko bus stop beside, Eco Bank, Harmony Enclave Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.
  • Phone: +2348051213073, +2348033121685
  • Opens Mondays to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • They do booking Saturday and Sunday.

They have branches in Lagos, Calabar and Benin.

Cost: Depends on the type. The one for peace of mind is N90,000 and the one for legal tussle or immigration and direct request is N120,000.

  • DNA Centre for Paternity Test Nigeria
  • Address: Oluwatobi House, 73 Allen Ave, 100281,
  • Ikeja, Phone: 0705 999 9333.
  • Cost: N100,000.
  • Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)

Ishaga Road, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Phone: 08070591395, 08070591470, +2348070591395 (Corporate), +2348070591472 (CMAC).

Cost: N85,000.

  • Paternity Test Nigeria

Paternity Test Nigeria has centers nationwide where they provide both home service and lab paternity tests. What they do is collect your samples wherever you are in the country and send them down to Lagos.

Their main office is however at

  • 79 Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island Lagos.
  • They also do prenatal paternity testing
  • Cost: N100,000 if you visit their lab and N120,000 for home service. Prenatal paternity testing cost is between N250,000 to N300,000.
  • Pathcare/Synlab Laboratories
  • Pathcare does Paternity Test outside Lagos, Ibadan, Port-Harcourt or Abuja.  Pathcare laboratories which recently changed its name to SYNLAB has centered around the country.
  • Phone: 0810 460 7655. Please call to know the one closest to you.
  • Cost: N95,000 to N100,000. Home service is N110,000.
  • Clina-Lancet Laboratories
  • 3, Babatunde Jose off Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
  • Phone: 01 7001310-339, 0704 618 1382
  • Clina-Lancet Laboratories is a member of the Lancet Group of Laboratories in 14 African countries. Accredited, and operates as a 24-hour laboratory in 8 locations in Nigeria across Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, and Warri.
  • Cost: Paternity test in Clina-Lancet lab is N105,000.
  • DNA Diagnostic Centre (DDC)
  • 1679 Karimu Kotun Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State
  • Phone: 09098645089
  • They provide DNA tests, ranging from paternity after birth, paternity during pregnancy (Prenatal testing), ancestry, siblingship, grand parentage, legal and immigration DNA tests.
  • Cost: N90,000 while it is N130,000 for legal and immigration DNA tests.
  • DNA Bank
  • Molecular Systematics & Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany University of Lagos, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria
  • Phone: 08023201618
  • Cost:  N95,0000.
  • EasyDNA, Nigeria
  • Address: 2 Omilani Street, Ijeshatedo Surulere, Lagos Nigeria.
  • Phone: 08097288704
  • easyDNA Nigeria provides an affordable, highly accurate, reliable & confidential home DNA testing in paternity testing, legal paternity test, relationship testing, DNA profiles, twin zygosity testing, infidelity DNA test & discrete DNA sample.
  • COST: N85,000. N100,000 for home service.
  • Mecure Healthcare Ltd
  • Me Cure House, Debo Industries Compound, Apapa – Oshodi Expressway (near NAFDAC)
  • Phone: 070-00MECURE, 070-00632873
  • You can call 081-29910710  from 6PM – 8AM.
  • Thay have branches in Aba, Kano, Ondo, Umuahia, Ibadan, Lekki, Abuja, and Warri
  • Cost: N110,000.

Ibadan, Oyo

  • HERITAGE COMPREHENSIVE HOSPITAL
  • MD: DR AKANJI WILLIAMS
  • Address: 57, Anfani Road off Ring Road Ibadan Phone: 08055371718
  • E-mail: heritagecomp2002@yahoo.com
  • Cost: N95,000.

PATHCARE/SYNLAB

  • 17 Ladoke Akintola Street, off Aare Avenue,
  • New Bodija, Ibadan
  • Cost: #100,000.

Ogun

  • DEOCHARIS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC
  • Arigbabuwo House Opp.
  • Kuforiji Olubi Junction
  • Adigbe Abeokuta
  • Phone No: 08024680065
  • COST: N100,000.

You can also do the DNA test at Pathcare, Lynx or Mecure branches in Abeokuta, Ogun.

Kaduna

  • DNA Lab
  • No. Q5 Danja Road, Off Katuru Road, Unguwar Sarki Kaduna Nigeria.
  • Their phone numbers are 08099282985, 08037880765, 07087257965.
  • Cost: N100,000.

Kano

  • RayScan Diagnostics
  • Plot 4 New Court road, (Opposite Post Office and close Federal High Court) Gyadi Gyadi, Kano, Nigeria
  • Phone No: 08065518070
  • Price: N100,000.
  • Mecure Diagnostic Ltd
  • 8, Post Office Road (Opposite MoH), Kano.
  • Phone No: 070-88646028
  • Price: N100,000.

Abuja

Identi Gene

  • Plot 578, Cadastral Zone B09, Kado Estate, Kado District,
  • Abuja FCT Nigeria
  • 0803700 1566
  • They do both peace of mind, legal and immigration Paternity Test.
  • Cost: Peace of Mind DNA test is N100,000 while legal and immigration paternity testing cost is N140,000.
  • Vinette Hospital
  • 14 Gindiri Street off Wushishi Street, Opposite Angel Plaza on Samuel Akintola Boulevard,Garki 11. Abuja. Nigeria.
  • Phone: 08033207432
  • PRICE: N105,000.
  • Pathcare/Synlab Laboratories
  • 10, 1st Avenue, Gwarinpa Estate,
  • Abuja.
  • 10, 1st Avenue, Gwarinpa Estate,
  • Abuja.
  • Cost: N115,000.

ILORIN, Kwara

  • Pathcare
  • 9 Oke Ode Close, beside Kwara State High Court,
  • G.R.A, Ilorin
  • Cost: N100,000.

Lokoja, Kogi

  • CareCrest Specialist Hospital & Fertility Centre
  • Agbaja close, Lokoja -Okene Road (IBB Way) (directly opposite NYSC Secretariat and next to New Toni Oil near Ganaja Junction)
  • Lokongoma Phase 1, Lokoja, Kogi State,
  • 08148536160
  • Cost: N100,000. Home service is extra N110,000.

Niger Delta

  • Benin-city, Edo

Vicsly healthy Medical Laboratory,

  • 60 Adesuwa Grammar School Road off Sapele road by Water Resources Junction. Benin
  • Phone: 08035673371
  • Cost: N100,000.
  • Scanex Diagnostics, Yenagoa, Bayelsa
  • 12 Osiri /Wetland Road, Ekeki, off Mbiama /Yenagoa Road by Peace Mass Transit Park, Yenagoa, Bayelsa
  • Phone: 08083216434,07037826236
  • Price: N100,000 or more.
  • Uyo, Akwa Ibom

Frontline Laboratories

  • 37 Brook Street, Opposite playground Uyo. Akwa Ibom. Phone No: 08039394431
  • Cost: N105,000.
  • Warri, Delta state

Lily Hospitals, Address: Off Deco Road, Warri, Delta.

  • DR.OKOGUN (Medical Director)
  • 08023095614, 08055022173, 08035201186
  • Price: N112,000.
  • Port-Harcourt, Rivers

INTERCONTINENTAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE

  • Dr MUSA Address: No. 5, Off Mummy B Road, Portharcourt
  • 08183987510, 08062622296
  • Cost: N120,000.
  • ATLANTIC MEDICAL CENTRE
  • Address: Atlantic Medical Centre,
  • No 76c, Emekuku Street D-Line, Portharcourt (08062622296)
  • Email: stefdoc80@yahoo.com
  • Cost: N120,000 and above
  • Calabar, Cross Rivers

ELVIGOR MEDICAL LABORATORY

  • No 11, Eyo Edem off Hewett Street By watt Market Roundabout, Calabar
  • UGOCHUCKWU JIDERE (08037965482)
  • E-mail: jidereng@yahoo.com
  • Cost: N100,000.


South-Eastern Nigeria

The south-eastern Nigeria is made up of Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and Abia.

Anambra

  • Iykenson Medical & Diagnostics. Road 2 Mofor Estate Unzik
  • Temporary Site Awka, Anambra.
  • 08037711643, 08141272583, 08063386657
  • Price: N100,000

Abia State

  • Me cure Diagnostics, Umuahia.
  • Opposite the Federal Medical Center, Aba – Owerri Road,
  • Umuahia, Abia State.
  • 070-88646026
  • They also have a branch in Aba at the Abia state teaching Hospital
  • Cost: N100,000.

Enugu

  • MediChem Laboratories
  • 1 Udoji Street ,
  • off Edinburgh Street
  • Ogui New Layout,
  • Ogui, Enugu East, Enugu.
  • 08033427483, 08091543940
  • Price: N90,000
  • Wildec Diagnostic Centre
  • 32 Edinburgh Road, Ogui New Layout, Enugu.
  • 08162750039, 08033745624, 07050777559
  • Cost: N105,000.


How Long Does It Take To Do DNA Test

The time frame to get your DNA test result either at the designated office where it was done or mailed to you is between 5-10 working days



Importance of DNA Test in Nigeria

The following are the importance of DNA test in Nigeria.

  • This testing can be used to trace and identify ancestors. Similarly, the origins of your lost relatives can sometimes be determined using this DNA testing method.
  • Most doctors will order this type of testing to check or screen potential the condition of a newborn baby.
  • DNA testing is very useful to know if a person has cancer or viruses in his or her body.
  • The origin of one particular Specie will best be traced with the help of this testing. Most researchers and scientists in Nigeria use this method to study the origins of many species.
  • With this testing, the parents will know if they are the biological parents of the child and it helps to solve legal issues.


Conclusion

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.

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