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Top 5 Places for DNA Testing in Hong Kong

Top 5 Places for DNA Testing in Hong Kong

Services - We picked clinics that offer a wide range of DNA tests for various purposes, and offer these services as accessible and prompt as possible.
 
Clinic  - We chose DNA testing clinics that are clean, comfortable, and accessible to make visits convenient. Long operating hours, proximity to stations, and other factors add points to this criterion.
 
Service Quality - We picked clinics and centres that have a good reputation for courtesy, professionalism, and quick service.  On our visit, we graded this criterion again to confirm the quality of the service provided.

1. Integrated Medicine Institute

Integrated Medicine Institute Homepage

Services: Nordic Labs DNA tests, OPUS 23, Epigenetics Tests, etc

Website: https://www.imi.com.hk/

Address: 13/F & 17/F Kailey Tower, 16 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong

Contact Details: +852 2523 7121 | [email protected]

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Google Reviews score4.4/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 4/5
Services5/5
Range5/5
Accessibility5/5
Clinic4.5/5
Cleanliness4/5
Location5/5
Service Quality5/5

Pros

  • Within walking distance of Central MTR Station
  • 10 different DNA testing plans
  • DNA testing packages come with health recommendations

Cons

  • Tests are expensive

The Integrated Medicine Institute is a medical clinic combining traditional and modern medicine. Aside from check-ups and medication, IMI also offers extensive DNA testing in Hong Kong.

One of the things we like about IMI’s DNA tests is their variety. The clinic offers 10 different packages that cater to a specific need.

For example, their Opus 23 DNA test checks your genes for the traits you inherited that may affect your well-being the most, while their Nordic Labs DNA test provides insight into your susceptibility to certain health risks.

Some of these DNA test packages also come with a personal health recommendation from the practitioner, especially regarding your diet and exercise. 

Aside from general DNA tests, other processes seek to find specific needs, such as the optimal training and diet for athletes.

However, it is essential to note that these tests do not come cheap. A DNA test package from IMI costs upwards of $3,000, with the most expensive being $18,550.

Another thing we like about IMI is their clinic’s cleanliness and accessibility. The place is in pristine condition and is only a walk away from the Central MTR station.

We had the chance to talk to their other clients, which praised IMI for its accessible services and professional, trustworthy practitioners.

2. DNA Lab Limited

DNA Lab Limited Homepage

Services: DNA Profiling, DNA Relationship Tests

Website: https://www.thednall.com/index.html

Address: 21/F, Kowloon Building, 555 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Contact Details: [email protected] | +852 3188 4427

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Google Reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services4/5
Range4/5
Accessibility4/5
Clinic5/5
Cleanliness5/5
Location5/5
Service Quality5/5

Pros

  • A minute away from Yau Ma Tei MTR Exit A1
  • Uses modern equipment used by investigation services
  • Relatively affordable services

Cons

  • Services limited to establishing relationships

DNA Laboratory Limited is a clinic that offers relationship-related DNA testing in Hong Kong. 

One of the things we like about DNA Lab is that their offices are highly accessible. All you have to do is walk for a minute from the Yau Ma Tei MTR Exit A1, and you will find their laboratories.

Another thing we like about the clinic is that they offer a variety of DNA testing services to find parentage and lineage. They also provide services that could determine the father of an unborn child and whether or not twins are fraternal or identical.

We also appreciate that these services are relatively affordable, with most costing around $1,000. However, more complex processes, such as the prenatal DNA test, could cost you over $10,000.

We also like how DNA Lab uses state-of-the-art equipment, which they claim that the US Federal Bureau of Investigations use. 

We like this because not only can you use blood or saliva to test DNA, but also cigarette butts, blood spatters, and other special samples to find a person’s identity or lineage.

The laboratory can also certify these documents if you intend to use them in court, which we believe is a plus.

3. GenePro Dnagnostic Technology

GenePro Dnagnostic Technology Homepage

Services: Relationship DNA Tests, Forensic DNA Tests, Molecular Diagnosis

Website: http://www.geneprolab.com/

Address: Rm 2001, 20/F, Technology Park, 18 On Lai Street, Shatin, Hong Kong

Contact Details: 

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.9/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services5/5
Range5/5
Accessibility5/5
Clinic4/5
Cleanliness4/5
Location4/5
Service Quality5/5

Pros

  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Offers a wide range of DNA testing services
  • Quick turnaround time

Cons

  • Prices not listed

GenePro Dnagnostic Technology is a laboratory and clinic that offers numerous services related to DNA testing in Hong Kong. Established in 1999, GenePro has been offering its services for two decades and seems to have developed some advantages over other companies.

GenePro’s services are one of its biggest strengths. The laboratory’s services cover not only relationship-related tests but also legal profiling and health-related DNA tests. 

The laboratory establishes kinship, aids in forensics, and helps diagnose infections such as HPV and other STDs, making them a one-stop shop for all DNA testing needs.

We also like GenePro’s quick turnaround time. Starting from the time of your DNA test, you can get the results within 36 to 48 hours. 

You can also expedite the process by paying a small fee. GenePro’s express service will have your results ready within 24 hours.

The laboratory also offers an at-home DNA testing service, where you can ship samples of your DNA from your home and receive the results after two to three days. Even if the results from this test do not hold water in court, GenePro says the process yields the same results as the in-person tests.

We had the chance to talk to GenePro’s former clients, who praised the laboratories for their attentiveness, professionalism, and quick turnaround time.

4. PathLab Medical Laboratories

Services: DNA Testing for Infectious Pathogens

Website: https://www.pathlabhk.com/index.html

Address: 28/F Lee & Man Commercial Center, 169 Electric Road, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong

Contact Details: 

  • Phone: +852 3983 1800
  • Fax: +852 3893 1811

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM; 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Google Reviews score5/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services4.5/5
Range5/5
Accessibility4/5
Clinic4.5/5
Cleanliness5/5
Location4/5
Service Quality5/5

Pros

  • Multiple locations
  • Quick service
  • Offers a variety of DNA tests

Cons

  • DNA tests revolve around pathogens and diagnosis

PathLab Medical Laboratories offers infection-related DNA testing services in Hong Kong. Established in 1975, the laboratories have since expanded their services and reach.

One of PathLab’s biggest strengths is its number of locations. PathLab has five clinics: one each in Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Central, Mongkok, and Tsim Sha Tsui.

This number of branches allows you to access their diagnostics and DNA tests wherever you are in Hong Kong.

During our visit, we only had to wait for a few minutes before we had our turn. We thought we were lucky, but a PathLab client we interviewed said that there usually is no wait whenever they visit, too.

Another thing we like about the laboratories is their wide variety of DNA tests. However, it is essential to note that these tests are primarily to find diseases and infections such as gonorrhoea, HIV, herpes, and others.

PathLab also looks for DNA mutations for certain bacteria, such as antibacterial resistance and more.

As such, if you’re looking for comprehensive DNA tests to find a wide range of pathogens, PathLab is a good match for you.

We had the chance to talk to other PathLab clients, and they noted how professional and quick the staff were, how convenient the locations are, and how smooth the entire process was from start to finish.

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