4 Centres Where DNA Tests Can Be Conducted In Nigeria

In times past, people go abroad to conduct DNA and paternity test but now it can be conducted right here in Nigeria! Below are the names, address and contact numbers of hospitals where you can conduct DNA tests in Nigeria;

1. Luth 

DNA test can now be conducted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, has a genomic laboratory has been built for them by the Chevron/NNPC Joint Venture. They offer DNA paternity tests, DNA fingerprinting and forensic researches amongst many things. About the price, you might have to find out yourself as I have no idea.

2. Bode DU Laboratory Technology Limited

Is located in Plot 45 Oyibo Adjarho Street, off Ayinde Akinmade Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. Their services include paternity test, identifying missing/lost persons, re-uniting families scientifically, providing evidence for identifying rapists, supplying Forensic DNA test kits etc. For details on pricing and other enquiries call 0803 946 1596, 0803 546 6923, 01 270 4789.

3. Paternity test Nigeria

Paternity test Nigeria has an office here in Lagos, their head office is located at 79 Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island Lagos. Nigeria, but they have DNA Sample collection centres in most states in Nigeria so even if you’re not in Lagos they can also serve you. If they are doing home service, it’s 90,000 naira per child, and 85,000 if you’re doing the test at their office. For details on the price and enquiries call 08073008967, 08021468075, 09098165525.

4. DNA Labs

If you’re in the North, DNA test can be done at DNA Lab, located at No. Q5 Danja Road, Off Katuru Road, Unguwar Sarki Kaduna Nigeria. Their phone numbers are 08099282985, 08037880765, 07087257965.

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How To Imbibe Good Oral Hygiene From An Early Age

Bring up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it is a very popular adage that is known by virtually everyone. This adage applies to every aspect of a child’s life including dental hygiene. The first step towards a child having a good dental hygiene is to start from the moment their teeth emerges.

According to Vanguard News, tooth decay affects nearly all adults and 60–90% of children worldwide, with toothache being the number one reason for absenteeism from schools in many countries. Yet it is largely preventable. In fact, studies show that just brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste can reduce tooth decay by up to 50 percent in children, compared with only brushing once a day.

According to What To Expect, Baby teeth are vulnerable to decay as soon as they break through the gums. The best line of defense is to brush regularly for two minutes at a time in the morning after breakfast and in the evening after bedtime snack.

Young children have poorly developed swallowing reflexes, and so they usually end up swallowing the large amounts of toothpaste they add to the brush even though they have been advised to use pea sized toothpaste when brushing for kids.

Health experts have conducted a long-term study to specifically measure the impact of building good brushing habits in young children and demonstrating the positive long-term impact of brushing day and night for two minutes, every day. Just two years into the study, children who were participating had already experienced a significant reduction in dental cavities.

The Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) also recommends that you brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste for fresh breath and to avoid dental diseases such as tooth decay, swollen gums, bad breath, sensitivity and tooth stains.

While most toothpastes contain fluoride and it should not be ingested while brushing your teeth because it can cause permanent tooth discoloration (dental fluorosis), stomach ailments, acute toxicity, skin rashes (perioral dermatitis), and impairment in glucose metabolism. Macleans has created the Macleans MilkTeeth Toothpaste specially for babies and toddlers.

Macleans MilkTeeth Toothpaste contains low levels of fluoride which is safer for young children and protects them from tooth decay. Macleans Milk Teeth contains natural flavours and is completely sugar-free with a gentle mint taste that will encourage your child to brush regularly. Make sure you spot the difference in the picture and save your children from the counterfeits. 

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