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DNA Diagnostics applied to paternity testing
DNA testing is the most accurate method of establishing paternity. Whether the test is for your own knowledge that is held strictly in confidence by our lab or whether it is needed for legal or court purposes, our clients are assured of state of the art testing as well as licensed professional services. Sample collection is painless and easily obtained using a buccal swab (mouth swab). All types of samples can be analyzed though, as long as there is cellular material in the sample. Other types of samples can include tubes of blood, blood on a blood spot card, or even forensic type samples such as cigarette butts, toothbrushes, or envelopes sealed with saliva. These latter types of forensic samples give clients having deceased individuals involved in their case the ability to obtain a paternity determination even though the individual is not available for testing. Additionally, prenatal DNA testing can be performed on the unborn child using samples collected by a physician using techniques such as amniocentesis or CVS. Since DNA is the same in every cell in a person's body, all sample types give the same results with equal accuracy. Basic paternity determinations are 99.9% inclusive of the father and 100% accurate in excluding a person that is not the father of the child.
Most people choose a legally binding test, in case the results are needed in court. The basic paternity test requires samples from the mother, alleged father, and the child. If the mother is not available, testing can still be performed using more extensive procedures.
Location of individuals needing to be sampled is never an issue as samples can be collected at any location and sent to the lab for analysis. At the time of sampling, the swabs are sealed to maintain chain of custody allowing for court use of the results of the paternity test.
In addition to standard paternity testing, DNA Diagnostics also offers a wide variety of other DNA based testing services. Other tests include forensic testing, derived familial typing, immigration matters, all types of human and animal identification applications, multi species paternity and forensics, multi species trait testing and genetic disease diagnostics, and multi-species mitochondrial DNA testing.
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