DNA Paternity Test
An entirely painless and non-intrusive DNA collection method designed for paternity testing and DNA analysis.
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A paternity exclusion indicates that the tested man is not the true biological father of the child. A report which states a paternity exclusion will show a minimum of two exclusions at two different genetic loci. When a paternity exclusion is indicated, the probability of paternity is 0%.
If the report states that the tested man is not excluded as the biological father of the tested child, a combined paternity index is indicated. A combined paternity index of greater than 100 is accepted to establish 99.0% probability of paternity. An index greater than 1000 indicates that the probability of paternity is greater than 99.9%.
As our client, your privacy is extremely important to us, and we hold all information provided us in strict confidentiality. We will never sell, resell or make available your personal, or financial information to other companies or organizations. You will only be contacted using the method you choose, to confirm your order or to discuss your case. All communication is in the strictest confidence, and for that reason, we require you to create a password that will restrict access to your case. In addition, our privacy policies that have been established in our laboratory and offices safeguard the security of your case.
How does a DNA Paternity Test work?
Every person has two copies of each gene. One copy comes from the mother and the other copy comes from the father. Thus, one half of the genetic material in our body is inherited directly from each of our two parents. When a DNA paternity test is performed, the DNA laboratory examines the DNA of the child to determine whether the father’s contribution matches that of the alleged father. If the alleged father is the true biological father of the child, half of the child’s genetics will match that of the alleged father’s. The other half comes from the mother and will match the profile of the mother (testing the mother is optional). If the tested man is not the true biological father of the child, the half of the child’s genetic material which comes from the father will not match the profile of the tested man. If the profile does not match, the tested man is excluded as being the true biological father of the child. When a DNA paternity test is performed, the laboratory usually examines many different genetic locations. The more genetic locations that are examined, the more powerful and accurate your test becomes. After examining many genetic locations, a DNA lab can conclusive determine whether the tested man is indeed the true biological father of the child. Our paternity test report will provide you with a simple “yes” or “no” conclusion for your paternity test as well as a detailed report indicating the genetic profiles of each tested individual. A glossary of terms and results interpretation sheet is also provided with your results and is intended for individuals who would like to understand their genetic report and detail and to understand how the conclusion of the test was obtained.
What is the difference between the Legal Test and the Private Test?
Both the Legal and Private tests are equally accurate and both will provide absolutely conclusive results. If you choose the private test, a home kit will be sent to you so that you can collect the samples discreetly in private. If you choose the Legal Test, the collection must be done by an unbiased individual (doctor, lawyer, notary, etc.) and all individuals attending the collection appointment must bringa passport photo, picture identification, and they will be fingerprinted during the sample collection appointment. If you do not need to use the results in court, then the private option will provide the same conclusive results as the legal test and can be done discreetly.
What if the parties to be tested live in different cities?
If the parties to be tested living different cities or different countries, the kit can be split and sent to each individual separately. The kits are individually barcode labelled so once the samples arrive back at the laboratory, they will be tested together. To order a split kit, please write the following into the comments box of the online order form when you place the order “Please split kit. Please send father’s portion of the kit to: (father’s name and address), and please send the child’s portion of the kit to: (child’s name and address).”
What are the CODIS Loci?
CODIS stands for Combined DNA Index System. The CODIS loci are the loci which are approved by the FBI and other recognized standardization bodies worldwide for databasing and genetic profiling. At International Paternity Labs, 13 out of the 16 loci which we test are CODIS loci. As such, the profile obtained from each test far exceeds the current recognized standards.