What is a Paternity DNA test?
Deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is the genetic material that is found in most cells in the human body. As we inherit 50 % of our DNA from our mother and 50 % from our father, we can compare the DNA from two people to determine if they have a biological relationship.
For example, a DNA paternity test is performed to determine if a man is the biological father of an individual child.
HOW DOES THE PATERNITY TEST WORK?
To perform a paternity test, the laboratory extracts the DNA from the biological samples obtained from the child and the alleged father. The DNA is then analysed, resulting in a genetic profile for the child and alleged father. The patterns are compared to identify the child’s paternal DNA contribution and verify if the known‐ protective characteristics can be found in the alleged father.
If these characteristics are absent in the alleged father, he is excluded as the biological father of the child. If the features match, a probability of paternity is calculated. The 24 Marker DNA Paternity Test provides a minimum likelihood of 99.99999999%.
A paternity can be performed even if the mother is not available for testing. DNA 24 Marker Paternity test can also play a paternity test when the alleged father is deceased.
Personal Private Paternity DNA Test
The samples for a Personal Private DNA Test can be obtained by the parties themselves using a self-collection kit. We will send you a sampling kit containing all the necessary material for the collection of the samples as well as for instructions and consent forms.
Once the samples have been collected, simply return them to DNA 24 Marker Paternity Test for analysis. The results of the Home Test are accurate and reliable, and however, since samples are self‐collected, and there is no chain of custody, the final report cannot be used in a legal matter.
HOW ARE SAMPLES TAKEN?
The DNA test is performed on a buccal (mouth) swab sample. The swab is rubbed gently on the inside of the party’s cheek to collect a saliva sample. This simple, painless type of collection procedure is as reliable as a blood sample. Moreover, it can be performed easily on children and adults alike.
Our DNA Test oﬀers a clear, definite answer. If the alleged father is not the biological father, the probability of paternity will be 0%. If the alleged father is, in fact, the biological father, the paternity will be confirmed with a minimum chance of 99.99%.