DNA Parentage Testing
The standard methods for paternity testing are polymerase chain reaction (PCR), short tandem repeat (STR), restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and DNA sequencing. These tests are sometimes ordered by courts when proof of paternity is required, or could be carried out on individual request. It can also be be done, not only for the parent of the child(ren) but also on the immediate family as well (brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandmother and grandfathers).
Everyone is born with a unique genetic blueprint known as DNA. As half of the DNA of an individual is inherited from the biological mother and half from the biological father, the comparison of the DNA sequences of a person to that of another person can show if one of them is derived from the other or not. Specific sequences are usually looked at to see if they are copied verbatim from one of the individual’s genome to the other. Saliva is a potentially useful source of genomic DNA for genetic studies since it can be collected in a painless and non-invasive manner.
Parentage testing simply means establishing fatherhood or motherhood. DNA identification provides a conclusive and definitive way to establish biological relationships. Consequently, DNA testing has become the most accepted method to determine identity within the legal and scientific communities. The DNA parentage testing is the most reliable and powerful method of proving or disproving parentage for legal, personal, or medical reasons. This test also resolves disputes, and helps streamline court proceedings to settle child support and custody cases.
To request a DNA parentage testing, kindly fill the forms below.