Genetic DNA Analysis Confirms or Excludes
an Alleged Biological Father
DNA collection using an easily obtained
cheek swab saliva sample. Fast, proprietary and confidential genetic profiling
of the child and alleged father with 99.999% probability/accuracy of
the common DNA paternity case, the
alleged father and child are tested
using both PCR and RFLP methodologies. Results for a DNA paternity
case are available in an average of 3-4
days from receipt by the
laboratory. Cheek swab saliva testing can be
done immediately after birth, and typically the child and alleged father
are tested. Results exclude or confirm the biological father
with an accuracy rate exceeding 99.9%.
Paternity Testing simply means establishing fatherhood.
Everyone is born with a unique genetic blueprint known as DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic
Acid). Because the DNA molecular structure and genetic characteristics of a
child are inherited from or determined by the DNA structure of the biological
mother and father, 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
Genetica DNA Laboratories is a global provider of the Genetica DNA Paternity
Test™, the most accurate DNA relationship test available, processed in their FDA
certified genetic laboratory by a staff of highly trained professional
physicians, microbiologists and lab technicians with an absolute and strict
adherence to client confidentiality. One of the first laboratories in the United
States to receive accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banks
(AABB) for DNA parentage testing, Genetica Laboratories is the first to offer a
written client guarantee that the accuracy of their test results will be greater
than 99.9%. Using both the preferred standard methods for DNA genetic matching
and confirmation, PCR and RFLP, exclusion or inclusion of a parent's DNA to that
of a child results in a probability factor of 99.999999% or 1 in 10 billion of
the population. See a Technical Discussion
on DNA parentage testing.
Technologies employed for each DNA paternity test are PCR
(Polymerase Chain Reaction) and RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism).
DNA Testing with RFLP: In the RFLP method of testing, the DNA isolated from the
sample is cut into fragments by enzymes. Then, an electric current is used to
separate DNA fragments by size. The separated DNA fragments are identified with
DNA probes. These probes are pieces of custom made DNA that bind and identify a
specific gene locus.
DNA Testing with PCR: In the PCR method of testing, DNA is first isolated from
the sample. Individual gene fragments are then synthetically produced in the
laboratory and they are labeled with special fluorescent tags. These fluorescent
tags enable detection of the genes with a laser.
DNA parentage testing is normally done to confirm or exclude the alleged
biological father of a child. The DNA test is accomplished by taking buccal
saliva samples from the child and alleged father. Along with the required forms,
the samples are sent to the laboratory for DNA extraction and processing.
Results are generally available within 3 days after receipt by the laboratory.
Results are submitted to the client as an exclusionary or exclusionary report
along with the laboratory's guarantee of accuracy. An expedited overnight
service is also available at additional cost.
MATERIALS PROVIDED WITH EACH
The standard Genetica prepaid DNA testing service includes
sterile sample collection swabs and identification depository
envelopes for the child and alleged father, required laboratory forms,
sample collection and labeling instructions and a pre-addressed return
envelope for submitting test materials to the laboratory. The
Expedited Overnight testing option includes a prepaid FEDEX overnight
mailer for sample submission to the laboratory.
BASIC STEPS IN THE DNA PATERNITY TESTING
Send to Lab
Lab Check in
samples are obtained from the child and alleged father using the
sterile swabs provided.
forms and samples are sent to the Genetica DNA testing laboratory.
checked in, identified with tracking numbers and unique test codes and
assigned a confidential case file.
extracted from the cheek swab samples for the mother. child and
DNA profiles are obtained using both the PCR and RFLP
Identification of similar and
dissimilar genetic markers and test result.
OBTAINING TEST RESULTS
Upon receipt at the testing laboratory,
each DNA paternity test is assigned a confidential case file identification
Progress on each case can be monitored on line with the laboratory. Completion
of DNA profiling and paternity conclusions are generally available in 3 business days
after sample receipt by the laboratory.
Paternity DNA test results and conclusions are reported by the
laboratory in comprehensive and detailed format. Two possible test result forms
are provided depending on the inclusion or exclusion of the alleged father's
DNA. To view sample laboratory reports see the
Inclusion Result Report or
Exclusion Result Report.
Each DNA Paternity Test comes with the
following guarantee from Genetica Laboratories:
"The GENETICA DNA
Test™ for paternity is the most extensive and accurate DNA test available,
with typical power of exclusion of 99.999999%. In all cases where we test a
child and an alleged father, we guarantee ONE of the following results or we
will refund your money for the test:
1. The GENETICA DNA Test™ for paternity proves conclusively that the tested
man is NOT the biological father of the child. The probability of paternity
is 0%, and we are 100% certain that he is NOT the child's biological father,
2. The probability of paternity for the GENETICA DNA Test™ is greater than
99.9% and we document that more than 99.9% of the male population cannot be
the biological father of the tested child."
The Genetica DNA Paternity test is available in two versions,
Standard and Expedited Overnight, to individuals or entities with a specific
need to establish true and absolute paternal identity of a newborn, child or
adult. Standard test results are generally available in 3 days after receipt by
the laboratory. Expedited Overnight test results are available on the following
day of receipt by the laboratory. Costs are all inclusive and there are no fees
beyond the price for each test kit other than sample return postage to the
laboratory. All test materials, documentation and laboratory fees are included. Note to NY Residents: due to NY
State restrictions, this kit may not be sold to NY State Residents.
Standard DNA Paternity Test Service
One (1) Complete Test Kit
DNA Paternity Test Service
One (1) Complete Test Kit
*N.Y. Residents Only: Due to New York State restrictions, the
Genetica™ DNA test cannot be
shipped to N.Y. State
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