DNA testing is the most accurate method of establishing paternity. DNA tests are held strictly in confidence by our lab whether it is needed for your own knowledge, legal and/or court purposes, our clients are assured state of the art collection along with an accredited laboratory.
DNA collections are painless and easily obtained using a buccal swab (mouth swab). Various types of samples can be analyzed for DNA, as long as there is cellular material in the sample. Other types of samples can include blood, hair, and fingernails. 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. Location of individuals needing to be sampled is never an issue as samples can 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.