We understand that a paternity DNA test is a very personal and private matter. Our mission is to produce accurate, reliable testing results with complete protection for our clients’ privacy.
Paternity can be determined by highly accurate tests conducted on buccal, blood or tissue samples of the father (or alleged father), mother and child. These tests have an accuracy of 99.9 percent. They can exclude a man who is not the biological father, and can also show the likelihood of paternity.
Frequently Asked Questions about Paternity Testing
Question: Does La Falaise House Medical Laboratory facilitate Paternity Testing?
Answer: Yes, we facilitate DNA Paternity Testing. The samples are sent Overseas to a Special Reference Laboratory that we selected as being Professional, Reliable and Confidential.
Question: How does DNA Paternity work?
Answer: DNA profiling allows for direct examination of the genetic material that a child inherited from its biological parents. The genetic characteristics of a child are first compared to those of its mother. Those characteristics that cannot be found in the mother must have been inherited from the biological father. If the tested man does not contain the genetic characteristics necessary to be the biological father of the child, he is excluded. If the DNA of the tested man does contain those genetic characteristics, then the probability that this man is the true biological father is reported.
Question: What samples are used for the test?
Answer: A buccal swab is taken from the participants. This is a swab that is taken inside of the cheek.
Question: Can Paternity Test be done without a sample from the mother?
Answer: Yes. Although the mother should be included in the testing whenever possible, it is possible to test the child and the alleged father when the mother is unavailable. For legal testing however, the mother sample must be included.
QuestionCan my unborn child be tested to determine the identity of the father?
Answer: Yes. By obtaining a specimen from the foetus, DNA based Paternity Testing can be done as early at about the 10th week of pregnancy, through amniocentesis.
Question: Will any one else see the results of the test?
Answer: No. As with all patient information, the results of your tests are strictly confidential.
Question: How long does the results take?
Answer: Once all the samples have been received at the laboratory, the test takes only 2 weeks.
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