Learn About DNA Testing

DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, or DNA, is often called the “blueprint of life”. Each DNA strand contains a unique genetic code for each person and exists in every cell of our bodies. No two DNA codes are alike, with the exception of identical twins.

Often questions arise concerning family dynamics and biological relationships. These concerns usually center around wanting to establishing or verify paternal relationships. During these times the standard scientific approach is to perform DNA testing, because it is currently the most advanced and accurate technology to determine parentage.

A DNA test provides persuasive, and often life-changing, information. And while everyone wants the best DNA testing available to answer paternity or relationship questions, no one should have to be a genetic scientist to understand the results. Frankly, some of the scientific terms used might seem more than a little intimidating. At Bio-Gene we help decode the test results and bring all the genetic information from each case together in a simple, easy-to-understand, one-page report.

Bio-Gene’s Paternity Testing examines up to 26 Genetic Markers in a person’s DNA, checking for matches between the alleged father and the child. For testing to determine Sibling, Grandparent, or Avuncular (Aunt/Uncle) relationships, we test 41 Genetic Markers. Each match produces a Relationship Index, which is a number that shows how strong the match is; the higher the number, the stronger the match. Using such a high number of genetic markers not only allows us to be more accurate than other tests which use significantly less standards of comparison (16 or less), we are also able to draw conclusive results virtually every time using less people in the testing process. What this means is that you can obtain a more accurate DNA test, for a lower cost, and have your questions answered the first time.

Please select the type of DNA testing you are interested in from the selection at the top of this page, or take a moment and complete the Information Request Form below and a Case Manager will contact you to discuss your case.