DNA test basics
No, age and drug consumption do not affect the results.
We take our patients’ privacy very seriously, and we have the strict confidentiality policy to prove it.
- We will not release any information about your case to anyone without your authorization.
- We will always follow any special instructions you give us for communicating with you or other parties involved in your test.
- We never release test results over the phone.
One option that you may want to considered is viability testing on a sample taken from the missing/deceased person, such as stored blood or a tissue sample. (This type of sample usually comes from a coroner’s or medical examiner’s office.) If usable DNA is found in the sample, we can conduct a DNA test using it as the other person’s sample.
If no biological samples from the other person are available, grandparentage, sibling, or avunbcular testing is the next option to consider. In the event of grandparent DNA testing, both biological parents of the alleged father (or mother) the paternal/maternal grandparents is suggested to participate in a standard 25 marker grandparentage test. If both grandparents, or the mother, is not available then we strongly encourage using our 44 marker test.
If one or both paternal grandparents are unavailable for testing, other family relationship tests–such as avuncular and siblingship tests–may be performed to indirectly determine a child’s biological relationship.
Results of these test prove are used to prove the relationship of each person to each other, and most government offices treat these results as indirect evidence of paternity/maternity.
DNA sample collection
Yes. Buccal swab samples contain the same DNA as blood samples and will therefore produce the same paternity test results. Buccal swabbing is our primary sample collection method because it is a simple and painless procedure. In addition, buccal swabs are particularly preferable over blood samples for persons who have had recent blood transfusions or bone marrow transplants—their blood samples may contain DNA from the donors.
- The allele sizes of the different DNA markers examined and used in the statistical analysis portion of the test (i.e., the DNA profile)
- A Probability of Paternity/Relationship value
- A Combined Paternity/Relationship Index (CPI/CRI) value
You will want to focus on the Probability of Relationship. A result of 0% means there is no biological relationship; a result of 99.99% or higher means the alleged father is the biological father for Paternity Tests and 80% or higher indicates a biological relationship for sibling, grandparent and avuncular DNA results. The CPI/CRI value represents the odds against another random, untested person in the population having the same results as the person being tested.
Our labs strictly adhere to the chain of custody procedure, and this makes our test results legally defensible. Many of our patients use their test results for legal purposes such as child custody, child support, immigration, Social Security benefit claims, inheritance claims, and more.
- The tested parties are properly identified when their samples are collected. (Their government-issued IDs are verified and photocopied.)
- The samples are collected by a neutral third party—someone who has no personal interest in the outcome of the test (e.g., a co-worker, notary a hospital, clinic, or laboratory staff person).
- The samples are tamper-taped, securely packaged at the collection site, and carefully inspected upon receipt for any evidence of tampering.
When these requirements are satisfied and documented, a DNA test’s results are legally defensible. This means that the patients can use them for legal purposes such as child custody, child support, immigration, and more.
Price and Payment
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All testing meets AABB standards, and all legal testing is AABB accredited. We perform higher marker testing, at lower prices, for the simple reason that part of our mission statement is to provide the truth to our clients at the lowest possible cost. We don’t believe the truth should be something that will break the bank and that everyone is entitled to know who their biological family is.
About Bio-Gene DNA
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