Common conditions covered by a Paternity Test
Cancer, Determine fatherhood, Genetic cystic fibrosis, Genetic coronary heart disease, Genetic obesity
FAQs on Paternity Test
What is DNA Paternity Testing?
DNA paternity testing checks specific sections of the genetic code of the mother. The possible father and child are compared with the mother's DNA sequence to determine whether the possible father is the child's biological father.
How does DNA testing work?
DNA test checks specific genes or 'markers' on the DNA to determine if people are related to each other. It is a susceptible DNA testing procedure in forensic medicine. The DNA is extracted from the sample (IT can be blood/biological fluid), and its genetic code is copied at the marker points.
How long does the test take?
This test is based on obtaining a blood sample or a cheek swab. Either of these samples is taken from the suspected son and the father and then sent to a lab. The lab works on finding identical genetic sequences in the DNA of both individuals. If a pattern is found, then the relationship is established. The test takes up to 5 days to provide results.
Is the DNA test accurate?
The test has high accuracy, and identification is easily possible if the sample is collected sufficient and timely.
How are the DNA samples taken?
Sample collection can be done at home or your nearest clinic. It depends on the type of sample to be taken. Most kits involve sampler swabs to aid in sample collection. In the case of a legal test, it must follow strict measures.