DNA Paternity Test - Legal or Peace of Mind
A DNA paternity test determines whether a tested man is the biological father of a tested child. Our legal DNA test provides proper documentation to present as evidence in a court of law. Our certified collectors follow strict "chain of custody protocols".
If you do not require a legal DNA test and are testing for personal knowledge, we offer a peace of mind test. However, the results for these DNA tests are not court admissible. Results for standard DNA testing are available in three business days.
If the alleged father cannot be found, is unwilling to participate in the test or is deceased there are options. Call us and we can discuss your personal situation. If one or more of the tested parties is out of state we can arrange to have their sample collected.
DNA Maternity Test
A DNA maternity test determines whether a tested woman is the biological mother of a tested child. Results for standard testing is available in three business days.
Twin ZYGOSTIY Test
A Twin ZYGOSTIY test determines whether twins are fraternal or identical.
Other Genetic Family Tests
Families have unique situations in which testing may require DNA samples from various family members. If the father, or alleged father, is not available for testing, we can determine a family relationship by taking DNA samples of the grandparents, aunts and uncles and/or siblings.
Immigration DNA Testing
Our contracted lab provides AABB accredited (American Association of Blood Banks) for DNA testing for immigration purposes. We can perform testing for clients in the United States and over multiple countries worldwide, following the specific requirements set by the government agencies in each country. Our accredited lab meets the requirements for Immigration Testing for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Ethnic or race origins are terms used to differentiate biographical population groups. While ethnic or race origin can be complicated and controversial, the most used categories are based on visible self-identification and traits. This is best illustrated by the FBIís utilization of race to characterize the general appearance of suspects. The ability to infer a suspectís ethnic origin or race from a single DNA sample in a no suspect case can assist and prioritize an investigation. Two types of principle ancestral lineage markers, paternal and maternal can be analyzed by the lab. Paternal lineage markers are located on the male Y Ė chromosome while the maternal lineage markers can be found in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).
Our forensic DNA services include STR, Y-STR, mtDNA casework and forensic paternity testing. We can also provide case review and consultation services for attorneys.
Ancestry and Ethnicity Profiling
Genetic methods have been developed to determine an individualís ancestral origin from present day back thousands of years. This DNA profile can be used to statistically indicate the possible ethnic origin of an individual.
Infidelity tests can be used to determine marital or relationship infidelity. During and after sexual activity, semen can be deposited on undergarments, bed sheets, clothing, upholstery and other surfaces. Sperm can last as long as 3-5 days in the vagina and remain identifiable for years as dried stains.
Chorionic Villus Sampling ("CVS")A CVS procedure is where the doctor will collect a small piece of placenta tissue through a vaginal or abdominal collection between the 9th and 12th week of pregnancy. The tissue contains fetal cells for the child. One (1) ml tissue is required for paternity testing purposes. This procedure carries the most risk of miscarriage and is not as common as an amniocentesis.
Amniocentesis ("Amnio")An amniocentesis is the most common type of prenatal procedure performed in the United States. It is performed between the 14th and 24th week of pregnancy gestation when chromosome analysis for medical diagnostics purposes is required. However, an amino can be performed anytime after the 14th week of pregnancy for paternity-only purposes.