What if. . .?
Trust us: We’ve seen it all!
What if the alleged father swabs his four-legged friend instead of himself? Rest assured, IDENTIGENE’s laboratory is equipped to recognize these ‘Fido or Feline flags.” Our primers, analyzers, and controls are all geared for human DNA: anything else comes back as “no data.”
What if the mom swabs her sister instead of her child to make sure the biological relationship is denied? Well, in the case of a close relative, we can usually tell if a person is related to one of the other people swabbed. However, if someone swabs a friend or other unrelated person instead of the child, the test results would obviously say the man is not the biological father. The best way to avoid controversy is to have all three people together when you are swabbing-that way you can be certain of whose samples are submitted. If it’s impossible for everyone to be in the same room for the swabbing, IDENTIGENE can arrange to have collections supervised by a trained disinterested 3rd part (a Collector). There is an extra cost involved, so contact Client Support if you are interested in this option.
What if a person swabs themselves and the child with one swab? This one is easy! The lab would quickly identify it as a ‘mixed’ profile.
In conclusion, here’s a bit of reassurance: If our laboratory suspects fraudulent testing, we contact the client for a retest. Test results are strengthened by including DNA from BOTH the alleged father and biological mother as well as the child. That’s why our kit includes materials to test all three people, without an extra charge.
Life is full of ‘What Ifs” and people being people, some folks try to commit paternity fraud. Don’t leave DNA Paternity Testing to chance. If you don’t trust all involved parties to be honest, consider a ‘legal collection.” It’s simple. Just purchase the IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Test from your local drugstore and call us before opening. We’ll handle the rest!
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