A DNA paternity test is not as complicated to understand as some may think, and understanding how it works may help ease the minds of those who need or want answers . A paternity test can be used to answer questions such as:
- Is this really my child?
- Is he the father of my child?
- Did I find my biological parents?
With the technology available in DNA paternity testing, you can now get answers.
The DNA Collection Process for Paternity Testing
The DNA collection process is simple and easy. Most people know that using a buccal (cheek) swab is how most DNA testing laboratories currently collect samples .This is because it is less invasive than collecting a blood sample.
How does Swabbing your Cheek answer DNA Paternity Questions?
Did you know most DNA is identical from person to person? But there are portions that are unique, like a fingerprint. These unique portions of DNA are used for paternity testing and other types of relationship testing. When you rub the special swabs on the inside of your cheek, you are collecting skin cells that contain that unique genetic profile. These special buccal swabs are not regular cotton swabs. They are made of a special material to help capture the cells needed for testing.
The genetic profile of a child is inherited from both biological parents. Once DNA is extracted from the swabs in our accredited in-house lab and the testing portion is complete, the profile of the alleged father is compared with the profile of the child in question. This determines if the man tested is the biological father.
It’s just that simple! Fortunately, getting answers is affordable too.
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