What is the paternity test?

The paternity test is a DNA-based analysis that determines whether or not a man is the biological father of a particular child or fetus (in pregnancy cases). DNA testing is the only surefire way to determine the degree of kinship. To perform the DNA test, samples from the presumed father and the child are required. Analyzing a sample from the mother increases the confidence of the test, but it is not necessary to perform it.

How is a paternity test conducted?

The paternity test thoroughly analyzes 16 DNA sequences (markers) for each person tested. Based on the 16 markers, a genetic profile is created for each person. The profiles are then compared, establishing the correspondence for each marker.

During the testing process, certain fragments of DNA structures called STR (Short Tandem Repeats) markers are animated. These markers, located in different chromosomes, present a wide variety in the human population, making constellations specific to each individual. Based on this, by using several such sequences, the accuracy of identifying a person increases greatly in comparison to other methods.

Specifically, the probability that two individuals have the same genetic characteristics, so to be confused by this analysis is 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. The STR markers used are part of the US data system – CODIS (Combined DNA Index System), which is used by the FBI in the technique of establishing human DNA profiles.

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How much does a paternity test cost?

The prices of paternity tests vary based on the number of people involved and the delivery time selected by the customer. Explore the table below for more details.

Testing Timeframe: Postnatal

Paternity test

Presumptive father and 1 child

Free worldwide shipping and sample collection
Results delivery duration: 6 days
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Paternity test

Presumptive father and 1 child

Free worldwide shipping and sample collection
Results delivery duration: 3 days
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Paternity test

Presumptive father and 1 child

Free worldwide shipping and sample collection
Results delivery duration: 24 hours
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Testing Timeframe: Prenatal

Non-invasive paternity test

Starting with the 10th week of pregnancy

Free worldwide shipping and sample collection

Non-invasive DNA parent-child test (NIPPT) during pregnancy uses the latest second-generation DNA sequencing technology to detect fetal genetic fragments in maternal peripheral blood to compare the biological information of the father to determine the parental relationship.
Results delivery duration: 30 days

950

What types of DNA samples can be used?

Each type of sample, depending on its nature and the way it is elevated, ensures a certain success rate of DNA testing. This is based on the quantity and quality of the extracted DNA. The collection procedure in turn depends on the type of biological samples and the lifespan of the fetus/child in which the testing is performed. The table below provides structured information on the sampling procedures for each type of sample.

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Biological Sample

Method of sampling

Choral Villi (CVS) – 2-3 mm
Chorionic villi are harvested by biopsy by an obstetrician under ultrasound guidance during 9-12 weeks of pregnancy.
Amniotic fluid – 1.5-2ml
Amniocentesis – the collection of amniotic fluid from the amniotic cavity – is performed by an obstetrician under ultrasound guidance during 14-21 weeks of pregnancy.
Peripheral blood – 10ml
Non-invasive DNA parent-child test (NIPPT) during pregnancy uses the latest second-generation DNA sequencing technology to detect fetal genetic fragments in maternal peripheral blood to compare the biological information of the father to determine the parental relationship.

Biological Sample

Method of sampling

Peripheral blood – maximum 2ml
Venous puncture – collection in vacutainer with EDTA
Oral epithelial cells
The sterile collection kit consists of a sterile collector and an environmentally friendly plastic container – the collector is inserted into the oral cavity and the epithelial cells are scraped off the inner surface of the cheek carefully, without causing discomfort.
Bulb hairs (with root) – 7 – 10 strands
The hairs are taken by pulling (with a bulb), not by cutting. They are placed in a sterile plastic container or paper bag. We also accept hairs from the electric appliance, if they have a bulb.
Toothbrush
Avoid touching the brushed area of ​​the brush. It will be stored in a paper bag.
Cigarette butts
Avoid touching them in the terminal area of ​​the filter paper (the one that comes in contact with the lips). The cigarette butt should be stored in a sterile plastic container or paper bag.
Chewing Gum
Avoid directly touching the chewing gum. It should be placed in a sterile plastic container.
Freshly cut nails and cuticles
Direct touching of the samples has to be avoided as much as possible. The sample is placed in a sterile plastic container or paper bag.
Bloodstains on textiles, tampons, etc.
Direct touching of the samples has to be avoided as much as possible. The sample should be placed in a sterile plastic container or paper bag.