LYNX DNA laboratory is one of the leading and highly recognized and identified genetic-testing laboratory.
We were established in 2006, as an affiliate of DNA diagnostic center (DDC). DDC laboratories is based in Ohio, United States and is one of the largest and most experienced private DNA testing laboratories in U.S.A. v
DNA Diagnostic Center offer comprehensive DNA-testing services and have met stringent international standards and technical competence. They have several accreditations ranging from International Organization for Standardization (ISO), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and several other recognized accreditations. They are the first to guarantee the superb accuracy of DNA results to be greater than 99.9% thereby providing a conclusive results to the testing. In other words, DDC testing’s and results are significantly higher in accuracy than tests performed at other laboratories. It is this excellence that we represent in Nigeria.
We provide several services to suit individual’s needs and meet their unique demands of each individual client ranging from paternity testing, maternity testing, immigration test, not leaving out the children (siblingship test), with the grandparents also in mind (grandparent DNA test), also not forgetting the extended family (avuncular test); Even the unborn are also put into consideration (non-invasive prenatal test) with the deceased DNA also banked.
CONFIDENTIALITYWe provide confidential information on DNA identity testing to legal and medical professionals and directly to people involved.
The advantage of this is that you receive reliable, professional DNA information from professional staff that handle all the details of DNA testing for you in an efficient and confidential manner.
Once we receive a quest to initiate a legal DNA test, we assign a case manager and a professional to oversee all aspect of sample collections and testing. When the notarized, guaranty DNA Diagnostic Centre (DDC) test are released, they are accompanied by detailed client data, an affidavit for genetic testing report and documentation of strict chain of custody procedures.
EXCELLENCEAt Lynx DNA Labs, we do our best by nurturing a culture of excellence within the organization, we open the path to success. There is always an ever- changing dynamic in both our personal journey and the collective journey of our teams.
PROFESSIONALISMWe Perform DNA identity and parentage test for individuals with their knowledge and informed consent or as directed by a court order.
We Perform DNA identity and parentage test for individuals with their knowledge and informed consent or as directed by a court order. We conduct all aspect of DNA identity and parentage testing with strict confidentiality, we safeguard the genetic information our patients commit into our care. The professionals in our laboratories are dedicated and maintain the highest standards. We realize that we are touching people’s lives in the most sacred ways. We are always mindful of the sanctity of each life and treat each person in accordance with that knowledge.
Our highly trained staff take time and care to listen, and strive to provide our customers with adequate information, before, during and after the DNA test, always in confidence.
PRE TEST & POST TEST COUNSELINGOur clients are taken through pre-test counseling, letting them know the result commonly be one of two options (positive or negative) especially in paternity or maternity issue. The objective is for harmony in the family. Once the result is out, we often offer counseling to promote harmony in the family many times at no cost.
There are no charges for professional consultations regarding the DNA test result we provide.
The inside of the cheek of the tested is gently wiped with a soft cotton swab stick. Swabbing a cheek is a safe, easy way and less painful to collect the sample because almost every cell in a person's body contains his or her unique DNA; it is important to know that DNA in the cheek cells is the same as the DNA in blood cells and provides 100% information as in the case of blood samples. Each sample is then sealed in its own envelope, labeled for identification purposes and sent to the laboratory for processing.
To get a peace of mind paternity test, you can order it online now or call the customer care numbers to get the kit for your sample collection.
The main difference between a legal test and a peace of mind test is how the results report can be used: results from a legal test are court-admissible while results from peace of mind test are not. Courts accept results for a legal test because a chain-of-custody process with witnessed DNA collection is followed, which ensures the correct DNA has been submitted for testing.
In most cases, a mother’s DNA is not necessary to obtain conclusive results for a paternity test. However, there are occasions when her DNA is helpful in strengthening results, and the lab will suspend testing and request a sample from the mother.
Paternity Test can be done during pregnancy and after childbirth.
No; you should not do a peace of mind paternity test if you need results for child custody, immigration or any other legal reason. Courts do not accept results unless they are from a legal DNA test that maintained a strict chain-of-custody process. If you need results for court, contact one of our specialists for a no-obligation, free consultation at 09010001990
You can do a DNA test for a baby after birth as soon as the baby has been cleaned up by hospital staff. Because a cheek swab is used, it’s important that the baby’s mouth be free from meconium, amniotic fluid, breast milk, or formula when doing the DNA collection.
We use cheek swabs (also called buccal swabs). Cheek swabbing is a quick and painless way to collect cheek cells containing DNA. This is not a saliva test. Do not spit on the swabs. If they seem very wet, wave swabs in the air for 60 seconds prior to placing them in the paper sample envelopes.
No, there is no difference in accuracy between cheek-swab and blood samples. DNA is the same in every cell of a person’s body, regardless of whether it is a blood cell or cheek cell.
Yes! a peace of mind test can be performed without the mother. If the mom cannot, or does not want to be tested, we can still perform a home paternity test. A “motherless” test could require more extensive analysis to produce conclusive results, but the results are just as accurate as those of a standard paternity test with the mother included.
Peace of mind test results are accurate for the samples provided to the laboratory. For peace of mind testing, the lab relies on test participants to make sure samples being analyzed by the lab belong to the correct people. If you do not trust other participants’ integrity with submitting correct samples, you can either make sure you’re all together in the same room during swabbing.
The easiest thing to do if tested parties live in different cities or states is to call us our customer care numbers to set up the test, and we’ll take care of sending DNA-collection kits to the different locations.
We take our customers’ privacy very seriously: both for your case and your DNA data.
- We will not release any information about your case to anyone without your authorization.
- We will always follow any special instructions you give us for communicating with you or other parties involved in your test.
- We never release test results over the phone
Will my test results be legally binding?LYNX strictly adheres to the chain-of-custody procedure as outlined by the AABB, and this makes our test results legally defensible. More judges in more courtrooms will see our partners reports DDC than any other paternity report. Many of our patients use their test results for legal purposes such as immigration, child custody, child support, Social Security benefit claims, inheritance claims, and more.You must c all the lab directly to set up the test.
How does a prenatal paternity test work?At Lynx DNA Labs, we do our best by nurturing a culture of excellence within the organization, we open the path to success. There is always an ever- changing dynamic in both our personal journey and the collective journey of our teams.
How accurate is a non-invasive prenatal paternity test?Our results provide at least a 99.9% probability on prenatal paternity tests. A prenatal test is just as accurate as a postnatal test.
Why should I establish paternity while pregnant?A main reason to establish paternity while pregnant is to determine the father of a child as early as possible. More complex reasons may include access to legal and social benefits, establishing accurate medical histories, ensuring the biological father is involved in the pregnancy, and perhaps simply to strengthen the family bond, particularly between a father and child. We’re ready to help.
What is the earliest I can get a paternity test while pregnant?A non-invasive prenatal paternity test can be performed as early as 10 weeks after conception.
Can I use my legal paternity test results for Immigration?Our legal test follows a strict chain of custody, which makes our results defensible in courts and other government agencies. Many of our clients use their test results for immigration, to obtain child support and for other important legal purposes, such as validating claims for Social Security benefits or inheritances.
What does “chain of custody” mean?The chain of custody process is what makes a legal paternity test results legally defensible in courts and other government agencies. It involves three main aspects:
- The tested parties are properly identified when their samples are collected. (Their government-issued IDs are verified and photocopied.)
- The DNA samples are collected by a neutral third party—someone who has no personal interest in the outcome of the test (e.g., a hospital, clinic, or laboratory staff person).
- The samples are tamper-taped, securely packaged at the collection site, and carefully inspected.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?All adult test participants must bring a valid government-issued ID—such as a driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or passport—to the sample collection appointment. For minors, a recent photo is required, although the collector is going to take a photograph of all the tested parties, and this will suffice.
What will happen at the sample collection appointment?When you arrive at your appointment, you will need to present proper identification, which the sample collector will verify and photocopy. After you are properly identified, you will need to sign a form giving your consent for the test. If you are the legal custodian of a tested minor, you will have to sign the form on behalf of the child. The collector will collect your DNA samples using simple buccal swabs—cotton-like swabs that he or she will rub against the inside of your cheek to gather loose cheek cells. The collector will then send all the samples to the laboratory. Our collection process is designed to be convenient, simple, and painless!
How soon will my results be ready?It will takes the minimum of 14 working days for the results to be out, however our results can come earlier than that if you uses our package called Express. Remember there are many facts that can affect the timing of the test results but be rest assured that under no circumstance will we ever sacrifice quality.
How will I receive my results?Once testing is complete, we inform the decision-maker in the case to get the result. Results are completely confidential, and your private genetic information is never shared with or sold to outside parties.
Why Non-Invasive screening Test:NIPT is the most accurate blood test for Down syndrome (at 99 percent) along with other chromosome abnormalities, and it can be done earlier in pregnancy than every other test and screening.
Is the Test Safe?Compared to the invasive methods, such as chronic villus sampling or amniocentesis, this non-invasive test carries no risk of miscarrying, since it only requires a medical blood draw from the expectant mother.
Is the Test Conclusive?The test does provide very accurate results but is not 100% conclusive. The test has been shown to be the most accurate and sensitive test available.
How Does Avuncular DNA test work:Avuncular DNA test can work by testing samples from uncle or aunty. But, it is more accurate if the mother’s DNA sample is also tested.
When Is Twin Zygosity Test Done?Twin zygosity test can be done for twins of any age.
Can cancer be inherited?Yes. Cancer can be passed successively from parent to offspring.
Who should have genetic testing?Genetic counseling and testing may be recommended for people who have had certain cancers or certain patterns of cancer in their family. If you have any of the following, you might consider genetic testing:
- Several first-degree relatives (mother, father, sisters, brothers, children) with cancer.
- Many relatives on one side of the family who have had the same type of cancer.
- A cluster of cancers in your family that are known to be linked to a single gene mutation (such as breast, ovarian or pancreatic cancers in your family).
- A family member with more than 1 type of cancer.
- Family members who had cancer at a younger age than normal for that type of cancer.
- Close relatives with cancers that are linked to rare hereditary cancer syndromes.
- A family member with a rare cancer, such as breast cancer in a male or retinoblastoma.
- A physical finding that’s linked to an inherited cancer (such as having many colon polyps).
- A known genetic mutation in one or more family members who have already had genetic testing.
How is genetic testing done?Testing is done using saliva.
Informed Consent:Before a person should have a genetic test, it is important that he or she fully understands the testing procedure.
During testing, the genes are separated from the rest of the DNA, and then they are scanned for abnormalities. Written informed consent is usually obtained before a genetic test is ordered. People give their consent by signing a form saying that they have been told about, and understand, the purpose of the test, its medical implications, its risks and benefits, possible alternatives to the test, and their privacy rights.
Possible Outcome:Your test results may be positive, negative or uncertain.
A positive genetic test resultIf you’ve had a positive result, this means you have inherited an altered gene and your chance of developing breast cancer (and possibly other cancers) is far greater than the general population.
A negative genetic test resultIf the predictive genetic test shows that you don’t have the altered gene (a negative result), your risk of developing breast cancer is the same as women in general population. Your test results may be positive, negative or uncertain.
Having a negative result also means that any children you have, or may have in the future, won’t inherit an altered gene.