DNA Paternity test is a painless method used to confirm biological relationship between a presupposed father and the child by using buccal swab samples. The lab runs series of tests known as ‘DNA SEQUENCING’ for genetic match between the alleged father and the child.
A peace of mind test is used basically for one’s personal interest to ascertain the paternity of a child. Results are not court-admissible. The samples can be collected from the comfort of your home. Once your kit arrives, you swab all test participants in the comfort of your home—no visit to a Lab required. Then seal the sample envelopes and send them off to our lab. It’s that simple! The report can be picked from the Lab or send to your mail as directed by the tested
A legal paternity test is required when one wants to back all claims legally. It is used as proof of relationship for immigration, custody, birth certificate, inheritance rights, adoption, child support and or other legal reasons. A strict chain-of-custody is duly followed for a legal test to be accepted.
Maternity DNA testing determines whether the tested woman is the biological mother of the tested child. A maternity test compares a child’s DNA with the mothers DNA to ascertain the relationship since children inherit half of their DNA from their father, and half from their mothers.
Our laboratory provides results with greater than 99.9% probability of maternity for inclusions and 100% for exclusions.
Immigration DNA test is a DNA test done to provide supplementary evidence of relationship in cases where other documents such as birth certificate and other registered records are not available or do not meet the standard requirement of the immigration department.
Once testing is completed, we send a strict chain of custody test results and a clear explanation of the results to the immigration authorities and petitioners. Our legal results is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) which meets the requirements of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other immigration agencies.
In the absence of the father or mother, there are other DNA tests that can be done to prove biological relationship with the other individual or family. They include
A prenatal paternity test is the most accurate way to establish paternity in unborn babies. The test analyses the babies cell free floating DNA in the mother’s bloodstream; this is isolated from the mother’s blood and compared to the alleged father’s DNA. Paternity testing can be done as performed as early as 10 weeks of conception and is completely safe for both mother and unborn child. A prenatal paternity test provides answers to questions about paternity dispute of a fetus.
Did you know that fragments of your baby’s DNA circulate in your bloodstream?
Do you also know that the DNA cells of the fetus can help determine the risk of being born with genetic abnormalities?
Noninvasive prenatal screening test (NIPS) involves a simple blood screening that analyzes that DNA (it’s called cell-free DNA, or cf DNA) to pinpoint baby’s risk for a number of genetic disorders.
These conditions are caused by the presence of an extra copy of a chromosome,
instead of the usual pair. This additional genetic material can cause dysmorphic features,
congenital malformation and different degrees of intellectual disability. Downs Syndrome (Trisomy 21),
Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18), Patau syndrome (Trisomy 13), Trisomy 9, Trisomy 16 & Trisomy 22
Sex chromosome aneuploidy is abnormality of an X or Y chromosome, with the addition or loss of an entire X or Y chromosome. Affected individuals have a well-established phenotype that can include physical abnormalities, learning delays and infertility. Sex Chromosome abnormalities include Turner syndrome (Monosomy X), Klinefelter syndrome (XXY), Triple X syndrome (XXX) & Jacobs syndrome (XYY)
Deletion and duplication syndromes are disorders characterised by small deletions or duplications of a chromosomal segment. This determines which clinical features are manifested and how severe they are. Clinical features may include developmental delays and intellectual disability, growth differences, behavioural problems, feeding difficulties, low muscle tone, seizures, dysmorphic features. They include Cri du Chat (5p deletion) Syndrome, DiGeorge Type 1 and 2 Syndrome, Cat-eye Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome and Jacobsen Syndrome.
Living with cancer is a nightmare! Every day is a battle to stay alive.
The Union for International Cancer Control has made us understand that in every 3 minutes, 1 person dies from cancer. Not all cancers form tumors (visible growths) on the body and cancers can be present for months or years without been detected.
Cancerous cells do not just form, they form over time and this is why individuals should take the cancer risk test. Cancer risk test is a “predictive test” because it determines if an individual has an increased risk of developing cancer even in years to come.
A siblingship test is used to determine if siblings are closely related, share paternity or lineage.
The test determines whether the siblings are half siblings (share one parent) or full siblings (both parents). A siblingship test may be for personal use or done for other legal reasons.
Family Genetic reconstruction is a series of DNA test conducted to determine biological family relationship.
It is used to determine if a child is related to the alleged father’s or maternal close relatives. 2-4 relative DNA are extracted, amplified and analyzed using a baseline of genetic markers and compared with the child’s DNA for similarities.
Y- Chromosome tests, also known as paternal lineage test is used to determine if a male child share relationship with the alleged father’s family. The male sex is determined by the Y chromosome as it is only males that carry this chromosome.
The Y chromosome is exclusively inherited by the males from their fathers and passed down the lineage to the male blood line. Any males who share the same paternal line will share the same Y chromosome profile
Avuncular DNA will determine if a person is biologically related to an aunt or uncle. The participant in the test should be the child, the possible father’s sister or brother.
DNA banking is a secure long term storage/ preservation process of individual’s genetic materials for future use. DNA contains valuable information of an individual, family health risks, underlying health conditions, and ancestry.
Preservation of DNA ensures that the information is accessible to future generations. A deceased DNA can be collected and preserved before the person is cremated or buried.
Twin zygosity DNA testing is used to determine whether twins are identical or fraternal. A zygosity test analyses the twins’ DNA genetic makeup to see whether they match. Fraternal twins come from two eggs been fertilized by two sperm cells. Identical twins come from a single fertilized egg that splits into two thereby allowing them have similar genetic make-up.
Forensic science is basically the application of science to criminal investigations. Evidence from the crime scene are collected, preserved and analyzed during the investigation process. Forensic DNA uses both complete and partial DNA profile which is generated by using the distinct aspect of our DNA that is unique to us. A DNA profile is a complete description of a person’s appearance while a partial profile describes only one of the traits.
DNA profiling for forensic science compares criminal suspects’ profiles to DNA evidence in other to ascertain their involvement in the crime. Items such as masks, hats, clothing’s, underwear’s, dirty laundry, fingernail scrapings, cups, cigarettes, condoms etc., are used to identify the perpetrator of the crime.
A grand parentage test is used to certify biological relationship between a possible grandparent and the grandchild or to establish paternity of the grandchild. The alleged father’s genetic makers can be reconstructed by assessing the DNA samples from his biological parents and sampling with the child.
Mt test uses mitochondrial analysis to determine the biological relationship to maternal relatives/ lineage. The Mt DNA compares your Mitochondrial DNA sequences with that of the mothers DNA and concluded if they are biologically related through a common female ancestor.