Paternity DNA Tests
Paternity Testing Details
The Paternity Test is used to establish the biological father of an individual.
The Paternity Test price includes:
1 alleged father and 1 child. If the mother is available for the Paternity Test then her sample will be processed for free as this improves the accuracy of the test.
The cost of the test includes all paternity test reports and correspondence.
Additional alleged fathers or children included in the Paternity Test should be charged at the rate specified.
The Paternity Test
A person possesses two (of many possible) alleles at each location. The alleles are identified by a number. These are inherited from the parents at conception. One comes from the mother and one from the father.
Therefore, when the DNA profiles of biological parents are laid out together in a paternity test, one of the child’s alleles (numbers) will match up with a number from the mothers sample and the other should match up with an allele from the father’s sample.
If these alleles match at all locations analysed in the paternity test, a person is included as the biological father of the child because it proves they have passed these genetic markers to the child at conception.
Inconsistencies in the paternity test (locations where there is NO match) will exclude a person as a biological father. This is based on the fact that it is only possible to pass on to your offspring, the alleles which you possess in your own DNA profile.
Accuracy of the Paternity Test
>99.9999 probability obtained for inclusion as a biological parent in a Paternity Test. This result means that a person is at least 1 million times more likely to be the biological parent of the child tested, than an unrelated individual from the same ethnic group.
0% probability obtained in a Paternity Test when excluded as a biological parent. This result means that there is 0% chance that the person tested is the biological parent of the child.
Please see the DNA Clinics site for further information regarding the Paternity DNA test