Results from paternity testing are interpreted slightly different than casework DNA analysis. A DNA paternity test compares a child’s DNA profile with that of the alleged father to determine evidence of inheritance for proof of a biological relationship. DNA paternity testing determines if a man could be the biological father of a child or not. We all inherit our DNA (the genetic material) from our biological parents.
The result of a DNA paternity test is either an exclusion (the alleged father is not the biological father), or an inclusion (the alleged father is considered the biological father). At Arkansas Genomics our paternity test guarantees at least 99.99% probability of paternity for inclusions or 100% certainty of exclusion. You are thereby assured the highest degree of accuracy.
Paternity DNA Testing may be required for the following:
Arkansas Genomics performs two types of Paternity Testing:
Home paternity testing is usually used to answer one’s own personal questions or to resolve social issues. This type of testing allows individuals to collect their own DNA via a cheek swab by swabbing the inside of the cheek. The resulting swab can be analyzed to determine and prove relationships for a number of reasons.
If you need a paternity test performed in hopes of changing a name on a birth certificate, to prove in a court of law legal issues surrounding the identification of an alleged father, execution of wills or to obtain child support benefits a Legal DNA test is required which requires a Chain of Custody (COC) to ensure sample integrity and legally defensible results.
At Arkansas Genomics, we understand the importance of your family and your genetic relationships. When questions arise regarding paternity, we treat your information with the highest standard in terms of privacy, kindness and sensitivity. We offer court admissible paternity tests and a “Peace of Mind”.