When is DNA Paternity Testing Useful?
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)… sounds like a really complex concept, doesn’t it? What’s so important about that mouthful of a term? Well, it’s the basic building block that makes up you and me. It’s the very important nucleic acid inside of us that contains all the genetic information pertinent to the development and functioning of all known living organisms — RNA viruses excluded.
More simply put, DNA is the key that unlocks questions in relationship testing, whether it be paternity testing, maternity testing, or some other type of biological relationship. While DNA may be a complex concept for most of us to understand, it is the foundation used in answering important questions for many individuals.
Why Would I Possibly Need to Consider DNA Testing?
There are many situations where DNA paternity testing is very useful:
- Obtaining child support
- Receiving child visitation rights or custody
- Providing family relationship proof for immigration cases
- Reaching peace of mind by knowing the true mother or father
- Obtaining Social Security and military benefits
- Guarding one’s estate from illegitimate claims
- Proving Native American ancestry to obtain tribal rights
- Resolving adoption issues and confirming biological relationship
What Should I Look for in Choosing a DNA Testing Provider?
There are a lot of options on the market today for DNA testing services – from over-the-counter home testing kits to extensive laboratory analyses. For such a serious and sensitive matter, consider the following when evaluating testing alternatives:
- Guaranteed Accurate Results
We are partnered with DNA Diagnostics Center, one of the key leaders in the industry. DDC performs each test twice in the lab – a step above what is required by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) agency.
- Accredited Laboratory
Our lab partner, DDC, has had over 14 perfect inspection ratings, including a “Commendable Practice” recommendation from the AABB.
DDC is staffed by PhD and MS-degreed scientists with over 150 years of combined experience.
- Fast Turnaround Time
Standard tests are completed in 5 business days or less after samples are received by the lab. Many times, results are turned around even faster.
- Legally Defensible Results
Legal DNA testing services are available, following a strict chain of custody that starts with patients’ DNA sample collection.
- Client Confidentiality
There’s been a lot of news in the press these days about DNA test results, so we understand and respect our clients’ need for privacy.
So, you’re in good hands with DDC and with Peace of Mind Drug & Background Screening for your DNA testing needs. Give us a call for a confidential consultation.