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DNA reports

What is a paternity report?

A paternity report, also known as a DNA or parentage report, is drawn up to clarify family relationships.

In an ancestry test, the DNA profiles of the test participants (test subjects) are created and compared with one another for matches. The statement about a family relationship has considerable consequences for the test persons, it is therefore important that the expert opinion is carried out with a high degree of accuracy by professionally trained scientists.

DNA reports that we issue to you are always carried out in accordance with current medical and legal standards and, in consultation with the court and with documented sampling, can also be used in court

When can a paternity test be taken?

With the birth of the child it is possible to take a paternity test. If the tested child is still breastfed, it must be ensured that the saliva sample is taken from the child approx. 30 minutes after the last milk meal. Otherwise the sample could be contaminated with maternal DNA.
We do not offer a test with prenatal samples. This is prohibited under the Genetic Diagnostics Act.

Result: paternity confirmed

So-called DNA markers are checked in both a paternity test and a relationship test. In the case of more extensive relationship analyzes, a test with 26 to 45 DNA markers is often useful in order to get meaningful results due to the relationship between the tested persons. For proof of paternity, reliable results can usually be achieved with 16-21 DNA markers. It is assumed, however, that no relatives of the examined man can also be considered as the child's father.

If a possible father is not excluded, a biostatistical probability calculation is carried out. On the basis of this calculation, paternity can be determined in the case of deficiency with> 99.9% probability of paternity. In this case, the verbal predicate "paternity proven in practice" is given. If the mother (Triofall) participates in the test, the probability can increase up to 99.999%.

Result: paternity excluded

When is paternity guaranteed to be excluded?

In a paternity test with two or three participants (test subjects), between 21 and 31 DNA markers are usually tested. Half of the child's DNA comes from the father and half from the mother. We can therefore safely rule out paternity if a child has no matches with the possible father in at least three markers.
An exclusion of paternity is always determined to 100%, there is no "maybe" in this area. Should we come to an exclusion of paternity, we will automatically repeat the test free of charge from the beginning with the second sample.

What does a DNA report from paternity analysis look like?

We have deposited a positive report here as an example for you. Here you can read what you would get from us as an expert opinion and what data it contains:

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