Paternity Test; DNA paternity test determines whether a tested man is the biological father of a tested child. The child’s DNA pattern is compared to that of the alleged father to check for evidence of inheritance which is the proof of a biological relationship. In a standard DNA paternity test, the tested parties include child, father and mother. The mothers’ participation helps to exclude half of the child’s DNA leaving the other half for comparison with the alleged fathers DNA. However a paternity test can be performed without the participation of mother and the results will still be equally conclusive.
DNA Maternity test; Determines whether a tested woman is the biological mother of a tested child. This test can be used to prove biological for example resolve situations where mothers or hospital staffs suspect that a baby mix up occurred in the nursery.
Family relationship testing; This determines whether individuals are related. We are able to carry out siblingship test, Avuncular (uncle aunt test) and grand parentage. Identity DNA Profiling Private individuals may also choose to obtain records of their DNA profiles in case identification is ever needed.
This is so as to:
- To safeguard the rightful heirs and ensure that they will inherit your estate through the exclusion of false claims on your inheritance.
- To avoid expensive exhumations if your DNA profile may be required in the future.
- As a precaution for any possible future identification/verification requirements e.g. in cases of kidnapping, accidental death, act of Terrorism etc.
Forensic DNA testing. This can be useful in;
- Linking unsolved crimes
- Finding a suspect in criminal situations such as rape and incest
- Identification victims of mass fatality disaster such as terror attacks, fire and natural disasters.
- Identification of missing persons for example individuals in mortuaries who cannot be identified by physical means.