Maybe you’ve considered having a DNA test to prove paternity or for another reason, but you haven’t gotten around to it. Some people say they work too many hours, and it’s difficult to arrange an appointment. Others are uncomfortable talking with strangers about such personal issues.
Did you know that you can have the same results with a sample that you collect in the privacy of your own home?
All we need is a small bit of tissue from the person to be tested— a cheek swab from the inside of the mouth, for instance, and we send it to the laboratory to be analyzed and checked against another’s DNA profile (also obtained with a tissue sample).
The results are valid. The analysis is conducted in an accredited lab. The only difference is that a home-kit sample is not acceptable in court or for government purposes. This is because any legal documentation requires that the sample be collected under the supervision of a disinterested, uninvolved third party.
For many people, the legal ramifications are not the point of arranging a DNA test. It’s more for peace of mind, or to establish a family relationship. In this case, you should call one of our offices and arrange to pick up a home test kit.
DNA Test Is Proof Positive
Our government now accepts DNA results for any legal identification, including murder cases, inheritance, immigration and everything in between. Where there is some equivocation is in how the DNA is collected.
Very often, a DNA test is desired because there is some controversy about parenthood or ancestry. In these cases, one must carefully scrutinize the entire process, beginning with the sample-taking. Say we have a 7-year-old boy. The mother is suing for back child support. The father questions whether the child is biologically related. Would you give the DNA test kit to the mother and instruct her to collect a sample from the child?
By the time the sample reaches the lab, the technicians are working blindly. They have no idea whose cells are on the swab. They can only submit the sample to be analyzed by the computer against a sample from the Dad. If the mother managed to submit a different sample— say, one from this child’s brother, who was also fathered by the same man— well, the results would not be accurate. That’s why how the sample is collected is critical.
DNA Home Kit Convenience
As long as the client understands how uncertainty can be introduced into the process, we are comfortable with the concept of a home test kit. Many lives have been smoothed and relationships restored with the help of All About Truth DNA Testing Services.
If you need to verify a biological relationship, call one of our offices in Broward, Dade or Palm Beach counties, or call our nationwide hotline. We’ll explain the pros and cons of home testing, and we’ll tell you how to collect a sample that will give you the peace of mind you crave.