DNA Relationship Testing (Paternity)

Introduction into DNA Relationship testing

A  DNA Relationship testing  service is offered by Molecular Diagnostic Services (MDS)  that uses the latest internationally accepted methods of DNA profiling for paternity, maternity, siblingship and kinship testing. The technology is based on the fact that all genetic markers present in the child are derived from the child’s bloodline parents. By examining the genetic markers of the biological mother and child, it can be determined which genetic markers must come from the biological father. With the use of DNA molecular technology, the accuracy of our test provides an extremely accurate probability of paternity.

A person’s genetic make up or DNA  profile remains the same throughout life therefore the analysis can be performed at any age.

LabSure  Collection Kit

The Lab-Sure DNA Relationship collection kit is designed to address the challenges of people having to travel long distances to have blood samples taken for analysis. The kits are designed for self collection of samples from the mother, child and alleged father. The collection system is convenient and maximises confidentiality as the sample can be taken by the individuals concerned  and then sent to the laboratory for analysis. The Lab-Sure result is accepted by South African courts of law, as long as certain procedures are followed to preserve the chain of custody when collecting the samples for analysis. Should the results be required for court it is recommended that blood samples be taken in the presence of a local magistrate, your G.P. or a lawyer.

Advantages

  • Affordable self collection service.
  • Relatively painless procedure.
  • Samples are stable and once collected, can be sent from anywhere in the world.
  • Samples can be sent by post or courier.
  • Rapid and accurate test results.
  • Unique tamper evident security bags are used to ensure chain of custody of samples.

Results

You will receive the results by fax or email within 4 weeks of the laboratory receiving the samples.
An original copy of the results will also be sent by registered mail.
Strictest confidentiality regarding results is maintained at all times.