AM I THE FATHER?

The result of a DNA paternity test is either an exclusion (the alleged father is not the biological father), or an inclusion (the alleged father is considered the biological father).

For a standard paternity test DNA Services of America guarantees at least 99.99% probability of paternity for inclusions or 100% certainty of exclusion.

  • A 0% probability of paternity represents an exclusion (the alleged father is not the biological father).
  • A 99.99% or greater probability represents an inclusion in a standard trio (the alleged father is the biological father).

WHAT DO I LOOK FOR ON THE TEST RESULTS REPORT?

Read the formal report, containing information about the different loci that were tested. Focus on the part that says “Probability of Paternity.” If it states a 99.99 value for a trio case (meaning both parents and the child were tested) then you are the father. If the report reads a probability value of zero, then there is no chance you are the father.

WHAT IS BEING TESTED IN A DNA TEST?

The accuracy of paternity test results depends on how many loci (or points) are tested on the DNA segments of the alleged father and child. The higher the number of loci, the greater the accuracy that can be obtained. DNA Services of America tests 16 loci and in addition, the DNA samples from each person are divided in two and two independent laboratory teams take the samples through the DNA testing process.  This ensure the most reliable test results.

ARE MY TEST RESULTS ACCREDITED?

Legal paternity tests are considered “accredited” because they are performed through a strict procedure that is approved by an accrediting body. These accrediting bodies, are official organizations that are responsible for inspecting DNA testing laboratories. Our legal paternity test results are also notarized to assure legal parties that the persons tested were identified through the Chain of Custody process.

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