Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Understanding your Paternity Test Results

Paternity test results provide passionate and sometimes life changing answers. This one page report holds information of paternity …is the alleged father the biological father of the child?

The IDENTIGENE paternity test result shows DNA profiles for each participant, the combined parentage index (CPI), and a percentage of probability indicating the strength of the results. All of this information in a paternity test answers one specific question.

DNA Markers in Paternity Testing.

The DNA profiles in paternity testing consist of DNA markers (usually 15) that are used to determine if there is a biological match, the same codis markers used by the FBI for DNA evidence. Each Marker location shows 2 alleles. Everyone receives one number from their biological mother and one number from their biological father. These markers are analyzed to verify matches between the alleged father and the child. If the markers between the alleged father and child match they are given a Parentage Index number that indicates how common that marker is among the population. If the marker is rare the number will be higher, if the marker is common the number will be lower. These numbers calculate to give the probability of paternity. The probability of paternity for inclusions must be higher than 99%. The probability of paternity for exclusions will show as 0%.

LocusAlleged FatherChildParentage Index
D8S117921.2, 3219, 21.23.675

The Conclusion Section of the Paternity Test Results

When you read the conclusion section of your paternity test results you will find one of the following statements followed by a percentage of probability.

John Doe is excluded as the biological father of James Doe.

This means that John Doe cannot be the father of James Doe because the analysis shows that they do not share a paternity relationship and the report will indicate a 0% paternity probability.

John Doe is not excluded as the biological father of James Doe.

This means that John Doe is considered to be the father of James Doe because the analysis shows that they share a paternity relationship. The probability of paternity will show 99% or higher.

Why does the paternity test report say “not excluded” if the person is the father?

With paternity testing it is possible to exclude a possible father with 100% certainty; however, the only way to include someone as the biological father with 100% certainty would be to test the entire genome of an individual. That means their entire DNA. Paternity tests use a standard of 15 markers which can get probabilities up to 99.99% which means he is “not excluded”. The paternity test results are 99.99% confident that he is the biological father.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

DNA Paternity Test: Are You The Father?

Paternity testing has been a topic of conversation for quite some time now. The advancement in science seems to have taken people by surprise. Paternity testing offers answers to questions that could not be answered with any certainty in the past. Now, paternity tests are everywhere…you can even purchase the DNA collection kits at your local pharmacies. This has brought the conversation about paternity test questions out in the open. Are you ready to know the truth?

Working in the Paternity Testing Field

Working in the field of paternity testing has provided me insight. I get to listen to some amazing stories from our customers. I hear their happiness, and even their heart aches. They all have one thing in common…they want answers. Are you my father? Am I the father of this beautiful child?

Starting the Paternity Test Conversation

Unlike several years ago, the topic of paternity tests has risen to a level of acceptance. People want to know where they came from, what their family medical history looks like, and sometimes they need closure to understand who they are. Everyone participating in a paternity test has their own personal reason for doing so. Paternity testing can help find answers some are searching for. Whether the answers they receive are what they want, or expect, with paternity testing costs at an all time low, people now have the means to have these questions answered. A paternity test offers peace of mind, and peace of mind may be just what they need.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Privacy and Accuracy With Paternity Testing

Privacy along with fast, accurate results appear to be two of the top concerns with paternity testcustomers. They want to make sure their private affairs won’t be reported to state agencies, or won’t be released to anyone that is not involved in theirpaternity testing case. Rest assure your privacy is a key concern here atIDENTIGENE. Information about any paternity test case, including results, are only released to individuals associated with the case. With the exception of a court subpoena, information is held in the strictest of confidence. Online results are available using a secure login and password created by the customers at the time the case is created. This helps to ensure privacy.
Paternity Testing and Peace of Mind
Paternity test science has made dramatic developments over time. The process has gone from obtaining DNA samples by extracting blood, and then having to wait weeks, sometimes even months for results, to the non-invasive check swab DNA collection process with a much faster turn-around time.
Although the paternity test process is not as fast as you may witness on your favorite crime shows, DNA science has advanced enough to offer paternity testing results in a matter of days. IDENTIGENE paternity tests can be complete with results released in 2-3 business days from the time the samples arrive at our laboratory.

With fast and accurate paternity test results IDENTIGENE can offer peace of mind that comes not only with knowing your results are accurate, but also that they are kept confidential.

Monday, May 16, 2011

IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Test Kit now available in more retail outlets throughout New York!

IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Test Kits have been available in New York State for a short amount of time, and now you can find ourpaternity test kits in even more New York locations. This growth has developed to 260 retail locations in the New York City area, and a total of 1,600 locations across the state.  Paternity testingcan be a difficult situation to face, here atIDENTIGENE we strive to make that process as easy as possible.

Paternity Test Requirements for the State of New York

New York requirements for paternity testing are unique. All New York residents participating in apaternity test must complete the legal paternity test, after they receive authorization from a participating agent such as a physician or an attorney. The legal paternity test must also have the collections witnessed by a third party. The witness then sends the samples and paperwork to the IDENTIGENElaboratory for the paternity testing to ensure the integrity of the samples.

Paternity test costs for New York residents

IDENTIGENE Paternity Test Kits available in New York
The paternity test kit can be purchased at a local retail outlet for about $30. The complete service for the New York paternity testing process is about $300. Because of the special requirements for New York residents, you want to consider contacting anIDENTIGENE paternity test specialist to assist you with the process. Expert client support agents are available Monday-Friday from 9am to 8pm EST. Our toll free number is (888) 404-4363. They are available to help ensure a pleasing experience.

“Since the launch [retail paternity test kits] three and a half years ago, we have seen remarkable interest in the Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit from customers nationwide, and we are extremely pleased that this paternity test is now available on retail shelves throughout New York,” said Steve Smith, executive director of Identigene. “Many consumers prefer buying test kits directly from their pharmacy because of the convenience, lower cost, and quick results.”