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Frequently Asked Questions About DNA Testing in Texas
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Questions About DNA Testing Procedures in Texas
What can I do if the father isn't available for Paternity Test?
If an alleged father cannot be tested, regardless of the reason, paternity can be established indirectly through other close relatives, by doing another tests like a grandparentage test, siblingship test, or avuncular test.
Can other specimens be used for paternity or other family relationship DNA testing?
Yes. Other biological specimens can be used, such as blood, hair follicles (not cut hair), seminal or vaginal fluids, skin, bones and teeth, among others. In situations where DNA testing must be discreet, check with our medical assistant for other options. We can generally accept other items and materials suspected of containing DNA, though we cannot guarantee the DNA’s viability or presence due to possible contamination, age, improper storage or other factors. Contact us for more info.
Can we come in separately to have our specimens collected, although the test will be performed with all of us – mom, dad, and child?
Yes, as long as the specimen collections occur reasonably close in days to each other.
What is the chain of custody and why is it used in DNA Testing?
Chain of Custody refers to the proper custody and control of the DNA samples throughout the testing process so that the results are accurate and cannot be tampered with at any stage of the testing process. It includes: A neutral third party who can identify the persons being tested and collect their DNA samples. Delivery of paperwork and the samples at a testing location without any tampering. Proper handling and testing of DNA and paper work by a qualified laboratory.
What relatives should participate in an Avuncular DNA Test?
Generally, participants in an Avuncular DNA test are the child and either a brother or sister of the possible father in the case. Whenever possible, the mother of the child should also contribute her DNA to testing since her participation can definitely help to strengthen results.
Do Home DNA Test Kits Work for Immigration DNA Testing?
No, the USCIS and the Bureau of Consular Affairs mandate that all DNA testing take place at an AABB-accredited lab. Also, certified lab collectors must supervise these tests. Hence, the home kits you buy at a convenience store, etc. do not serve as legitimate testing options.
Is there a minimum age requirement for the child?
There is no minimum age requirement for the child (indeed paternity testing is frequently performed shortly after birth). The samples are collected painlessly by rubbing a soft swab inside if the cheek so it is painless, non-invasive and simple to collect, even from a young child.
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General Questions About DNA Testing
How Do I Find DNA Testing in USA?
Your first step is finding an AABB-accredited DNA testing laboratory. Only laboratories approved by the American Association of Blood Banks are accepted for legal DNA testing purposes. Furthermore, for general purposes, only AABB lab results hold up in various other court cases. Take a look at the approved sources here. After finding the right testing site, schedule an appointment, pay the fees, and show up at the DNA testing clinic.
Is DNA Testing Free?
Not to our knowledge, DNA testing laboratories charge for analyzing DNA. Hence, DNA collection sites charge their customers to cover these costs.
Is DNA Testing Confidential?
DNA Testing Texas respects your privacy, all of the tests results managed by our team are kept confidential.
How do they Perform DNA Sample Collection?
DNA testing is a very simple process. The standard procedure involves utilizing a buccal swab to collect the individual’s cheek cells. Additionally, the process involves swabbing for up to 30 seconds to collect enough cheek cells and then storing it in a sterile container.
Is DNA Testing Painful?
Not at all, it’s a quick and painless process. It only takes 30 seconds and there are no needles involved.
What Happens After Collecting My DNA Sample?
After collecting your sample, the DNA testing facility delivers your samples to an AABB DNA testing lab. Then, the lab technicians analyze your DNA and compile a report. Finally, they send this report directly to you
How Accurate is DNA Testing?
So far, DNA testing remains the ‘Gold Standard’ for various testing purposes due to its accuracy. Actually, DNA testing currently sits at about 99.99% accuracy for cases of inclusion. Conversely, it is 100% accurate for denying the existence of a genetic match.