DNA Clinics Paternity DNA Test Kit
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About this DNA kit
This DNA paternity test is for 1 mother, 1 father and 1 child. The results from the test can only be used for personal information only.
If you require a DNA test for legal purposes, you must make an appointment at a DNA Clinic.
If you require extra mouth swabs for additional test participants please call 0800 032 5945.
How does the Paternity test work?
During a DNA Paternity test, different genetic locations are analysed along the DNA molecule.
A person possesses two (of many possible) alleles at each location. The alleles are identified by a number. These are inherited from the parents at conception. One comes from the mother and one from the father.
Therefore, when the DNA profiles of biological parents are laid out together, one of the child's alleles (numbers) will match up with a number from the mother's sample and the other should match up with an allele from the father's sample.
If these alleles match at all locations analysed, a person is included as the biological father of the child because it proves they have passed these genetic markers to the child at conception.
Inconsistencies (locations where there is NO match) will exclude a person as a biological father. This is based on the fact that it is only possible to pass on to your offspring the alleles which you possess in your own DNA profile.
How to use
Please read the product information before use
3 simple steps...
1. Complete the enclosed forms
2. Collect your DNA samples using the swabs provided.
3. Mail back your samples and completed documents using the pre-paid envelope supplied.
1. Complete the forms
Complete the enclosed forms.
Ensure your writing is clear and legible.
Sign the consent form. Signatures are required in order to process your DNA samples.
Return the forms with your DNA samples.
Ensure payment is enclosed.
If you require any assistance completing the forms, please call 0800 032 5945 to speak to a Clinical Adviser.
2. Collect the DNA sample
Swab. There are 2 mouth swabs for each test particpant. To obtain the required DNA samples, rub the cotton end of the swab inside the left cheek firmly at least 20 times. Repeat with the second swab on the inside of the left cheek.
For guidance, see the video at: https://youtu.be/CTUFtkeGe1k
Air Dry. Both mouth swabs by rapidly flicking through the air for at least 15 seconds. Do not handle the cotton end, this will cause contamination of your DNA samples.
Seal. Place the swabs into the relevant test particpants sample envelope. Ensure all details are completed on the sample envelope and secure the 2 swabs by sealing the flap.
3. Mail back your DNA samples
Place the sample envelopes, completed forms and payment into the return envelope supplied (no postage required). Seal the return envelope with the security seal provided.
Your DNA Test results will be sent to you within 7 working days from the date the laboratory receives the samples.
IMPORTANT. It may be a criminal offence under the Humun Tissue Act 2004, to have bodily material with the intention to analyse human DNA in the material and use the result for certain purposes without qualifying content.