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Forensic tests are used in the investigation of crimes for the legal system. Capital DNA Testing, LLC will put you in direct contact with our forensic experts at the lab so you can talk directly to our forensic scientists about your case.
This is the standard paternity test. This test determines the biological relationship between the alleged father and the child tested. Samples are collected by a Capital DNA Testing, LLC Collection Technician. Personal ID is required from the testing parties. Signatures, additional pictures and fingerprints may be required from testing parties to ensure all legal requirements are met for a legally admissible test. All Chain-of-Custody protocols will be followed. It is suggested that the Mother/Alleged Father/ and Child be tested if possible. However the Alleged Father and Child are all that is required.
Samples are collected by a Capital DNA Testing, LLC Collection Technician. This test determines the biological relationship between the alleged father and the child tested. No ID is required from the testing parties because the test will normally NOT be admissible in court or be used for other legal reasons. No chain-of-custody for the test will be adhered to. This is a cost effective way to determine paternity due to Peace of Mind, curiosity, or validating the need for a Court Ready/Legal Admissible test prior to incurring the expense of court orders and attorneys. Alleged father and child are all that is required.
DNA testing can be used to confirm the biological relationship between a mother and child. This test is often used in cases where a child has been separated by adoption or there is a concern that the baby was switched at birth.
A Grandparentage Test proves the paternity of a child by testing the alleged father’s parents when the alleged father is either deceased or unavailable. This test is often one of the better relationship tests to perform to determine paternity of a child. The best testing scenario is a test which includes the mother, child and both of the alleged father’s parents. Comparing the alleged father’s reconstructed profile against the child’s DNA, can allow this testing scenario to give results as accurate as a paternity test. Each time a person is removed from the test, such as a grandparent or mother, the strength of the generic evidence decreases; therefore testing all 4 individuals if possible is the best testing option. (The fee is based on the number of individuals tested.)
In circumstances where the alleged father is unavailable for testing or is deceased, a male child can be tested against any number of his male relatives including, but not limited to, other known male children, brothers and half brothers with the same father, uncles, grandfather, and grandfather’s brothers. The Y chromosome is male specific and passes through generations unchanged from father to son. When there are two related alleged fathers additional testing will be required.
This test determines the biological relationship between the alleged father and the child tested. This test involves testing the child’s paternal aunt or uncle (the alleged father’s sister or brother). (The fee is based on the number of individuals tested.)
A Siblingship test is useful for determining if individuals are full brothers/sisters, half brothers/sisters or unrelated. This test can be used to help determine the biological relationship between the alleged father and the child tested. It is not conclusive. It will give the probability of paternity percentage.
This test is done to determine if the twins are fraternal or identical.
The paternity of an unborn child can be determined utilizing the same laboratory methods used in conventional paternity testing. Both the alleged father and the mother must participate in the testing procedure. Prenatal DNA can be collected by a physician utilizing one of two techniques…Amniocentesis or Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS). Amniocentesis sample collection is typically performed between the 12th and 21st week of pregnancy. CVS sample collection is typically performed between the 10th and 12th weeks of pregnancy. Both procedures can lead to damage or loss of the baby. As a result, Capital DNA Testing, LLC recommends that patients wait until the baby is born, unless they are already undergoing this procedure for other medical reasons. It is the policy of Capital DNA Testing, LLC to NOT participate in either above test for the sole purpose of establishing paternity of an unborn child.
You can continue to speculate about these various scenarios or you can eliminate your lingering doubt. If you think that you may need an answer to your question … you probably do… so give us a call. The latest DNA technology can give you the answer. Call Capital DNA Testing, LLC so we can discuss your unique situation one-on-one and help you find the best option to find the answer to your question confidentially and discreetly.
Every year countless individuals go through the unwelcome process of exhuming the remains of a relative to prove paternity or other biological relationship. Since biological children of deceased individuals generally have inheritance rights, DNA is being used more and more to challenge estates. In some instances, unknown children can appear without warning to claim paternity. In other instances, a greedy or disgruntled sibling may claim that another sibling is not a biological descendent of a deceased person.
A DNA Profile secured before death can eliminate the need for family members to experience the painstaking ordeal of exhumation. For as little as $150.00 (cost dependent on collection location) Capital DNA Testing, LLC can provide this service to you and your clients. An individual’s DNA profile never changes and can be compared to a DNA reference sample after death as biological evidence of relationship.
Ensuring you and your family members have an individual DNA Profile on hand in case of a missing person situation or, before an unpleasant incident is important too. Remember 911? Your DNA Profile can assist law enforcement and recovery authorities in their investigation in the event it becomes necessary.
A DNA Profile is never needed until… it is needed.