Do you question if your twins are identical? Here at IDENTIGENE we are known for our paternity testing, but did you know we can also conclude if twins are identical or fraternal? Are you curious?
Are They Identical Twins?
The Twin Zygosity test will determine if siblings share identical DNA, which means they are identical twins, or if they have different DNA which indicates fraternal twins. It’s that simple.
Identical twins share genetic traits such as hair color and eye color. Fraternal twins may not share similar traits and can even be different sexes. Sometimes however, fraternal twins do share common traits but have different DNA profiles. The Twin Zygosity DNA test will determine if the twins are identical. Simply submit DNA samples (cheek swabs) to the laboratory for DNA testing, and in a matter of days you will have a definite answer.
IDENTIGENE DNA Tests
Twin Zygosity testing and our paternity test are just a couple of examples of test types IDENTIGENE offers, and if our website doesn’t answer all of your questions (I really would like to know) our team of expert client support representatives can. They can be reached Mon-Fri 9am-8pm EST at (888) 404-GENE.
Peace of Mind with Paternity Testing
Paternity testing is a precise way to verify who is the biological father of a child when there are questions about the child’s paternity.
Science and Paternity Tests
With amazing innovations in technology and science today, paternity testing is a reliable way to obtaining peace of mind that is sometimes needed. Whether a father is trying to determine if a child is biologically theirs or an entire family that want answers to questions that could possibly change the dynamic of their family structure, paternity tests are available and affordable.
Why a Paternity Test?
Statistics all over the World Wide Web indicate 30% of fathers paying child support are paying for children that are not biologically theirs. Knowing the biological father of a child has many advantages from family health history to peace of mind for all individuals involved.
Is taking a paternity test difficult?
Taking a paternity test is not a complex process. With the IDENTIGENE Paternity Test kits readily available at local retail outlets, finding answers to paternity questions are no longer out of reach. Whether you require a legal paternity test or are searching for peace of mind with the personal paternity test, the IDENTIGENE team is available to make the process simple, and to assist you throughout the paternity test process.
If you have a paternity question please contact our professional client support team at (888) 404-GENE Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm EST. They are happy to answer your questions and help you decide which test is best for your unique situation.
I have been following the ‘Baby Kate’ case with intrigue. A missing child, the father accused of kidnapping, paternity testing to answer the question of paternity, and a mother frantically searching for her missing baby. Where is baby Kate?
Paternity Test Confirms Biological Relationship
The latest development is the paternity test results that have been released and confirm Sean Phillips is in fact the biological father of a missing infant, ‘Baby Kate’.
Katherine Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips went missing on June 29, 2011, after the alleged father (at that time), tried to take baby Kate and her mother to the Department of Human Services hoping to put the child up for adoption. Arial Courtland, baby Kate’s mother believed they were on their way to for paternity testing because Mr. Phillips did not believe the child was his, and had not told his parents about the baby.
When Mr. Phillips was arrested for kidnapping baby Kate, they found the babies car seat and diaper bag in the trunk of his car, and the clothing she was wearing that day in his pockets. Mr. Phillips has been charged with kidnapping and held on bond. He is not talking to police. However, baby Kate is still missing and authorities are not sure if the child is still alive, or if she was involved with some sort of black market adoption.
Preserving your privacy is an important part of what we do here at IDENTIGENE. So how can we keep your privacy when you are involved in a paternity test if we post the results online?
Securing Your Paternity Test Results
Once you determine paternity testing is necessary, you then move forward with the process. For the personal paternity test you simply purchase the IDENTIGENE Paternity Test Kit at a local pharmacy and collect the DNA samples at home. Included in the kit is an order form that you will fill out and send to the laboratory along with the DNA samples to complete your paternity testing. On this order form you will select a login and password for your own specific case. This login and password will give you access to your online results. Your login and password should be something that you will not only remember, but something that is unique to you and wont be predictable to a third party.
If you are arranging for a legal paternity test, the client support representative assisting you with your case will ask for your secure login and password at the time the case is set up. Also, if you call to pre-pay for your personal paternity test instead of sending in a money order or your credit/debit card information, the client support representative will get your login and password from you at the time payment is taken. Again, this login and password should be something you will not forget.
Our Secure Website Holds Your Paternity Test Results
If you supply an email address on your order form, you will receive an email notification once your DNA samples have arrived at the laboratory, and another email notification once your paternity testing results are complete and ready to view online.
With your personally prepared login and password you simply logon to our website at www.dnatesting.com, select “Results Login” and this will take you to our secure login page. Once you enter your login and password your results are available to review and print off as many time as you may need. Its that simple, and very secure.
Question: How accurate is the IDENTIGENE Home Paternity Test? My report indicated 0% probability of paternity stating I am excluded as the biological father, yet the mother of the child still insists the child is mine and there are no other possibilities.
Answer: DNA paternity testing is the most accurate way of determining if a potential father is the biological father of a child. Paternity tests are accurate, and IDENTIGENE is an accredited laboratory, which confirms we follow very strict guidelines and protocols. We do double testing to ensure that we get the same profile and result on all exclusions. If you are positive the samples submitted to our laboratory for your paternity testing are actually your DNA samples, you can rest assure the results are accurate.
IDENTIGENE Paternity Test Results are Fast, Accurate, and the DNA Collection Process is Simple
Paternity Questions Answered
If you still have doubts abut your personal paternity test, a legal test should put your mind at ease. A legal paternity test has the DNA samples collected by a non-interested third party who witness the collections, verifies ID, and ships the samples to our laboratory to establish a chain-of-custody. Once the samples arrive at the laboratory, the testing process is identical to the testing process for personal paternity tests. The only difference between the two is the collection process. This means that as long as the same DNA profiles are submitted, the results will also be identical.
If you have any questions about your particular paternity test our IDENTIGENE client support team is always happy to review your case and assist with any questions you may have. They are available Mon-Fri 9am-8pm EST at (888) 404-4363.
Question: Can a mother in question test with a child using the IDENTIGENE Paternity Test Kit instead of a potential father?
Paternity Testing or Maternity Testing
Paternity testing involves a DNA test with a potential biological father and the child in question, but every now and then it’s not the father being questioned, it’s the mother. Maternity testing usually occurs in adoption cases or Immigration cases, however, when the question of whether someone is the biological mother of a child does arise, a maternity test may help get the answer.
Maternity Testing to Help Answer Questions of Maternity
Maternity testing is completed the same way as paternity tests. The probable mother swabs her cheek for DNA samples and sends them in to our laboratory for maternity testing along with cheek swab samples from the child. The single difference is the report will indicate it’s a maternity test instead of a paternity test.
If you do have questions about maternity testing, or any of our DNA tests, please feel free to contact our amazing client support team at (888) 404-4363 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm EST. They are always willing to answer your questions.
The popularity of paternity testing is expanding. More and more individuals want their paternity questions answered. Sometime when I speak with people about doing a paternity test, they are curious about paternity fraud. Paternity fraud is a topic we have discussed before on this blog, and we continue getting questions about it, so its worth taking another look at.
Define Paternity Fraud as it Pertains to Paternity Testing
First, lets define paternity fraud. Paternity fraud happens when a mother of a child names one man as the biological father of a child knowing there is a chance (no matter how small) that he may not be. Sometimes the mother actually believes the man she names as the biological father truly is.
Statistics That May Have Something to do With the Growing Popularity of Paternity Testing
There are statistics demonstrating that 1/3 of men paying child support are not the biological father of the child they are supporting. One statistic breaks it down even further indicating 12% of 13.7 million men pay for children that are not biologically theirs, which equates to 1.6 million men, which may be why paternity testing is becoming more popular. Paternity questions are being answered for a variety of different reasons.
Check The Child Support Laws in Your State
Some areas of the United States have limited time frames to challenge paternity and completing a paternity test. Some areas automatically name the husband as the biological father of a child if the mother is married, and genetics do not matter. Every state is different when it comes to their child support laws. You may want to check out your state statutes to see what their laws are.
IDENTIGENE and Paternity Testing
As always, if you ever have a question of paternity IDENTIGENE is here to help answer those questions with professionalism and ease.
Privacy is an expectation
All over the world there are stories of paternity testing. From lawmakers to celebrities, not knowing who the biological father of a child is seems to make headlines. What about those individuals who don’t want to go on a daytime talk show to find out who the biological father of a child in question may be? How important is privacy when it comes to a paternity test?
Paternity Testing and PrivacyFor some, privacy is the ultimate reason they select IDENTIGENE to help answer their paternity questions. Along with accuracy and professionalism, privacy is an important part of what we do.
Privacy is included in the paternity test process
We offer an easy collection process, professional help throughout the entire paternity testing procedure, and of course privacy for our customers. Being involved in a paternity test may be an emotional experience, and sometimes life altering. Here at IDENTIGENE we understand this, and our professional client support team is available to answer questions and assist with anything you may need throughout the process. Our job is not only to make paternity testing simple to complete and paternity test results easy to understand, but also to protect the confidentiality of our customers.
Many people are aware that paternity testing is obtainable, but may be unsure what this means precisely. How would paternity testing be defined and explained?
Define Paternity Testing
Paternity testing is defined as a test, particularly of DNA or genetic traits, to determine if a given man can be excluded as the biological father of a given child. If the tested man cannot be excluded, a probability of paternity is issued. A paternity test can exclude someone from being the biological father with a 0% probability of paternity, if there are at least three genetic markers that are not shared between the child and the tested man. If no mismatches are found between the alleged father and the child, then this man cannot be excluded as the biological father. A probability of paternity of 99% or higher is considered as evidence supporting a child/parent relationship. The probability of paternity is reported on the paternity test results that are released to the participants.
Steps to a Paternity Test Result
There are three phases the submitted buccal swab samples go through for paternity testing. The first step is the extraction phase, in which the DNA is extracted from the swab. In this stage the sample swabs are “cleaned” and the DNA is isolated for testing. In the second phase, specific pieces (or markers) of the DNA are amplified, which means it is copied many, many times. These markers are then analyzed and a genetic profile is generated. In the final phase, the profiles of all participants in the case are then compared to one another in order to make a conclusion regarding the questioned paternity, and the results are reported to the participants. Although a paternity test does take much longer than what you see on popular crime shows, you can rest assured that the results are very accurate.
Why Include the Biological Mother in Paternity Testing?
Many people wonder why we ask for the biological mother of the child to participate in a paternity test. Including the biological mother of the child helps bring the probability of paternity to its highest percentage or helps to exclude a falsely accused man from paternity. We can verify which markers of the child’s genetic profile came from the mother so that we can compare what is left to the potential father. In cases where there are only one or two exclusionary genetic markers, including the mother’s sample will often reveal additional exclusionary markers. Also in cases in which the probability of paternity is less than 99% (inconclusive), the mother’s sample will help to distinguish specifically which markers are shared by the tested man and the child, which often increases the probability of paternity to over 99%. Additionally, the mother’s sample is crucial to include in cases in which there are two alleged fathers who are related to one another (brothers or father and son). Often a related man to the actual biological father will have a finding of “not excluded” as the father of a child simply because he is related as the uncle (or other first degree relative). Think about your own uncle or grandfather. You most likely share physical traits in common with your uncle because you are related to one another. Including the biological mother in these cases is of utmost importance in order to exclude the related alleged father. This is why we strongly recommend including mom in paternity testing and all of the other DNA relationship testing that we offer.