|Analysis methods||Availability||Number of genes||Test code||Retail Price|
|PCR||3 – 4 weeks||GHC 032||£ TBA|
There may be situations in your life where you need to verify or establish your biological
kinship with others. For example, in paternity determination, where the predicted
father's DNA cannot be obtained, it is possible to identify or exclude his fatherhood by
analyzing the DNA of his parents, the grandparents of the child. It is about determining
the relationship of a grandparent-grandson / granddaughter.
In this test, 15 or 19 (according to a specific situation) of DNA sections, called STR markers, are examined, plus another section determining the gender of the sample. If a child's mother (grandchild) undergoes the test, the grandparent-grandson / grandchild's relationship is either eliminated unambiguously or confirmed with a probability of at least 99.9%. If the mother of the child does not pass the test, the probability of the result usually reaches at least 99%, but not always.
In this case, it is necessary to investigate other DNA features, the choice of which depends on the gender of the child and other circumstances. These additional examinations increase the financial costs and may extend the term of the test. Therefore, if the child's mother sample is not available, the test price and the delivery date depend on the specific situation.
Who is the test suitable for?
Examination is appropriate if you experience excessive hair loss without apparent external causes, eg with some medication, long-term stress, hormonal changes - after delivery, etc.
What can this test reveal?
In order to make the test result unambiguous, it is necessary to also analyze the child's mother sample. However, if neither a mother's sample is available, the reliability of the outcome depends on a number of circumstances, particularly on the gender of the child. In this case, it is advisable to consult with us before the test is ordered. The examination is appropriate if:
You need to confirm/refute paternity, but you cannot get a sample of a supposed father
You need to verify your biological kinship with other people
How does the test work?
As test scores vary between 99-99.9% depending on the circumstances described above, they will give you a fairly clear answer to your confusion about different family relationships, or determine your father without his / her synergy.
How is the test done?
You can order the test from attending your Doctor/GP, private clinic or online at ghcgenetics. co.uk. Once you have signed the informed consent form, either a swab of your mouth will be taken or a blood sample will be collected. Once the genetic analysis is finished, you or your Doctor/GP will receive a report with the results and based on these he/she will recommend suitable preventive measures.