Paternity test without the alleged father’s sample

In cases where it is not possible to test a sample of an alleged father for reasons of absence, non-cooperation or death, our center offers an alternative solution called: indirect testing to determine paternity without an alleged father’s sample. Indirect paternity testing compares the DNA profile of the tested child with the DNA profile of a related family member.

paternity-testing ghIt is therefore possible to test the child with his sibling. During Sibling DNA test two or more siblings are tested and their DNA profiles are then compared. Another suitable test is the Grandparent DNA test, when it is possible to compare the DNA profile of the child and one or both paternal-grandparents. In cases where the parents of the alleged father are not alive or unable to provide their DNA sample, it is possible to test the siblings of the alleged father (aunt or uncle of the tested child) – Avuncular test (DNA test aunt / uncle). Male child can also be tested for a related male relative using the Y-STR DNA test (Y chromosome is only present in males).

There are many ways to determine biological fatherhood without a sample of an alleged father. For all DNA tests mentioned above, it is also possible to test non-standard samples such as hair, toothbrush, nails, cigarette butt, etc..

DDC Ghana | Tel: 0540-990799 | http://www.dnacenter.com.gh

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Legal DNA Testing in Ghana for Courts and Embassies

14th June, 2018 DDC Ghana – DDC Ghana, the leading DNA testing company has been providing its legal DNA testing services to public in Ghana and neighbouring countries since 2010. Our staff is AABB trained and certified to provide professional help, collect your samples and assist you with filling the forms.

Immigration DNA testing

Testing is done in ISO17025 accredited DDC laboratory and reports are recognized in Ghana, EU, UK, USA and in rest of the world. Our reports include names of tested parties, DNA profiles of tested persons, written interpretation, name and signature of the laboratory director, legal seal and signature of Public Notary. We can also provide Apostile and Affidavit documents to attach to the legal DNA test report if requested.

In past couple of year with increased volume of migration/settling VISA applications we experience high demand for DNA tests for Immigration agencies and Embassies. DDC is the best DNA laboratory to order such DNA test from. We are recognized worldwide, fully accredited and with over 20 years of experience performing legal DNA tests.

If the tested persons are not all in the same country, we will organize sample collection through of cross-country testing department at one of our collection sites worldwide.  Remember! You do NOT have to reside in the same country to have DNA test done – and you certainly do NOT need to travel to Ghana or abroad to have your DNA test done!  

To begin the process: just call us on 0540990799 to find out what you need to provide on the day of the appointment and the cost of the whole process. We currently process legal and immigration cases in two locations: Accra and Kumasi.

Non-invasive Paternity Test during the Pregnancy for Mothers-to-be

DDC, the Ghana’s top DNA testing provider, has helped thousands of families find answers to their paternity questions and offers the most technologically-advanced non-invasive prenatal DNA paternity test for mothers-to-be who need results prior to their baby’s birth. We are excited to launch new Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity Test from as early as 9th week of pregnancy from maternal blood, NO needless!

Paternity Test during Pregnancy

What do you need to do to have Prenatal Paternity Test done?

  1. contact DDC at 0540-990799 to discuss your case
  2. book sampling appointment
  3. fill the consent form & medical questionnaire
  4. have your samples collected (blood from the mother and saliva from the alleged father)
  5. wait approx. 2 weeks for result

This test Prenatal Paternity Test was validated and published in the prestigious international journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Citation/2014/08000/Single_Nucleotide_Polymorphism_Based_Noninvasive.3.aspx.

DDC’s laboratory is one of the most accredited in the world known for its conservative approach regarding the amount of DNA levels required for providing reliable results. Unlike other prenatal paternity tests, NO postnatal (after the birth) paternity test is required for confirmation.

Contact DDC Ghana | Tel: 0540-990799, 0302-932267 | prenatal@dnacenter.com.gh

The most reliable DNA testing services in Ghana

Why are our DNA testing services the most reliable in Ghana? Answer is very simple and straight forward. We employ only qualified staff, follow set good-practice procedures and use advanced DNA techniques and molecular methods.

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DDC Ghana staff attending directly to our clients/patients have university degree. Support staff dealing with sample processing is AABB trained on relationship sample handling and processing the chain-of-custody paperwork whenever required for legal or immigration purposes.

Our processing center in Accra and Kumasi operates in accordance with the most current AABB Relationship Testing Sample Collection policy. The process from sample collection to reporting the result includes multiple quality control checks to eliminate errors and/or avoid DNA fraud.

When it comes to the DNA testing itself, we test four (4) cheek swabs in two (2) separate testing groups of scientists and technicians. This is called DUAL PROCESS testing and is only available from DDC. In practice it means that Dual Process makes testing 100% Accurate and Reliable.

We, at DDC Ghana take pride in error-free testing, 100% confidential case handling and the most affordable pricing of DNA tests in the country.

DDC Ghana | Tel: 0540-990799 or 0302-932267 | contact us via email

Non-relationship DNA tests available in Ghana

11th May, 2018, DDC Ghana – We have been successfully offering our DNA testing services in Ghana since 2010. The most popular DNA tests are paternity tests and DNA tests for immigration and VISA applications of family members.

Ancestry DNA Test

African Ancestry DNA Test by DDC Ghana

This year we launched new range of DNA tests focused on health and ancestry offered by our facilities in Accra and Kumasi. Our Origin Ancestry DNA tests, Health DNA tests and Skincare DNA tests are the top of the range non-relationship DNA tests currently available globally and the only ones available in Ghana. All these tests are based on SNP detection and modern NGS technology. To have any of these test done, please contact our main office on 0302932267 or 0540990799 to book consultation or sampling. All necessary will be explained to you by experienced Case Manager.

GPS Origins® African Edition Test – is suitable for individuals of African or mixed descent and offers the deepest DNA-driven insights. Through this test you will gain access to your ancestors’ migration routes going as far back as 2,000 years, along with anthropological stories explaining the movement of your DNA over time.

Health DNA Tests – offers the knowledge of predispositions to many serious illnesses such as cancers, cardiac diseases or genetics of your healthy weight which gives you the option of early prevention and healthy live style.

Skincare DNA Test – provides detailed information about your skin genetics and how to take care of your skin based on your DNA. We will recommend specific-for-you topical skin products (cosmetics), vitamin supplements and/or specialist treatment.

We intend to grow and improve our offerings through 2018 to provide the most comprehensive portfolio of DNA diagnostic tests in Ghana at affordable cost and unprecedented quality. Contact us today via email at ddc@dnaceterghana.com or find out more at http://www.dnacenter.com.gh.

 

New DNA collection site in Kumasi

17th April 2018, Accra, Ghana – DDC/DNA Center Ghana; We are pleased to announce expansion of our DNA testing services to Ashanti Region with establishment of new DDC DNA collection site in Kumasi, at Anloga Junction.

New DDC DNA facility in Kumasi will serve as point of sample collection for peace-of-mind DNA tests, such as paternity, maternity, siblingship and grandparenatge, legal DNA tests for courts or other legal proceedings and for immigration and travel VISA cases. To book appointment or request more information, call our Kumasi HOT-line 0209-751178.

DDC at Yaa Taah Arcade in Kumasi

DDC Ghana, Anloga Junction, Kumasi

Our AABB trained and certified sample collectors will attend to you with professionalism and care. The sampling is discrete and straight forward. Our staff will explain and help you to fill the forms.

Just to put your mind at ease, there are no needles involved and sample collection is absolutely painless. Your final DNA test report is 100% accurate, reliable and legal test report also defendable at court of law in Ghana, USA, UK, EU and elsewhere.

In the case of one of tested people lives in or closer to Greater Accra, he/she can come for their sampling at our Accra facility or if he/she lives abroad (eg. USA, UK, Germany, etc..), they can have their samples collected in the country of residence without coming to Ghana.

Contact DDC Ghana:

Phone: 0209-751178

Email: kumasi@dnacenterghana.com

Why should YOU do “LEGAL” paternity test?

We always advise our clients to order “LEGAL” paternity test with chain-of-custody if there is any kind of family dispute or even slightest possibility of court/legal proceedings. Result of legal paternity DNA test is defensible in court of law and you do not need to do it ever again.

Legal paternity DNA test can be effectively used for following situations:

  1. Child Support
  2. Child Custody
  3. Immigration
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. Tax Forms
  6. Will
  7. Court Order
  8. Adoption
  9. Legal reasons

Your DNA samples will be tested at our accredited laboratory. Our laboratory technicians will carefully handle and prepare your DNA samples for processing. Every paternity test using cheek swabs is run two separate times in the lab and the results are triple-checked by our scientists. You never have to worry about a mix-up or wrong results. As soon as the results are verified, a legal document that is admissible in a court of law is mailed to you.

To undergo legal paternity test, you need to book an appointment, come with the child(ren), bring your original ID (identity documents) and one (1) passport size photo to the appointment. Our AABB trained and certified sample collection manager will help you fill-in all chain-of-custody documentation, will verify your identity and will collect your cheek swab samples.

Entire sampling process usually takes about 30-45 minutes in private consulting room at our facility in Accra. If you have any questions regarding the legal DNA test or chain-of-custody process, please call us on 0302-932267 or email us at info@dnacenterghana.com.