I want to find out if the baby is mine. What do I do?

You want to confirm biological paternity and do not know where to start? That is okay, we will try to explain the process of getting the DNA paternity test done in Ghana in this article;

If you are not sure what test you need, just contact our facility by email or phone (0302-932267). When you get to talk to our staff you will have opportunity to ask questions and book your sampling appointment or request home DNA test kit. To book the appointment just call our line and book date and time convenient for you. It is best to contact us at least a week in advance.

When you come for your sample collection appointment, just make the receptionist know you are coming to have your samples taken for DNA test and she will call the Case Manager or Medical Laboratory Assistant to attend to you. Our AABB certified staff will help you to fill the request form and collect buccal sample (saliva) from your mouth using sterile swab applicator. If you have your DNA test done for legal or immigration purposes, you need to provide national ID (passport, voter’s ID or birth certificate for newborns and babies) and one passport picture. If you have any instruction letter from court, embassy or  immigration service you need to provide that as well.

Tested individuals do not have to come together. We can collect samples from alleged father on the different day and location than child’s sample. We also organize sample collection abroad (Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia) through network of collection sites and clinics. Contact DNA Center should you require cross country sample collection.

If you have ordered home DNA collection kit (kit includes everything you need for collecting samples yourself + detailed instructions), you will use the sterile applicators provided to swab the inside of the mouth to collect buccal sample (saliva), let the applicator dry for 10 minutes, insert applicators in to the sample envelopes and send it back to DNA Center Ghana in Accra.

Processing times of your samples depend on type of the the DNA test and samples used. Please enquire about current testing times at the sampling appointment.

DNA Center Ghana is the first DNA service provider in Ghana with AABB certified staff. Our facility provides AABB accredited services and AABB, ISO17025 accredited testing in Ghana and Africa.

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Home DNA Kit for convenient sampling at home

Over past couple of months our laboratory noticed increasing demand for HOME DNA KITs and self-sampling, a convenient way how to carry out the DNA test. This option is especially convenient to patients coming from faraway and those who may not be mobile, babies and elderly.

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Home DNA sample collection kit available in Ghana at DNA Center Ghana in Accra

 

Many people still think they have to come to our clinic to have samples taken for DNA test. The truth  is that now you do not have to. How?…..Why?….. Well, our DNA Center developed protocol and procedures that you can collect saliva sample yourself at home or elsewhere outside our clinic using our DNA Sampling Kit and bring the samples to us when collected or even send it to us (we can arrange our courier to pick up the samples from you anywhere in Ghana or elsewhere in Africa).

To collect saliva samples at home is very simple, just swab the inside of the mouth with provided sterile cotton applicator and that is it. Now, you put the applicators inside provided sample envelopes and send the whole kit back to us for testing.

The results of home DNA test are as reliable as if you had your samples collected by one of our medical lab assistants at our facility, because our DNA testing processes are robust, accredited and 100% accurate.

If you need advise, please call our medical lab assistants at 0302-932267.