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.
To start this article off, remember, not all DNA tests are the same quality! In past couple of years we have seen some labs trying to introduce their own DNA testing services. Some of them indeed ran and may still run some number of DNA tests. However, there are few factors one should consider when it comes to DNA testing and statistical result interpretation.
Today we are the only laboratory in Ghana offering DNA tests detecting 20 genetic markers! All other labs offer less accurate tests detecting only 16 genetic markers for same or higher cost than DNA Center Ghana. How important are extra 4 genetic markers? Well, importance is quite significant, extra 4 genetic markers in DNA analysis increase identification power of the test more than 500%. In other words it means that DNA test result of our test is extremely accurate as it eliminates inconclusive and false positive results due to higher number of genetic markers tested.
Our premium quality DNA tests are the most popular tests in Ghana as we have zero number of inconclusive results due to more accurate analysis using 20 genetic markers and dual testing. Other DNA tests offered in Ghana, test less genetic markers and do not confirm the result data. Our dual testing confirms each result by another independent confirmatory test to provide absolutely the best DNA testing service to our clients in Ghana.
Genetic markers used in our DNA tests are the same markers used by Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) used by international DNA laboratories, hence our tests are recognized internationally (of course including Ghana) not only locally.
Last but not least, each result is reviewed by laboratory director to confirm the validity of the report. We are not DNA report mass-producing laboratory, but we take time to dedicate to each case and treat it with most care and high level of professionalism. The whole process from sample collection down to the final report is professional, discrete and personalized.
Many clients planning resettlement or joining their families in United States are requested to provide the proof of their biological relationship by US Embassy in Accra or Immigration Agencies in USA.
DNA Center Ghana can provide such proof through its AABB accredited laboratory and immigration DNA tests. All you need to provide is official request from US Embassy or US Immigration Authority (if you have it) baring the case number, copy of your national ID (passport, voter’s ID, birth certificate….), one passport size picture and filled immigration DNA test application form. Then you just wait for your appointment and come to have your sample collected. If one of the tested individuals resides outside Ghana, we will contact them and arrange the sample collection at their location or nearby.
US Immigration DNA test to prove biological relationship (e.g. paternity or maternity) has to be AABB certified to be recognized by United States authorities. DNA Center Ghana is the only DNA facility in Ghana providing AABB accredited testing services for most favourable price. Also, through the network of collection points within USA, we can save you the trip to Ghana to have your sample collected. We will direct you to the nearest collection point to take your sample.
When we receive samples from all tested individuals, we can start DNA testing and finally send you the result in 7 working days. If you are using a lawyer or have already applied at US Embassy, we can send a copy directly to nominated lawyer or requesting authority at no additional cost (except the postage).
We can provide instant help if you write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +233 (0)302 21 99 46.
DNA Center Ghana Ltd.
Accra – Ghana
DNA paternity test or any other DNA test to prove relationship for immigration purposes has to follow strictly the procedures and requirements of particular government immigration agency. First of all the chain-of-custody needs to be followed. That means you can’t just go, have your test done anyhow, anywhere, hope to save money and take it to the embassy. It will not be accepted!!! You have to choose a DNA service provider which is accredited and recognized by the authorities you want to prove your relationship to. When you find the accredited service provider, request legal or immigration DNA test and the staff should be able to guide you through the process. DNA tests for legal or immigration purposes are usually more expensive due to higher processing cost. Our facility offers consultations and guidance through the process of DNA testing for legal or immigration purposes. Feel free to call us on 0302 932267 for further information.