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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Legal DNA Advise Services in Ghana

With increasing number of legal and immigration DNA tests, has DNA Center Ghana Limited decided to launch new service to provide support to clients seeking to undergo legal or immigration DNA tests. Our legal professional can advise on type of test available or required by the authorities, on the filling process depending on the country or type of application or legal implications resulting out of the legal DNA test’s result.

Our legal services are specifically tailored to advise on DNA testing not to substitute regular legal advise service provided by a solicitor or other legal practitioner.

If you require our assistance, just call 0302-204002 and discuss your case with our consultant or book the appointment and visit us at our office in Accra.

Is request for paternity test offensive to women?

DNA paternity testing carried out by DNA Center Ghana offers you a highly accurate method for clarifying and confirming biological paternity. We use the most advanced DNA testing technology to carry out your paternity test for complete peace of mind.

A lot of women may find it offensive if their husband would be requesting for a DNA test. For most of them it’s a clear sign of mistrust and an insult because their husbands would not tell them. From men’s point of view, they want to do the test if their wife has a cheating history or the relationship is on and off, no obvious affairs. Some (very few) women wants their man to step up and say it instead of doing it behind their back. It is a hard choice – to go throgh this without offending them anyway :-).

With DNA Center Ghana, whether you want to conduct a annonymous, legal or immigration DNA paternity test, you can stay assured that our testing process is highly accurate and that the information you share us with will be kept 100% confidential. Offensive or NOT, it is our best interest to provide exceptional service and give much needed assistance to our clients accross Ghana and West African sub-region.

For all equeries, visit http://www.dnacenterghana.com
7th floor, GNAT Heights, 30 Independence Avenue, Ridge, Accra, Ghana, +233-302-219946, info@dnacenterghana.com

Mobile version of dnacenterghana.com website launched

12th November, 2012, Accra, Ghana – DNA Center Ghana launched their first version of mobile website today to increase the accessibility of the information about its DNA services by Ghanaians without the regular access to internet on PC desktop or laptop.

It was proven by nationwide survey, performed by Bioquest Consulting, that mobile platform with its data services including internet and related online applications is prefered and widely used mode of accessing the internet. Almost 85% of our target audience uses the mobile (smartphone, iPhone, blackberry or PDA) to browse and download information from the internet.

Our mobile version of dnacenterghana.com makes navigation through the website in the mobile browser user-friendly without compromising the quality of the content and website functionalities. Also, you do not need to remember two different internet addresses (one regular and one mobile), our application will recognize when the website is accessed from the mobile browser and switches from regular website in to the mobile version.

DNA Center Ghana is the first healthcare company offrering the information to its potential clients via mobile platform in Ghana. We hope, that this step will benefit Ghanaians outside big cities and in the remote rural areas of the country. This way we can share the information and news with entire country in easy and well structred way.

Enjoy mobile experience with DNA Center Ghana

First non-invasive prenatal DNA paternity testing in Ghana

DNA Center Ghana is proud to announce new advanced non-invasive prenatal paternity test. This test can confirm or exclude the paternity for unborn child during the pregnancy provided the mother is at least 11 weeks pregnant. To run the test we only need to have a sample of whole blood from mother and alleged father obtained through standard blood draw performed by any nurse or phlebotomist. We do not use amniocentesis or CVS for sample collection and that makes our non-invasive test 100% safe for mother and the fetus. Our facility will provide special blood sample collection kit for every case.

Once the blood is collected from the mother and alleged father, circulating cell-free fetal DNA is separated from the mothers blood and DNA profile is prepared for the unborn baby and alleged father. Our test is more specific and sensitive due to the fact that cell-free fetal DNA is used. Other laboratories offer prenatal tests using amniocentesis, CVS or whole blood which increses the risk of misdiagnosis.

We are the first and only facility offering non-invasive prenatal paternity test in Ghana. Our tests are performed in AABB/ISO17025 accredited laboratory by scientific staff with many years of DNA analysis experience. For further information, consultation and pricing call +233-302-932267 or write to us at info@dnacenetrghana.com.

DCG Explores Market Opportunities for DNA Testing in Kenya

As part of its international growth strategy DCG is exploring opportunities in Kenya to promote its portfolio of DNA testing services.

Ghana, Accra – 18th January 2012 – DCG, a DNA testing company, has announced that it has been exploring opportunities for expanding its operations into Kenya. The company has been looking at potential joint ventures with a number of local organizations operating in the health care industry that have expressed interest in providing DCG DNA testing services – especially the DNA paternity test and Ancestry DNA testing.

Mrs. Andoh, a company spokesperson, announced that, the company is looking to enter the market through strategic partnering with local organizations to ensure a better and faster market penetration. The result of undergoing talks with a number of parties in Central Africa and future business appointments will be announced by DCG Press Office.

Companies or organizations interested in possible joint-venture offering DNA testing services in Kenya or any other country in Africa are requested to contact DCG at Head Office in Accra, Ghana.

About:

DCG specializes in the provision of reliable, accurate and confidential DNA tests including DNA paternity test. DNA analysis is performed by an ISO 17025 and AABB accredited laboratory operated by scientific staff with several years of experience dealing directly with DNA testing, which ensures the highest quality of the service.

Contact: Press Office

Web: http://www.dnacenterghana.com

Email: info@dnacenterghana.com

Immigration DNA testing in 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.