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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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

DNA testing environment in Ghana

During past 12 months we all registered request increase for DNA tests, especially then paternity tests. Second most requested test in Ghana is DNA test for immigration purposes.

We also see attempts of local hospitals and clinics to offer DNA analysis as a response to demand for DNA tests. It seems that days of having only one, not very reliable option to run the DNA tests are gone.

DNA Center Ghana is the first facility offering full range of accredited DNA tests, using advanced techniques and approaches to analysis of DNA. We no more require blood samples to perform common tests, such as paternity test. We require only simple buccal swab from the tested individual. Our sample collection procedure is well accepted by babies, children and those scared of needles. Processing of samples depends on the type of the test, but in average it takes 5 working days. When you are choosing the company, hospital, clinic or laboratory for DNA test, find out first what samples they require, time to process the sample, result reporting and accreditation. Quality of the test is the most important factor you want to look at.

DNA Center Ghana offers ISO17025 accredited service, experience, affordable price and our average DNA test accuracy is 99.99%. This is what makes us a key player in DNA testing in Ghana today.

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