How is DNA test done on a baby

Many clients call or come to us and ask how to do DNA Paternity Test on a new born baby or small child. This article should explain how we handle cases like that, how and why we are the facility to choose for such tests.

The most important information is that we can do the test on a baby which has been just born and is only few minutes old. Our modern DNA tests are suitable for babies and children in general because they do not involve needles or any other invasive techniques or instruments and are very sensitive and accurate. Our state-of-art automated laboratory equipment can process any biological sample including simple specimen of saliva called buccal swab sample.

Our tests commonly test saliva samples, there is no need for drawing the blood, hence the test can be done on babies and small children and you do not have to wait for child to be certain age. To have the baby’s saliva sample taken you can book an appointment and come with the baby for sampling or pick up home sampling DNA kit and collect the saliva sample yourself. once we have collected the samples from the baby and the alleged father it takes about 5-10 working days to issue the report.

To book appointment and or receive further information about how to do DNA test on a newborn or small child call 0302932267 and speak to our Case Manager.

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Myths about DNA tests – you must read

700-00515149There are many myths surrounding DNA paternity tests and generally DNA testing in Ghana. In this article, we will try to address and explain some of the most common ones to help wider public to better understand this sensitive area.

Let’s start with myth No.1 which is Blood group test is sufficient to determine the biological paternity. NOT true! Blood group test CANNOT provide satisfactory confirmation of paternity without further examination, usually DNA test.

Myth No.2, DNA test works better with the sample of blood. NOT true! Buccal (saliva) sample works as well or better then blood sample. On top of that there is no issue of using the needles, hence sampling can be done on newborn babies. All modern labs abandoned using blood samples (except DNA tests during pregnancy) and moved on to buccal sampling.

Myth No.3, All DNA tests are pretty much the same. NOT true! Always check for international accreditation AABB and ISO17025, number of genetic markers tested, accuracy and reliability. DNA Center Ghana is the only DNA facility in Ghana (with offices in US, UK and elsewhere) offering accredited DNA testing, 20 genetic marker test as standard, accuracy higher than 99.%9999 and Dual Process testing to maintain the excellent reliability.

Myth No.4, I have to travel to the clinic from faraway else I can’t have my DNA test done. NOT true! DNA Center Ghana can send you HOME COLLECTION KIT and you can swab the saliva sample from the mouth yourself.

Myth No.5, I have to wait until the child is born to do paternity test. NOT true! DNA Center Ghana offers DNA paternity tests during pregnancy from as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Myth No.6, Alleged father is dead or not available for testing and I can’t confirm paternity. NOT true! We can help you confirm the biological paternity using other DNA tests available.

Myth No.7, Every DNA test result can be used at court as evidence or for immigration purposes as a proof. NOT true! There are different types of DNA tests. Legal DNA test for the Court, Immigration DNA test for VISA and settlement applications and Personal knowledge DNA test just for your information.

Myth No.8, I have to travel to Ghana to have my sample taken for DNA test. NOT true! If one or more tested individuals reside outside Ghana, we can arrange their sample collection at our nearest collection site. Nobody has to travel to Ghana only to have their samples collected.

Myth No.9, DNA test can be done only from certain age of the child. NOT true! Our DNA test can be done immediately after the baby is born. There is NO age restriction for the DNA test to be done.

Myth No.10, Old biological samples (hair, tooth, nail, etc….) can’t be tested. NOT true! DNA Center Ghana can test biological samples many years old without a problem and at NO extra charge.

There are certainly many DNA myths we missed. If you are not sure and have questions related to DNA testing just call us FREE from any Vodafone number in Ghana at 0302-219946 or email us at info@dnacenterghana.com

Key advantages of our DNA test analyzing 20 genetic markers

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.

dna test ghana, paternity test, 20 genetic markers, 20 str loci, dna center, dna lab ghana, dna clinicToday 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.

New DNA testing standard in Ghana

21/10/2013, Accra, Ghana (DNA Center Ghana); the only internationally accredited provider of DNA testing services in Ghana introduced its new, more advanced DNA test which examines 20 genetic markers compared to only  16 genetic markers  currently offered by other laboratories in Ghana. Offering DNA tests which examine 20 genetic markers increases the identification power by more then 500% and gives  you more accurate result. From today when you order standard DNA test, we automatically offer advanced test with no extra cost  to you. If you are considering DNA test right now, do not hesitate to contact us and receive the best available DNA service in Ghana.

Call us at 0302-219946 for free consultation today.

DNA Center Ghana Ltd.
Independence Avenue
Accra, Ghana
http://www.dnacenterghana.com

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

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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