Here we provide paternity sample paternity test results which you can use as a guideline to know what your result will look like. Paternity testing is in huge demand; scientific methodology has become far more accurate these days and thus, people know the test is far more reliable leaving them the option to make informed and sound decisions once they receive their paternity DNA test result.
Many companies test a total of sixteen genetic markers; a genetic marker is simply a location on the DNA molecule which is analyzed once the DNA is isolated. These genetic markers are displayed in a table so as to facilitate understanding the paternity test results. Whether you do a legal paternity test or an at home paternity test, the DNA sample report will be exactly the same.
The sample paternity test results here provided include the following:
The examples provided are only sample results but all results have this same format.
Paternity testing does not necessitate the use of the mother’s samples but in most cases having the mother’s sample will help to provide a stronger paternity test result. Sometimes it is necessary to exclude the mother’s share of genetic inheritance where the paternity test result is inconclusive; this happens in very rare instances when the probability of paternity without the mother’s samples may not be high enough for the alleged father to be included as the biological dad.
The format here provided for the paternity test result is the format used by homeDNAdirect Australia and there may be variations in wording and format if you carry out your testing with another company. You can read further on this topic by going to Understanding Your DNA Testing Results.
As stated, homeDNAdirect analyses a total of 24 genetic markers for paternity and maternity tests, and one of these is the amelogenin sex gene. This gene determines gender and thus, scientists can ensure the sex of the sample. It is used as a quality control measure to make sure clients have made no errors when placing swabs and labeling them (perhaps they may mark the mother’s swabs as being the father or place the father’s swabs into the mother’s envelope).
Central to the test is also the “probability of paternity” (which is a “probability of relationship” in other DNA tests). This probability is basically the inclusion or exclusion of paternity expressed as a percentage which is worked out by scientists basing themselves on paternity index which is calculated for each genetic locus.
Should you have any problems with your actual paternity test results from homeDNAdirect Australia, you may contact the company and they can explain any queries; generally, rest assured that despite all information given in the result of your test, it is self explanatory and does not require any scientific background to be understood. The sample paternity test results should give you a clear idea of results.