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All About DNA Testing NYC
Our staff at DNA Testing NYC are highly trained and qualified in the collection and handling of DNA samples. Each test is carried out by our partner laboratory, equipped with the latest technology and procedures.
DNA Testing NYC is a leading provider of DNA testing and genetic testing. Over the years, we have developed partnerships with private practitioners and medical clinics, while serving the general public throughout the United States.
General Questions About DNA Testing
How Do I Find DNA Testing in USA?
Your first step is finding an AABB-accredited DNA testing laboratory. Only laboratories approved by the American Association of Blood Banks are accepted for legal DNA testing purposes. Furthermore, for general purposes, only AABB lab results hold up in various other court cases.
Is DNA Testing Free?
Not to our knowledge, DNA testing laboratories charge for analyzing DNA. Hence, DNA collection sites charge their customers to cover these costs.
Is DNA Testing Confidential?
DNA Testing NYC respects your privacy. All of the tests results managed by our team are kept confidential.
How do they Perform DNA Sample Collection?
DNA testing is a very simple process. The standard procedure involves utilizing a buccal swab to collect the individual’s cheek cells. Additionally, the process involves swabbing for up to 30 seconds to collect enough cheek cells and then storing it in a sterile container.
Is DNA Testing Painful?
Not at all, it’s a quick and painless process. It only takes 30 seconds and there are no needles involved.
What Happens After Collecting My DNA Sample?
After collecting your sample, the DNA testing facility delivers your samples to an AABB DNA testing lab. Then, the lab technicians analyze your DNA and compile a report. Finally, they send this report directly to you.
How Accurate is DNA Testing?
So far, DNA testing remains the ‘Gold Standard’ for various testing purposes due to its accuracy. Actually, DNA testing currently sits at about 99.99% accuracy for cases of inclusion. Conversely, it is 100% accurate for denying the existence of a genetic match.
Questions About DNA Tests in NYC
Is it possible to determine if a deceased person is the father of a child?
Yes. There are a few options. We can perform a test using a parent of the alleged father or sibling of the alleged father, if available. Also, a paternity test can be performed using a sample containing the alleged father’s DNA, such as, blood, hair, finger nails, toe nails, etc.
Can other specimens be used for paternity or other family relationship DNA testing?
Yes. Other biological specimens can be used, such as blood, hair follicles (not cut hair), seminal or vaginal fluids, skin, bones and teeth, among others. In situations where DNA testing must be discreet, check with our medical assistant for other options. We can generally accept other items and materials suspected of containing DNA, though we cannot guarantee the DNA’s viability or presence due to possible contamination, age, improper storage, or other factors.
Do matching immigration DNA test results guarantee visa approval?
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Additionally, the approval process involves reviewing many factors. Although, it’s worth noting that matching DNA tests definitely help expedite your case.
What is the chain of custody and why is it used in DNA Testing?
Chain of CUstody refers to the proper custody and control of th DNA samples thorughout the testing process so that the results are accurate and cannot be tampered with at any stage of the testing process. It includes: A neutral third party who can identify the persons being tested and collect their DNA samplaes. Delivery of paperwork and the samples at a testing location without any tampering. Proper handling and testing of DNA and paper work by a qualified laboratory.
How will I recieve my results?
We immediately send a notification email to the address on file as soon as the online report is ready to view. For a legal paternity test, all tested parties receive a hard-copy of the report as long as mailing addresses are given in writing.
Does insurance cover DNA testing?
No. DNA testing for the purpose of establishing paternity, maternity or any other relationship is not a health related test. There are no diagnosis or CPT codes available, which are required by insurance companies. Therefore, they are not covered by any form of health insurance.
Is there a minimum age requirement for the child?
There is no minimum age requirement for the child (indeed paternity testing is frequently performed shortly after birth). The samples are collected painlessly by rubbing a soft swab inside if the cheek so it is painless, non-invasive and simple to collect, even from a young child.