The Need for DNA Testing of Humans
The genetic markers used in DNA testing comprise a precise genetic fingerprinting tool that may be used to identify individuals, differentiate between individuals, and indicate genetic relationships between individuals. With the exception of identical twins, no two individuals have the same DNA genotypic fingerprint. Therefore, this type of testing has proven to be extremely useful for helping to solve criminal cases, paternity disputes and establishing biological relationships for various reasons.
Why Might Someone Want to Have DNA Tests Performed?
Probably the most common reason for DNA tests is to establish parentage by testing a mother, child and man thought to be the biological father. Because properly used DNA tests are so conclusive, paternity disputes can often be resolved without costly courtroom hearings. With the results of a DNA test, lawyers are able to help clients resolve their paternity disputes in a more timely and less burdensome manner.
Even when the presumed biological father is not available, paternity can often be established using paternal relatives. If the man is deceased, for example, the presumed father’s parents (or other relatives) could be used in his place. Depending on the situation, this might provide a valuable contribution toward obtaining social security for a minor child of a deceased man.
To obtain further information about our molecular genetic screening, diagnostics, and GMO / GEP / Transgenic testing and Human Identity Genetics testing services and prices, contact:
Biogenetic Services, Inc. - 1321 6th Street - Brookings, South Dakota 57006