DNA Paternity testing is used to determine if the alleged father is the biological father of the child. Half our genetic material (DNA) is inherited from our mother and the other half from our father. A paternity test compares the child’s DNA pattern with that of the alleged father to check for biological relationship.

MLSBioDNA Ltd offers paternity testing using 16 STRs including all thirteen CODIS required loci. The probability of paternity achieved can be up to 99.9999%. Analysis is carried out using state of the art technology in capillary electrophoresis and in accordance with the highest quality standards.

The test can be carried out by comparing the child with both mother and alleged father (standard paternity) or by comparing the child with only the alleged father (motherless paternity). If the alleged father is not available one of his relatives can also be tested and compared to the child.

Non-Standard Samples

For paternity and relationship testing a buccal swab is considered to be the standard sample taken and sent to the laboratory. If it is not possible to provide a buccal swab, MLSBioDNA Ltd accepts other types of samples from which DNA can be extracted. The success rate of obtaining DNA from other samples can vary, as this depends on a number of factors starting from the amount of biological material present to the sample storage / transport conditions. Thus, DNA extraction from non-standard samples is performed at an extra cost. Non-standard samples accepted and their success rates to obtain DNA are:

1. Toothbrushes (High)
2. Blood (High)
3. Hair with roots (Medium)
4. Nails (Low)
5. Stamps (Very low)
6. Envelopes (Very low)

Sample Submission

Please contact the laboratory before submitting any samples. We can provide you with a free sample kit. Please send your samples by mail together with the completely filled submission form to the following address at the bottom of this page.