About the “Peace of Mind” Paternity Testing
The DNA Home Kit contains everything you need to take a “Peace of Mind” paternity test. It’s an affordable option for those who don’t need the DNA test for any specific legal purpose.
How to use the DNA Home Kit
The DNA Home Kit includes swabs, forms and instructions you need to perform the DNA paternity test. All you need to do is to swab the inside of the cheek of the child and the father being tested.
We also offer discreet testing options if you provide us DNA from used toothbrushes, fingernail clippings or hair root samples.
Send the samples back to DNA Solutions
Once you’ve collected the samples, follow the home kit’s instructions on how to post them back to us for testing.
The actual testing in the laboratory is performed by testing a high number (24 regions) of DNA in each person. This is 8 more than the industry standard of 16 for the ultimate in DNA testing accuracy.
In a standard paternity case (father, mother and child), the minimum paternity index for our test is 99.9999% in case of a match (inclusion) and we are able to exclude paternity with 100% certainty in case of a mismatch.
At DNA Solutions, we understand how stressful the wait for the results can be, so for that reason, we offer the quickest turnaround time in Australia — your peace of mind Paternity Test will be performed in 5 business days from the reception of the samples at our laboratory.
Who the “Peace of Mind” Paternity Test is for
This DNA home kit is strictly for personal use. If you are curious to confirm the biological relationship between a child and the alleged father, our DNA paternity test can offer some peace of mind.
For a DNA paternity test to be recognised by the law courts and the Government of Australia, order a Legal Paternity Test from DNA Solutions instead.
If you have any questions about the process, submit an enquiry or call 1800 000 362.
REGIONS OF DNA TESTED
Amelogenin, D3S1358, D1S1656, D2S441, D10S1248, D13S317, Penta E, D16S539, D18S51, D2S1338, CSF1PO, Penta D, TH01, vWA, D21S11, D7S820, D5S818, TPOX, DYS391, D8S1179, D12S391, D19S433, FGA, and D22S1045.
The Paternity test is performed in 3 lab areas.
Lab Area 1. DNA Extraction. Here we purify your DNA from the samples so they are in a sterile buffer solution
Lab Area 2. “DNA keys” are added to your DNA. Each “key” responds to one of the DNA regions listed (left). The “keys” attach to your DNA and will reveal to us the type of DNA you have in each of these areas.
Lab Area 3. The DNA is analysed using modern capillary electrophoresis DNA profiling machines (Applied Biosystems), and the DNA in each of the 24 regions is compared between father and child (and Mother if included). Note: Having the DNA of the mother increases the accuracy.