The DNA Paternity Test samples up to 24 ‘markers’ (areas of your DNA), to analyse the relationship of an alleged father and child. If the man is the biological father of the child, then the accurate results which will indicate a paternal relationship in excess of 99.9%. If the man is not the father, this will be a conclusive result with 100% certainty. Including a sample from the child’s mother is always recommended to ensure the most conclusive result.
On rare occasions (in cases where the test is between a single parent and child), the DNA profiles which Biotas analyse do not generate a strong enough statistic to produce a conclusive outcome. In these instances, our team will recommend the participation of the other parent which will incur an additional charge.
Other things to consider:
If a close male relative* of the man tested is a possible father of the child, that relative must also take the test. This will ensure the accuracy of the result.
*A close male relative is a father, brother or son.
Biotas may request evidence of parental responsibility if the child’s mother does not sign on their behalf.