DNA Paternity Testing - Understanding DNA Test Results
Conclusions of a DNA paternity test are achieved by detailed analysis of many genetic markers and often involves complex statistical analysis. Genex ensures that the data and conclusions for each paternity test is presented in a logical and orderly fashion so that it becomes easily understood both by genetic experts as well as by people without any genetic background.
Comprehensive Results Package
The results package is intended to provide both a simple statement of the conclusions of the test, as well as a comprehensive genetic report. The package is designed to be easily understandable, but also contain sufficient detail for patients who are interested in understanding how the conclusions were made.
A standard final laboratory report outline is utilized for most cases. The standard legal report contains three parts:
The first part of the results package will be a cover letter which provides a statement that summarizes the conclusions of the DNA paternity test. The letter will either state that the alleged father has been excluded as the biological father of the child, and that the probability of paternity is 0% for paternity exclusions; or the letter will state that the probability of paternity is greater than 99.9% for paternity inclusions.
The second part of the results package will be a comprehensive report which provides a detailed list of the results of all tested DNA loci, paternity indices, collection information, probability of parentage, and the combined paternity index.
A results interpretation sheet and glossary of terms is included.
Language of Report
The paternity report will be submitted in English.