Collecting the DNA samples – Chain of Custody The sample collection for all DNA tests must follow a certain protocol (chain of custody). All DNA samples need to be collected by a neutral third party person, known as “sampler”. The sampler is not only the person who collects the samples but is also witness to […]
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How reliable are the results of a paternity test?
In Germany, the procedure to conduct a DNA test is regulated by the Genetic Diagnostics Act. This leads to a high degree of reliability in the results. Every DNA lab is required to have a regular external audit Every laboratory in Germany is subject to the same legal regulations for a DNA analysis: How the […]
How long may the taken samples be stored before being analysed?
If kept cool and dry, mouth swabs (saliva samples) will be usable for several months Mouth swabs can be stored for several months if you use our paper envelopes where they can be kept dry. Do not put them into a plastic bag, they risk to mold. Especially, when test participant live far apart it […]
The Science Behind Our Home DNA Test
Extracting the DNA Genetic scientists and technicians use many methods to extract DNA from cells. All methods use three basic steps: Lysing (breaking open) the cells Separating the DNA from the rest of the cell Collecting the pure DNA in a single sample, ready for testing Using a special chemical process, we break open the […]
Glossary for DNA Test
In our glossary you will find explanations of the various terms used in DNA testing practices. Please read through it and obtain definitions of the key terms used in DNA testing and paternity testing services. If you miss something, please contact us. We are happy to explain all terms and procedures so that you feel […]
How It Works
Step 1 – Order your kit.Place your order and you will receive the sample collection kit in a couple of days.Please contact us at 1-877-842-4827 if you are having any troubles ordering. Step 2 – Take the samples.Collect the swab samples from the test participants. Step 3 – Send the samples to us by mailPlace […]
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a paternity test? Performing a DNA paternity test is used to determine if an individual is the biological father of a child. The reason why this type of test provides the most conclusive result for paternity is because we all inherit our DNA from our biological parents — half from our mother, and […]
INFORMATIONAL VS. LEGAL DNA TESTING
DNA Direct Solutions specializes in providing the easiest and most affordable at-home informational testing solutions available. Also referred to as Peace-of-Mind tests, our informational home-based testing options allow you to collect samples in the privacy of your own home at a time convenient to you. By collecting samples yourself, you can also ensure 100% confidentiality. […]
How to pay for your DNA test
You would like to order a DNA test? It’s that easy: Conduct a witnessed taking of samples if necessary Pay for your ordered test in advance according to the payment options here below We will start with the analysis of your samples as soon as we have received the complete documentation (when applicable), the samples and […]
Paternity Tests, important information
What is a paternity test? There are different ways to determine paternity. In the past blood groups and other serological markers were used to determine a possible paternity. Today DNA tests are used which are much more reliable. The results are shown in the reports. Does the mother need to participate in the DNA test? According to the […]