We are aware of the sensitivity of your DNA samples and are committed to handling them responsibly and in accordance with legal requirements. It is very important that you know who you are entrusting your DNA samples to. In order to give you a good feeling when choosing our laboratory, we would like to introduce ourselves here.
We have specialized in DNA analysis for over 20 years, since 1998. We are situated near Munich/ Germany. As soon as we receive your DNA samples, our colleagues register them directly through our computer system. Just two doors down is the laboratory where your samples will be processed.
We operate our own laboratory and do not forward your samples to other facilities. In this way we minimize the risk of mix-ups during handover and possible loss during shipping
The choice of laboratory location is crucial if you want to avoid having your samples sent abroad for analysis. The more hands your samples pass through, the greater the risk of mix-ups or loss.
With short distances and fast communication, we can avoid such problems. Our DNA experts receive the analysis results for evaluation directly from our lab without delay.
In addition, we are happy to answer any questions you may have before, during and after the test. Unlike foreign labs, which are often difficult to reach and may not speak your language, you can easily communicate with us.
A German laboratory is subject to the regulations of the Genetic Diagnostics Act and is accredited according to ISO 17025 by the external testing agency “Dakks”. The accreditation defines which standards have to be observed during DNA analysis in order to ensure reliable results.
Our laboratory staff and scientists regularly take part in extensive training courses to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. The quality of our lab’s work is checked every year by participating in the ring trials of the DGAB (German Association for Pedigree Assessment).
Also, we would like to introduce our laboratory manager PD Dr. Burkhard Rolf. He is a publicly appointed and sworn expert for forensic DNA trace analysis and parentage assessment by the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce). You can view his profile here (Click: PDF opens).
This is what your test result looks like
Your test result is presented in the form of a probability calculation. Therefore, the report does not contain a definitive statement such as "Mr. XY is the father", but always reads "with a probability of 99.99% Mr. XY is the father of child Z".
If it turns out that the people tested do not have any DNA matches, a relationship can be ruled out with 100% certainty.