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Understand your DNA Test Results

How to interpret paternity test results

After your paternity test we send the results in a comprehensive DNA report. The text follows rules established by law and can be hard to understand. While you can always call our customer support to ask your questions we herewith would like to give some explanations to make the understanding easier:

 

In your DNA report the paternity will be either "excluded" or "confirmed".

 

This is a result recognized by the Genetic Diagnostics Act. There can be no 100% confirmation of a paternity. The probability of paternity is always a statistical calculation. The certainty of the statement is, however, resilient, reliable and recognized in court.

 

In any case, please inform us if a close relative of the putative father, for example a brother, may also be considered as the biological father. This constellation must be taken into account during the DNA analysis and when interpreting the results.

 

Understanding your DNA report

Your DNA report will give details of each person tested. It explains what has been done to extract the DNA information and the conclusions drawn from this process. It will list a data table with the genetic systems/markers of all participants and will finally also state the probability of paternity or other relationship (in case of one of our relationship tests).

 

The conclusion will tell you whether the putative father is or is not excluded as the biological father of the child:

 

 

Please note:

If our scientists are not be able to deliver a concrete conclusion during the first analysis, we will increase the amount of tested markers to give a solid test result.

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