A Closer Look at DNA Profiling

Every person is born with the unique genetic blueprint commonly referred to as DNA. This genetic code is inherited from the biological mother and father, so DNA identification is a conclusive way to determine biological relationships. As a result, DNA testing has become the most accepted method for determining someone’s identity within the legal and scientific communities.

Reasons for DNA test

There are numerous reasons someone may request a DNA test, including custody purposes, visitation rights, or child support. Grandparents may also request DNA profiling to verify the identity of their grandchildren. Additionally, adoptees may seek DNA profiling to identify their biological family members or to verify their relationship to the deceased to ensure rightful inheritance. Twins can also use DNA profiling to determine whether they are identical or fraternal.

Accuracy of DNA profile

To ensure accuracy of the DNA profiling process, it’s important to work with a quality screening service. At Oschmann Employee Screening Services, our technicians have teamed with leading American Association of Blood Banks Accredited DNA laboratory to provide our DNA testing. Additionally, our lab is fully accredited and our DNA profiling results are recognized and accepted throughout the country. We also run all DNA tests twice, immediately dividing the sample into two for a unique Dual Process.

Process of DNA profiling

The DNA profiling process begins with collecting a sample from the mother, the child, and alleged father. Single parent and child testing is also possible, so it may not be necessary to collect DNA from the mother. Technicians utilize a simple, non-invasive Q-tip swab to collect a sample from the inside of the mouth. This is a simple, painless way to collect cells from the cheeks inside the mouth. After collection, the cells are sealed and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

For more information about DNA profiling, contact Oschmann Employee Screening Services at (520) 745-1029 or (800) 224-8532. Our goal in Arizona drug testing is to minimize our clients’ risk through smart, streamlined business solutions. We will work with you to develop and implement professional and cost-effective programs to help you safely meet your business objectives.

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