What if I have more questions about DNA testing?

You may contact us by email: info@ibdna.com or call one of our Customer Service Advisors on 01273 227544.

Can a DNA Paternity Test be used to identify potential hereditary diseases?

No. The DNA markers for paternity tests are in different locations than those for diseases. Consequently we cannot tell if a person has a disease or is a carrier of hereditary diseases using the information from this DNA test.

What risks are involved with a prenatal paternity test?

Applicants should note that both CVS and amniocentesis procedures carry a small risk to the unborn baby. Studies have indicated that the chances for foetal loss are increased by 0.5% for amniocentesis and 1% for chorionic villus sampling. We strongly … Continue reading

Can I order a DNA kit if I live outside the UK?

Yes, we can send a DNA sample collection kit to any country worldwide. All our DNA kits are dispatched by first class or air mail. If you require delivery by courier or any other method, please contact us as there … Continue reading

The people to be tested live in different cities. Can I order a DNA paternity test if the different parties to be tested do not live near each other?

Yes, a DNA test can be easily conducted if the different parties to be tested are in different cities or even in different countries. We give each DNA sample collection kit a unique case reference number. If the different parties … Continue reading

Do I have to provide information on ethnicity?

It is entirely up to you whether you want to (or are able to) provide this information, however it will increase the accuracy of the paternity test slightly. If this data is not provided, we will simply use the lowest … Continue reading

Why is information regarding ethnicity required?

The frequency of a given allele for each of the loci we test generally changes depending on the ethnicity of the parents. Genetic differences between people of Caucasian, African or Asian backgrounds means that we need to calculate the Combined … Continue reading

What about confidentiality of data?

All data will be treated with strict confidence and will not be passed on to third parties. International Biosciences complies with the Data Protection Act 1988. Please click here to view our Privacy Statement.

How do I know if I have parental responsibility?

If the child was born from 1st December 2003 onwards then new changes in the law mean unmarried fathers get equal parental responsibility. All you have to do is for both parents to register the birth of your baby together. … Continue reading

How does the new law affect DNA testing?

On Friday 1st September 2006 the Government introduced a ban on testing DNA without permission. Under the Human Tissue Act it is a criminal offence to take a sample from someone to test their DNA without their consent, except for medical … Continue reading

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