Is a blood sample required?

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Is a blood sample required?

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Usually not, however, in a very small number of cases (less than 5%), sufficient DNA cannot be extracted from the cheek cells collected on the mouth swabs and an owner is asked to submit a blood sample from the dog. (Blood contains a great deal of DNA and a successful profile is virtually certain from a blood sample.) You would need to ask your vet to extract a few millilitres of blood from your dog if this is the case. Does a DNA profile give information on disease status? DNA profiles do not currently give any information on disease status of a dog. DNA testing for specific diseases is done entirely separately to DNA profiling. If, in the future, disease markers were incorporated into profiles, then it is likely that the current profile format would change significantly to accommodate this. So what are the reasons for DNA profiling my dog? A DNA profile is a unique form of identification that is extremely unlikely to ever be altered, lost or malfunction during the course of a dogs li

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NO. Paternity testing can be performed using a buccal (cheek) swab. It is completely non-invasive, painless and convenient.

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NO. Paternity testing can be performed using a buccal (cheek) swab. It is completely non-invasive, painless and convenient. 3. How are the samples collected? A sterile swab, very similar to a q-tip, is rubbed on the inside of the cheek from the child and the alleged father. If practical, the mother should also be sampled, however this is not mandatory for an accurate analysis. 4. Are you collecting saliva for analysis when a buccal swab is done? NO. While saliva is collected on the swab, it is actually the epithelial (cheek) cells that are being collected for analysis. 5. What if the mother, child and alleged father(s) live in different cities/states? We can accommodate each participant of the same test with separate appointment times (for legal tests) and or locations across the U.S. If you are utilizing a private paternity test we can split the kit up and send each portion to a different address. Each kit is identified by a unique laboratory accession number so that all samples can b

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NO. Paternity testing can be perfomed using a buccal (cheek) swab. It is completley non-invasive, painless and convenient. 3. How are samples collected? A sterile swab, very similar to a q-tip, is rubbed on the inside of the cheeck from the child and the alleged father. if practical, the mother should also be sampled, however this is not mandatory for an accurate analysis. 4. Are you collecting saliva for analysis when a buccal swab is done? NO. While saliva is collected on the swab, it is actually the epithelial (cheek) cells that are being collected for analysis. 5. Is the cheek/buccal swab accurate? YES. Because DNA is the same in every cell in your body, analysis performed on the cheek cells is just as accurate as analysis perfomed on blood 6. How old must a child be to perform DNA testing? There are no age restrictions. DNA testing can be performed on individuals of any age. Newborns can be tested using either a buccal (cheek) swab or umbilical cord blood, both are easy and painle

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