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What is DNA Testing Accuracy about?


It is vital that you can rely on the accuracy of your DNA test results, particularly if you are using them as part of a legal process. You need to know that the clinic you are using follows testing procedures that will produce the accurate result you’re looking for.

DNA Test – Is My DNA Unique?

Unless you are an identical twin, your DNA structure will be unique. You inherit 50% of your DNA from your father and 50% from your mother, so your DNA will be very similar to any siblings you have that share the same two parents, but it will still be unique to you. That’s one of the things that make DNA analysis so useful in criminal investigations – and it’s also one of the reasons that individuals and legal bodies are content, in most cases, to rely on the results of a properly-conducted DNA test.

DNA Test – What Can My DNA Be Analysed For?

If you’re requesting a DNA test, it could be for a number of reasons. One of the most common is to determine the paternity of a child. If you are male and you are unsure whether you are the father of a particular child, a DNA test will help to put your mind at rest. DNA samples taken from you, the child and often the child’s mother will help to identify you as the father with a 99.99% accuracy – and can reject you as the father with 100% accuracy.  Results for these tests are today provided in a simple format which anyone can understand. More about results for this test cn be found by visiting this page.

If you are a suspect or a witness in a criminal investigation and the authorities have recovered DNA samples, you may be asked to provide a sample of your own DNA to compare to those recovered at the scene, or from clothing or other items associated with the incident. Again, a test can eliminate you completely from the investigation, or can be accurate enough to place you as the owner of the DNA sample collected.

A DNA test may also be required for immigration procedures and for helping you to make other family connections, although it’s worth bearing in mind that the more distant the relationship, the less accurate a DNA test can be.