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What is DNA testing

DNA paternity testing is a complex scientific process, carried out on a simple mouth swab, which can positively identify relationships between people. Most commonly it is used to establish if a man is the true biological father of a child. DNA paternity testing is also often referred to simply as a DNA test, a paternity test or DNA testing. It was developed by Sir Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester in 1985. Cellmark became the UK's first private DNA paternity testing laboratory in 1987. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is the body's genetic 'blueprint'. It is a long thread-like molecule which carries the "genetic code" that determines our individual characteristics. DNA is found in almost all of the billions of cells that make up our body. Every child inherits a unique mixture of DNA from its parents so, except for identical twins, no two people in the world have exactly the same genetic code. For further information visit www.cellmark.co.uk [ go to Youtube.com ]

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How to get a DNA test

DNA testing is a complex scientific process which can positively identify relationships between people. Most commonly it is used to establish if a man is the true biological father of a child. DNA paternity testing is also often referred to simply as a DNA test, a paternity test or DNA testing. Cellmark has a large team of Customer Service Advisers on hand to answer any questions you may have - please call on 08000 362522 [ go to Youtube.com ]

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What to consider before you decide to have a DNA test

Paternity testing is not a decision which should be entered into lightly. Please consider whether this is the best course of action, particularly for any children involved. It may help you to discuss the issues and possible outcomes with a third party, either a friend or family member or an independent advice service. [ go to Youtube.com ]

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Cellmark - the home of DNA testing

Cellmark is proud to be the UK's most recommended DNA testing service. We have been providing a confidential, conclusive & court approved DNA testing service for over 20 years. We are accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests (otherwise called DNA Testing or Paternity Testing) as directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969. [ go to Youtube.com ]

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How conclusive is a standard DNA test?

When a mother, child and possible father are tested Cellmark's results will either show he is not the father or provide proof of paternity with a confidence level of 99.99% and usually greater than 99.999%. We also carry out other types of relationship testing, for further details please contact Cellmark's Customer Service team in the UK on 08000 362522. [ go to Youtube.com ]

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Report on over the counter DNA testing kits, November 17th 2009

Pharmacies in the UK have started to sell DNA paternity testing kits over the counter. In the past, such testing could only be arranged through a court order, with the DNA samples taken by a medical professional. Will this opportunity for the general public to buy these tests, in a similar way to being able to purchase home pregnancy testing kits, be in the best interests of the children? [ go to Youtube.com ]

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Ive found out some valuable information about paternity testing and now you can take this test without the mothers involvement so if you dont know if a child is yours you can find out easily with no red tape. [ go to Youtube.com ]

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Consent and DNA testing

The Human Tissue Act received Royal Assent in November 2004, and was fully enacted on September 1st 2006. Whilst its main focus is to redress the inadequacy on the law on tissue retention the inclusion of the DNA theft clause in the Act (section 45) has implications for good practice in relation to paternity testing. Section 45 of the Act has a particular relevance to paternity testing given that it covers the non-consensual analysis of DNA. It stipulates that "A person commits an offence if he has any bodily material intending":- - that any human DNA in the material be analysed without qualifying consent, and - that the results of the analysis be used otherwise than for an excepted purpose, A person guilty of an offence under this section:- - is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum; - is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, or to a fine, or to both. [ go to Youtube.com ]

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Data security and DNA testing

Yes, under the requirements of UK Data Protection laws, the service and results are confidential. All adult parties who have submitted a sample for analysis will receive a copy of the report. Results are not passed on to any third parties unless you request us to do so. In order to further protect confidentiality we do not discuss results of tests over the telephone. All samples are sent to our laboratories in specially designed tamper-evident packaging. Once testing is complete and you have received the results, your DNA sample is stored securely for 3 months after which time it is destroyed. In paternity cases all identification paperwork is held by Cellmark for a period of one year after testing is complete after which time it is destroyed in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. As directed by Data Protection laws your information will not be passed onto anyone you have not given us authorisation to do so. [ go to Youtube.com ]

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Maury Paternity Test-- Amanda & Felix

Watch as DDC and Maury help another guest answer her paternity question. DDC is the exclusive provider of paternity testing for Maury. Have paternity questions? Call 1-877-DNA-CENTER or visit www.dnacenter.com. [ go to Youtube.com ]

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