Understanding your paternity test results is really quite simple, although at first glance, as with any scientific report, it can appear a bit overwhelming. Hence, we have provided a sample paternity test result to give you a very good idea of what to expect when you receive your own DNA test result.
The paternity test result will always be of the same format no matter how many people are being tested. Here we provide two paternity test results.
These sample reports should help you even if you are thinking of doing another test that is not a paternity test. For a paternity test, there is a minimum probability of paternity which will result in an inclusion and this is normally 99.9% if the mother’s samples are not included. With the mother’s samples, the probability is always in excess of 99.99% and hence, the reason why adding the mother’s DNA sample is always recommended to provide a more accurate results. Read more on your paternity DNA test result.
The table displaying the alleles, as you will see in the sample paternity test result here provided, is pretty easy to understand- the putative father and child must share all alleles for the tested father to be included as the biological father of the child. Having a look at this sample paternity test report will definitely show you exactly what is meant by genetic markers (or alleles) and how these are shared between father and son. You must remember that we inherit half our genetic material from our mother and half from our father.
The information in your DNA test result can be life changing and of course, no one is going to take this lightly. The result appears all on one page and all points to a single clear cut answer when it comes to the issue of paternity. When you look at the sample result given here, you might be slightly baffled by the terminology- you will not get anything like a “yes you are the father of this child” or “no you are not the father of the child”. The wording is somewhat different.
For an inclusion of paternity, your paternity test result will read “Winston Smith cannot be excluded as the biological father of the child”.
For an exclusion of paternity, just as in the sample DNA test result provided, will read as follows “Winston Smith cannot be included as the biological father of the child”.
A little skim over the sample paternity test result provided will help you know what to expect so take a few minutes to do so and get a grasp of the scientific terminology and result format.
Surrogacy and DNA testing
There are two different types of surrogacy: Traditional and gestational. In traditional surrogacy the surrogate mother is inseminated with the father’s sperm. In gestational surrogacy the process is performed in a laboratory under controlled conditions, whereby the sperm and egg of the commission parents through a process of In Vetro Fertilization (IVF) and inserted into the embryo of the surrogate parent. In this case the surrogate mother has no biological connection to the child or children.
The Importance of DNA testing in Surrogacy
Our DNA tests are nationally and internationally accredited making us a safe and reliable option for your DNA testing needs. NATA (the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) accreditation a requirement as outlined by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Australia.
The parent or parents of the child must be legally validated, and the parental rights of the surrogate mother must be invalidated. This way the surrogate mother no longer has legal access to the child or children she gave birth to and the rights are assigned to the parent or parents. Click here for more information about surrogacy DNA testing.
More Information about Surrogacy
In Australia for example, according to the Australian Citizenship Act (2007) there are guidelines that one must follow. In cases of surrogacy a legal DNA test may be used to prove the biological connection, among other requirements. Whether it is Australia or any other country, it is important that you follow the restrictions and legal frameworks of each country that you are looking to proceed with the surrogacy process.