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DNA - Relationship Testing

Are DNA tests just for paternity?


We can collect DNA for confirmation of various relationships, including paternity, maternity, sibling, grandparents, twins (identical vs fraternal)... And if your wondering if you share a paternal lineage, we can help you determine a Y-chromosome relationship.




What do I need to bring with me?


For a non-legal test for paternity - also known as a "peace of mind" test - then we simply need you and the child. If you are testing for a legal case, then we need a valid photo ID (e.g. Driver's License) from the potential father, and the original birth certificate for the child.




How long does the DNA sample collection take?


The entire collection process usually takes about 30 minutes, including paperwork if needed.




How long does it take to get the results?


For non-legal testing, the results average 3-5 days. For legal testing, approximately 5-7 days.




How is a DNA collected for relationship testing?


The normal method is by swabbing the cheek of each person involved. It's painless, tasteless, and non-invasive.




How are the results presented?


A DNA Test Report will be provided to Oris by Universal Forensics Corporation, our chosen company for DNA processing. This report will include the DNA collection date, name of parties involved, the relationship(s) in question, the sample type (e.g. mouth swab), a stated conclusion including percentage probability of the relationship being confirmed. Should your test be submitted as legal, then a hard-copy DNA Test Report - usually notarized - will be mailed to our office and provided to you. We will then contact you in a predetermined manner to protect your privacy.




What is the difference between non-legal and legal testing?


Non-legal or "peace-of-mind" testing is just that: to confirm what both parties suspect to be true... or not true. No paperwork even needs to be generated for this type of testing and is done for your knowledge only. It is not admissible in court. Legal testing includes chain-of-custody confirmation paperwork which can legally defensible in court cases: identity verification, signatures, provides proper documentation, and documents specimen collection - all done by a neutral 3rd party. Legal testing is most often done for child support claims, naming the father on a legal birth certificate, inheritence/estate issues, child custody, adoption, and immigration. Regardless of whether the test you want is legal or non-legal, Oris handles, stores, and packages all specimen collections with equal care and efficiency.




Do you need the mother's DNA for paternity testing?


Testing the biological mother’s DNA increases the chance of a conclusive result for any DNA test, including paternity, siblings, or grandparents.





 

DNA - Infidelity Confirmation

How long does it take to get the results?


For non-legal testing, the results average 3-5 days. For legal testing, approximately 5-7 days.




How is DNA or biological material collected?


In the absence of a cheek swab, a range of other items can be used. These include: sheets & linens, underwear or any other item with suspect biological material; condoms; fingernail or hair clippings; cigarette butts or gum; used tissue or handkerchief. These are known as "non-standard" samples. If biological material is found, then DNA can be detected, extracted, and compared. It is recommended that the sample be brought in to be tested in a paper bag or paper envelope, NOT a plastic bag or Ziplock. This will help maintain the integrity of the specimen.




How are the results presented?


A DNA Test Report will be provided to Oris by Universal Forensics Corporation, our chosen company for DNA processing. This report will include the DNA collection date, name (if provided) of parties involved, the relationship(s) in question, the sample type (e.g. hair brush), a stated conclusion including percentage probability of the sample belonging to the "control," or person submitting the item, and the potential of the sample belonging to a third party. We will then contact you in a predetermined manner to protect your privacy.




Can this result be used in court?


With infidelity being number five of the top five reasons that couples go their separate ways, many individuals require proof before making this decision. Specific items, or evidence, will need to undergo DNA testing and specific collection procedures. Since items brought in to test by a client cannot be verified by Oris as belonging to a particular donor, so these results may or may not be admissible - it is best to check with your attorney. Most courts make decisions on a case-by-case basis. The results may, however, provide confirmation or negation of suspected cheating behavior.




What is the testing process?


As the first test of elimination, the item is tested to determine the presence of any biological material. Second, if biological material is present, it is tested for gender (i.e. if it is suspected to be from a male, but no male chromosome is found, then the question is answered at this level). Finally, if the material is found to be - for example - sperm, then a comparison DNA profile is done to determine whether the control sample (usually a cheek swab) of the spouse/partner either matches - or doesn't match - the DNA in the biological material.




Can't I just use a store-bought test?


Yes, but there is one major difference! Store-bought. at-home tests do not differentiate DNA, thus are known as presumptive tests rather than conclusive tests. It may detect the presence of semen (via a prostate-specific antigen) or saliva, but will not determine if that sample was from the client or an unknown 3rd party. DNA profiles give you a conclusive answer.




How am I excluded from being the donor in the sample?


It is recommended that you provide a buccal (cheek) swab for comparison and to eliminate or include your DNA as the source of the sample in question.




Can any item with biological material be used for testing?


A variety of items can be tested, but the success rate in obtaining DNA will vary. For example, fresh semen from a condom or undergarments will have a higher rate of detection than a soda can, gum, or envelope flap.





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Eileen Kenny, Owner

Oris Exam Services, Inc.

6405 Wilkinson Avenue

North Hollywood, CA 91606

P/  818.982.6695

F/  818.761.6399

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