How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (2024)

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    Triceon May 10, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Hey got the invasive prenatal paternity test done. I got my results but no chart.

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      DDCon May 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Hi, Trice. The prenatal paternity test is different from a postnatal test: For a prenatal test, approximately 2,698 genetic markers are compared, whereas with a postnatal test, comparison of 16 markers are generally all that’s needed for conclusive results. It would be impractical to list data for nearly 3,000 markers on a report, so we give the conclusion only. Hope this helps!

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        Matton October 24, 2019 at 5:16 pm

        Heya i recently done a home paternity test with ddc . Results 99.9998% and index is : 947,710
        There was 3 of us that done the test “Mother , Child , alleged father. It says one possible mutation was observed ? Just didn’t get mutation ? But the mutation was included in the calculation of 99.9998 % . Does this mean I’m the child’s father from results as Shown above ? Even tho it says there was a possible mutation ? Also from the results as shown with one mutation mean there can be another alleged father ? even tho the index and percentage is high ?

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          DDCon October 25, 2019 at 8:22 am

          Hi, Matt. Based on your results, you are considered the biological father of the child with a 99.9998% probability, and there’s a 947,710 to 1 chance that someone else who’s unrelated to you but with the same racial background could be the father instead. Had you done a legal test with court-admissible results, your report would be considered proof of paternity. The possible mutation you mention was taken into account by our analysts as they calculated your results, so it’s nothing to worry about at all. That statement is just for your information and it doesn’t mean there can be another alleged father.

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            Lorion September 17, 2020 at 5:05 pm

            Had a 46 marker test done on blood relative brother ( same father mother) with alledged son. 5 of the markets came back as n/a. Yet the test came back as the brother was the father and not the deceased. What do the n/a markets mean ?

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            DDCon September 21, 2020 at 10:55 am

            Hi, Lori. I asked one of our PhDs on your behalf, and they’ve never heard of any markers showing as n/a. Sorry!

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            Ericaon October 7, 2020 at 9:46 pm

            What does it mean likelihood they share the same father is 19-1 combined sibling index, 19

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            DDCon October 8, 2020 at 8:41 am

            Hi, Erica. Without seeing the report and data, I can’t elaborate on this more than you already have.

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            Jericcaon January 9, 2021 at 10:00 pm

            If the test says its 99.99996 and the other number say 31,278,495,363? They wouldn’t be the father right?

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            DDCon January 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

            What you describe is an “inclusion,” meaning, the man tested is considered the biological father of the child tested.

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            Marshaon January 24, 2021 at 1:46 am

            Hello i was wondering if you have heard of Private testing center in kentucky. Ive got a test through their company but looked up their business and it says it has been shut down. Im confused and the results seem very off

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            DDCon January 25, 2021 at 9:10 am

            Hi, Marsha. With so little information, I cannot give you an accurate answer. You may want to contact the BBB about them.

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            Mariahon May 4, 2021 at 3:10 pm

            What exactly does it mean when the results come back with an extremely high percentage and probability..
            The percentage is 99.9999999999996%
            And the probability is 297,042,561,703,816…. last I checked there weren’t even that many people on the planet??

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            DDCon May 5, 2021 at 9:58 am

            Hi, Mariah. You’re right…there aren’t that many people on that planet. But these numbers are statistically derived, and the math isn’t limited by number of people on the planet. The higher the probability percentage and the higher the CPI number, the more likely it is that the man tested is the biological father of the child tested. There was apparently plenty of data from their DNA that was rare for their racial population!

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            Christyon August 7, 2021 at 10:15 pm

            If an alleged grandmother and child do a kinship test and the results are a combined kinship index of 3.17 76% is this a positive relation result?

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            DDCon August 9, 2021 at 11:01 am

            Hi, Christy. No, that is considered an exclusion. Here are the ranges for probability of relationship:

            90% or higher: the relationship is supported by DNA testing
            9% – 89%: inconclusive result, and additional parties need to be tested
            Below 9%: the relationship is not supported by DNA testing

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          Ziyahon December 16, 2020 at 1:18 am

          I needed to take a dna test so I did but I ended up buying the wrong kit i bought a 23andme kit which my baby was too young to take.. me and his father live hours away so he bought the kit and took it he added the buffer solution and everything but when I got home I called and they said my child was too young too take that test so when I did get a chance to really look at it the kit was expired also so I bought a ddc test and dipped the q tips inside of his spit and ever since then I was wondering if this could have messed my results up i called and they said no but I’m just curious ..

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            DDCon December 16, 2020 at 8:55 am

            No, the results are fine.

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            Raymondon March 8, 2021 at 10:05 pm

            My report said 96 % probability
            What does that mean?

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            DDCon March 9, 2021 at 8:21 am

            Hi, Raymond. If that is a paternity result, it is considered inconclusive. I suggest you contact the lab through whom you tested and ask why they didn’t test additional markers in order to provide you with a conclusive result of 99% or higher (or 0%).

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          Vanessaon March 29, 2021 at 7:20 pm

          On our dna test to find out if we are full or half siblings it says we are 95.2?% siblings, the likeihood that they share the same father is 20 to 1. We are confuse, do we share the same biological father?

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            DDCon March 30, 2021 at 9:53 am

            Yes, you do. The man tested is 20 times more likely to be the father of both of you than an untested man.

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            Moon June 8, 2021 at 8:25 pm

            Hey asking for a friend… My friends brother has passed away a lady has contacted them stating that the brother had a child and she wanted a DNA test from my friend (which would be potential uncle of the child) for confirm his brothers was the father … so the results came back that it was …John *** was 99.9 he was the uncle of the child but at the top it also said that john** was 9.99 percent chance he was the biological father of the child …

            What’s this mean ? Is he the uncle or father ?

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            DDCon June 9, 2021 at 8:34 am

            He is the uncle of the child.

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            Jonon June 23, 2021 at 4:27 pm

            What all ways does a lab test for paternity and what all is the process and what all shows up on the possible results? Never had a DNA test, it says it can be swab or blood,dcs ordered mine so idk what to expect to establish paternity

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            Hopeon September 18, 2021 at 10:38 am

            My alleged Dad and I done a DNA test and results came out: Probability of Paternity 99.9997% and CPI=359,627. Does that mean his my Dad. If yes is there any reason why they would think otherwise?

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            DDCon September 20, 2021 at 8:42 am

            Hi, Hope. Because paternity testing uses statistics, the only way your result could be 100% is if every other man in the world with your possible father’s racial background were also analyzed. This obviously isn’t possible, so this is why any probability of paternity percentage higher than 99% (preferably higher than 99.9%) is considered conclusive. He is considered your biological father with a probability of paternity of 99.9997%. You can put your worries to rest.

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          Abigaelon June 30, 2021 at 9:42 pm

          Pls help can O+ parents give birth to A+

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            DDCon July 1, 2021 at 9:21 am

            Not usually. But if there’s a genetic mutation, then it is possible. Determining paternity via blood type is not absolutely reliable; only DNA can tell for sure.

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            Karenon August 8, 2021 at 6:10 am

            Hi
            A dna test with son and alleged father. 23 markers were tested, result inconclusive. Lab tested another 5 markers and test results 99.996% with a combined CPI 12,000. I dont believe this man is the father. Could a related man be the father instead?

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            DDCon August 9, 2021 at 10:30 am

            Hi, Karen. Usually the lab will make mention in their conclusion statement if they believe there is a possibility that a related man could be the father instead.

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            Kyleon August 24, 2021 at 2:43 pm

            On test results, are the numbers separated into 2 sides because 1 is X and 1 is Y? Can a number on the left be matched to a number on the right? I’m asking because only matching one side of numbers, I shared 12 matching numbers. Just matching either number on the same locus, all 20 lines had a match.

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            DDCon August 25, 2021 at 8:38 am

            Hello, Kyle. Other than the amelogenin genetic marker that show X and Y specifically, the other loci are unrelated to X and Y. In other words, in the presentation of the report, there is no “X side” and “Y side.” An allele on the left side for a possible father can definitely match one listed on the right side for a child at the same genetic location.

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            Joycelynnon September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

            I did a test for two kids that could be siblings and the test said 99.98 % the likelihood they share a common parent is 7,062 to 1 Assume prior probability equal 0.50 does that mean they are related

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            DDCon September 27, 2021 at 8:23 am

            Yes, that is a very conclusive result.

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        Jeaneon December 7, 2019 at 10:13 am

        Hi DDC I would like to ask in our case the two father’s are relatives we did blood test not a DNA test so my son is not the father of the child can it happen with a blood test because I strongly believe it is my son’s child

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          DDCon December 9, 2019 at 9:37 am

          Hi, Jeane. DNA testing is the only sure way of determining paternity.

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            Shawnon October 18, 2020 at 9:26 pm

            Hi, I had a Half-Siblingship DNA test done by DDC at a facility in California. Unable to fully understand the results, I’m reaching out for a little clarity. The Half-Siblingship results read, combined sibling ship index 25, probability of Half-siblingship 96.2 percent and likelihood we share a father is 25 to 1. I’m not sure what the ratio means 25 to 1 and after reading some of the messages here a 99 percent or higher is recommended. So is this my half brother with a percentage of 96.2 percent. Also my Mother his Mother and our alleged Father are all deceased no test was done on them.

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            DDCon October 19, 2020 at 10:17 am

            Hi, Shawn. It is extremely rare to get a 99% or higher for a half-sibling test. 96.2% is considered conclusive that you are half-siblings. As for the other verbiage, it can be read this way: The odds are 25:1 that an untested, unrelated man with the same racial background is the father.

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            Ashon October 23, 2020 at 8:51 am

            Can a potential father take a child to get tested at a lab without the permission of the biological mother?

            Can the mother get the results in a case like this?

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            DDCon October 23, 2020 at 9:15 am

            Hi, Ash. Whether it’s an at-home test or a legal test, the responsibility is on the testing adult to ensure the legal guardian of a minor child has provided consent. For legal tests where chain of custody is maintained and DNA collection is witnessed, the lab must have proof that the legal parent consents to testing. If the proper documentation for the child isn’t provided, testing cannot take place. Because all these safeguards are in place, for legal tests, the mother can request a copy of the results. For at-home tests where DNA is collected by the parties themselves at home, the lab has no way of verifying whether the DNA submitted for testing actually belongs to the names provided by the tested parties. In other words, there is no way to know if the possible father actually submitted the child’s DNA or his friend’s. Therefore, the mother cannot petition to see results. This is one of the main reasons why reports for at-home tests are not court admissible.

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            Deniseon November 13, 2020 at 3:29 pm

            Good day I did a DNA test on my baby with my ex boyfriend but I boyfriend don’t know but the results came back 99.99999998 % not excluded but my son looks nothing alike he is the spilting image of my boyfriend how is that possible that my ex is a possibility

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            DDCon November 16, 2020 at 9:24 am

            Hi, Denise. Physical characteristics are never a determination of paternity and whether or not someone “looks” like a parent is often subjective. Only DNA can give a sure answer, and from what you said it appears that the man tested was given a very conclusive inclusion for paternity. If you used an accredited lab, you can trust that result to be accurate.

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            Alexison March 1, 2021 at 10:17 am

            Hi, is there any way I can have someone look at the results I received for a father/child buccal test? The probability is 99.99999%, the PI is over 12 million, however, my daughter had breast milk in her mouth when I cheek swabbed her, which was very light so not much of her cheek skin cells would’ve been on the swab, so I’m a bit confused as to how 14 of the 15 alleles match, except FGA, yet the saliva assessed predominantly had my breast milk with her saliva, and it’s compared against a Hispanic (he is Puerto Rican) ethnic group. Also, what if another potential father is not Hispanic (I am Native American and German), how does the probability work with varying ethnic group comparisons?

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            DDCon March 2, 2021 at 9:46 am

            Hi, Alexis. The racial background identified for test participants is used to help determine the strength of the biological relationship only (for example, a PI of 12 million for Hispanic vs. a PI of 11 million for caucation). Any racial misidentification does not affect the actual conclusion of the test (exclusion or inclusion). If the swab had been contaminated by breast milk enough to make DNA extraction impossible, testing would have been suspended and a result would not have been issued. Breast milk does not change DNA itself; it can only affect the quality of the sample. Since you were issued a report, this is not a problem.

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            Kerrion March 2, 2021 at 12:01 pm

            Hi I was wondering what does it mean when the alleged father has an N and a percentage of 89.7% on a paternity test

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            DDCon March 2, 2021 at 1:35 pm

            Hi, Kerri. I’m not sure what you mean by “N” and so I cannot help with that. An 89.7% probability of paternity is considered inconclusive. You should ask the lab where you tested about including the mother in testing to strengthen results and/or see if they will test additional markers. With the advanced technology employed for paternity testing nowadays, it’s hard to imagine why any customer would be provided with an inconclusive result.

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            Nikkion September 2, 2021 at 11:56 am

            I had an avucular aunt/uncle test. The combined relatedness index number is 1,289,but the two were half siblings,how accurate is this result

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            DDCon September 7, 2021 at 11:13 am

            Hi, Nikki. Can you please rephrase your question? It sounds as if you did an avuncular test with two half-siblings.

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          Ladaeshaon June 22, 2020 at 10:19 pm

          My daughter and her alleged father did a DNA test all the same numbers but at the bottom it says there is a zero possibility that he is the father then why did the numbers match?

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            DDCon June 23, 2020 at 8:34 am

            Hi, Ladaesha. Without seeing the data and where you think the matches are, I really can’t provide an answer. I suggest you contact the lab where you tested.

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            Curtison November 17, 2020 at 8:42 pm

            Hey did you ever get the answer to your question?

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            Jazmineon October 18, 2021 at 5:46 pm

            Why would om a DNA test result not show the loci TH01 alleles at all?

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            DDCon October 20, 2021 at 8:22 am

            Hi, Jazmine. It is most likely that measurable data was not able to be obtained from that locus. Additional analysis is conducted to compensate.

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          CASSANDRAon July 13, 2020 at 2:46 pm

          IF THE PI VALUE IS 0.00 FOR SEVERAL THEN WE CAN AUTOMATICALLY RULE OUT HE IS NOT THE FATHER.

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            DDCon July 14, 2020 at 9:07 am

            Hi, Cassandra. As a general rule, I would say that is usually a correct conclusion to make, but without seeing your physical report, I cannot confirm that it is true in your case.

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            Mariaon October 13, 2020 at 11:51 pm

            Hello my daughter me and the alleged father did a dna test and came out to be 99.98% and stated can not be excluded what does it mean that is the biological father

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            DDCon October 14, 2020 at 1:40 pm

            Yes, that means he is considered the biological father with a 99.98% probability of paternity.

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            Savannahon November 10, 2020 at 3:25 pm

            Hi, I recently had a DNA test done on my son Kysen, & I had 2 men tested to see if they were the father. It came back that brendan, one of the men tested was 99.5%. I was also with Brendan’s half brother Matthew. So does that mean that Brendan’s the father or is their a possibility that Matthew could be kysens father?

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            DDCon November 11, 2020 at 8:12 am

            Hi, Savannah. Were the other men who were tested excluded, I presume? And is there a reason why Matthew didn’t also test? Matthew should also test, and be sure to tell the lab ahead of time about his relationship with Brendan and the results of Brendan’s test.

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            Saraon December 9, 2020 at 8:15 pm

            Hi,

            I did a sibling home dna for my sons and can’t understand the results. COMBINED SIBSHIP INDEX (FULL-SIBLING): 247036697.51, PROBABILITY: 99.999999%

            COMBINED SIBSHIP INDEX (HALF-SIBLING): 516445.42, PROBABILITY: 99.999%

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            DDCon December 10, 2020 at 10:41 am

            Hi, Sara. It wouldn’t be wise of me to answer without the full data or context for this test. I suggest you contact the lab where you tested directly for an explanation.

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            Donnaeon February 12, 2021 at 7:44 pm

            When it say alleged father 14.15 n child 14.16 n father 13.14 and child 14 what does that mean

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            DDCon February 16, 2021 at 9:33 am

            Hi, Donnae. When the two alleles are the same length at any given genetic location (such as 14,14 in the case of the child you referenced) then the report shows just a single 14.

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            Jessicaon October 16, 2021 at 11:10 pm

            How many locus will show on a paternity test? How many matched loci are needed to prove paternity? Will a dna paternity test be resulted with only 9 locus listed?

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            DDCon October 18, 2021 at 8:31 am

            Hi, Jessica. With today’s technology and processes, a minimum of 20 loci is the gold standard for paternity testing.

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          Aprilon June 2, 2021 at 7:20 pm

          Hi I did a dna with ddc to test a relationship with a deceased father I used his brother instead I did not let ddc know I was testing child uncle test came back negative. Will the give me a for sure answer?

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            DDCon June 3, 2021 at 8:29 am

            Hi, April. Because you didn’t let the lab know that the man participating in the paternity test was the child’s possible uncle and not his possible father, the result provided was for paternity; so it’s no wonder the result was an exclusion. You would need to test again and this time order an avuncular test.

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          Courton August 19, 2021 at 11:49 pm

          I had done a NIPP test at like 30wks pregnant and results came back 99% could not exclude. I had also done a paternity test after baby was born with a potential other baby father and thay came back 99.9 can not exclude. How is this possible?

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            DDCon August 20, 2021 at 9:00 am

            Hi, Court. What you describe is extremely unlikely. Without any of the details of either test and the circ*mstances surrounding them or where you had them performed, it’s difficult to provide any type of answer. I suggest you contact the lab(s) where you tested directly and start asking questions.

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        Dragonon July 6, 2020 at 5:57 am

        How come siblings % is different when they have the same parents?
        98.9999998
        99.9999999

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          DDCon July 6, 2020 at 9:36 am

          Hi, Dragon. Siblings only share 50% of the same DNA, unless they’re identical twins, and so the strength at the data is going to be different for each sibling. Siblings inherit all their DNA from their parents, but siblings don’t inherit the exact same DNA from each. That’s what makes siblings unique!

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            Louon November 21, 2020 at 12:28 pm

            Hay my sons dna results say greater than 1,000,000,000,000 if alleged is the father…. What does this mean? because probability of paternity is 99.9999% why does it say if alleged the father wouldn’t it say he is the dad

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            DDCon November 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

            Hi, Lou. Paternity is determined using genetic data from the general population and is derived using statistics. This is why we can never give a 100% probability of paternity; to do so, we’d have to include all the men in the world with the same racial background as the man tested. The 1,000,000,000,000 number you give is the combined paternity index. It could be read this way: There is a 1 in 1,000,000,000,000 chance that the biological father is an unrelated man who was not tested. You can rest assured that the man tested is considered the biological father of the child with a 99.9999% probability…that’s as conclusive as it gets!

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            Karenon September 11, 2021 at 4:17 am

            Hi DCC. Thank you for your reply on 8th August. My results showed a CPI 12 000 and did include in the statement that if there was a possibility a relative was the father he too should be tested. Does this mean I maybe correct in thinking this man may not be the father and ask for another test to be done? Thanks

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          Rickon October 11, 2020 at 11:06 am

          If my home dna test has names of partcipants. On results is it fake

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            DDCon October 12, 2020 at 9:34 am

            Hi, Rick. Although we do not put names on our at-home reports since identifies of participants have not been independently verified, there may be other companies who do. So I cannot confirm that the report you have is fake. If you’d like to post it for us to look at privately, contact us via Messenger on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DDCPaternity

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            Heatheron January 28, 2021 at 12:42 pm

            Can a man be the father if it’s 98.7 or 90.2?

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            DDCon January 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

            Hi, Heather. For paternity testing, those are considered inconclusive probabilities of paternity. The lab should test more genetic markers in order to attain either a 99.9% or higher percentage for an inclusion, or 0% for an exclusion.

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          Gerardoon December 1, 2020 at 11:05 am

          I got this results back from a dna test a few months back. The question I have is why does the mother have same numbers as I do and also the child. I understand the child but the mother in many boxes has the same exact numbers as mine and the child??

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            DDCon December 2, 2020 at 10:20 am

            Hi, Gerardo. As human beings we share 99.9% of the same DNA, so it would not be unusual at all for you and the mother to match genetic data at certain loci. It doesn’t mean you’re closely related, of course.

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            Estebanon June 8, 2021 at 3:58 pm

            Hello I did a DNA test my my nephew and I and I came to 52to 1 and 98.1 . Can you tell me I am the uncle yes or no

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            DDCon June 9, 2021 at 8:34 am

            Hello, Esteban. What is the probably percentage of relationship?

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            Larryon August 4, 2021 at 9:41 pm

            DNA test came back 99.99996% and Cpi 2.862.991
            What does this mean.

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            DDCon August 5, 2021 at 8:42 am

            If it’s a paternity test, you can read it this way: The man tested is not excluded and is considered the biological father with a 99.99996% probability of paternity. The odds of an unrelated untested man with the same racial background being the father are 2,862,991 to 1.

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          LAKSHMINARAYANAon August 30, 2021 at 1:28 pm

          If the marriage happens with close relationships..wife is daugher of husband’s paternal aunty.

          Is there any possibility of inclusive paternal report though father is not biological father of child ?

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            DDCon August 31, 2021 at 9:29 am

            Most likely not a problem.

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            Michelleon November 11, 2021 at 11:53 am

            Hi. I am a white mother who has a son who is biracial (black & white) .My son who has dark brown hair dark brown eyes had a child with his white girlfriend who also has dark brown hair brown eyes. My grandson is now 4.5yrs old. He has white blonde hair & bright blue eyes & doesn’t look nothing like my son. We have loved & provided for him since the day he was born & while personally, dna makes no difference to me, we recently were sent a Pic of a man that his girlfriend admittedly had sex with around the same time she got pregnant
            & was floored by the resemblance..he has light hair & blue eyes.. My grandson does look a lot like him.. however, my son went ahead & did a DNA test at a local facility called “any lab test now” located in Knox TN with only him & my grandson were tested. The results came back 98.4% positive that my son is the father. Is there any possibility that the test could be wrong due to human error? It’s not at all that I want the test to be wrong, bcuz as I said we love this baby & I will be his grandmother no matter what. I just think it’s vital for my grandsons well being later on in life that he knows with certainty who he comes from as I’ve heard horror stories from people who were lied to. That question may sound strange or stupid considering the results we just received but I’m just curious as to if there are situations such as ours where false positives have been reported? Thanks & have a blessed day.

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            DDCon November 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

            Hi, Michelle. Only DNA can provide an accurate answer for a biological relationship, and from what you said, it appears you received an inclusion. Physical characteristics are seldom proof. It may very well be that your son and/or his girlfriend have recessive genes for light hair and blue eyes and those genes are being expressed outwardly by your grandson. No worries…enjoy being grandma with no more doubts.

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        Michelleon November 19, 2020 at 9:05 pm

        I have a question how long saliva stay on a Q-tip and I read up on it expired in 28 months is that true

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          DDCon November 20, 2020 at 10:12 am

          Hi, Michelle. The material collected for testing is actually cheek cells scraped from the inside of the cheek, rather than saliva. If kept in a breathable paper container in a cool, dry place, such a sample is viable for testing for about 6 months.

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          Kon February 7, 2021 at 9:45 pm

          Hello
          My results read 99.999997% cannot be excluded as biological father with a pi of 39,151,316. I only tested father and son and they tested at 20 loci. All were matches. However the other father and mother never tested. If humans share mostly the same DNA and it is impossible to determine if the child in fact received that number from the father instead of the mother at that particular loci how can they gives results with such certainty?
          For example a son has 8 as does a father probably the mom does as well but it’s not shown. And most likely the other father has an 8 as well that may belong to him.
          It seems that statistics and probability has nothing to really do with exact science. It is making no sense to me. Without all parties how could you possibly conclude this certain allele was passed from father to son?
          Can you please clarify. I offer to send my maternal results and companies tell me it’s not necessary. But how

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            DDCon February 8, 2021 at 10:04 am

            Hi, K. You are correct that all relationship-testing results are statistically obtained and that the statistics and data used are race based. The only way a test could provide 100% probability of paternity is if every man in the world with the same ethnic background were also tested, which is (of course) impossible. The chances of the other possible father also having all the same data as the man tested is 39,151,316 to 1, as indicated by the combined paternity index you provided. Had the mother’s DNA been required to strengthen results even further, it would have been requested by the lab. I hope this helps!

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            Jewelzon June 17, 2021 at 1:33 pm

            My 2 sons one dad , he died then I took a test for my son , idk it’s 99.7%……457to 1 so they don’t share the same father ? Just mother

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            DDCon June 17, 2021 at 3:25 pm

            Hi. I don’t understand what you described. Who was tested exactly?

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        SHAWNon December 18, 2020 at 6:17 am

        what if a Dna test was mishandled by a privated collector is it possible for a DNA sample to be switched or Tampered with? At the Philadelphia Family Court on the 8floor 02/13\2020 There was three children down there and there mother has family who works down there Are there any witnesses to verify that this is not possible. Person maybe corrupt or Persuaded, I Damm a investigation on the collector Who ministered the test on 02/13/2020 was done in private with no witnesses overseeing this test. The results say I’m black I’m mix

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          DDCon December 18, 2020 at 9:56 am

          Hi, Shawn. If a participant in a paternity suspects foul play on the part of the collector, it is their responsibility to press charges. Paternity testing does not provide genetic answers for race. Rather, test participants state their race before testing is conducted.

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            Genyon December 18, 2020 at 10:14 pm

            I have a question. I had a private DNA test done. My son looks identical to this man not to mention my pregnancy term (conception/due date) would be with him. I went to an any lab test now and dna came back 0%. How do you find out whether not a lab is credible? Also can I have the dna samples sent somewhere else?

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            DDCon December 21, 2020 at 8:49 am

            Hi, Geny. AnyLabTestNow is a reputable company that we work with. If you’re sure the DNA the possible father submitted was his own, then you have no reason to test further. Physical characteristics are very subjective and should never be the basis for making any decisions or assessments about paternity…only DNA can tell for sure.

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          Ejohon December 29, 2020 at 3:26 am

          I sent my samples to my alleged dad’s sister from Nigeria to USA, she told me that the two samples out of three I sent, the two could not read out anything (toothbrush and cotton bud), just the chewing gum and the result was 0%. I will love to be sure if the test was carried out or need a better clarification about it

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            DDCon December 29, 2020 at 7:10 am

            Hello, Ejoh. The company from whom you purchased the test is your best resource for answers to your questions.

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            Patriciaon February 5, 2021 at 6:21 pm

            My daughter did a DNA test from Walgreens the results came back with them having two matches and she was told there was not enough matches to say the baby was her biological grandson. Could there be a chance the baby is her grandson.

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            DDCon February 8, 2021 at 10:31 am

            Hi, Patricia. From what you told me, it sounds as if she was given an “exclusion” result, meaning she and the baby are not related.

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        Rebeccaon January 2, 2021 at 12:46 am

        I had a test done and dad’s test result most o them don’t math but it saying he is most likely the father y would this be

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          DDCon January 4, 2021 at 9:25 am

          Hi, Rebecca. I suggest you contact the lab where you tested and ask questions. It may be you are just misinterpreting the data.

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            Crystalon August 30, 2021 at 11:27 pm

            Hi, can you explain this:

            the probability of full-siblingship is 0.02%. The likelihood that they do not share the same biological father is 5,854 to 1.

            Do they share the same father or not?

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            DDCon August 31, 2021 at 9:27 am

            They most likely do not share the same biological father.

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            Lonion October 22, 2021 at 3:06 pm

            Hi, I recently took a home peace of mind test. Me, my child and the father. The result came back as can not be exluded 99,999999997%, and the cpi: 36 156 712 007. I know that paternity test are not 100%, but I can’t find any study proving that the test is actually 99,99 % accurate. I have a lot of anxiety that someone else could match the 20 loci since I live in a small town.

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            DDCon October 25, 2021 at 8:54 am

            Hi, Loni. You can trust the result. The odds of someone else who is unrelated to you being the father are 36,156,712,007 to 1. This is true whether you live in a small town or the largest city in the world.

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        Yaleon April 1, 2021 at 1:33 pm

        Hi, I did a prenatal paternity test with ddc and the results came back 99.9% non excluded. Is this sufficient to believe that the alleged dad is the biological dad so i can get a good rest at night beause i’m trying to trust everything is correct. I did not test the other potetial man.

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          DDCon April 2, 2021 at 7:57 am

          Hi, Yale. Yes, as long as the other alleged father is NOT a close biological relation to the man tested, you can get a good rest at night.

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            Lacyon September 13, 2021 at 6:47 pm

            My dna test was inconclusive, likelihood of grandmaternity was 7to1. What does this mean?

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            DDCon September 14, 2021 at 8:36 am

            Hi, Lacy. It means that the genetic data for tested parties (the amount of DNA you share) was not enough to provide a conclusive result one way or the other. Additional tested parties (such as mother of the child) are needed to strengthen results.

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            Biancaon September 23, 2021 at 10:21 am

            If the test came back with 87% and says”not excluded” does that mean I’m the father? Me and the kid are blood cousins. What does this mean?

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            DDCon September 24, 2021 at 8:35 am

            Hi, Bianca. Was this for a paternity test or some other test such as grandparent or sibling?

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        Marioon June 17, 2021 at 11:37 am

        Hi if my test shows 98.9 percent what does this means

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          DDCon June 17, 2021 at 3:26 pm

          Hi, Mario. If you did a paternity test, it means you are considered the biological father of the child tested with a 98.9% probability of relationship.

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        Duheon August 15, 2021 at 6:49 am

        Why is the combined paternity index different than when I multiplied it myself. It’s off by around 20,000

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          DDCon August 16, 2021 at 10:56 am

          No worries! Multiplying the CPI data together is a basic first step and there are additional factors involved (including rounding) in the calculations, and so the CPI you obtain may not be exactly what the report says.

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            Brianon September 21, 2021 at 5:08 am

            99.9998 prob of paternity would make me the father correct?

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            DDCon September 21, 2021 at 8:16 am

            Yes.

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            Amberon November 2, 2021 at 9:42 pm

            If a child is a female, will the amelogenin have an X and a Y or just an X?

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            DDCon November 3, 2021 at 8:51 am

            Only males have a Y chromosome. So a female would show an X on a paternity report (meaning X,X).

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        Whitneyon October 8, 2021 at 10:55 pm

        What’s it mean when you only see and have 19 markers that were supposedly only tested.. isn’t there supposed to be a total of 20 alleles that are tested? I’m not understanding that part

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          DDCon October 12, 2021 at 9:20 am

          For assistance in understanding your report, Whitney, please contact us directly via 800-831-1906 or you can reach out via Facebook Messenger on our page: https://www.facebook.com/DDCPaternity

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      krischenon June 22, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      Hii can you help me please what means reliability of paternity greater than 99.99% and he is not father . thanks

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        DDCon June 25, 2018 at 8:00 am

        Hi, Krischen. Can you please clarify? Were you given a 99.99% probability of paternity yet the conclusion says he is not the father?

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          SHERRIEon September 24, 2018 at 11:38 pm

          MY TEST CAME BACK 97. PROBABILITY OF THE FATHER IS HE’S THE FATHER OR NOT?

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            DDCon September 25, 2018 at 2:48 pm

            Hi, Sherrie. As high as that probability is, it’s not considered conclusive. With today’s technology, a good accredited lab should be able to test enough genetic markers to provide either a 99% or higher probability of paternity (if the man is considered the biological father of the child tested) or 0% (if he’s not considered the biological father of the child tested). You may want to call the lab where you did your testing and ask some questions.

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          Amandaon October 21, 2018 at 6:03 pm

          Just got results and it says 0% chance that my brother in law is the father. The girl swears he is and is wanting another test done tomorrow. We paid for overnight shipping $90. Same day results so we are at about $300 for this paternity test. Is there anyway your results are wrong?

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            Amandaon October 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

            FYI the baby was not quite a week old when he did the test

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            DDCon October 23, 2018 at 4:14 pm

            Hi, Amanda. The age of the baby doesn’t affect test results. You didn’t mention if your brother-in-law did a home test or a legal (witnessed) test with court-admissible results, so I’m going to assume you mean a home test. You also didn’t mention whether we did the testing or not, so I’ll assume we did. You can be sure the results are accurate for the samples we were provided. Every test is run twice, each by a separate team, to ensure accuracy once samples arrive at our lab. What we don’t have control over is the DNA collection process. For example, we have no way of knowing if the alleged father really swabbed himself or used someone else’s DNA instead in order to commit fraud. If you’re absolutely sure he submitted his DNA and the baby’s, then there is no question that he’s not the biological father. If you want to do a legal chain-of-custody test just to put the issue to rest once and for all, then that’s an option.

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          Deeon September 29, 2020 at 11:35 pm

          What does it mean when it says 99.999992 why is is 2 instead of 8 or 9?

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            DDCon September 30, 2020 at 9:41 am

            Hi, Dee. That is not a cause for concern, nor does it mean that the person tested is any “less” related that if it had been an 8 or 9. Probability of paternity is determined using statistical calculations and that tiny number at the end can vary depending on the strength of the data.

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        krischenon July 25, 2018 at 10:35 am

        hii they send me so the tests involved taking buccal swabs from each person .l have ensured a clear and verifiable strict chain of custody of each sample provided These tests produce a reliability of paternity of greater than 99.99% and under Results Shane is not father Kate.l dont undertand this is possitive or negative results thanks

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          DDCon July 25, 2018 at 10:52 am

          Hi, Krischen. If the probability given on your paternity test is 99% or higher, then the man tested is considered the biological father; however, due to accreditation requirements, the language that is used on the report is “not excluded,” and perhaps that’s why you’re confused. It’s a different way of saying it, but it also means that he is considered the father.

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            sheliiaon June 14, 2020 at 10:09 pm

            I have concerns I was not present when my son swap the baby and himself in the mom but when I was given the packet it was very wet my question can you tell if the mom swap the baby and use the same swab to swab the dad to ensure that they match

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            DDCon June 15, 2020 at 8:01 am

            Hi, Sheliia. Yes, we can tell if swabs that are supposed to be for different people actually have the same DNA.

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            Ontarioon September 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

            Hi I have a question, when done a home paternity test, why don’t you put names of alleged father and child? How does the alleged father know if the result are his or not?

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            DDCon September 18, 2020 at 8:58 am

            Hi, Ontario. The samples are all tracked by bar code, so you can be sure the results are for the people who contributed DNA to the test. We don’t put names on at-home tests because the identities of test participants have not been independently verfied. However, our reports for legal tests do have names since DNA collection is witnessed and chain of custody is maintained.

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        Renneon June 15, 2020 at 4:26 pm

        I took a dna test for a child my son supposed to had father.. my son refused to take the test.. I don’t understand it.. the test came back and stated most likely he’s not .. 20% is what i shared with the child can you please explain that to me..

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          DDCon June 16, 2020 at 8:14 am

          Hi, Renne. Without having your report in front of me, I can’t comment on specifics. But from what you’ve said, it appears your test result says you are not the biological grandparent of the child; in other words, your son is not the father.

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      Heatheron December 19, 2019 at 2:23 am

      My Fiance had one if this friends with benefits relationship several years ago with this woman but she was also sleeping with his nephew as well at the same time. After 6 years we receive papers claiming my fiance is the father of her 2 youngest boys. Je did the DNA test and it came back that hes is not excluded as the father. But seeing how his nephew was sleeping with her 2 could they have close enough DNA and my fiance really isn’t the father? His nephew was never tested.

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        DDCon December 19, 2019 at 9:13 am

        Hi, Heather. An uncle and nephew share 25% of the same DNA. When two possible fathers share a relationship this close, both parties should be tested and the lab should be informed ahead of time of the biological relationship between the two men being tested. If possible, the mother of the children should also include her DNA.

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        Victoriaon June 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm

        Hi my tests show the probability of half siblingship is 99.999% can you explain please what it means thx

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          DDCon June 15, 2020 at 8:09 am

          Hi, Victoria. It means you received a conclusive result for your relationship test. You are half siblings with a 99.999% probability, which is extremely high.

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            Melissaon October 6, 2020 at 2:57 pm

            My half siblingship is 98.9% positive that we have the same father. Is that a good percentage? I keep seeing over and over that it should be 99.%

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            DDCon October 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm

            99% or higher is generally only seen in paternity tests or grandparent tests where the mother’s included. A 98.9% probability of relationship is very conclusive for a half-sibling test.

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          Heatheron October 23, 2021 at 6:37 pm

          If alleged father used swabbed the mouth of his nephew, and placed it as his swab when sending in samples would it give a negative result for being the father to my daughter.

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            DDCon October 25, 2021 at 8:48 am

            Hi, Heather. That is very likely, yes.

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      Makhitshinion June 19, 2020 at 2:38 pm

      I conducted DNA test on two different laboratories for the same child, the results came back positive but the CPI is not the same.what might be the reason?

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        DDCon June 22, 2020 at 10:18 am

        Without your tests in front of me, it’s hard to give a sure answer. It may be possible some of the information provided by test participants, such as ethnic background, may have been slightly different.

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        Melissaon July 3, 2020 at 10:21 pm

        I added up the numbers and they are child 562.8 and alleged father 504.3 the paper says combined paternity index 0. When researching to figure out if the test was wrong they have 12 out of 21 markers the same. Please help explain this to me.

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          DDCon July 6, 2020 at 9:49 am

          Hi, Melissa. Because we are human beings sharing 99.9% of the same DNA, there are always going to be a number of matches in a paternity test between a child and a possible father. But what’s most important in determining a biological relationship is that ALL of the markers match (with the possible exception of 1 or 2 mutations). In this case, there are 9 markers that don’t match. Anytime a PI of 0 is determined at one or more of the tested loci, it voids all other data and a result of exclusion is given.

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            Kristenon November 4, 2020 at 5:34 pm

            My test came back 99.9% so that means he is the father?

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            DDCon November 5, 2020 at 8:32 am

            Yes, an inclusion means he is considered the biological father.

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      Tereon June 29, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      If there was something wrong with the childs blood type at birth could that have an effect on the results causing them to say negative

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        DDCon June 30, 2020 at 9:37 am

        Hi, Tere. I’m not sure what you mean by something wrong with the blood type at birth. The only thing that might affect a DNA test is if the child had a recent blood transfusion.

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          Xoliswaon July 3, 2020 at 8:55 am

          Hi I did DNA test with the company called DNA test they said they working with you I want to knowbhow long does it takes to get the results from you m in South Africa

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            DDCon July 6, 2020 at 9:52 am

            Hi, Xoliswa. We perform the testing only. How soon you get results is between you and our corporate partner, so you’ll need to ask them that question.

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            Mayaon July 6, 2020 at 4:22 pm

            Hi, i did a prenatal paternity test, a month ago and i got result 0,00 (father is excluded). I just want to know does it mean that person is not father 100% and can i be sure that the result is correct? Thanks

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            DDCon July 7, 2020 at 8:23 am

            Hi, Maya. Yes, that result means that the man tested is not considered the biological father. You can be sure the report is correct for the samples we were provided to test.

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          Son October 1, 2020 at 9:08 am

          My husband just did a dna test that came back saying he is 99% the father but his first cousin also slept with the same girl. Can the dna test be wrong if there is another blood relative who can be the possible father?

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            DDCon October 1, 2020 at 11:23 am

            Hi, S. In order to affect a paternity test, it would have to be a closer biological relationship (first degree), such as father or brother. Cousins only share 12.5% of the same DNA, generally. Your husband is not excluded as the biological father, with the probability percentage he was provided.

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            Sabrinaon December 17, 2020 at 11:13 pm

            I did a prenatal paternity test with a q-tip with earwax and my results said 99.99% he was the father. When the baby was born we did a mouth swab test and it came back negative, how is this possible?

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            DDCon December 18, 2020 at 9:58 am

            Hi, Sabrina. The most likely reason for that happening is that the possible father submitted someone else’s DNA for the second test instead of his own.

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      Aishaon September 21, 2020 at 2:51 am

      The alleged father did a home test for our daughter with your company. I was not present, however, the alleged father gave me a printout and results were 0% . I saw no ddc logo on the printout. Is there supposed to be a logo in result or printout?

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        DDCon September 21, 2020 at 10:38 am

        Hi, Aisha. For an at-home test report, no.

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          Stevieon May 5, 2021 at 7:36 am

          Wait, so an at home test shouldn’t come with DDC in the corner of the paper the results are printed on? What if the results were allegedly mailed.

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            DDCon May 5, 2021 at 9:55 am

            The ONLY time an at-home test has our logo and names is if it was performed on behalf of one of our corporate partners. If the test was ordered directly through DDC, then there is no logo or names.

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        Ton December 2, 2020 at 5:54 am

        Hi there,

        7 of the 23 markers did not match to the alleged father making him not the father, since there was 7 differences does it mean there’s a possibility it’s his brothers baby?

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          DDCon December 2, 2020 at 10:17 am

          Hi, T. No, there is no correlation.

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      Kaylaon September 26, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      Hi my husband had sex with his step sister and she claims he’s the father of her daughter but she doesn’t look like him. I told him to take a DNA test and they took a at home DNA test & said the results came back and said “Y” which he thinks stands for yes & he also said that the link says it expires in 20 days. Does that mean he’s the father because I thought DNA test says “99.99999%” if yu are the father

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        DDCon September 29, 2020 at 1:07 pm

        Hi, Kayla. A “Y” is not a conclusion for paternity testing. I’m guessing he is looking at the data in his column that shows the Y chromosome. The conclusion should be underneath the table of data.

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      Kamion October 22, 2020 at 8:19 am

      My dude did a test on his son without his mom and the results was 76% how likely is that his child
      Thank u

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        DDCon October 22, 2020 at 8:52 am

        Hi, Kami. With today’s technology, there is no reason why a paternity test shouldn’t return a 99.9% probability for an inclusion. 76% probability of paternity is considered inconclusive, so it’s impossible to say whether he might be the father or not. He should test again and make sure it’s with an accredited and reputable laboratory.

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          Ericon August 9, 2021 at 11:30 pm

          Hi my test came back 0.00% probability of me being my child but we had 15 matches out 23 can explain why I’m not the child’s father.

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            DDCon August 10, 2021 at 8:55 am

            Hello, Eric. As humans, we share 99.9% of the same DNA. You and I could match at 15 genetic locations (or more!) even though we’re not biologically related. A child gets 50% of their DNA from mom and 50% from dad, so what is needed for an inclusion (is the father result) for a paternity test is for there to be a genetic match at (EVERY location), unless there is a genetic mutation present. With eight loci not matching, your result is definitely an exclusion.

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      Kiandraon January 10, 2021 at 11:02 pm

      My dna test results came with two different results one that I couldn’t see because it was on the other person’s screen and the other was paper results it is possible for the paper results to be wrong?

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        DDCon January 11, 2021 at 9:20 am

        Hi, Kiandra. I suggest you contact the lab where you tested and ask questions. What you are describing does not sound likely at all. Online results and hard-copy results should be identical.

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          Monion January 15, 2021 at 8:08 am

          Hi! I did a full-siblingship test with you all and it came back 99.98% that they share the same father. Is this completely accurate? How do I know it wasn’t for half-siblingship?

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            DDCon January 15, 2021 at 8:56 am

            Hi, Moni. If you ordered a full sibling test, then those are the results you received. If you have questions about your report, give us a call.

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      Awaon March 14, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      Hi I have recently done an at home DNA test, the results of whom we tested came bakc to be 99.9999999% but the alleged father seems to think that because years ago we may have come form the same blood line that the child was more likely to be his because of the shared blood but, I am trying to tell him that is incorrect right? Because we don’t have the same blood but our son has his DNA

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        DDCon March 15, 2021 at 10:32 am

        Hi, Awa. The DNA test results are scientific evidence of the biological relationship. Whether or not there may have been a shared bloodline years ago doesn’t make a difference.

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      Anastasiaon April 14, 2021 at 8:58 pm

      What is a Buccal?

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        DDCon April 15, 2021 at 12:36 pm

        A buccal swab is another term for a cheek swab.

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      Terellon April 20, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      Hello I did a test to see if the guy was my uncle and the test came back 95.2% and the combined raletedness index: 20. Is hes my father or my uncle?

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        DDCon April 21, 2021 at 9:44 am

        Hi, Terell. That is considered a conclusive inclusive result for an uncle relationship. If you wanted to determine if he is your father instead, you should have done a paternity test.

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      Kemion April 29, 2021 at 11:16 am

      How much is paternity dna test

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      Joannaon May 6, 2021 at 7:43 pm

      What if the test is for the alleged father but the other possible father is his cousin since they share the same dna would that effect the test? Or would it not matter

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        DDCon May 11, 2021 at 9:05 am

        Hi, Joanna. A cousin relationship is too distant to make a difference.

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      Lisaon May 12, 2021 at 11:34 pm

      Hello,

      My boyfriend did a paternity test on his alleged child after he was born. The test came back that he was not the father. The mother said it was wrong and refused another test. Eventually, she granted him another one, but she refused to do it infront of him. The test came back inconclusive. After that she sent a forged paternity test. The DNA did not match the original, it was clearly a legal test (which he did not participate in), and the child in the test was a girl not a boy. Finally, she just did another at home test, but this time it came back that he is the father. My boyfriend’s dna is the same as the first test this time. We are planning to have a legal test done, but i am curious to know what could yeild two seperate results?

      Thank you!

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        DDCon May 13, 2021 at 9:07 am

        Hi, Lisa. From what you describe, it might be a good idea not to believe any document the mother shows you as “proof.” You are wise to go the legal route since that type of test helps to prevent fraud. But let’s say the results for the first at-home test and the latest at-home test are legitimate. There is no way the results would be different if the exact same DNA was submitted for both tests…it’s just not possible. What we see most often is people submit someone else’s DNA in an attempt to manipulate results.

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      Jewelzon June 19, 2021 at 3:52 am

      I have 2 sons , one dad but he died , he said my last son wasn’t his , so I tested both it’s came back 99.7% sibling index number 457 to 1 do they have the same father or not it said common mother

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      Mayon August 3, 2021 at 11:48 am

      Hi DDC doea 86% consider as not excluded from being the Father?

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        DDCon August 4, 2021 at 8:58 am

        Hi, May. Was this a paternity test or some other type of relationship test? Because there is no reason why an accredited lab nowadays would release an inconclusive result of 86% probability of paternity. The report should be 99% or higher or 0%.

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      Paton August 8, 2021 at 12:44 am

      Does 99.998 mean I’m the biological father

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        DDCon August 9, 2021 at 10:32 am

        Hi, Pat. 99.998% probability means you are not excluded as the biological father with a 99.998% probability. You are most likely the father, yes.

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      Kyndalon August 17, 2021 at 10:15 am

      I still haven’t received my results but they took the money out of my account and I paid an extra $30 for next day results and it’s been 5 business days already.

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        DDCon August 18, 2021 at 9:26 am

        Hello, Kyndal. As publicly announced on our website, we have been having some systems issues and there are delays in issuing results. Thanks for your patience and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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          Johnnyon September 2, 2021 at 5:54 pm

          Hi, i took a paternity test without the mother for 3 years ago. The result came back as 99,999995%, and the cpi : 23,066,180. But can the result be wrong? I think there was like 20 str markers that where tested, but is it a smal change that someone else would match the same 20 markers? Do i have to take a paternity test with the mother?

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            DDCon September 7, 2021 at 11:12 am

            Hi, Johnny. You received very conclusive results and there is no reason to test again.

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    Yherithon May 14, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Yo me hice una prueba a la 8 semana de gestación y salio excliyente este resultado lo puedo considerar sin margen de error

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      DDCon May 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Gracias, Yherith. Buena suerte con tu hermoso bebé.

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    Yherithon May 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Una pregunta me hice una prueba a las 8 semanas salio excluyente ese resultado lo puedo considerar que no hay margen de error

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      DDCon May 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Oh ya veo. Lo siento! Nuestros procesos de prueba de ADN son confiables y seguros y garantizamos resultados. Puede estar seguro de que los resultados son precisos para las muestras de ADN que nos dieron.

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    Hannahon May 23, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Do you send anything (receipt, info, etc) to the billing address?

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      DDCon May 23, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Hi, Hannah. What an excellent question! Nothing is sent to the billing address unless the customer requests it. Most often they request a hard-copy of their results, but that’s the only time.

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        Hannahon May 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

        Would you send the hard copies to the shipping address or the billing address?

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          DDCon May 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm

          We would send a hard copy to the address requested by the customer: it could be either billing or shipping.

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            Alexon May 15, 2020 at 5:53 am

            Mine was 96% and says I’m the father. But we are doing blood for me to be on the birth certificate..am I looking at any suprises? Is there any possible way for blood to be negative but swabbing be positive? I just wanna know what I’m walking into without beening crushed. >

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            DDCon May 18, 2020 at 9:22 am

            Hi, Alex. DNA is DNA, and there’s no difference between a blood sample and a cheek-swab sample. If you recently had a paternity test done, I’m surprised you were given a 96% probability of paternity. With today’s technology, additional markers can be tested and/or the mother’s DNA can be added to the test to reach at 99.9% probability if you are the biological father.

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      Natalieon March 17, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Hi , so I did prenatal paternity test when I was close to 11 weeks and it came out my bf was excluded with 8 mismatches , however they rerun it again and I was told that out of 8 mismatches 4 matched and the other 4 seem to be matching too , so I was told to do another blood draw and I told I can ask another guy to send his chick swab and the lab said they don’t need it but will run my boyfriends and after I received a letter that my boyfriend was the father with the probability higher than 99.0% so I don’t know or can I trust this lab now , besides that on a letter wasn’t shown the alleys that matched just written his the father , and the answer how come that first time it was excluded they said it’s because there was not enough fetal DNA signal or too weak so now I’m concerned can I trust the final results ?

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        DDCon March 19, 2018 at 2:06 pm

        Hi, Natalie. Our lab doesn’t analyze prenatal tests the way you describe and so we’re not sure how the lab you used came up with its findings. If you have any doubts about the results from that lab, then it would probably be wise to do a postnatal test once the baby’s born.

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        Katon December 16, 2020 at 11:04 pm

        How many days does it take to receive results back ?

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          DDCon December 17, 2020 at 9:10 am

          Hi, Kat. Once samples arrive at the lab and go into testing, results are ready in 1-2 business days for a postnatal paternity test.

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    Summeron June 11, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Will a guy get the results to an in office dna test if he is found not to be the father? Who get the test results? Do the guy recieve results only if he is found to be the father or does he receive results if he is not the father as well? How low does results take?

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      DDCon June 12, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Hi, Summer. Test results are posted to a secure online account that is set up by the customer. If you participated in a legal, witnessed DNA test and do not have access to the login information, you still have a right to see the results. You just need to call us. Once samples have arrived at the lab, results are posted in 1-2 business days. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us directly at 800-681-7162.

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    karlaon June 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    If the test was done in a lab who gets the results and how ? How can you tell the difference between doing a home test DNA and going into the clinic test results ? If you go to a clinic would the names of the people tested be on the test results ?

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      DDCon June 20, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Hi, Karla. All DDC testing is done right here at our full-accredited on-site lab. I’ll be happy to address each of your questions:
      (1) Results for an at-home test are posted to a secure online account, with the username and password being set up by the decision-maker on the test (usually the person who pays for it). Results are never given over the phone, but a hard-copy of the results can be mailed for a small extra fee. If the test is a legal witnessed one, the process for obtaining results is exactly the same, if it was paid for by a customer. If it was paid for by the courts, results go to the court.
      (2) and (3) The difference on the results report between an at-home test and a legal test (where DNA collection and submission to the lab is supervised at an approved facility, such as a clinic, or by an approved party) is that the at-home report does not have names but the legal report does have names. The reason we don’t put names on at-home tests is that we have no way of being sure that the DNA samples submitted actually belong to who test participants say they do. So instead, we assign numbers to identify the samples. Now, when the test is witnessed, IDs for participants are verified and the DNA collector handles all the samples, from collection to mailing, so we can be sure samples are from the correct people listed on the test.
      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out again!

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        Gloriaon June 27, 2020 at 10:48 am

        We are having two results from the same lab conducted on different days. Separate months. The first analysis says excluded ans not the recent says 99.9999 is that even possible. Because I believe if there’s uncertainty they should request new blood sample to be certain or something… I don’t understand. What must we do

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          DDCon June 29, 2020 at 12:49 pm

          Hi, Gloria. No, that’s not possible. If the same people’s DNA was submitted for both tests, then the results should be exactly the same. It sounds like the wrong person’s DNA was submitted for the exclusion.

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            Nicoleon October 13, 2020 at 9:01 pm

            I did a sibling test for my child and another child of the alleged father. The full sibling index was 0.000063 and the half sibling index was 0.27. What does this mean?

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            DDCon October 14, 2020 at 1:41 pm

            Hi, Nicole. Without seeing all the data I cannot give you a definitive answer, but it would appear from what you said that the two children are unrelated.

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      Maxineon November 22, 2020 at 9:56 pm

      If it state the probability of full sibling ship is 99.5% the likelihood that they share the same biological father is 2,446 to 1. Does this mean they have the same father.

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        DDCon November 23, 2020 at 9:50 am

        If what you stated is true, then yes, that is definitely considered a conclusive result.

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    karlaon June 22, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    If i went to a a lab to get the dna test done then why do my results say that they were not collected by a third neutral party ? Am i able to go to the clinic that i went to, to get my test results or how can i get that from you guys ?

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      DDCon June 22, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Hi, Karla. I cannot discuss your particular case on a public forum. So I suggest you call us directly so one of our specialists can access your account and give you the information you’re looking for. That number is 800-681-7162.

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    Lindaon July 6, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    What should I do if the alleged father don’t want to show up or I personally don’t want the possible father knows or realizes the prenatal DNA test, is there any other way to do the test? For example, could i use other sample, like nails or hair with root instead of swab ?

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      DDCon July 7, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Hi, Linda. That’s an excellent question. Trying to use nail or hair samples instead of a cheek-swab sample from the possible father is risky, because there’s no guarantee the samples you send us contain enough quality DNA for testing. For this reason, we haven’t validated the use of alternative samples for prenatal testing…it’s too hit and miss. As a highly-accredited lab that does its own testing, we only accept cheek-cell samples from the possible father for prenatal paternity tests. This guarantees we have enough DNA to run the test twice to ensure accurate results.

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    Whitneyon July 11, 2017 at 4:03 am

    If an at home test was done. Is there any way to get the names on the results? Could you pay extra money to get the names on it or would you have to see a valid drivers license? How does that work?

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      DDCon July 11, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Hi, Whitney. The reason we don’t put names on at-home test results is because we have no way of verifying that the samples submitted really do belong to the participants named on the case. We still put identifiers on the report such as a sample number and the person’s role in the case (child, or alleged father, for example), we just cannot put names. Nevertheless, the results issued are guaranteed accurate for the samples we are given to compare. With at-home testing, the whole process is on the honor system, which is why results aren’t court-admissible. Once an at-home test is complete, you cannot pay extra to have names put on the report because the issue is still the same: not knowing for sure who the participants were.
      If you were to pay a little extra do a legal paternity test, then names are put on the report. This is because DNA collection and submission to the lab is witnessed by an approved and trained DNA collector who checks IDs and verifies that the samples for testing belong to the participants whose names are on the envelopes. Because the process is supervised by an impartial witness, names go on the report and results are court-admissible. In your case, if you want names on the report, you’ll have to do a whole new test and arrange for it to be a legal one. I hope this helps! For more details, you can visit the link below and/or call us at 800-681-7162.
      https://dnacenter.com/dna-paternity-test/legal-dna-paternity-test/

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    goldyon July 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    i done my dna testing at a building called medical testing resources and i see the paper have ddc on them my question is can i view my results online? is 99.99999999997 or 99.999999999996 accurate dna test results? I have taken dna test before and they never came out with these results.

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      DDCon July 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Hi, Goldy. It depends on whether your test was ordered by the court or not. If it was, you may have to go through the court in order to see your results. If not, you’re welcome to give us a call at 800-831-1906 and we can help you out. As for your second question, 99.9% plus any other number after it (7 or 6) is as clear an indicator as you can get of a biological father/child relationship. That little bit of a difference in the numbers is insignificant. Either number would be accepted in any court of law in the country as an indication of paternity. Hope this helps!

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    Lianon August 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Hace unos 7 meses me hice una prueba de paternidad prenatal el resultado es excluido mi pareja tenia justo 8 semanas puedo considerar que este resultado no tiene margen de error la prueba se hizo en la ciudad de mexico

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      DDCon August 8, 2017 at 8:11 am

      ¡Hola, Lian! Si la prueba se realizó en un laboratorio acreditado, puede confiar en los resultados. Sin embargo, para confirmar, es bienvenido a hacer otra prueba ahora que el bebé nace. Por favor llame a nuestra línea internacional al 1-513-881-7800 para discutir su caso.

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    Lianon August 8, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Me hice la prueba con southgenetics mexico y el resultado biene con el membrete de DDC

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    Greon August 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    If when I put the swabs in the envolope and they’re still wet can that in anyway effect the results of the test even if I put the cotton swabs in opposite directions so they wouldnt touch also if it was raining the day I turned it in can that there for carry the dna into the other swab and it be incorrect ? My results read 99.99999999998 does that last 8 mean there’s possibility I’m not

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      DDCon August 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Hi, Gre. The lab can tell if there are two different DNA profiles on a swab. If it’s contaminated in this way, testing is suspended and the customer is asked to submit new samples. If you were issued results, then contamination was not a problem with your swabs. As for the probability of paternity you were given, that is an extremely high percentage…almost as high as you can get. Had this been a legal test, the court would recognize you as the biological father of the child. Results for a paternity test are obtained using statistics and a mathematical formula. Because it’s impossible to test every man in the world of the same ethnic background as you, there can never be a 100% probability of paternity. Hope this helps!

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    Mariion September 1, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    What does this sentence mean? Does it mean that the results show that the father is only 0.50% the real father? Help plz.
    >>>This probability of paternity is calculated by comparing to an untested, unrelated ,random Individual of the Hispanic population
    (Assumes prior probability equals 0.50)

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      DDCon September 5, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Hi, Marii. No, it doesn’t mean that at all, so no worries! Paternity-testing analysis involves statistics, and this sentence just shows the baseline used to calculate results.

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    lbk.00on September 12, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Could there be a false NIPP exclusion?
    Should I take a post paternity test in hospital?
    Can the cheek swab be contaminated and mess with result?
    Can not having enough DNA for the fetal profile draw an exclusion result, or no reslu*t?
    Has there been an outsome of no reslu*t? Exclusion and not exclusion?
    How can I retrieve my profile of mother, fetus, and alleged father?

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      DDCon September 12, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Hi, lbk! Let’s address your questions one by one:
      Could there be a false NIPP exclusion? If the test is performed after 8 weeks’ gestation through a highly-accredited facility like DDC, then you can trust results. There are specific metrics we follow to ensure accurate results, and if those metrics are not met, then we do not issue a report. Ours is the only NIPP test on the market that’s been validated and published.
      Should I take a post paternity test in hospital? You can do a postnatal test (either an at-home or a legal one) also, but it’s not necessary to confirm results.
      Can the cheek swab be contaminated and mess with result? If a swab is contaminated, then the lab will suspend testing, not issue results, and ask for new samples. To ensure the man submits his own sample and not someone else’s, his cheek-swabbing should be witnessed either by the woman being tested (for non-legal testing) or by an approved witness (for legal, chain-of-custody testing with court-admissible results).
      Can not having enough DNA for the fetal profile draw an exclusion result, or no result? No. If there is not enough DNA for the fetal profile, then another blood sample will be drawn. No results are issued at all if there is not enough DNA to produce accurate results one way or the other.
      Has there been an outcome of no result? Exclusion and not exclusion? I can’t speak for other labs, but we do not issue “inconclusive results.” If there is not enough free-floating fetal DNA to get conclusive results, then we’ll ask for a new blood sample from the mother.
      How can I retrieve my profile of mother, fetus, and alleged father? For a postnatal test wherein only about 16 markers per participant is analyzed, we do provide each participant’s file in the report. Because we test thousands of SNPs (genetic data points) for the NIPP test, it is extremely difficult to format all the data, and so we do not make individual profiles available.

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        Ebonyon June 24, 2020 at 11:26 pm

        Hi I’d like to know if the mother is missing from a none ordered paternity test, if the lab has the right to do such testing

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          DDCon June 25, 2020 at 8:27 am

          Hi, Ebony. I don’t understand your question. Will you please clarify?

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            Ebonyon June 25, 2020 at 5:11 pm

            Can a paternity test be done at any lab you guys are affiliated with at any given time without the mother being absent ?

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            Ebonyon June 26, 2020 at 6:31 pm

            Can I get an email address please…… very important

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        Sarahon July 12, 2020 at 9:54 pm

        I was told you could be 7 weeks, has this changed? I was 7 weeks 5 days when I got mine done with DDC and I’ve been stressing about the accuracy.

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          DDCon July 13, 2020 at 9:46 am

          Hi, Sarah. This situation is stressful, no doubt. But rest assured that we can perform the test as early as 7 weeks, and your result is accurate for the samples we were provided to test. Take care!

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          Diannaon November 2, 2020 at 11:40 am

          Hi, Where can i get blood type results of myself & My Son from a DNA test in 93 or 94?

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            DDCon November 2, 2020 at 2:41 pm

            Hi, Dianna. You can try contacting the lab that did the testing if they are still in business. DDC started in 1995.

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    Krison September 18, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Hi
    I did a NIPP test a couple months ago. it came back with a 99.9% probability…. which was actually in my favor….
    Have you ever had instances where the results were wrong? I am so happy that the test is in my favor , but paranoid that it could be wrong.
    Also I didn’t request to find out gender of the baby and only now realise that i could have gotten that also, is it still possible to get the gender?

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      DDCon September 18, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Hi, Kris. The technology has gotten so precise in the last few years and our processes are so strict that, at least at our lab, there have been no incorrect results. As for gender of your baby, you can still find that out, but there is an additional $100 fee. Please call us at 800-303-9085, and all the best with your pregnancy!

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      Elizabethon June 29, 2020 at 9:26 pm

      How long does it take to receive results in the mail? I am not the one who filed for testing, however I took part in one and would like the results.

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        DDCon June 30, 2020 at 9:34 am

        Hi, Elizabeth. It can take up to 10 business days after the request if you opt to have it delivered via regular 1st class USPS. For an additional fee, you can choose to have it delivered via FedEx.

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    Denison September 29, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Hello,
    are the tests fully anonymous?

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      DDCon September 29, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Hi, Denis. I’m not sure what you mean by “fully anonymous,” but let me give it my best shot based on what it appears you mean. We do not share any private information, either names of participants, results, or DNA data, with anyone whose name is not on the test or any outside entity. Hope this helps!

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        Denison October 2, 2017 at 11:29 am

        Yes, this clarified my question. Thank you!

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          DDCon October 2, 2017 at 11:44 am

          Excellent. Take care!

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    Brigitteon October 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Hey I was wondering when I will have the results for the NIPPT I did on Friday? And for the login to get results can I log in as many times as I want or is it only a one time use?
    Thanks

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      DDCon October 9, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Hi, Brigitte. Thanks for testing with us! It generally takes two business days for samples to arrive at our lab, then results are posted to your secure online account in approximately seven business days (unless you paid extra for express results). Once your report is ready, you can access it as often as you like for 90 days. Most customers download the report so they have a permanent file. If you have further questions, by all means feel free to contact our NIPP specialists directly at 800-303-9085.

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    Mikeon October 13, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Hi, I had done a paternity test back in 2009, and I believe I misplaced my original test results document. Is there any way I could receive another copy by mail?

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      DDCon October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Hi, Mike. Please give us a call at 800-329-7519 and we’ll do everything we can to help you.

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    CJon October 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I had a DNA test completed in April of 2009, at the request of the paternal mother (no court order) and am now questioning the legitimacy of the DNA Test Report, as I’ve been reviewing multiple issues/items and in reviewing, realized that the “Date Collected” is showing 4/27/2009, and the date completed “Subscribed and sworn before me on April 30, 2009”. Everything I’ve read on your FAQs and estimated testing timelines would indicate that there is no possibility of a 3 day turn around on these results. Is this a feasible turn around time for a DNA Paternity test in 2009, or should I investigate the potential that this document was forged, and seek legal counsel?

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      DDCon November 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Hi, CJ. If the samples were overnighted to our lab, it’s very possible that we could have met that time frame. In 2009, turnaround times for paternity tests were 1-3 business days. You are welcome to contact us directly and we can look up your case for you: 800-831-1906.

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      Crystalon November 17, 2020 at 2:52 am

      Hello. What information does a home test report contain? Logo? Racial Background? Official Signatures? Please clarify.

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        DDCon November 17, 2020 at 9:34 am

        Hi, Crystal. Since a home-paternity test is for personal knowledge only and the identities of participants have not been verified through chain-of-custody process, it does not contain the same information found on a legal test with court-admissible results. When purchased directly from DDC, the report contains the roles of test participants (alleged father/child) with their corresponding data, plus a Combined Paternity Index (CPI) ratio and probability of paternity. It does not have a logo or official signatures nor does it specify the racial background of participants (although this information is used to calculate results).

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    krison November 7, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Thanks. I have read your response so many times , and yet I find myself worried daily that when I finally have this baby the test will be wrong and I will lose my husband and family forever. I have faith in God and know that the science behind this test is accurate but cant help but be super worried. Everything is at stake for me.
    As mentioned before the test shows that my husband is the father…. 99.9% probability of paternity, he does not even know he was testing for paternity, he thinks we were chosen for a random test , thanks to my Doctor….. so he has no clue that paternity of this child is in question…. can’t wait to have this baby and for all this stress to be over.
    i feel like i need constant reassurance that the results of this test is accurate 🙁

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      DDCon November 7, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Kris, it is a very reliable test, so you can put your heart at rest. You know, it might help you to call in and speak with one of our prenatal specialists and get additional reassurance. You’re welcome to call us at 800-303-9085 and specialists are available 8-5 pm Eastern Time. Of course, all call are completely confidential.

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        krison November 7, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        THANK YOU. I THINK I WILL DO THAT

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        Amyon June 8, 2020 at 4:19 pm

        Hi sent off the swabs Thursday when will I get the results? Will they be emailed to me

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          DDCon June 9, 2020 at 9:28 am

          Hi, Amy. Your report is posted to your secure online account within 2 business days after samples are received at the lab. Once samples arrived, a notification is sent to the email address associated with the test. For security reasons, we do not email results directly.

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      Djon November 15, 2018 at 2:15 am

      Dont cheat and you dont have to worry.

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    Jeanetteon December 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Hello…
    I did a DNA test exactly when i turned 8 weeks. It was determined that alleged father was not the father. Any way that there wasnt enough DNa still and is why it gave those results or 8 werks is sufficient to determine?

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      DDCon December 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Hi, Jeanette. You don’t mention whether or not you tested with us. I can’t speak for other labs, but in our case, had there not been enough non-cell fetal DNA in your bloodstream to effectively test, we would not have issued results. Instead, you would have been asked to submit a new blood sample a week or so later. We can definitely get conclusive results as early as 8 weeks.

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        Jeanetteon December 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        I did it through you guys yes. I thought maybe “not having enough dna” would just give me a result showing “hes not the father” . So there is indeed a way to know if it was “to soon to test”?

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          DDCon December 12, 2017 at 8:45 am

          Yes. As I mentioned, if there hadn’t been enough DNA to test, the lab would have determined so during testing and would not issue results at all, one way or the other.

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    Erikon December 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Greetings,
    What are the odds of having a mismatched number due to a mutation of the gene? I had a test done through a different facility and it showed there were two mismatched loci strings present. I understand it is somewhat of a rare occurrence to have one different due to a mutation but with two, I can be pretty certain with the results or no?

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      DDCon December 15, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Hi, Erik. The frequency of a mutation at a particular locus in a specific population group depends on many factors. The odds for a mutation (or two in your case) is taken into account in calculations for paternity. In some cases, the lab will test will test additional genetic markers, if necessary, to confirm results. If you went with an accredited lab and you were issued results, they can be trusted.

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    Blaineon January 5, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I will be retesting with the same individuals as our first test. I’m happy with our results, but fear they could be wrong based on what I’ve read online.. my question is, if we are doing the same exact test with the same people, will the alleles match up or will they be different? I will be comparing the two tests side by side so I’d like to know in advance so I’m not confused or worried the lab mixed something up one of the two times! Thanks

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      DDCon January 8, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Hi, Blaine. If the exact same people are being tested the second time as the first, all data would match exactly.

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        DDCon January 10, 2019 at 1:05 pm

        Blaine, something doesn’t add up. If the exact same parties are tested, then the data at each locus will be exactly the same. You’re welcome to call us directly so that we can have a look at both your reports and answer your questions regarding them. Sorry I can’t help you more on this public forum. I can’t be more specific about your case(s) due to HIPAA. Our number is: 800-329-7519.

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          Sthembileon March 28, 2020 at 5:44 pm

          Hi I recently did a DNA test between me the mother, alleged father and the child but the results came back as no match and I found it really hard to understand the results because there was no percentage

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            DDCon March 30, 2020 at 8:23 am

            Hi! All paternity tests should give one of two results, with a percentage: Either 99.9% or higher for an inclusion or 0% probability for an exclusion (not the father). Is it the 0% that has you confused, perhaps?

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    sigaon January 10, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Do you think you don’t need to know the origin of alleged father? I have such a doubt that, if the potential fathers have the same origin however the mother has different origin ( for example, fathers have African origins but mother has Asian origin). Paternity test will give positive for most of the African man. Probably, laboratories where test done, they don’t have the entire genetic codes in their genetic pool from African. So that I am pretty sure that in his situation not easy to verify since as far as I know DNA test using basically Alleles similarities.

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      DDCon January 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Hello, Siga. When doing paternity testing, ethnicity is taken into account when calculating probability of paternity. The mother’s ethnicity does not matter. Because a child inherits 50% of their DNA from their mother and 50% from their father, the only way a man can be considered the biological father is if every genetic marker tested matches exactly with the child. This is regardless of ethnic origin. If they do all match, then a probability of paternity is generated, taking into account ethnicity. If they don’t all match, the man is not the biological father, and the man’s ethnicity is a non-factor.

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    Carolon January 16, 2018 at 8:36 am

    How long do results normally take? We sent in the kit 3 business days ago?

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      DDCon January 16, 2018 at 9:06 am

      Hi, Carol. If you used the postage-paid envelope included in the kit, it can take 7-10 business days for the post office to deliver your samples. Once samples arrive at the lab and testing begins, however, your report is posted to your secure online account in 1-2 days, depending on which kit you purchased. Hope this helps!

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    sigaon January 16, 2018 at 9:26 am

    i wanna issue my question again.
    Do you think you don’t need to know the origin of alleged father? I have such a doubt that, if the potential fathers have the same origin however the mother has different origin ( for example, fathers have African origins but mother has Asian origin). Paternity test will give positive for most of the African man. Probably, laboratories where test done, they don’t have the entire genetic codes in their genetic pool from African. So that I am pretty sure that in his situation not easy to verify since as far as I know DNA test using basically Alleles similarities.

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    Maaaon February 4, 2018 at 1:40 am

    I did a sibling DNA test of mine n my two kids in the mother of two kids.the result is both kids safe same biological father.without fathers swab how can it tell 100 true result please tell me.its writer DDC name in the mail in I’m from srilanka

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      DDCon February 5, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Hi, Maaa. It’s like putting together a genetic puzzle. Analysts can put all the pieces of each individual’s DNA together to create a picture of their biological relationship, so to speak. In many instances, relationships can be established in this manner if the alleged father is not available for testing.

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    rojhon February 11, 2018 at 10:16 am

    I have typed below the DNA Laboratory Report.
    Conclusion:
    “The DNA profile from Child is consistent with having come from an offspring of her Mother and Alleged father.
    The DNA profile from Child in this nation’s population is 367,400 times more likely to be obtained if she is an offspring of her Mother and Alleged father than if she is an offspring of a random, unrelated man.”
    Only these two statements are in the conclusion. My question is:
    Are the two statements enough to say that the Alleged father is the biological father?
    TAKE NOTE:
    1. Combined Paternity Index either 99.9% or 0% IS NOT INDICATED in the report.
    2. There is NO CONCLUSION stating either
    “is not excluded as the biological father,” OR
    “is excluded as the biological father,”
    Please reply to this so it could help us with our existing problem.

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      DDCon February 12, 2018 at 9:03 am

      Hi, Rojh. The language used by the lab you tested with would certainly seem to indicate that the child is the biological offspring of the alleged father. However, this is not the language that must be used by accredited laboratories, as you mentioned in your “TAKE NOTE” section. It would be advisable to contact the lab where you tested and ask questions.

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    Reneon February 15, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Does your results have ddc logo and choice DNA testing logo on it?

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      DDCon February 16, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Hi, Rene. When you test with one of our partners like Choice DNA, both the DDC’s and the partner’s logos are on the report.

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        Kimon November 9, 2020 at 10:23 pm

        If I tested through one DNA but went to another for the legal sample collection who logo will be on the results? Also if I had a test mailed to me from DDC and mailed it back will your logo be on the results that I log in to?

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          DDCon November 10, 2020 at 8:26 am

          Hi, Kim. I cannot speak for other companies’ processes: only for ours. If you purchase through a third-party company but the testing is performed by DDC, the report will include both the company’s logo and ours. If you purchase from DDC directly, reports for at-home tests do not have a logo, but a report for a legal test does have a logo.

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    Princesson February 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    If my child and I took a DNA in 2014 is it possible to get accurate results if the alleged father was tested in 2016?

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      DDCon February 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm

      Hi, Princess. The short answer is yes, it’s possible, since DNA doesn’t change.

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    douglason February 19, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    i was told by the mother that my test showed i was only 80% that the child could be mine..i dont know much about DNA but i think its either 99.9% or zero…question is can it really be at 80%? ..thanks

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      DDCon February 20, 2018 at 9:08 am

      Hi, Douglas. You are absolutely correct. Today’s tests from accredited labs either show 99% or higher in the report, or 0%.

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      Bethanyon February 20, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      If you out source to the lab natura for testing as it states in my prenatal paternity results and they are not aabb accredited how can the results by ddc be aabb accredited for the test?

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        DDCon February 22, 2021 at 9:24 am

        Hi, Bethany. We do not outsource to Natera. They invented the algorithm used for testing and license that algorithm exclusively to DDC, which is why their name is also on the report. We perform the testing.

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    Melissaon February 24, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    I had myself and my son tested in oag office in one county.. The alleged father got tested 2 months later in oag in another county.. Would the timeframe between the two separate tests change the test results or how does that work?? I was shown a picture of the guy tested but I could tell if it was him because it was so blurry.. Should I have another test done w the other parent in the same county/office??

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      DDCon March 5, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Hi, Melissa. The short time-frame between when he got his DNA collected and you did will make no difference here.

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    Patrickon February 27, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I believe my DNA results was tampered with by the Lab in Guyana, is that possible

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      DDCon February 27, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Hi!Not if you used our accredited facility, no.

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    Patrickon February 27, 2018 at 11:58 am

    it was done in January at the Eureka Labs in Guyana and send up to your company. The results received is on the letter head of Eureka Labs, would that be so or would the results be on your company’s letter head? The results only shows 3 columns instead of the 4 shown as example. The column with the figures are missing, would that be so.
    Thanks for your help in this regard

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      DDCon March 5, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Hi, Patrick. Please contact Eureka Labs for clarification about your results report.

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    Natalieon February 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I got a full siblingship test done on my son and daughter and myself (I’m the bio mom) it came back that there was a 35.7% percent chance they are full siblings and .55 sibling index. How accurate is this?

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      DDCon March 5, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Hi, Natalie. This is not considered a conclusive result. You may want to contact the lab where you tested for clarification.

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    Madisonon February 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Hi just a question about the prenatal paternity test
    I was wondering if there was a lab error in labeling samples and the mothers DNA ended up being tested against the fetal DNA instead of the fathers then this would give a false positive result?

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      DDCon March 5, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Hi, Madison. The mother’s DNA profile is determined from the blood sample, along with the baby’s. The alleged father’s comes from the cheek-swab DNA sample. As a highly-accredited lab we have processes in place to prevent any type of errors in testing and analysis. So, no, a “false positive” result is not possible.

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    Leslieon March 5, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I just need some reassurance. I did the prenatal DNA test and the test came back in my favor but so much is at stake for me so I need to know I can trust my results and I can quit stressing. I am due in 3 weeks

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      DDCon March 6, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Hi, Leslie. You can trust your results. All the best to you and your little one, and we wish you a safe delivery!

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      Alonion September 18, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Was your test correct?

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      Gloriaon July 2, 2020 at 8:22 pm

      I took a grandmother/grandchild dna. Results show index 94.08; probability of relatedness 98.9%. I just want to be sure I’m reading this as he is my grandchild. Am I correct?

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        DDCon July 6, 2020 at 9:54 am

        Hi, Gloria. That is considered a conclusive result, yes. Congratulations, grandma!

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    Arianaon March 7, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Hi with the prenatal paternity test how many snps are analyzed between the fetal DNA and the fathers? And how many of these have to match to determine a 99.9% positive result?

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      DDCon March 8, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Hi, Ariana. The process of analysis for determining a probability for paternity with prenatal testing is different than for postnatal testing. Over 2,000 SNPs are analyzed in total, vs. the standard 16 for postnatal testing. However, the upshot is the same: all markers must match the alleged father in order for there to be a 99% or higher probability of paternity.

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        Arianaon March 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm

        Ok thank you. Also I was reading that it’s better to submit samples from all potential fathers if you can only test one person will this affect the result?

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          DDCon March 13, 2018 at 7:42 am

          Not necessarily. If you get a conclusive result of 99% or higher with the first man tested, that answers the question of paternity (unless there’s another possible father who’s a close biological relation of the man being tested). Of course, if the probability of paternity comes back at 0%, then others would need to be tested.

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    Ayannaon March 14, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I was wondermg the same thing. I only tested 1 man and my results were >99.9 so am I good? I can trust these results? No need to test the other man?

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      DDCon March 14, 2018 at 10:27 am

      That’s correct, Ayanna.

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    Mikeon April 2, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Is there a Report Date listed at the bottom of the DNA Test Report alerting to when that particular report was received and/or tested?

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      DDCon April 3, 2018 at 8:19 am

      Hi, Mike. Yes, there is a report date at the bottom of the report.

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    chasityon April 2, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    We are having trouble understanding the test results. The possible father has passed away and we had his sister tested with my daughter and myself. The combined relatedness index is 0.0491 and the probability of relatedness is 4.7%. The lady that read the results to us said that she has never seen the (probability of relatedness) come back like this. She said that they should of came back 0%. Is that true? What does it mean since it came back 4.7% on a avuncular? Could his sister be my daughters aunt? Could he be her father? Would it of been better to test his mother and not his sister? What percentage of DNA does he share with his sister? Are the results inconclusive and if so what do we do next?

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      DDCon April 3, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Hi, Chasity. It’s actually not unusual with an avuncular test (or any other family-relationship test other than straight paternity) to have a probability of relatedness with a number like 4.7%, so I’m not sure why the lady at the lab where you tested would say what she did. Your results mean that there is a 4.7% probability that your daughter and her aunt are biologically related. This very low percentage of probability and weak support for that relationship. Unless there are other close biological relatives of the possible father that you can test with, there really isn’t anything else that you can do.

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        chasityon April 3, 2018 at 9:59 am

        would testing his mother give us a clearer answer? Or would the results be the same as testing the aunt? His mom wasn’t well at the time of testing, so that’s why we tested his sister.

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          DDCon April 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

          Testing his mother could definitely be helpful, yes.

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    Mikeon April 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    So if I were to receive my results online and the date of the report was 04/01/2018, that would be the date it was tested or the date in which I received my personal DNA report online?

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      DDCon April 3, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Neither, actually. It is the date on which the analysis was complete, the report was generated, and the case was closed. It isn’t necessarily the date on which you received that report, because the lab fee must be paid in full before the report is released. For some people, that could be a week later, for example.

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    Ajon April 5, 2018 at 8:28 am

    How can I verify my test was actually performed here and the paper work/test results were not compromised prior to my self receiving it, do you keep all results on file? If so how can I receive results directly from here

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      DDCon April 5, 2018 at 8:58 am

      Hi, Aj. I’m assuming you did your test through an affiliate of ours and not directly through our lab? If so, they own the results and we do not have the authority to send them to you directly. It would be fraudulent for anyone to compromise the integrity of results and highly unlikely that anything of that sort would have occurred.

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        Kristenon November 5, 2020 at 1:46 pm

        My test was preformer at natera are they reliable? It says on my report DDC ! Just that the test was done there. And whats the difference between 99.9% and 99.999% percent?

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    Davidon April 6, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    My test said 0% would is there any possibility I made a bad stabbing???? Or incorrectly I’m actually devastated but need to know

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    Davidon April 6, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Swabbing***

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      DDCon April 9, 2018 at 8:24 am

      Hi, David. If there had been any issue with swab contamination or if there had not been enough DNA to test thoroughly, the lab would have suspended testing temporarily and asked for new samples (without issuing results), so your swabbing wasn’t a problem. If you used an accredited lab like ours, you can be sure the results are correct for the samples we were provided. Did you personally witness the swabbing of the child in the test? Are you sure the DNA submitted was the child’s? When doing an at-home test, we always recommend that everyone swab in the same room together, if at all possible. If you did not witness swabbing or live in a different state, you may want to consider doing a legal, witnessed test, for your own peace of mind. If the test you did already was a legal one, then there would be no need to test again.

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    Aracelion April 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I had a DNA test done a couple years ago and I am just now going to go to court(yes I know it can not be used in court). I tried calling to see how to better understand how they received the results. I am asking because none of my #s matched those of my daughter but they did match the apparent father. Could there of been a mix up with the samples that were sent in? How could none of my #s match but every single one of his matched? I just want to be sure I do not need to retest before going to court.

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      DDCon April 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Hi, Araceli. I cannot discuss a case in a public forum, per HIPAA regulations, but I have sent you an email. Please look for it in your inbox or spam folder. It is from DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center). Thanks!

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    Vivianon May 3, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    On the results:
    1. If the child is a girl, are numbers in the Y column for the potential father factored in as matches in either XX column for the child? How is it shown which parent contributed the allele number listed or is it mix and match from the parents in pursuit of a positive match?
    3. Ethnicity- What if the Ethnicity of the alleged father is listed incorrectly? If the father is listed as a specific ethnicity but is in not that ethnicity but instead mixed.

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      DDCon May 7, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Hi, Vivian. Yours is an excellent question. No, the X and Y columns do not reflect which gene the child got from the dad and which the child got from the mom. The data is mixed. As long as the alleged father and child match at every one of the markers (regardless of the order in which they are presented), that’s what matters for a positive probability of paternity. The ethnicity helps calculate the Paternity Index for each location and can also help if there’s a mutation, but it doesn’t change the conclusion of the test. Hope this helps!

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    melissaon May 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    i had one question if the test reults read 72,678 cpi and only had 99.998% isnt this questionable especially if the mother has slept with other close family members. also ddc wasnt aware before the testing but now they are do you think the results will be different when they do the extended testing since now they know..?

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      DDCon May 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      Hi, Melissa. The original calculations for paternity were made and the numbers you gave reflect the fact that the assumption was made that there were no other possible fathers who are related to the man who was tested. This type of situation is exactly why we advise customers to let us know ahead of time prior to testing. I can’t make a prediction on the outcome of new testing and anything I say would just be an opinion. You’ll have to see what the science has to say.

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    My Question(s)on May 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, my question is; even though the alleged father and child is being tested (not mom) how many swabs or packs come inside of the home DNA Test? Are the amount of swabs or packs of swabs based on how many people are being tested or is there a set amount?

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      DDCon May 23, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Hi! Standard for retail kits sold at stores come with testing materials for three people (12 swabs total). When you order from the website, the total of swabs is customized to the number of people being tested.

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    ajon May 27, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    So we had a test done Sept 2017 that came back and said I was 99.9% the father, then we had another test done May 2018 now it says I’m not the father. My concern is the person who did the 2nd test says in her letter she has been an expert in paternity testing since Dec 2016. Is there any way she could be wrong, I heard the fetus testing is not always accurate but how can one be 99.9% I am the father and now the baby is born coming back total opposite. Who is right and doing a 3rd test is just adding more stress.

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      DDCon May 29, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Hi, AJ. It’s impossible to get a 99.9% probability of paternity by mistake. Please make sure you’re using an experienced, accredited lab for all your testing.

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    Teeon July 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    My test read 17.6 percent probability that the lady is my half sibling. What doe that means is it yes or no?

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      DDCon July 11, 2018 at 8:17 am

      Hi, Tee. Anywhere between 9% and 89% is considered an inconclusive result. In order to get more conclusive results, additional biological relatives would need to be added.

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        Justiceon June 25, 2021 at 3:33 pm

        So with a 74% possibility would that be inconclusive. I tested only two potential siblings with two different mothers. Me and the other mother have no relation to eachother at all but there’s no way to get dna from anyone on his side of the family at all. What can i do ?

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          DDCon June 28, 2021 at 11:25 am

          Hi, Justice. For a sibling test, 74% is considered inconclusive, yes. I suggest you contact our experts directly so they can talk through all your options with you directly…it would be too difficult to do a back-and-forth on a blog post like this. That number is 800-681-7162.

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    Lisaon July 17, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    hi if a prenatal paternity test gives me the result of paternity being higher than 99.0% is that reliable result? I’m not sure should it say 99.9%?

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      DDCon July 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Hi, Lisa. Whether your results are 99.0%, 99.5% or 99.999999999%, the difference is teeny tiny and really doesn’t matter. The probability of paternity you get depends on many factors and data that go into the analysts’ calculations, and as long as the probability is higher than 99%, the results are definitely conclusive. Hope this helps!

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        Lisaon July 19, 2018 at 8:03 pm

        Thank you it definitely does!

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    Unsureon July 17, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    On the test it asks for your race if you put the wrong race could you get wrong results? The test says it uses your race for comparative calculations. So if the mom is white and the dad is black and you put the baby is white which is obviously not the case could the results be a false negative on my mistake?

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      DDCon July 18, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Hi! That’s a great question. Making that kind of mistake doesn’t affect the conclusion of whether or not the man tested is considered the biological father; all it might affect is the percentage of probability number if the man is considered the father. For example, the probability of paternity might be 99.5% instead of 99.99%. But it would still be considered a conclusive result.

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      Madion September 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      I got my results back on the non invasive prenatal paternity test & it was a 0%. Is there anyway this could be inaccurate? I could see a 99.9% easier to mess up rather than a 0% due to being related, blood transfusion etc. This is determining if I keep my child or not so I really need to know that my results are correct. Thanks!

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        DDCon September 19, 2018 at 8:19 am

        Hi, Madi. If you tested with us, be assured your results are accurate.

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    Snoopon August 1, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    How many numbers can you have between the mother and the father that’s alike before it becomes a false test I have 8 numbers alike between the both of us she white I’m black so how can you determine I thought it couldn’t be no more than 4 that can be alike on a test

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      DDCon August 1, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      Hi, Snoop. With a paternity test, the question is more about not how many matches there are, but rather, how many mismatches. As human beings, we all share DNA in common; in fact, if you and I did a relationship test, chances are good we could match up at 7 or 8 or more loci, just because we’re human beings. What matters in trying to establish a father/daughter or father/son relationship is if ALL the numbers match at the same locations for the genes tested. Because a child gets 50% of their DNA from their bio dad, one of the numbers at each location would have to match his if he’s the dad. That being said, there are sometimes exceptions. One or even two mismatches might be acceptable if analysts determine there’s a genetic mutation at a particular locus. Some mutations are common at certain genetic locations for Asian people, for example. That’s why we ask for participants’ race when setting up the test. All of that is factored in when analysts do their calculations to determine a probability of paternity. With today’s technology, getting an “inconclusive” result for a straight paternity test (father/child) doesn’t happen if you test with an accredited lab like ours. We just keep testing more markers, as necessary, to get a conclusive result: either 99%+ if the man is considered the biological father, or 0% if he’s not. Hope this helps!

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        Snoopon August 1, 2018 at 2:52 pm

        I’m talking about the single numbers say if its 16 16 I had 8 of those like that

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          Snoopon August 1, 2018 at 2:53 pm

          I thought it couldn’t be no more than 4 that can be like that on a paternity test

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          DDCon August 3, 2018 at 9:20 am

          That’s not unusual either.

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    Elaineon August 7, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Do you ever give NIPP chain of custody test results over the phone? Does every NIPP chain of custody test include online test results? My son is being told he is the father of a child but he has never seen any written or online test results. Only a verbal comment from the mother who said she was given results over the phone (she used one of your testing facilities).

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      DDCon August 9, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Hi, Elaine. We do not give answers over the phone. All NIPP chain-of-custody tests provide online results. As a participant in the test, your son has the right to request his own set of results. Your son should give us a call at 800-303-9085.

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        Elaineon August 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm

        Thank you very much for the information. I will pass this along to my son.

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    Jeffon August 24, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    My question is, my brother recently had a DNA test done to see if he’s the father. The results were 99.99, so my question is, is it possible to have a 99.99% and the child doesn’t have any resemblances of him at all?

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      DDCon August 28, 2018 at 8:04 am

      Hi, Jeff. Yes, for sure. There are many children who doesn’t resemble either parent, even though they are their biological parents. What we look like just depends on the genes for traits we happened to inherit over several generations.

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    DORTHYon September 3, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    If I didn’t test all possible fathers and just did 2 out of the 3 and got a result back saying one is the father how accurate would that be ?

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      DDCon September 4, 2018 at 7:38 am

      Hi, Dorthy. Unless any of the alleged father are close biological relations, then you can absolutely trust results.

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    Irinaon September 4, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Hello,I would like to know if I pay for a second parental paternity test (the first one I did was trough a clinic in Romania who said they have parternship with DDC Ohio but somehow I don’t trust the results ),Can I pay for a second test at DDC Hammersmith London (this time I wanna make it for legal purposes as well,the first one was just piece of mind )but the main question is :if I pay for a new test it will be runed a second test again?I hope it won’t be use the names from the first one to match the results without being verified again .Thank you

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      DDCon September 4, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Hi, Irina. We analyze every set of samples we receive, no matter if the same people already tested with us.

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    Irinaon September 4, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Because I tested with a clinic (in Romania )who said they send my blood samples to ddc ohio can I email you my case number and get more details about my case and the results ?

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      DDCon September 4, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Hi, Irina. All communications must be made with the clinic in Romania. We are a contractor for them and do not own the results, therefore we cannot comment on them.

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    Alion September 5, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    If I got pregnant straight away afther a miscarriage (I misscaried in end of may and got pregnant mid of June ),now I am 16 weeks pregnant with the second baby ,can the previous DNA of the first baby who I lost in 5 weeks influence my new results ?

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      DDCon September 5, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Hi, Ali. You ask a very good question, and I offer my condolences on your loss. The answer to your question is no. Fetal DNA is expelled very quickly following the end of a pregnancy, so there would be no effect on your test now.

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    Alion September 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you for your answer .I would like to also ask you how reliable is the prenatal paternity test?If it comes positive or negative can I rely 100 procent of my result in order to make a decision with my pregnancy?Is any chance to retest afther birth and have a different result from the prenatal test?Also are human or genetics error common?

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    Anonymouson September 8, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Took a court ordered paternity test 5 months ago and never received reslu*ts…does that mean its negative? When will i receive the results? Does the court have to send me a copy?

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      DDCon September 10, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Hi! You need to contact the court to see why you never received results.

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    Annaon September 10, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Hello,I would try to make a little summary to get the best answer for my question .I have a booking for a legally prenatal tomorrow morning in London .In the last 24 hours because I experienced huge chest pain I went to the doctor .Long story short it was not the heart who gave me problems it was the lungs ,so they gave me an injection in my belly to stop potential clots to develop in my body (they injected a certain type of coagulant )Because I started to throw away blood in the morning I came back and I need to have like a special X ray to check some things about the lungs ,that will also involve giving some medicine to make lungs more clear at the scan (I don’t know the substance who I will be given yet ).My question is all these coagulants and the other substance can affect my blood test?Can it give me a false positive or a false negative or it will come back worse case scenario not concludent and I will need to retake blood .I would appreciate a lot if you have the amiability to ask a doctor or a person from the laboratory about the effect of coagulants regarding to DNA.Can they affect my DNA in any way?I already paid the deposit and I have a booking tomorrow at 10 in London but if my blood is not concludent I will like to rescheduale .Thank you a lot for your help

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      DDCon September 10, 2018 at 9:08 am

      Hi, Anna. This type of treatment would not affect your DNA.

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    ROSAMARIAon September 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Hello, I am reading all the question and I am very impress with the responses, such a good explanation about the alleles and the CPI, and everything in between.
    Now, have you ever seen a case where two men one being the real father and another totally (unrelated) test positive on the paternity test, on the same child? meaning both having all the 15 markers positive on the paternity test
    I understand this it is a very difficult and an unlike situation, since your company probably run thousands of DNA paternity test per day, I would like to know how rare this situation can be

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      DDCon September 12, 2018 at 8:49 am

      It is as rare as the CPI for each case. For example, if a CPI is 1,000,000, there is a 1,000,000 to 1 chance that an unrelated, untested man with the same ethnic background could be the biological father. I’ve never heard of an unrelated man also getting a positive result. If you think about it, the chances of one woman having sex with the other man who might also test positive is practically impossible. This is why legal paternity-test results are accepted as proof by courts worldwide.

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        ROSAMARIAon September 13, 2018 at 8:45 am

        Thank you for the reply, I have been trying to learn more or as much as a can about predisposition for a certain genetic diseases, in particular I am trying to learn if there is a genetic marker or, if there is any genetic predisposition for MCTD, I found genetics to be a as fascinating as challenging, I did not know anything about the process of unveiling the information of DNA, my knowledge about DNA is very limited, I found DDC to be a good source of information, and explain everything in a way that any body can understand the very basics of DNA . Reading other people questions and your answers responded to many of mine, and undoubtedly new questions pop up in my head, It is obvious that DDC is a very dedicated company and conduct everything in a very professional manner.
        One last question, It is possible for your company today or in the near future to analyze DNA to see if we carry one o many genetic diseases?
        Thank you very much and keep up the great work

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          DDCon September 13, 2018 at 2:38 pm

          Thanks for the kind words, Rosamaria. We do not test for genetic diseases at this time.

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    Ginaon September 17, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Hello,are parental legal paternitaty tests double checked in comparison with the piece of mind ones ?What is the exactly my difference between them?Also are the blood tests analized by 2 teams or just one team?Would you run the test again even the same people already tested with you?

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      DDCon September 17, 2018 at 9:33 am

      Hi, Gina. I’ll address your questions one by one.
      (1) Legal paternity tests are run twice to ensure accuracy, and so are at-home tests
      (2) There are two main differences between legal and at-home tests. Simply put: DNA collection for legal tests is supervised by an independent, approved witness and IDs are checked to ensure that test participants are who they say they are; and results for legal tests are court-admissible (since a chain of custody for samples is maintained throughout). At-home test results are not court-admissible since there is no way of verifying participants’ identities.
      (3) With certain exceptions, we use cheek-swab DNA samples for post-natal paternity tests and not blood tests. But samples are tested by two separate teams.
      (4) We run every test, regardless of whether the same people have tested with us before.

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    LeahMarieon September 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Hello I did a prenatal test last month and I tested the guy who I was hoping was not the father and he was indeed excluded. I am just hoping the results are accuracte. I did go through DDC and was sent to a lab here in my city at “Any Lab Test Now”. The only thing is he went on one day and I went the next day so we got our test taken on two different dates but mailed off together. When I first got there they couldn’t find his swabs, then they “found” them. Is there anyway possible that the lab facility could have shipped off another man’s test result that wasn’t my baby’s alleged father? How can I be sure that the swabs that were sent for my baby’s alleged father were sent off with mines. I really want these results to be accurate stating he is NOT the father. I’m just paranoid.

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      DDCon September 18, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Hi, LeahMarie. Thanks for testing with us! All samples for a case are linked together with bar codes, so there’s no chance of a mix-up with someone else’s. No worries!

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    Samion September 19, 2018 at 11:32 am

    If my child had a DNA test done, and there were 2 alleged fathers who were brothers but only 1 brother was tested and it came back he was her father, would the results be absolutely right or is there still a chance the brother could be her father since he was not tested as well.. ? I know this sounds awful but there is a huge story behind this..

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      DDCon September 20, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Hi, Sami. In cases like this, a false positive may occur. It really depends on how much DNA the brothers happen to have in common at the locations tested. It’s essential that your daughter be tested again, hopefully this time with both men. If that’s not possible, then the lab definitely needs to be made aware of the other alleged father and his biological relationship to the man being tested BEFORE they do the testing.

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        jenniferon November 10, 2018 at 10:37 pm

        Hi, what about if the results show 0% for one brother? I just received results that my alleged father had a 0% probability and then my mom told me that it could be his brother. Is there some kind of indication in the chart that might show relatedness between brother #1 and me?

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          DDCon November 12, 2018 at 11:38 am

          It would have been handy if your mother had mentioned this before, since the lab would have taken this information into account when performing their analysis. However, this isn’t usually an issue or concern unless the result of the test with the first brother had come out with a positive probability of paternity. Is it possible for the brother to test also?

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    Lucyon September 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    What is the difference between an inclusion result of >99.9% and 99.99% ?
    I keep seeing people say they got a result of 99.99%, but is that just for the paternity test and not the NIPP?
    I took the NIPP and got a result of >99.9% just curious if I can be assured with that result or if there is a slight chance of error. I’m asking in regards to two men. So hoping that with this inclusion result, I can be confident in the result!
    Thank you

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      DDCon September 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Hi, Lucy. You can be absolutely confident in the result. The “>” symbol doesn’t mean anything. Also, there is an infinitesimally small difference between 99.9% and 99.99% probability, and it’s also nothing to worry about. They are both equally conclusive numbers.

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    Mjon September 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Hi, is there any possible way to have a false positive? I am happy with my results as he came back as not excluded but is there anyway way it could be a false positive. My life is literally on the line with this prenatal test. My ultrasound for gender was also accurate with the gender yhu guys gave me so it gives me confidence but still Can I trust my results? Do I have to make a post dna test ? Are my results guaranteed? And yes I did test with you guys ddc. also what does it mean when there is gene mutation causing an inaccurate result?

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      DDCon September 20, 2018 at 9:25 am

      Hi, Mj. You can be absolutely confident in your test results with no post-natal DNA test needed. Any gene mutations are taken into account when a highly-accredited lab like ours does the analysis, so there is no chance that a mutation could cause an inaccurate result.

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    Amandaon September 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    What does it mean when it says one possible mutation was observed?

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      DDCon September 25, 2018 at 8:51 am

      It means that if there is a mismatch between alleged father and child in the data, it could be due to a possible mutation. That possibility was taken into account when calculating the probability of paternity.

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    Venkaton September 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    This is Venky, My Patternity Test results are :
    The alleged father is not excluded as the biological father of the tested child. Based on testing results obtained from analyses of the DNA loci listed, the probability of paternity is 99.9998%. and Combined Paternity Index: 553,223. Please clarify two things:
    1) Is I am the father of the tested child?
    2) The report shows only 18 markers + 1 Amelogenin. They have ingnored other 2 markers such as D2S1338 and D22S1045. Will the still the report is correct.

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      DDCon September 25, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Hi, Venkat
      (1) Yes, you are considered the biological father of the child tested
      (2) You didn’t mention if you tested with us or elsewhere. But if you used an accredited lab, your report is most likely correct

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    Samion September 25, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Hello I asked previously about DNA results between 2 brothers and a child, the results showed the one brother was the childs father but only he was tested not the second brother, my question is on the DNA test thay proved the first brother was the father two columns didn’t match in numbers, the column numbers were mother: 8 child: 8 father: 8,9
    Mother: 11,12 child: 11 father: 11
    How does this work in this case.. im so confused.. please help..

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      DDCon September 26, 2018 at 8:47 am

      One number in a column actually means that allele is duplicated. For example, if a child’s column shows a single 8, then that’s really 8,8. So, in the examples you gave me:
      (1) Mother is 8,8/ child is 8/8, father is 8/9: Child gets one 8 from mom and one 8 from dad
      (2) Mother is 11,12/ child is 11,11/ father is 11/11: Child gets one 11 from mom and one 11 from dad

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    Kjon September 25, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Can I see the CPI from my test if I did the prenatal paternity test? Probability of Paternity for the man I tested was >99.9%, what is the CPI? Is there a way for me to see my actual results other than just the conclusion?

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      DDCon September 26, 2018 at 8:41 am

      Hi, Kj. If you tested with us, you’re welcome to contact our prenatal support line at 800-303-9085 with any questions about your specific results.

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        Kjon September 26, 2018 at 9:27 am

        Is there a reason to even ask for those results or is that conclusion pretty definitive

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          DDCon September 26, 2018 at 9:39 am

          Kj, your results are as conclusive as they come! 🙂

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    Venkaton September 26, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Hi DDC, We have tested in DDC and report got signed by DDC Laboratory Director – Jessica Ann Wagoner Ph.d

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      DDCon September 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

      I can’t vouch for results from a different lab, but since you tested with us, I can confidently tell you your results are corrected.

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        Venkaton September 26, 2018 at 11:22 am

        Thank You so much DDC.

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          DDCon September 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

          You’re most welcome. Thanks for testing with us!

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        Venkaton October 1, 2018 at 1:21 am

        HI DDC,
        Event though the results are conclusive and I am the biological father (tested in DDC).
        Why below 2 markers are ignored or not published in the report. Please advise.
        The report shows only 18 markers + 1 Amelogenin. They have ingnored other 2 markers such as D2S1338 and D22S1045.
        Report states:
        The alleged father is not excluded as the biological father of the tested child.
        the probability of paternity is 99.9998%

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      Jessicaon October 8, 2020 at 3:09 am

      If I took a test with one possible father and it comes back that he is not the father , can I take the results and compare them to another dna test taken by another possible father will the alleles stay the same or will they vary depending on the child ?

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        DDCon October 8, 2020 at 8:40 am

        Hi, Jessica. The alleles for the child should be the same no matter what test they participate in. But I would leave the analysis to DNA experts.

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          Sophieon October 16, 2020 at 1:32 am

          Hi I have a questions can a grandparent test come back 99.9 for their grandchild?

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            DDCon October 16, 2020 at 9:51 am

            Hi, Sophie. We see 99.9% or higher most often when both grandparents test and the mother also contributes her DNA.

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    Alinaon September 26, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Hello ,I just got the results from DDC yesterday regardless to my prenatal paternity test ,the results is what I expected but the only thing who concernes me and doesn’t let me enjoy my pregnancy is that there is no index or chart .I do think if you reached that conclusion you analysed a chart even if that chart includes 2,688 or whatever how many are loci.My question is :is any way I can get in the Posesion of my detailed chart ,I do belive in DDC and in science but some things you wanna see them with your own eyes especially when it comes to such a big life choice as keeping a baby or not .I am looking for your answer and if you don’t want to send me the report because is too long or I won’t be able to understand it ,I do have a doctor who will be able to understand it and I don’t mind reading 2,688 markers when it comes to something that important .Thank you

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      DDCon September 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Hi, Alina. We do analyze thousands upon thousands of data-points for absolute accuracy, and we have found in the past that this type of extensive data was overwhelming to most customers and they prefer the simpler report. If you have questions about your results or the data used for the test, you’re welcome to contact our Prenatal Hotline at 800-303-9085. Thanks for testing with us!

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    Alinaon September 27, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Why my comment was deleted ?I asked yesterday if I can have a more detailed report of my test and you said to contact that phone number which I did in the morning.The lady over the phone told me she can’t give me the numbers of my test because there are close to 3000 and I said fine ,I do have a doctor who is specialed in dna who I wanna consult so a doctor will be able to explain to me if DDC doesn’t have time for that .My question is how do I get that results ?I did paid for that test and I guess all the numbers who belong to my case ,I have a right to ask about it .This is my life and my pregnancy and I do have the right to see with my own eyes my data .I would like someone to give me an email adress who I can actually get in touch with a person who sends me the report of my test .Thank you

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    Herberton September 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Hi,
    If a DNA test was done between a minor child(girl) and alleged grandmother(alleged father deceased) and the results came back stating “Using the Bayesian method of calculating probabilities and accepting a prior probability of 0,5, the final probability is that the alleged grandmother is 93,2131% the biological grandmother of the minor child however the figures obtained are relatively low and it is recommended that additional testing of the X chromosome or other family members be done in an attempt to strengthen these findings.”
    Could this results be a conclusion that the alleged grandmother is related to the minor child?
    Thank you

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      DDCon September 28, 2018 at 8:52 am

      Hi, Herbert. These results are certainly supportive of that relationship, but the lab you used was correct in recommending additional testing because this percentage is not conclusive. Adding the mother of the child, for example, would have most likely strengthened these results.

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    jaeon September 30, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    If two brothers are the possible father and only one is tested and that information about possible siblings being the father was not disclosed how accurate is the testing for just that one brother? Both brothers have the same mother and father.

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      DDCon October 1, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Hi, Jae. If the results show 0% probability of paternity, then you can trust that answer. If there was a positive probability of paternity, there is the possibility of having a “false positive.” This is why all accredited labs, including ours, emphasize that this type of information must be disclosed prior to testing.

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    Venkaton October 1, 2018 at 1:26 am

    HI DDC,
    Event though the results are conclusive and I am the biological father (tested in DDC).
    Why below 2 markers are ignored or not published in the report. Please advise.
    The report shows only 18 markers + 1 Amelogenin. They have ingnored other 2 markers such as D2S1338 and D22S1045.
    Report states:
    The alleged father is not excluded as the biological father of the tested child.
    the probability of paternity is 99.9998%

    Reply

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    Lisaon October 1, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Hi!
    I had a prenatal paternity test done in August. I had slept with two men in the time frame of 7 days. The second man came back with a probability of paternity at 99.9%. Should I have the other tested as well to completely rule the other man out? They are not related. Also, when this testing is performed, do ALL markers have to match up to the alleged potential father or is it just a few based on some sort of formula?
    Thank you so much!

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      DDCon October 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Hi, Lisa. You didn’t mention whether you tested with us or not, but I’ll assume you did. A probability of paternity of 99.99% is about the strongest result you can get and, if a legal test is done, would serve as proof of paternity in any court of law. Because a child gets 50% of their DNA from their bio mom and 50% from their bio dad, all markers analyzed must match between the child and possible father, unless there is a mutation at a location. In this case, the frequency of the mutation in the population for the participant’s ethnic group is taken into account and included in the calculation for paternity.

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        Lisaon October 1, 2018 at 2:46 pm

        Yes I did test with DDC!
        I did the prenatal test so the percentage was 99.9%, not 99.99%. Is there a difference?

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    Roseon October 7, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Hi I did a peace of mind at home prenatal paternity test. The swabs were sent to my home, although I did go to a clinic to get blood taken. I got an inclusive result back. Just curious as to how accurate this is even though it wasn’t a “chain of custody test”

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      DDCon October 8, 2018 at 10:07 am

      Hi, Rose. They are accurate.

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    Josephon October 9, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I just got my results back but since I had 2 possible fathers tested, in the results it don’t say the names. How would I know witch is who’s ?

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      DDCon October 10, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Hi, Joseph. You need to call us for clarification at 800-329-7519.

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    Carolon October 18, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Legal chain of custody test performed by another lab indicates 99.99% probability, but the wrong race was used (mother is Chamorro, father is Chamorro but lab used Pacific Islander). Paternity has already been legally established, but everyone will feel better if results can be re-verified. Would it be best to have first lab re-calculate probability with the correct race or have a second test done by another lab, yours for example? 13 markers were compared and all matched. CPI was given as 6,831,963 to 1.

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      DDCon October 18, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Hi, Carol. 13 markers is a very low number to use for a paternity test. The very minimum should be 16…we actually use 20 plus the sex chromosome. Was the lab you used fully accredited? All that being said, the numbers you were given are very conclusive, and it’s hard to say whether or not changing race would make a difference in the conclusion, although it could change the numbers. If it makes you feel better, you could test again with us if they’re unwilling to re-calculate.

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        Carolon October 18, 2018 at 9:53 pm

        Lab is accredited by AABB. Thank you for your response. I will look into using your services. Parties are located on Guam.

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    Brittanyon October 18, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I’m so confused with your test cause how can our home dna test with just the alleged father and child come out positive and when they took my dna, child and alleged father dna in a local facility came out negative but when I talked to one of your representative she said that me and the alleged father haves similar dna and have some matches with the child and I so how can it come out negative doesn’t it suppose to be positive?

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      DDCon October 24, 2018 at 9:00 am

      Hi, Brittany. We see you did your second, legal test with us. Did you do your home test with us too or with a different lab?

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    Chevonon October 21, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Chevon, I did an at home peace of mind dna paternity test and it came back to be 99.999998% I was just wondering if this was accurate for the father to be the biological father because I never had to do a dna test so I wanted to know if my test is true of what its saying and a accurate result

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      DDCon October 23, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Hi, Chevon. That is a very high probability of paternity. If you used an accredited lab like ours, you can trust that those results are accurate.

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    Sariahon October 21, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    My cousin’s son was lost from birth and wanted to check if the one claiming to be his son is true. It was explained here that a DNA paternity test shows that probability of the relationship. Moreover, it’s recommended to go to trusted businesses for a reliable DNA paternity testing services.

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      DDCon October 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Hi, Sariah. Thanks for reaching out to us. Your cousin would need to order a home paternity test for him and the alleged son. If your cousin thinks he might need the results for court (such as if the alleged son wants to claim inheritance rights or have your cousin’s name place on the birth certificate), then he should order a legal paternity test with court-admissible results. Please have him call us at 800-681-7162.

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      DDCon October 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Hi, Eric. You access your report via a secure, online account that is created for you when you submit samples and payment. You’ll get email notifications letting you know what to do and when to access your report. Most people download the PDF report and print it out themselves, but if you want results in the mail, you can order a hard copy for a small additional charge. Hope this helps!

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    Brittanyon October 26, 2018 at 2:40 am

    I have had 2 government paternity test done for my daughter. On both tests mine and my daughters test numbers are the same but the alleged fathers is different. All the other tests I have seen all the test numbers are the same. Has my test been tampered with?

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      DDCon October 26, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Hi, Brittany. If two different men were tested, then you could expected the alleged fathers to have different DNA profiles. If the same man was tested twice, then it’s time to start asking the court questions.

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    Jesseon November 2, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I did a test through the at home identigene kit, but my results were through you guys. Is it still accurate? I made sure the swabs were correct and my results came back 99.99 possibility of paternity. But I still find myself questioning it

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      DDCon November 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Hi, Jesse. HomeDNA Identigene is a DDC brand, so all testing is performed here at the DDC lab. No worries!

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    Anitaon November 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    After a paternity test, can the mother object the results on the ground that the child was sick and non cooperative on the day the swabs were taken?

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      DDCon November 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Hi, Anita. Sickness and/or being cranky doesn’t change the child’s DNA. If results were issued for the test, then the lab had a viable sample from the child.

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    Bryanon November 14, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I got a result of >99.9% for possibility of paternity. Does this mean that it’s greater than 99.9% that I am the biological father?

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      DDCon November 15, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Our paternity reports don’t have the caret in front of that number, Bryan, and I really can’t peak to the practices of other labs. That being said, you were given a 99.9% probability of paternity, which is just about as strong a result as you can gt.

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        Bryanon November 15, 2018 at 12:11 pm

        The prenatal test was performed through DDC

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          DDCon November 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm

          Ah! You didn’t mention it was a prenatal test; now it makes sense. Sorry about that! For your prenatal report, that caret does indeed mean that the probability that you are the biological father is greater than 99.9%, yes. Because several thousand markers are tested for a prenatal (instead of the standard 20 for a postnatal test), the calculation for paternity is done differently. The results do not get more granular beyond tenths. You are a daddy!

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    Jayon November 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    What exactly means in the report. “Based on testing results obtained from the analyses of the DNA loci listed, the probability of relatedness is 34.6%” in a test performed between Paternal Grandmother and female grandchild? Thanks

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      DDCon November 20, 2018 at 11:24 am

      It means there is a 34.6% probability that the grandmother and child are biologically related. That is an inconclusive result.

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      DDCon November 20, 2018 at 11:25 am

      It means there is a 34.6% probability that the grandmother and child are biologically related. That is an inconclusive result. Did the mother of the child participate? If not, she should, since that can greatly help to confirm results.

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    Paton November 21, 2018 at 1:50 am

    If the baby and the alleged paternal grandfather were tested (the mother nor the paternal grandmother were not tested) and the result came back 0%, is it most likely the alleged father is excluded as the biological father? A grandparent DNA test was not used.

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      DDCon November 26, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Hi, Pat. The test answered one question and one question only: Is the man tested the biological father of the child tested? The answer is 0% probability of paternity, which is what you would expect. It does not mean there is no chance the alleged father is the biological father.

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    Don November 23, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Hi, If i had an alleged father and child tested twice, both tests ran by you guys; why are the Paternity Index (PI) numbers different? Shouldn’t everything be the same since it was the same child and father?????

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      DDCon November 26, 2018 at 11:01 am

      Hi, D. The most common reason for this is that, if the first test is non-chain and a race was not entered, PI numbers are based on “Other.” If the second test was a legal one and a race was entered (say, Black), then that would change the PIs also. Remember that paternity-testing is calculated using statistics.

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    Donnaon November 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Donna yes my paternity test came back 99.999998 and I was just wondering is this accurate cause I never had to do this type of testing and yes it was a peace of mind test and I sent in the father and child samples in I just really conserde that r my results accurate they cause most of the numbers are the same they couldn’t use the father samples as child and how would I know if my test was tampered or anything cause I’m conserde bout my results cause my child looks so different

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      DDCon November 26, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Donna, those are very conclusive results. You needn’t worry.

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    Donnaon November 26, 2018 at 11:11 am

    So what you’re saying my samples didn’t get mixed with someone esles

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      DDCon November 27, 2018 at 9:23 am

      I can’t speak for other labs’ processes, but if you tested with us, they didn’t get mixed up with anyone else’s. We have safeguards in place to prevent that. Keep in mind that many children don’t look like their biological fathers, so that shouldn’t be the criteria used to decide whether or not they’re related.

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    Newillon November 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Hi,
    I think my DNA sample was replaced and the result was produced. Can I do my individual DNA and compare to the father column. Or do I need the sample of the child as well.

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      DDCon November 27, 2018 at 9:26 am

      Hi, Newill. If you did an at-home test and you suspect that one of the participants included someone else’s DNA instead of their own, you can do a legal test, wherein DNA collection is witnessed and samples are submitted by an approved impartial party. That way, you can ensure that the right samples are submitted for testing. An additional benefit is that results from a legal test can be used in court.

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        Newillon November 27, 2018 at 12:57 pm

        Hi I did it in presence of Cort officer and got it sealed but the part has manged them and replaced the sample or manipulated the report . So I want to do individual DNA test and compare to this report to show Cort there is a fraud in the report. Is it possible to do individual test and compare to the result submitted in Cort

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    Newillon November 27, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Hi I did it in presence of Cort officer and got it sealed but the part has manged them and replaced the sample or manipulated the report . So I want to do individual DNA test and compare to this report to show Cort there is a fraud in the report. Is it possible to do individual test and compare to the result submitted in Cort

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    Mjon November 27, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Do you guys guarantee accuracy in the prenatal tests even if the test itself isn’t AABB accredited? I got a >99.9 and am happy with the results, I just need to know if there is any way it could be wrong results? No relatives were involved and I’m not expecting multiples and I did test with ddc. Can my results be guaranteed correct?

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      DDCon November 27, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Hi, Mj. Yes, we guarantee accuracy of our prenatal test. As you mentioned, the test itself isn’t yet AABB-accredited yet, although it’s in the works.

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    Scotton November 28, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    What is considered ‘close biological relations’. You use this term in some of the post.

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      DDCon November 28, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Hi, Scott. Really, “close biological relations” in the context of DNA testing refer to 1st- and 2nd-degree relatives.

        Parents
        Children
        Siblings
        Half-Siblings
        Aunt/Uncles
        Grandparents/Grandchildren
        Nieces/Nephews

      “Close relations” in this context would not include great-grandparents, or any cousins.

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      Scotton November 28, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Is an uncle to far removed to cause a false positive on the paternity test? I know a brother can cause a false positive but could an uncle?

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        Scotton November 28, 2018 at 3:01 pm

        I had my test done with DDC it came back 99.99 and a CPI of 19,000

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    Cherieon December 2, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    After a paternity test came back showing that my daughters father was 99.99% her father and shared 24/24 markers with him, I noticed that the alleged father and I also shared 16/24 markers. Are the alleged father and I related somehow too? Could we he cousins?

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      DDCon December 3, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Hi, Cherie. By virtue of being human beings, it’s not unusual for two unrelated people to share some of the same DNA data. You and I share some of the same data too, probably. It doesn’t mean you’re biologically related.

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        Cherieon December 9, 2018 at 8:36 pm

        Is it possible for someone at the diagnostics center to put his DNA up against my DNA to see if and how we are related since you already have our individual DNA results in your systems? In other words, if I called and asked and sent a payment in could this test be run without collecting anymore DNA from he or I? The thing is that; our daughter was diagnosed with a genetic disorder in 2014 of a 10p deletion and 12p duplication and on her test results it states “LCSH throughout the genome indicating possible familial relationship between parents”. Her genetic testing was done with blood via microarray. That is two DNA test that suggests that we could be related which freaks me out. Our family trees are a little hard to track previous to the 1920’s (great grandparents/grandparents) because of poor record keeping due to immigration and just flat out that generational time period, so I can not find the missing link on my own.

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          DDCon December 10, 2018 at 10:39 am

          Hi, Cherie. I consulted our team of experts on this. They said you’d both need to submit your DNA again, and then determine what the relationship is that you want to test. Do you suspect you might be half siblings? We could do that. Do you suspect you’re cousins? We cannot test for that. You’re more than welcome to contact us to speak with someone directly, if that’s easier: 800-681-7162.

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    Donnaon December 2, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Donna well I had a test done through identigene but I recieved my results from Fairfield oh ddc way and I was just wondering are u guys with that lab or what cause I recieved my results from them and they came back saying is not excluded but I was just worried cause could anything been wrong with my samples like if I didn’t have enough samples sent for child would they have used the father ones for the child I’m just scared and worried cause I never had to take a paternity test so I’m really worried bout my results please give me some feedback to this

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      DDCon December 3, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Hi, Donna. No worries! HomeDNA Identigene is a DDC brand and has been since DDC acquired it in December, 2016. The DDC lab is located in Fairfield, Ohio.

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    Donnaon December 3, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Donna so does mean its one of your labs

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    Donnaon December 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Donna just making sure I’m not getting any wrong results from my test

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      DDCon December 3, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Donna, we have one lab. It’s here in Ohio and your test was performed here. You can trust your results. Thanks for testing with us!

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    Donnaon December 3, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Donna okay thanks and I really do appreciate your help

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    Saron December 5, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Sar, I have done a test through u guys and don’t know if I had enough samples sent in how would that work with my child

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      DDCon December 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Hi, Sar. If the lab determines there aren’t enough samples to conduct testing, we’ll contact the responsible party to arrange for recollection. If you are issued results, then there was enough DNA. No worries!

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    Saron December 6, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Sarah, How accurate are homedna paternity test with peace of mind from u guys cause I didn’t one from u guys in September and I’m still trying to figure out if the results I received accurate of what how would I really know if my results are someone esle and maybe sent me the wrong results and they were not mind like a mix up in swabs

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      DDCon December 6, 2018 at 11:40 am

      The process in the lab for an at-home paternity test is exactly the same as it is for a court-ordered test. The DNA is extracted the same way and the analysis is done the same way. We have tight safeguards in place to prevent mix-ups, which is why our lab is so highly accredited. You can be absolutely sure your results are correct for the samples you provided us.

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    rebeccaon December 6, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    The results I got are confusing me so I’m wondering if I can send them to u and for u to explain to me coz I’m really confused

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      DDCon December 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      Hi, Rebecca. You’re more than welcome to email us at [emailprotected] or call us at 800-831-1906 and we’ll be happy to explain your results to you.

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    Saron December 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Sarah,so how will I know if its not the father

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    Saron December 6, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Sarah, can father and child swabs get mixed up when both are males

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      DDCon December 7, 2018 at 10:16 am

      It wouldn’t happen in our lab. But let’s say someone mixes up the sample envelopes at home before sending in their samples. We don’t check for age…just for gender. So even if we test the son as the “father” and the father a the “son,” the results will be the same: they share (or don’t share) a father/son biological relationship.

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    Saron December 7, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Sarah, so u think my results I received for my son were accurate even tho it was a piece of mind test cause what would it be if not I received a 99.99998 result I just scared that I got wrong results cause my son has no favor ness but I hope that they wouldn’t send out wrong results in just worried cause this my first time doin this and I brought my test from Walgreen the homedna identigene

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      Sarahon December 10, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Sarah hello I didn’t get a answer to my comment from the 7th of December

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        DDCon December 10, 2018 at 1:59 pm

        Sarah, you needn’t worry…you can trust your results.

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    Alexon December 9, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Locus Child Father PI
    D8S1179 13,14 11,13 0.75
    D21S11 30,32 29,31 0.0040 *
    D7S820 8,10 10 1.95
    CSF1PO 12,11 12 1.38
    D3S1358 14,15 15,17 0.91
    D13S317 8,13 13,14 2.14
    D16S539 11,13 10,11 0.79
    D2S1338 23,24 19,24 2.17
    D19S433 13 13 3.92
    vWA 16,18 18,19 1.23
    TPOX 8,10 8 0.95
    D18S51 12,16 12,14 2.20
    D5S818 9,14 12,13 0.0024 *
    FGA 21,23 21,22 1.39
    PROBABILITY OF PATERNITY: 0.099% COMBINED PATERNITY INDEX: 0.00099
    So obviously there are the two non matches in the results above. my question would be about the other four that are zero percent. If there is a match for one of the numbers, why are they not comparable with the other numbers of greater than 1.0?

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      DDCon December 10, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Hi, Alex. I asked our Chief Science Officer to look at your data, and this is what he said: “The CPI is inconclusive. There are 2 genetic inconsistencies (exclusions). Each exclusion is a one step exclusion where there is a one number difference between the child and alleged father’s numbers, consistent with a double mutational event. This case needs additional testing to resolve; something we can provide (only 14 loci were examined here and we and test more than 30). It also may require having the mother included in the testing, if possible. Double mutations do occur. We see several double mutational events each month.”
      It looks like further testing would be a good idea, Alex.

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        Alexon January 17, 2019 at 7:33 am

        Whoever is doing this blog, I truly appreciate your work. This whole testing procedure (through a different company) and the results have been so disheartening personally and has put a huge strain on my relationship and trust with my wife. I’m going to go through DDC this time and hopefully put this to rest for good. She denies any infidelity of any kind and i’m more the type to believe science. If your lead person explanation of those results are correct, you have put a glimmer of hope into my life and my family’s as well. Thanks for following up on my question, for real, thank you!

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          DDCon January 17, 2019 at 9:46 am

          Thanks for your kind words, Alex, and you’re most welcome. Happy to help! If you have additional questions, you’re welcome to reach out here again, or you can send a private Facebook message to our page: @ddcpaternity.

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    Jamieon December 9, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    The man who could potentially be my father is deceased. I have no contact with his brothers or sister. Would the test still be accurate if I used the DNA from one of his children? If not what is the best way to get an accurate result

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      DDCon December 10, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Hi, Jamie. The optimum way to do a half-sibling test is to test one of his children, you, and both your mothers.

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    Adamon December 10, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Adam I had test done through identigene and it ask to use 4 swabs for each person I’m just wondering if everything was use correct for the results I received

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      DDCon December 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Hi, Adam. HomeDNA Identigene is one of our brands, and all testing is performed here at our highly-accredited lab in Cincinnati. Each test is performed twice (by independent teams) to ensure accuracy. You can be sure your results are correct for the samples you submitted to us.

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    Adamon December 10, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Adam I thought the lab was in Ohio that was the address on my package when I mailed it off Fairfield ohio

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      DDCon December 10, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Yes. Fairfield is a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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    Adamon December 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Adam ok thanks I just wasn’t sure so the names that are on ur samples is what the lab uses right cause I want to make sure I had enough swabs in to receive these results

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      Adamon December 10, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      Adam message

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      DDCon December 10, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      You’re good, Adam. Your results are correct for the samples you submitted.

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    Deeon December 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Dee, hello

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      DDCon December 11, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      Hello, Dee. We cannot locate any test in our system that matches the email address you provided for this comment, and we cannot publish that comment unless we can locate the cases in question. That way, we can address your concerns properly. You’re welcome to call us at 800-831-1906 if that’s easier for you.

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    Sanjayon December 12, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Me (Husband), my wife and my child got tested Paternity Test with 24 Markers. All the Markers are exactly matching.
    The result is ‘Can not be exclude as Biological Father’ with Paternity Index : 99.99999999% & combined Paternity Index : 38,164,564,715.
    There was another Alleged Father who is not tested but we both are no way related to each other. He is not agreeing to give his mouth swab for test.
    I am bit worried about my test results. are my test results are okay without his test results as we both are no way related to each other?
    My heart is pumping like anything and bit nervous and anxiety.Please help.

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      DDCon December 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      Your probability of paternity is extremely high, so there’s nothing to worry about.

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        Sanjayon December 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm

        Thank You so much for quick response. Now I am cool down and relieved from pressure.

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          DDCon December 12, 2018 at 3:03 pm

          You’re very welcome. Take care!

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        Sanjayon February 19, 2019 at 10:20 am

        Hi DDC,
        I have requested Alleged Father 2 for Paternity test. 15 Markers are not matching out of 24 Markers and Paternity probability is 0%.
        My earlier Paternity test are all 24 markers are matching with 99.99999999% Probability with combined Paternity Index : 38,164,564,715. I am very much happy to see these results. Thank You for with me in difficult times.

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          DDCon February 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

          So if I understand correctly, you got an inclusion on your test while the other possible father was excluded as the biological father. We are pleased that you are happy and that we were able to confirm you biological relationship.

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    Chevonon December 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Chevon please help me on my question please cause I’m really worried bout this probability please or do I need to call somebody please answer my question

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      DDCon December 12, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Hi, Chevon. We are researching your question right now. If we can answer here without violating HIPAA regulations, we will. Otherwise, we’ll contact you directly, OK?

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      DDCon December 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      There is only one test in our system associated with these participants. It looks like you’ve called us multiple times about the results of the test you did with us; as I’m sure you understand, if you did another test with a different company, we cannot comment on those results.

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    Chevonon December 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Chevon, I did send in a comment y haven’t I got a response see now I really worried and wondering

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      DDCon December 12, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      I cannot comment on your question here, since we only have a record of one test you did with us. Instead of going back and forth here publicly (where I can’t get into specifics with you due to HIPAA), I suggest you call and speak with one of our experts confidentially.

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    Chevonon December 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Chevon, ok I understand but so with the test I do have on ur record will I still need to speak with an expert confidentiality

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      DDCon December 12, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      Yes. 🙂

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    Chevonon December 13, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Chevon, I did speak with a representative yesterday and she did tell me that my results were good for the samples I sent in I am just worried that they won’t cause like I said the test came back not excluded with a percentage of 99.999998 and I’m just worried that it was done wrong or I didn’t receive the right results or they got mixed up with somebody esles or I didn’t send enough swabs for my child I’m worried cause never had to do this actual test before so just please tell me if it accurate and correct cause don’t want him raising a child that’s not his. Thanks

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      DDCon December 14, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Chevon, each test is performed twice by independent teams in order to ensure accuracy. Each set of samples is tracked via bar code through every step in the process, so there aren’t any mix-ups. We wouldn’t hold the highest levels of accreditation in the industry unless we had all kinds of safeguards like these in place to protect the customer and the integrity of the test. Our lab is the trusted provider of paternity testing for courts all across the country and around the world. You can trust your results are accurate.

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    Chevonon December 14, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Chevon, my test was a home dna test so is that the same guaranteed results that I recieved

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      DDCon December 14, 2018 at 9:50 am

      Yes. Thanks for testing with us, and take care!

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    Chevonon December 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Chevon, hi please tell me how did I recieved the results that I recieved cause my child doesnt look like the father that was tested at all thats y I’m questioning my results something I think went wrong please help me please and yes it was a home dna test cause I don’t really know bout this cause I never had to do a test on my child and I really want him to be his father

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      DDCon December 17, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Hi, Chevon. Children often don’t look like their biological fathers, but if your paternity test says the father is the father, you can trust those results.

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    Chevonon December 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Chevon,the reason I’m saying this cause I never had the other one tested but he looks like the guy also really so I don’t need to test the other guy if my test came out positive rite

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    Chevonon December 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Chevon, hello

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      DDCon December 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      No, you don’t need to test the other man. Again, thanks for testing with us. If you have any more questions, feel free to give us a call. Take care!

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    Chevonon December 17, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Chevon, thanks

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    Malvinon December 27, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Is it possible that two DNA tests can be wrong

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      DDCon December 27, 2018 at 9:10 am

      Hi, Malvin. Can you give more details, please?

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    Chevonon December 28, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Chevon, i received another paternity test on the other guy but not with u guys and it can back positive but the test I had also did with u guys came out positive also what does this mean o my god please please help me

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      DDCon December 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Are you saying that the tests were on two different men and they both came back positive? Were these legal, chain-of-custody tests?

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    Chevonon December 28, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Chevon, yes and no it was a home dna test

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      DDCon December 31, 2018 at 8:12 am

      I can’t speak to the processes of other companies, but you can be sure that the results you received from DDC are accurate for the samples we were given. In fact, each test is run twice by independent teams to ensure accuracy.

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    Falishaon January 1, 2019 at 9:12 am

    How long do you keep a DNA siblingship testing on file. My son took a sibling ship testing with another child 14 years ago and want to know how can I retrieve those results.

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      DDCon January 2, 2019 at 9:27 am

      Hi, Falisha. It’s one year for a non-legal test and five years for a legal test.

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    parvinon January 2, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    hello.I gave three paternal tests in three different labs. In all three cases, Pi is a different number in each locus. What is the reason for this difference?thanks

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      DDCon January 2, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      Hi, Parvin. Please clarify. Are you saying each of the tests has a different Pi for the same locus?

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    Chevonon January 2, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Chevon, is it possible that if I sent my child and father samples in together that I had enough swabs for the child cause I’m really concerned bout these results what would it be like if not the biological father in thinking my results were mixed up

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      DDCon January 2, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      Chevon, I can’t speak for the other lab, but we have safeguards in place to prevent mix-ups.

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    Ashleyon January 2, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I know that the locus is the physical location of a gene on a chromosome, like an address. So, is there a way to determine what biological trait is expressed using the locus codes on the report?

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      DDCon January 3, 2019 at 10:05 am

      Hi, Ashley. What a great question! Paternity tests use so-called “junk DNA” that don’t code for any traits.

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    Ajon January 3, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Hi what is the meaning of 0% – 50% result for the father? Does it mean he is not the biological father? Is there any chance that the dna result is wrong?

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      DDCon January 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Hi, Aj. With today’s technology, results for a paternity test should be either 0% or 99%+ percentage of probability if an alleged father is directly tested with a child. The number you gave is problematic and at best is inconclusive. I suggest you call the lab where you tested and ask why you were not given more conclusive results.

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    Rebaon January 3, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Can a paternity test be incorrect if the mother lies about her ethnicity?

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      DDCon January 4, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Hi, Reba. Ethnicity is used only to determine the strength of a match at any given marker, to help determine CPI and probability of paternity percentage. It shouldn’t affect the actual conclusion of the test.

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    Chevonon January 8, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Chevon, is there anyway that u guys can look my test results up that I did with u guys and tell me if anything went wrong with the results I received cause I got a positive result but I’m thinking my test was actually not mind and received someone esle or didn’t have enough dna on my child some not rite and its a home dna test and yes I sent in my boyfriend and child swabs

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      DDCon January 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Chevon, you’re always welcome to call us to discuss your results.

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    DWon January 10, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    How accurate is a paternity test 14 years later? Meaning, the paternity test was not done until the child was 14. Can the father’s DNA change enough to skew the test over 14 years?

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      DDCon January 11, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Hi, DW. The DNA won’t change unless one of the parties tested undergoes a bone-marrow transplant or has had a recent blood transfusion.

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    Chevonon January 16, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Chevon, do dna change

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      DDCon January 16, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      No, someone’s individual DNA sequence does not change over time, unless they’ve had a bone-marrow transplant.

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    Jayon January 17, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I was wondering how do prenatal test results get back to us? Do they call the mother of father’s number for results? Does it get sent to the mothers doctor? Who gets the results first?

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      DDCon January 17, 2019 at 9:59 am

      Hi, Jay. Online results are always sent to a secure online account connected to the email address attached to the case. Hard-copy version of the prenatal test report is sent to whomever gave an address for delivery (either mother, possible father, or both), so it depends on how you set things up with us.

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    Ruthon January 29, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Hello how is the combined paternity index calculated?

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      DDCon January 30, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Hi, Ruth. The Combined Paternity Index (CPI) is obtained by multiplying all the individual Paternity Index (PI) numbers together.

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    Mjon January 30, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Any way my results could have been wrong? My baby is two months old and looks nothing like the person that was tested. She looks like the other guy not tested. Ddc said that the person tested was not excluded when the prenatal dna test was done. Any possible way it was a false positive? Or is it just my guilt?

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      DDCon January 30, 2019 at 11:17 am

      Hi, Mj. You can be sure your results are correct for the samples provided for your test. Physical characteristics can’t be used as proof that one person is the father over another, especially if the men are the same race…only DNA can give you that answer for certain.

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    Chevonon January 31, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Chevon, how would u know if you received a false positive result cause I’m very very worried bout my results I recieved and that’s a lot of money to receive wrong results I received a postive result at I did a home dna test

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      DDCon January 31, 2019 at 1:01 pm

      Hi, Chevon. I’ve answered your question as many ways as I can for several months now and don’t know what else I can add to reassure you. You can be sure your results are accurate for the samples provided to us.

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    Chevonon January 31, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Chevon. Ok thanks I just don’t see my baby in his father and I just was so worried

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      DDCon January 31, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Not all babies look like their dads.

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    Genesison February 2, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    How do I understand grandparent results. Would my child inherit one and one as well

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      DDCon February 4, 2019 at 10:18 am

      Hi, Genesis. I’m not sure what you mean by “inherit one and one.” Can you please clarify? Thanks.

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    Meganon February 6, 2019 at 8:48 am

    What does .9978% mean in a grandparent test?

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      DDCon February 6, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Hi, Megan. If you wrote it correctly, that percentage is considered an exclusion, meaning there is no biological relationship between the grandparent and child.

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    deniseon February 19, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    hi, my brother in law had a paternity test on what he thought was his daughter but it came back as 0% chance that she was his but now they are saying she belongs to my husband who is only the half brother to my brother in law, is possible he can be the father when his half brother came back at 0% chance?

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      DDCon February 20, 2019 at 8:37 am

      Hi, Denise. Yes, absolutely. Half-brothers only share 25% of their DNA.

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    Serenityon February 20, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Hello,
    Back in 2016 I had a paternity test done on my granddaughter. My son passed away, so my other son (his full brother) was tested, along with myself, the mother of the child and the child. My son’s biological father wasn’t available for testing. The agency that did the swab tested my son and I together in one room, while the mom and child were tested in another room. The individual conducting the test filled out the paperwork as if my son being tested was the father (he’s the father’s brother), and his race was marked as “white”, but he’s 1/2 hispanic/latino. When we received the test results it showed 20% probability of my son being the biological father and that the population compared was “white” population. So, is it possible that the results we received are a False NEGATIVE? This little girl is my world, and the only connection I have left to my son. I love her regardless, I’m just wondering if the negligence of the person conducting the test could have resulted in the negative results of the test?

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      DDCon February 20, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Hi, Serenity. It definitely sounds like you need to do another test. The race doesn’t matter nearly as much as the misidentified relationship of the child’s uncle. I’m also really surprised that they gave you a 20% probability of relationship for a paternity test where a supposed “alleged father” was involved. For a paternity test that involves a child and alleged father, the results given should be 99.9% or higher for an inclusion or 0% for an exclusion.

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    Louiseon February 26, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Hi,
    My child has the genetic mutation oesteogenisis type 2. The paternity test done with the alleged father returned negative. He matched with 14 alleles out of 21 in the home test, could the test be negative because of the mutation or is he definitely not the father?

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      DDCon February 26, 2019 at 4:11 pm

      Hi, Louise. Mutations are taken into account by our scientists when doing their analysis. Inasmuch as there were seven mismatches and not just one, you can be sure the man tested is definitely not the biological father of the child. It’s not unusual for unrelated people to match at many loci, just by virtue of being human and there is so much DNA we share. For example, I might match the man tested at 14 loci too, but that doesn’t mean we might be related. The key for a positive result for paternity is to have a match at every locus (barring any mutations), since a child gets one allele at each locus from mom and one from dad. Hope this helps!

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    Nicoleon March 6, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I did a dna with my child’s possible grandmother (father’s mom) with only hers an my son’s dna (the store bought dna test) and it come back that she was no relation to my son but I know for a fact her son was the only person I was with besides my ex husband which was already tested an come back negative is it possible to get a fasle test result with a grandma ? She doesn’t believe me an I need help!!! ?

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    Nicoleon March 6, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Adding to my last comment .. I actually did not test my ex husband against my son I tested our son together which I know for a 100% fact is his son an they came back half siblings which is how I knew that my ex husband was not the father of my new son. But I know the man whos mother I tested has to be his father because there isn’t another possibility I only slept with my husband and him that’s it so it has to be possible for one of them to come back as false correct ?

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      DDCon March 7, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Hi, Nicole. If the DNA samples submitted were indeed for the alleged grandmother and your son, then you can trust results to be accurate if you used an accredited laboratory.

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    Ritaon March 12, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Hi I did a DNA test in 2017 but me and my son did it in a lab in Brooklyn by and the father played for it the result take 3 months but a month before the results I got a call from a private number the person say to me I get the date of birth of both you and you son and the name I gave it to them after I said to that person if you have all the information why are you calling it 2 months gone my ? How long those a DNA test take and the father call me with the result saying it’s negative he is not the father and I never get a copied of the results he lives in Texas I have no proof he did a DNA only he have the result I’m thinking to do a test with one of his uncle to get the result can I do that ?

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      DDCon March 13, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Hi, Rita. That seems like a very long time to get results from the test, yes. And also yes, you can do a test with one of the alleged father’s siblings or one of his other known children. I suggest you contact us directly to see what your best options are: 800-681-7162.

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  153. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (585)

    Sureshon March 13, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Hi DDC,
    There are two Possible fathers involved for Paternity.
    Me (Alleged Father 1),My Wife and my child had been tested for 24 Markers Paternity Test. All of my child Markers are inherited from Mother and AF 1.
    Test results are The alleged father can not be excluded as being the biological father of the child with Probability of Paternity is >99.99999999% and Combined Paternity Index 38,164,564,715.
    There was 2nd test done with Alleged Father 2,Mother and Child had been tested for Paternity test. 15 Markers were not matching out of 24 Markers .
    Test results are The alleged father is excluded as being the biological father of the child with Probability of Paternity is 0% and Combined Paternity Index 0.
    My Question here is who is the Father of the Child? Whether Alleged Father 1 or Alleged Father 2?
    I am the alleged Father 1.Do I need to do some other tests to prove my Paternity. Please help me.

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      DDCon March 13, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Hi, Suresh. Alleged Father 1 is considered the biological father, and that is an extremely strong CPI. You don’t need another test.

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  154. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (587)

    Daddy?on March 14, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    First, thank you (whoever you are) for answering all of these questions. Great work! My question is about race and CPI. I see a lot of CPI numbers at 1,000,000 or above. Mine was 229,542. For race, I put black/white for both my son and I. The mother’s DNA sample was not used. I feel like my CPI is low compared to others. Thoughts?

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      DDCon March 14, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks for the compliment…that’s very kind of you! CPI is obtained by multiplying together the individual paternity index numbers at each genetic locus tested. The individual PI numbers are determined by how frequently that data is seen at that locus for the ethnic population listed. The more rare the data is at that locus, the higher the CPI. It may just be that you and the child have some of the more “commonly seen” data in your profiles, but of course that doesn’t mean you’re any less his/her father. The way you can read your results is: the chance that someone else is the father other than you is 229,542 to 1. The chances of the mother having slept with that one person are pretty dang low. Yes, yours is a lower CPI than 1,000,000 or above, but if you were given a probability of paternity of 99.9% or higher (and I’m assuming you were), that’s the most important part.

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    Jodyon March 25, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    If a guy test 87% is their a chance another guy could be the father.

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      DDCon March 26, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Hi, Jody. Was this a paternity test that analyzed samples from a possible father, child, and maybe the mother? If so, an 87% probability of paternity is definitely considered inconclusive. I’m a little surprised a lab would give that result, because a good accredited lab would add the mother’s sample to testing (if it wasn’t done to begin with) and test additional markers until a conclusive result one way or the other could be reached.

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  156. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (591)

    simonon March 27, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Hi DDC
    if your paternity results comes as 93,4% mother not tested, does this mean that when she is tested this can come 99.9% even you always know that you used a condom

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      DDCon March 27, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Hi, Simon. No, her participation won’t necessarily make the difference between getting inconclusive results (as you did) and conclusive ones. Did you get your paternity test done recently? Because with today’s technology and techniques, there’s no reason to get an inconclusive result. You may want to call the lab where you tested and start asking questions.

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    simonon March 27, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Hi DDC
    if I understand 93.4% doesn’t make me the father as I got the results yesterday. and on the report of the paternity it says as follows: ” the mother should be included in this test in order to determine whether the alleged father can be excluded as the biological father.”

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      DDCon March 27, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Oh OK. Those details are helpful, but without seeing the data it’s hard to comment on specifics. But I can say this:
      1) Adding the mother can definitely help determine conclusive results or it can make no difference at all
      2) Adding the mother can help exclude the father or it can help include the father
      3) In our opinion, the lab you used should not have said “determine whether the alleged father can be excluded as the biological father.” They have no way of knowing at this point whether adding the mother will result in an inclusion or an exclusion
      4) There is no good reason today that a lab should ever issue an inconclusive result on a paternity test with an alleged father and child. Before issuing any results, they should have asked for the mother’s DNA or tested additional markers until they could give conclusive results

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        simonon March 27, 2019 at 12:29 pm

        Hi DDC
        the Combined paternity index=14.2154278
        the Probability of paternity = 93.427724%
        I would have loved to copy and paste the data but it doesn’t allow me on this so that you can study that data. I am just worried I am not forced to be a father wrongly in this regard as I am told only now after 18years that I am suspected to be the father of the child I don’t know.
        last question if I may ask, in your opinion 1-10 will above results change to 99.9% if the mother of the child is does the test.

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          DDCon March 27, 2019 at 12:33 pm

          Speaking generally, for an inclusion, the CPI needs to be at least 100. I cannot give you an opinion without seeing all the data, I’m afraid. Again, I strongly suggest you contact the lab and ask why they cannot provide conclusive answers for you by testing additional genetic markers. This is something they can do even without the mother. Or you can do another test with a different lab.

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  158. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (597)

    simonon March 27, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Hi DDC
    I have copied the data as per the results I received, so that if you check for me 1-10 if will below results change to 99.9% if the mother of the child does the test;
    STR LOCUSM0THER CHILDALLEGED FATHER PATERNITY INDEX
    D8S1179 13/14 14/15 O.820
    D21S11 28/28 28/27 1.567
    D7S820 10/9 9/11 1.667
    CSF1PO 12.11 11/8 1.302
    D3S1358 16/16 16/15 1.370
    THO1 7/9 9/8 1.471
    D13S317 11/12 12/14 0.661
    D16S539 11/12 12/9 1.667
    D2S1338 23/19 19/19 2.941
    D19S433 12/13 13/12 1.375
    Vwa 14/17 15/15 0.185
    TPOX 6/11 11/9 0.887
    D18S51 16/17 18/19 0.455
    D5S818 11/11 11/12 2.304
    FGA 22/23 23/25 1.429
    X/X X/Y
    Combined paternity index=14.2154278
    Probability of paternity = 93.427724%
    thanks for your patience, explaining to me.

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      DDCon March 28, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Thanks for this. Here is our conclusion based on what you gave us: Adding the mother would likely resolve the case. There is nothing to indicate an exclusion from the data presented. In other words, it’s important to add the mother, but in doing so, the results could go either way.

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    Michaelon April 3, 2019 at 10:18 am

    I just got test results back and only have a combine paternity index of 3,841,402. There seems to be many that arent the same on the chart. I was wondering if I was reading the chart wrong and if the collum of which each number is located is what i should be comparing or is it the rows? Also with my paternity index # is it possible for the father to be someone else?

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      DDCon April 3, 2019 at 10:51 am

      Hi, Michael. Without your results in front of me, it’s hard to comment on specifics about whether you’re reading the chart wrong or which comparisons you’re trying to make. I’m assuming you looked through the article you’re commenting on, right? It should have some answers for you. A combined paternity index of 3,841,402 is actually quite high, which strengthens your results. As to whether or not it’s possible for someone else to be the father, paternity-testing is always a matter of statistics, since it’s impossible to test every man in the world with your ethnic background. This is why a probability of paternity can never be 100%. But the odds of someone else being the biological father other than you (the mother sleeping with that 1 in 3,841,402 man who’s not you) are infinitesimally small. If your test had been a legal one with court-admissible results, any court would deem your report as proof of paternity.

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    Mjon April 26, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Are prenatal dna tests court admissable? Are you guys accredited yet for the non invasive prenatal paternity test? Do you guarantee results? What is natera? I have been reading alot of reviews where one of your locations was shut down due to inaccurate results. Is this true? Sorry I just want peace of mind. I did a prenatal test done with you guys ddc

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      DDCon April 29, 2019 at 9:32 am

      Hi, Mj. Thanks for testing with us! I’ll answer each of your questions one by one.
      1. Yes, results for prenatal DNA tests that are chain-of-custody (legal) tests can be used in court
      2. Our prenatal test is THIS close to being AABB-accredited (we are finishing up and implementing some additional processes). Once we can claim AABB accreditation, ours will be the only test that can do so
      3. As a highly-accredited lab, you can be sure results are correct
      4. Natera is a leader in prenatal DNA testing of all kinds, and we partner with them in providing this test
      5. No DDC location has ever been shut down due to inaccurate results or for any other reason

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  161. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (603)

    Maggieon April 26, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    148,307,854,821,701 can this be an paternity index number looks like a fake number

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      DDCon April 29, 2019 at 10:55 am

      Well, that is certainly a high Combined Paternity Index, but it is perfectly legit. All it means is that some or many of the shared alleles between alleged father and child were rare for the population. When all these rare data points are multiplied together, the resulting number can be in the trillions or even higher.

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      DDCon April 29, 2019 at 10:55 am

      Hi, Maggie. Well, that is certainly a high Combined Paternity Index, but it is perfectly legit. All it means is that some or many of the shared alleles between alleged father and child were rare for the population. When all these rare data points are multiplied together, the resulting number can be in the trillions or even higher.

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  162. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (606)

    Angeliqueon May 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Hello,
    I received a in home from another company. All of the DNA (16 LOCI) matched w/ the alleged father. However, I did not use my DNA as well. When I look at his other child (with another mother) my child only matches that child’s DNA by at 4 markers-that test was performed by DDC (they would be half siblings). Does this sound like I should retest? I have two other children by the alleged father and they have very similar looks. The child in question does not favor him at all and if she didn’t come out of me I’d question her myself.

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      DDCon May 7, 2019 at 10:05 am

      Hi, Angelique. Looks are never an absolute determinant of paternity. Many kids don’t look like either of their biological parents or their siblings. The two children matching at 4 markers is actually consistent, since they only share 25% of the same DNA.

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  163. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (608)

    Mackon May 5, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Hi. I had my alleged son and I covertly tested almost a week ago and the results came back 0%. He was breastfed less than an hour before I swabbed his cheeks. Is there a possibility that the mothers dna from the breast milk may have affected the samples? And should I retest?

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      DDCon May 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

      Hi, Mack. Breast milk can’t change DNA…it can only affect the quality of the sample. But since you were issued results, contamination wasn’t an issue. No need to retest.

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  164. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (610)

    Lynnon May 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Myself, my son and the alleged father had a paternity test done in 1996. My son’s blood was taken from his little arm–he was 6 months old. The cheeks were swapped from my mouth and the alleged father’s mouth. The results were mailed to each of our home addresses. His result printout stated he was excluded due to 0% probability. My result printout stated that the test was inconclusive due to 50% probability that he was the father. How is it possible that we got two totally different results from the same test? We took the test at the lab that the child support enforcement agency sent us to in our local county. The courts refused to allow us to take another test unless we paid $900 which is $300 per person. We never retested, my son is now 23 years old and a college graduate. Should we try again and do a home dna test? I did test one other man in 1996 because I was dating both men and the result printouts stated 0% for the other man as all three of us were swabbed. I know this is a long question, but please help. Thanks!

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      DDCon May 13, 2019 at 8:24 am

      Hi, Lynn. Yes, something is fishy with your original reports. It’s a great idea to test again, especially since the technology is so much better and your original test was done 23 years ago.

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    Tiffanion May 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Is it possible to have a paternity index number in the trillions?

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      DDCon May 28, 2019 at 10:06 am

      Although it is comparatively rare, yes.

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  166. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (614)

    Jayon May 29, 2019 at 2:21 am

    I did paternity tests for my 3 children. Their combined paternity indices are as follow:
    (1) 18,470,350
    (2) 76,419,023
    (3) 1,519
    Is the 3rd child mine or not?
    Why is her index low compared to others?
    My wife once said he may not be mine

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      DDCon May 29, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Hi, Jay. It’s not unusual at all for a CPI to be low on one child when the others are much higher. It just means that the genes that the child shares with you are more common to the general population for your ethnic background and therefore each PI number is lower. You were given an inclusion, which is what matters most. Seeing as your wife raised the issue of that child possibly not being yours, it may be worth asking if the other possible father is a 1st-degree relative of yours, such as a brother or father.

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  167. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (616)

    Chevonon May 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Chevon, I receive my results with a 99.999998% back last year in September and I’m still worried bout my results being wrong and I did a at home paternity test I sent my child and the fathers in is there a possibility that the father and child swabs were mixed up and used to get the results I received cause my child does not favor his dad for the results I received please help I’m still worried

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      DDCon May 30, 2019 at 7:46 am

      The samples were not mixed up. We follow very strict processes at DDC. However, even if the alleged father and boy child’s swabs happened to get mixed up, the results would still be the same, since this test cannot determine age of participants.

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    Chevonon May 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    He was 2months and the father was 36 so u saying they were the correct results for the test I recieved

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      DDCon May 31, 2019 at 8:27 am

      If you tested with us, you can be sure the results are correct for the samples we were provided.

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    zikhonaon June 20, 2019 at 7:25 am

    please show the hole form of DNA test if the father is a match

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    Meganon June 26, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Hey, I sent in my samples today for me, my daughter and her father. One of the swabs for my daughter broke but it didn’t completely break off? Will they still be able to collect dna from the swab even though it was bent a little and a little broke off but not completely. I am so nervous and just don’t want the results to be messed up.

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      DDCon June 27, 2019 at 8:18 am

      Hi, Megan. The chance of one of the swabs not being viable for testing is one of the reasons why we have participants provide multiple swabs. If there is enough DNA on the others, there won’t be any problem. Also, the lab might still be able to use the sample from the bent one depending on the extent of the damage. No worries! If there are any issues at all, the lab will suspend testing and we’ll send you new recollection swabs free of charge. But chances are good that won’t be necessary.

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    kathy w.on July 27, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I was wondering if I did an at-home DNA test would the lab sign the bottom to ensure that the test was indeed tested by professionals the results that I have received has no signature at the bottom so I was just curious. please help me if possible.

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      DDCon July 29, 2019 at 8:26 am

      Hi, Kathy. I cannot speak for other labs: only for DDC. We only put names of participants and laboratory signatures on chain-of-custody tests, since these types of tests are accredited and identities of the participants have been independently verified. With at-home tests, we have no way of verifying if the samples we are given to test actually belong to who our customers say they do, and so participant names are not included, nor does the report include a director signature. That being said, customers who order at-home tests from DDC can be sure that their samples go through the exact same process during testing as chain-of-custody tests and that results are accurate for the samples we were provided. Hope this helps!

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        Belleon September 27, 2021 at 10:52 am

        My test took wayyy longer then they said to come back. They also said the alleged father didn’t have enough DNA in his swabs… Does this mean they could have made a mistake???

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          DDCon September 28, 2021 at 8:42 am

          Hello, Belle. If the alleged father didn’t have enough DNA in his swabs, did the lab you used request new swabs prior to issuing results?

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      Alexandraon October 17, 2021 at 5:03 pm

      with today?
      So, I just did a recent paternity test with my ex boyfriend (alleged father) and the results came back with 18/20 matching numbers for my son & alleged father, the probability came back 0% that he’s not the alleged father & on the far left side of the test results, there was a bunch of 0.00 with matching markers. I believe the father smoked marijuana before the test so it made me think it could of affected the test results if there’s over 50% matching markers, would he considered being the father if over half matched even tho it came back 0%? (One number matching, not two for alleged father & son) Or should we retake it but do a blood test?

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        DDCon October 18, 2021 at 8:38 am

        Hi, Alexandra. Marijuana use won’t change DNA data; it can only possibly contaminate the swab. Since you were issued a report, swab contamination was not a problem.
        Each locus contains two alleles; for example: 16,17. One of those represents what the child inherited from its mother and the other what it inherited from its father. Therefore, in order to be “not excluded” as the biological father, the man tested must match one of the alleles for the tested child at each locus. If there is no match between child and possible father, then the PI for that locus will be 0.00. A paternity test performed with a blood sample will yield the exact same result as a swab test if the DNA for the same people is submitted.

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  172. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (629)

    Martyon August 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Hi when sending results in a court ordered case do you DDC SEND results that are crooked and photo copied with the word copy hand written in red to the alleged father? or do you send a original result

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      DDCon August 6, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Hi, Marty. No…we send a copy of the original result.

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    lindaon August 20, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Received a DNA report and under fathers name it says “Private Designation” what does this mean?

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      DDCon August 21, 2019 at 8:00 am

      Hi, Linda. None of us here at DDC has ever heard of that phrase being used in conjunction with DNA testing. Sorry! You’ll need to contact the lab that issued it, most likely.

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    Cassieon August 22, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Hey when y’all email y’all test results what do it say at the top this concerning case 34330713 this test look very fake

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      DDCon August 23, 2019 at 8:30 am

      Hi, Cassie. Do you have a test report you’re trying to confirm is legitimate? I suggest you contact us directly via our Facebook page so that you can attach the report and our experts can have a look at it. Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/DDCPaternity/

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  175. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (635)

    Desperate Womanon August 28, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Hello DDC, I hope you can answer my questions as I’m borderline crazy and paranoid. I did 2 separate peace of mind paternity tests, one for my oldest child and husband without neither one’s knowledge and on the second one I included my youngest child because that’s how paranoid I am. For their sample on the first test I used a nonstandard sample (toothbrush) for father and child and for myself I was swabbed at the collection facility which is contracted by you guys, so DDC did the testing. They explained about first making sure of the viability of the samples (toothbrushes) and the extraction of enough DNA which they were viable and they got enough DNA. They tested 17 markers and the child and alleged father matched at all loci the CPI is 2,608,735,487 with me included and POP is 99.99999996%. This has been an emotional rollercoaster for me and I’m so paranoid and doubtful so I decided to do a second test because my mind doesn’t stop nagging and telling me it must be a false positive because there’s a second possible father
    who is NOT related to my husband in any way. so I did a second test but this time my DNA wasn’t included and since I was so paranoid I also included my second child which I have no doubt about paternity whatsoever, but since my mind is toying with me really bad I did it. This second time I used buccal swabs for both children and a toothbrush for husband without anyone’s knowledge. I used the same collection facility but a different branch location, because I thought they would use a different lab but they are also contracted by you guys, so DDC did the testing again and this time 20 markers were tested for both children and father, they matched at all 20 loci with him giving a POP of child #1( previously tested) 99.999997% and CPI of 4,836,323 child #2 (first time tested) POP of 99.9999998% and CPI of 5,002,930. Are these results correct even though my DNA wasn’t used? I’ve read mother’s DNA has to be included in order to get an accurate result. Also there’s a second possible father for child #1 but he is NO way related to my husband in any way, but like I said I get so anxious and start questioning the results to the point of considering doing a 3rd test with the second man. Can i trust the results of these 2 tests? should I retest again with that other man? I have another question, if my husband were to do an ancestry test with the children will those results show him and the children as first degree relatives? I’m so afraid these paternity tests are positive here but not on an ancestry test. Is saliva DNA the same as cheek DNA? Also one more question, (I’m sorry) is it possible for father and children to have the same pair of alleles on one or two Loci ex.
    TPOX- 8|9 • 8|9 • 8|9
    D22S1045- 15|16 • 15|16 • 15|16
    D2S441- 10|14 • 10| • 10|14
    (child1, child2, father) is this something for me to worry about or is it something that can affect the results in anyway? Are both tests reliable even though in the first one (me included) they only tested 17 markers? The loci they didn’t test me on in the first paternity test are THO1, TPOX, D16S539 are these important markers? Will they change the results of the first test had they been used? Please HELP I’m going crazy with all these doubts! I thank you in advance for taking the time to read and answer my questions. Please, please help!

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      DDCon August 28, 2019 at 7:58 am

      Hi. You can trust the results of both tests. Although a mother’s participation in a paternity test can help to strengthen results, her DNA is usually not necessary in order to get conclusive results. Those CPI numbers are very strong as are the probabilities of paternity, and had you done legal tests, these reports would be concerned proof of paternity by a court. No need to worry!

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        Desperate Womanon August 28, 2019 at 9:26 am

        So, what about them having same alleles in those markers?
        I read that if the mother’s DNA isn’t used there’s no way to know which allele comes from the father and which one comes from the mother is this true? Also if my husband is NOT excluded as the father does this mean I don’t have to test the other man anymore? And is DNA the same whether is saliva or buccal swab? And the markers I wasn’t tested on will those make a difference at all in the results? Believe me I want these positive results because I dont want my family to be torn apart because of a stupid mistake I made years ago. I had never ever doubted the paternity of my oldest child but one day all of the sudden I did and it’s not a fun feeling. I hope you can elaborate a little more on your answer. I truly appreciate your information.

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    Hannahon August 29, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Do you always test the same markers for paternity? What I mean is if you test between 16 to 24 markers are those specifically separated for paternity tests only? If not when and why do you test different ones? I’ve seen several samples online from different labs and they all seem to have the same markers, in different order but all the same.

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      DDCon August 30, 2019 at 8:48 am

      I cannot speak for other labs: only ours. DDC uses 20 standard markers for paternity + the amelogenin (sex) gene, which include the CODIS markers used by law enforcement for identification purposes. We test as many markers as necessary to obtain conclusive results and/or to get a probability of inclusion over 99.9%.

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  177. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (640)

    Lauraon September 6, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    If a paternity test came back with a 99.999996% this establishes paternity of an alleged father right? So my question is, is DNA the same whether you use saliva or cheek swab, meaning if I do one of those 23and me/ancestry test with the father and child will the results come back as them having a father/daughter/son relation? Regardless of any ancestry test used DNA doesn’t change does it??

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      DDCon September 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

      If you do an ancestry test, Laura, it will come back as showing that paternal relationship.

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  178. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (642)

    Ceekon September 18, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I have tested only 1 father with 3 separate prenatal paternity tests, one test being from DDC. They have all yielded the same result, 99.9% not excluding the father of my hoping. My only concern is that my early ultrasound and due dates seem to match better with the other man. Am I correct in assuming that a) all 3 DNA tests are accurate and it would be pretty much impossible to have 3 incorrect results, and b) DNA is more science based than ultrasound and due date measurements? Just wondering if I should be concerned or if it is my guilty conscience making me worry. Thank you for all the work you do here reading these messages has given me much hope and confidence in DDC.

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      DDCon September 18, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Hi, Ceek. Thanks for your kind words. I’ll answer your questions in order
      (a) Even if their conclusion is the same as ours, I cannot speak for other companies’ prenatal paternity tests: I can only speak for DDC, and that you can trust our test’s results
      (b) The two sciences are really apples and oranges. I can only say that we stand behind our test results and you can rest assured they are correct

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  179. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (644)

    Kaleyon September 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Hello,
    I just had a prenatal test done through you guys and got the 99.9% I was hoping for. The two guys are both Hispanic and I’m sure they are not related. But I have these questions to ask. Does being the same race have anything to do with the testing? I know they aren’t brothers but what if they are cousins or distant cousins. Would they be able to tell on DNA sequence that this is a relative being tested or the actual father? Would they be able to tell the difference? I’m sorry I’m not trying to Offend ddc its my head coming up with all these scenarios. I know i put myself in this position i just need some clarity. Thank you.

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      DDCon September 23, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      Hi, Kaley. You’re not offending DDC at all. It’s normal to want to ask questions! A distant-cousin relationship has no effect on a paternity test, whether it’s prenatal or postnatal. The reason race is asked for when testing is because race helps analysts determine the strength of the matches at different genetic locations.

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  180. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (646)

    Dannyon September 24, 2019 at 12:50 am

    My girlfriend just had the prenatal paternity test done and I have my doubts. We got 99.9% that did not excluded me, how accurate is this? What happens if the results are wrong when the baby is born? Have you guys had false positives before? If have, how many? Have you guys have had people trying to sue you for inaccurate result? What are my chances of these test being wrong? Thanks for answering my absurd questions.

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      DDCon September 24, 2019 at 7:18 am

      Hi, Danny. Your questions aren’t absurd at all. Our chain-of-custody prenatal test is the only one accredited by the AABB, which means our processes and standards are the very best in the industry and we have controls in place to ensure nothing goes wrong. The only way a “false positive” could occur is if there is another untested possible father who is a close relation to the man being tested. For example, a brother or father. That’s why we emphasize that customers need to tell us ahead of time if this is the case so that we can perform additional testing, if necessary. You can absolutely trust the results and we stand behind their accuracy 100%.

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        Dannyon September 24, 2019 at 11:22 am

        Thank you for answering my questions thoroughly. I have some other questions, I apologies I just want to get every question answered I have floating in my head. My gf briefly described how the test is performed, I know how collection goes but how do they give me the 99.9% and someone else the 0%. Should we test the other guy too? How do they test the genes and if so how many are compared. I have the paper in front of me and it says Paternity determined by 1655 SNP informative loci out of 2304 tested loci for generate probability of paternity. I thought I read some where that you guys test 300,000 gene. I’m a little confused on the wording. Thank you again for reading my long message.

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          DDCon September 25, 2019 at 7:49 am

          The chances of another man being the father when you are given a 99.9% probability of paternity are practically non-existent, unless the other alleged father happens to be a close relative of yours like your brother or father. The information you provided about how many genes are tested is correct. I’m not sure where you get the 300,000 number, because that’s not us.

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            Dannyon September 25, 2019 at 1:19 pm

            I thought I read on the website something about 300,000 genes being use to get the results I must be reading it wrong. I have one last question, I’ve call to clarify how you guys get the results and its a bit confusing when I hear it over the phone can you explain to me on here how they determine the father? How they get probability? How many markers they use and what excludes a person from being the father. Thank you for answering my questions things are settling better for me.

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            DDCon September 27, 2019 at 7:49 am

            Because the test is proprietary, I’m not going to go into the weeds about the details of analysis. But I can tell you that we analyze 2,688 genetic markers. Because we have to isolate free-floating fetal DNA, the process for testing is different than it is for a postnatal test that analyzes at least 21 markers. Once we have all the data, the probability of paternity is determined in the same way it is for a postnatal. The science on this test is sound, trusted, and published. If you did a chain-of-custody test (with DNA collection being supervised), our test is AABB-accredited.

  181. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (652)

    Lanion September 25, 2019 at 10:28 am

    I have some questions regarding a DDC NIPPT that i know are a little illogical but I am afraid as my due date nears. I got the result I wanted which is 99.9% my partner.
    – if I was issued results that means my swabs were good? I am still worried I somehow contaminated them as I collected and sent them in for the alleged father.
    – I used a partner of DDC, any lab test now, to collect my blood and send it in. There isn’t any chance that they didn’t really send it in or didn’t actually use DDC is there? The letterhead is DDC and it is signed by Debra and looks legit and like other people’s that have also used DDC.
    Thank you again for providing this forum it has provided so much comfort.

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      DDCon September 27, 2019 at 7:50 am

      Hi, Lani. You can be confident your test results are accurate.

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  182. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (654)

    Kaleyon September 29, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Hi again.
    I just want to make sure somethings. The Chain of Custody you guys do during NIPP makes sure the fetal DNA isn’t compared to the mothers DNA? Do you guys even look at mothers DNA? And one more thing my test says Natera at the bottom? Do they work with you? Are they AABB certified? Thank you so much!

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      DDCon October 3, 2019 at 8:19 am

      Hi, Kaley. The mother’s DNA is used to help isolate the fetal DNA. Natera is our partner in prenatal testing and their lab is CAP certified. Our chain-of-custody non-invasive prenatal paternity test is AABB accredited.

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  183. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (656)

    Saraon October 3, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    A lab I did my NIPPT with claims that they are in partnership with you guys. I received my one page results, that has a DDC header at the top. I would like to know if there is any way I can send it to you to get it legitimized or give the company name.

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  184. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (658)

    Maryon October 6, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Hi, I had two alleged half siblings do a DNA test with my paternal aunt and it came back 99.95%. They then did a half sibling test with me and got 99.99% to be my sister with 5 million to one on half sibling index. I tested with another alleged half sibling and she is also 99.99% but with 91,176 to one on half sibling index. How is this? Shouldn’t they share more dna with my aunt if the tests are accurate. Also. Tests were done at the same lab. And on their names they were able to insert a middle name that’s not their real middle name. How can that happen if when I went they do a id check and finger scan?? Could they not have done this at the lab they went to? They set up the whole tests over the phone FYI

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      DDCon October 7, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Hi, Mary. The probability of relationship difference between 99.95% and 99.99% isn’t of any real significance, so you have no need to worry. As for the differences in Combined Relationship Indexes, that has to do with the strength of the matches in each test, which is bound to be different since the tests are between different people. For example, the CRI between me and my sister might be 1,000,000 to 1, whereas with my brother and me it’s 500,000 to 1. It doesn’t mean we’re any “less” related…it just means that the strength of the data that my brother and I happen to share isn’t as rare as the DNA matches between my sister and me. As for the middle names, I can’t comment on that since I don’t have all the information about it. Hope this helps!

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  185. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (660)

    Robinon October 6, 2019 at 11:29 am

    I did the peace of mind Non Invasive Prental Paternity test . I tested at exactly 7 weeks – results came back that excluded the alleged father which is what I was hoping for, but I am so fearful it is not accurate. Even though I ordered the peace of mind test, we “accidentally” went through the entire chain of command at the collections center we went to together. Id’s verified and photo copied by the nurse, all samples signed and sealed by the nurse etc. The chain of command on the test was absolutely followed. Because I am paranoid I am hoping to get court admissible test results. Do I need to do the entire process over? The records will show that the chain of command was absolutely met every step of the way. Had anyone explained to me that my report would not be signed off on or not contain names I would have absolutely chosen the court admissible test from the jump. I asked what the difference was and was told they were exactly the same – just one was official legal documentation which I do not need. I am scared my results are not accurate and really need reassurance.

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      DDCon October 8, 2019 at 8:24 am

      Hi, Robin. Unless the case is set up as a chain-of-custody case at the time of purchase, results cannot be used for court, even if the DNA-collection site follows chain-of-custody procedure, which they often do. Once samples arrive at the lab, the testing process is exactly the same for a peace-of-mind test as it is for a legal test and you can absolutely trust the results.

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        Robinon October 9, 2019 at 4:49 pm

        Thank you! I appreciate the prompt response and am going to trust the process as I know that the samples came from the right people as wee were both there. Any sort of lab mixup is an impossibility correct? The sample #’s on the report both start with the same code and mine has -10 by the blood sample and his -30 by the buccal swab. I assume that these are barcodes that were on the samples sent in correct?

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          DDCon October 10, 2019 at 8:18 am

          No mix-ups. The 7-digit number is the case associated with the report, and the numbers 10 and 30 indicate the role in the test, with 10 being the code for mother and 30 being the code for the possible father being tested.

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    kadiaon October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am

    hello I was wondering what does “can be excluded” means on the results and the probability is 59.9999% I dnt quite understand the probability

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    • How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (665)

      DDCon October 11, 2019 at 9:04 am

      Hi, Kadia. What question were you trying to get answered with your DNA test? Was is a paternity/aunt/uncle/sibling/grandparent?

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  187. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (666)

    Kayon October 21, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Hi, DDC
    I have another question in fetal DNA. If i had a miscarriage a month or two before this pregnancy that didn’t even reach 6Weeks. Is there a way they could have confused old fetal DNA with the new one? I tested around 16 weeks during this pregnancy. Thank you so much again.

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      DDCon October 21, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Hi, Kay. No, that’s not possible. Any DNA from the previous pregnancies would flush out of your system quite quickly.

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        Kayon October 21, 2019 at 11:19 am

        Thank you!! Also if they would have found two sets of DNA would they have stopped the testing and notified me? Thanks(:

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  188. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (669)

    Hannahon October 24, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I am sure I must be the oldest person who took a DNA test to confirm my father was my father. For many years my sister told me I was adopted. A friend told me about the in home test and I bought one. My father was dying in his 80’s and I am in my 60’s. My parents were married for 55 years, my mother passed away in her 70’s and a couple years ago I sat watching my father die. I had bought the test and when he was sleeping and his mouth was wide open, I swabbed him twice. Days later he died, I mailed off the DNA sample with shaky hands. A week later I returned from his funeral and not long after the results arrived in the mail. My hands were shaking and I thought, why am I doing this, what if he wasn’t my father! I would have been heartbroken and certainly couldn’t ask him questions. I opened it and to my relief he is my father and always will be. I cried like a baby and felt guilty for even wondering, but now I know for sure and if I hadn’t done it, there would never be another chance. So you siblings out there that tell your little brother or sister they are adopted as a joke; it can stick with a child forever. And for those of you who have been teased by a sibling and told your adopted and you are older, I strongly recommend testing to put your mind at ease. Thank you to DDC for confirming my dad was my dad.

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      DDCon October 25, 2019 at 8:18 am

      What am amazing story, and thanks for sharing. So glad we could help give you peace of mind, Hannah.

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  189. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (671)

    Saraon October 25, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    When taking the Non invasive prenatal test if the guy 1 kisses someone else and drinks water or eats before getting his checks swabbed does this affect the test? And if you had abortion in the past with another guy (Guy 2 didn’t test) does it affect your dna and the test to be an exclusion?

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      DDCon October 28, 2019 at 9:13 am

      Hi, Sara. Neither of these would affect the results of your test.

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        Saraon October 28, 2019 at 3:25 pm

        Okay do any any infections during pregnancy or diseases affect the test? Or any infection or disease for the guy for the buccal can affect it as well? Thank you, I’m extremely worried.

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  190. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (674)

    Robinon November 11, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Should the numbers on the labels of the blood vial and buccal swabs that are received in the kit match the test number under the sample type on your report?

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      DDCon November 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      Hi, Robin. I hesitate to answer your question without having a conversation to determine exactly what you’re asking about. Please contact our customer-service line and we’ll be happy to clarify for you. Thanks!

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  191. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (676)

    Kellyon November 24, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    I recently purchased a legal chain of custody Non Invasive Prenatal Paternity test from DDC. In the very beginning when they explained to me how it works they confirmed DDC has it’s own lab and they do ALL the testing there and no other lab does it. When I received the results it said:
    Probability of paternity was performed by Natera Inc and provides their address. Why if DDC promotes their own lab and testing? Nobody could explain that. Also, if a amniocentesis test with DNA is performed, the results should be the same correct??

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      DDCon November 25, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Hi, Kelly. Thanks for testing with us. We do indeed perform all DNA testing here. Natera is our business partner and they provide the analysis. I wonder if you misunderstood what our team told you: We are the only lab that offers this AABB-approved test, and Natera does not offer this analysis through any other company. Of course, all data is completely confidential and is not used for any other purpose other than your test. If the DNA for the same man is submitted for a test using an amniotic sample from the mother, then the results will be the same, yes. If you have other questions, you’re welcome to contact us directly at 800-303-9085.

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        Kellyon November 26, 2019 at 8:14 pm

        My concern is that on the actual results I got back, the last paragraph reads just that:
        Probability of paternity was performed by Natera Inc.. then it list their address.
        Basically makes it awwm as they were the ones that ran the labs for me. I can Sens you a copy if you would like. I just sont understand why Natera would even be on my results whatsoever.

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          Kellyon December 2, 2019 at 2:46 pm

          I’m still waiting g on a response to this..

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            DDCon December 17, 2019 at 9:10 am

            Hi, Kelly. I did answer your question, so I’m not sure why you say you didn’t get a response?

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    Katrinaon December 4, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Hi. I wanted to know if the alleged father is actually the grandparent of the child, how does the result will look like? Surely not 99.99% right? I believe my ‘father’ is actually my grandfather and he is hiding things because of an unknown reason.
    Can I still order this at home test and perform DNA testing if this is the case? Or do I need some other kind of test to prove he is my grandparent?

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      DDCon December 6, 2019 at 9:14 am

      Hi, Katrina. You should start with a paternity test. But it’s extremely important to notify the lab ahead of time that you suspect he may be your grandfather instead. This way, they can take that knowledge into consideration when performing the analysis. Since your circ*mstance is a special one, I suggest you not order online and instead contact us directly to speak with one of our experts. That way, they can insure all the necessary info about your suspicions is included in the case notes and that the case is set up properly: 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).

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  193. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (683)

    Dannyon December 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Hello,
    I am from a small town. and I had a non-invasive prenatal paternity test through you guys and it came back that I am 99.9% the father. I know the other guy, he is not my brother or first cousin. But my mind keeps coming up with these stupid scenarios of being distant relatives. If that happened to be “true” could I have got a false positive? could our DNA share that much similarity? I read above that first cousins don’t cause a false positive which gives me relief is that true?
    Adding to my question above..
    Since I did a legal Non-Invasive prenatal test can DDC take another look at my results and see to make sure I couldn’t be a distant relative to the child? I am the only one who can be tested. or do we have to re-test..

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      DDCon December 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Hi, Danny. Distant relatives have no bearing on this test whatsoever. The only way there could be a “false positive” is if the other man were a first-degree relative (father, brother, son, etc.). You and a distant relative simply don’t share enough DNA in common for it to affect your test one way or the other. No worries! You are the father with a 99.9% probability, which is extremely conclusive.

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        Dannyon December 11, 2019 at 2:03 pm

        Thank you so much!

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          DDCon December 12, 2019 at 9:23 am

          You’re very welcome, Danny.

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        Kellyon December 17, 2019 at 7:23 am

        Hey Danny..does your results also say that the probability of paternity was performed by Nstera and not DDC??

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  194. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (688)

    Dannyon December 17, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Yes, mine does say Natera on it. I’ve done a lot of research and isn’t DDC partners with Natera.

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      DDCon December 17, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      Yes, Danny. You are absolutely right. We partner with Natera on this test.

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    Dannyon December 17, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Hi again DDC.
    This will be my last question asking about this. So when it comes to first cousin both being possible fits for the father and one was only tested and came back 99.9% the father. Should the test be redone with other cousin and if he cant, what can be done? Do cousins share that much DNA for a false inclusion?

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      DDCon December 18, 2019 at 9:29 am

      First cousins only share about 12.5% of their DNA, and for other cousins it’s even less. There is no need to worry.

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      • How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (692)

        Kellyon December 21, 2019 at 9:34 pm

        When I called Natera to see if they ran my labs they said they cant find my name in their database nor do they so these types of test anymore. This is what causes more confusion to me as to why it would have that wording on there in reference to Natera. They confirmed to me that they do not run the test and many years ago they were partners with DDC but not anymore? So confused about this. If you call any lab no matter who it is that ran your labs, they will confirm they did it and provide information once you answer their questions.

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          DDCon December 30, 2019 at 11:06 am

          Unfortunately, you were completely misinformed, Kelly. And it’s not really true that any lab will provide information once questions are answered. For example, we have corporate partners around the world who use our lab only to provide testing. If one of their clients reaches out to us directly about their test, we are required to have them contact our corporate partner instead. We cannot provide any information to that client.

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      Jameson September 21, 2021 at 8:55 am

      I received a DNA test it shows 25 boxes or Alleles my DNA number matches 12 of those they said I’m not the Father but because of the other 13 boxes being different but there is no numbered or percentages it just says your not but how is my dna mating 12 I don’t understand the test.If I match 12 of the 25 boxes can you still not be the father just trying to learn how to read the test

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        DDCon September 21, 2021 at 9:09 am

        Hi, James. It is not unusual for a possible father’s data to match the child’s in multiple locations just because humans share 99.9% of the same DNA. In fact, you and I probably would match at multiple locations (loci) if we were to test together. The key is that, since a child receives 50% of their DNA from dad, there must be a match between a possible father and child at EVERY locus (except where there may be a genetic mutation). Having 13 loci that do not match, therefore, means that you are excluded as the biological father of the child. The article you’re commenting on answers your questions further and this video can help too: https://dnacenter.com/project/how-to-read-and-understand-paternity-test-results/

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  196. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (696)

    Adamon January 16, 2020 at 8:20 am

    A paternity test is about to be carried out on Mr. A (Father) and 1-6 (Children)
    Their mother had an affair with Mr. A grown up son (Mr. B her step-son) for many years
    If she had a Child or 2 for Mr. B during that time,
    And the test is down between Mr. A and the 1-6 Children
    Will the result be 99.998% for the child/children that belong to Mr. B?
    Should we inform the lab that the mother had an affair with Mr. B her step-son?
    or will DNA single out the child/children belonging to Mr. B
    Please i need a detailed Responds.
    Thanks

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      DDCon January 16, 2020 at 9:51 am

      Hi, Adam. Hi, Sam. You definitely need to tell the lab ahead of time of the possibility that the step-son of the man being tested may be the father of one or more of the children. That way, the lab can take this information into account when doing its analysis and test additional genetic markers too, if necessary.

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        Adamon January 16, 2020 at 10:42 am

        Thanks For your quick reply,
        The paternity test is been order by the court and the Lawyer said we cant give the Lab leads.
        And the result will be addressed to the court.
        Assuming the Lab has no ideal that the mother had an affair with her step son and the test is done, WILL THE RESULT STILL SAYS 99.99%?

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          DDCon January 17, 2020 at 9:05 am

          This is a real dilemma. I understand the lawyer’s point of view, but it sounds as if the lawyer may not understand the science. It really is important to let the lab know of the possibility of another father who is closely related to the man being tested. It most likely will be 99.9% or higher if the man tested actually is the biological father. But remember, that 99.99% probability of paternity is obtained when comparing the man tested to a random, unrelated male. If the man tested is definitely not the father, then the result will be an exclusion…whether or not the child might be the stepson’s is a non-factor in an exclusion.

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  197. How To Read Your Paternity DNA Test Results | DDC (700)

    Aerialon January 16, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Hello,
    My daughter will be turning 7 years old in March, in 2015 (she was 2) we had a dna test done via child support division. Here is my concern only one/two of the alleged father’s were tested, this has bothered me for years. Due to her resembling much of the man that was NOT tested.
    What are the odds that she could still possibly be his?!
    Combined paternity index: 391,967,139
    probability of paternity: 99.9999997%

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      DDCon January 17, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Hi, Aerial. The chances of the other man being the biological father are one in 391,967,139. That’s over 300 million to 1. Those are very telling numbers. I caution you against putting too much emphasis on physical appearance…saying someone “resembles” another possible father more is very subjective.

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    Johnon January 23, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    As I was taught basic genetics in school, every chromosome would have to match to be 100 percent “The Father”, but if even just ONE DID NOT MATCH, then there is ZERO percent chance of being “The Father”. You conclusions seem to be the opposite of what we learned in college – 16 markers and its 99 percent, but yet there are thousands of markers outside the 16 you test for. I don’t get it.

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      DDCon January 24, 2020 at 9:13 am

      Hi, John. You’re confusing probability of paternity percentage with the percentage of markers that need to match in order for a man to be considered the biological father. Those are two very different things.
      (1) You’re correct that there needs to be 100% matches across the board between a child and the man tested in order for that man to be considered the biological father. The exception to that rule is cases of genetic mutation. In those cases, up to 2 mismatches may occur in the basic battery of 20 loci tested, but mutations are taken into account during analysis and, depending on the data, a man may still be considered the biological father.
      (2) 99.9% in an inclusion (IS the father) does not refer to the number of loci that match. Rather, it is the percentage of probability that the man tested is the father, based on the data. It’s obtained through statistical calculations when measured against an unrelated, untested man with the same racial background. Genetic relationship testing is all about statistics. Because it’s impossible to also test every man in the world with the same racial background as the man tested, a probability of paternity can never be 100%. The highest it can ever be is 99.9%+.
      Thanks for your questions. I hope this answer is helpful!
      P.S. There is no need to test thousands more markers or the entire genome to prove relationship. The 20 markers we test (plus the sex gene) are plenty to determine a father/child relationship.

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    rayon January 24, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    I was wondering the odds of missing one marker is it like 1 out of 1,000 test done you have a father that missed one marker?
    I missed 3 markers on the test so i was wondering the odds i could still be the father?

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      DDCon January 27, 2020 at 9:04 am

      Hi, Ray. Unless there is a genetic mutation, there must be a match at all markers in order for the man tested to be considered the biological father of the child tested. In many cases, there is only one mismatch yet the man is not considered to be the father. Because 99.9% of our DNA is identical as humans, it’s not unusual at all to have genetic matches with people we are not related to.

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        rayon January 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm

        yes i understand i would like to know the frequency of genetic mutations.
        Like 1 out of 100 test done. One out of a million test found ?

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          DDCon January 28, 2020 at 9:22 am

          Oh OK. It depends on the locus…some have more frequency of mutation than others. The chances of mutation range from 1 in 100 to 1 in 1,000 or more for any given locus. The average rate of mutation for paternity-test loci as an aggregate is 1 in 500. As for the number of tests that involve a mutation, it’s about 1-2%. Keep in mind that when mutations are found, that data is taken into account when performing the analysis.

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    Courtneyon January 28, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    How long does it usually take for the half sibling test also testing mother of one of them?

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      DDCon January 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Hi, Courtney. A half-sibling test generally takes 5 business days.

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    Courtneyon January 28, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    How accurate is it when one of the mothers test as well?

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      DDCon January 28, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      I assume you want to know if you share a common biological father? In these cases, it’s best if both mothers can participate since it optimizes the chances of getting the most conclusive results possible. If only one mother is willing to test, that’s still better than none!

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    Courtneyon January 28, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Yes, I want to know if they have the same father. I just shipped our test in and wasn’t informed both mothers needed to test when I spoke with someone on the phone or I could have tested her as well. I hope it doesn’t affect our results.

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      DDCon January 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      Oh, that’s surprising, because our case specialists usually do ask for both, as part of their list of customer questions for a sibling test. No worries! If the lab believes conclusiveness can be enhanced by adding the second mother, they’ll request her samples as well. If not, then her participation wouldn’t have made a significant difference.

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    Courtneyon January 28, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Well now I’ll just be stressed out over it until we get results. Lol

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      DDCon January 28, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      Aw. No worries. PROMISE! 🙂

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    Mzon February 3, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Does stds or diseases of any kind affect the test results?

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      DDCon February 3, 2020 at 9:50 am

      Hi, Mz. No, they don’t.

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    Benon February 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    I recently completed a DNA Test with a man I assumed would possibly be my father. We mismatched at 5 different loci’s which would be D3S1358 , D13S317, D19S433, D18S51 and Penta E. At these specific loci’s we were either one number higher or one number lower. Is there a possibility that there may have been genetic mutations at these loci’s?

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      DDCon February 4, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Hi, Ben. If you were tested at an accredited lab, any genetic mutation would have been taken into consideration during the analysis. With five mismatches, a conclusion of exclusion would be expected.

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    neverknowmeon March 11, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Asking this question for a friend, so if the mother of the child and the possible father are third cousins would this not cause the tests to be indecisive. They tested the birth mother, the child in question and the mother of the possible father. Both the mother of the child and the third cousin carry some of the same genes?

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      DDCon March 12, 2020 at 7:41 am

      They don’t share enough genes to make a difference in the outcome of a paternity test. 3rd cousins don’t even share 1% of the same variable DNA.

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    Buggedion March 13, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Is this information the same for maternity tests?
    Could it be possible that a mother’s sister is tested 99.99993% being the probably bioligic mother?
    Or could it be possible to exclude any related person like a sister, aunt or a female family member with the same DNA heritage or not?
    If the child tested and the alleged mother were to have the same father, would the results expect differences?

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      DDCon March 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      Hi, Buggedi. Yes, maternity tests work a lot like paternity tests. A mother’s sister could get an inclusion when she’s not the biological mother if the lab is not notified ahead of time of this possibility. I’m not quite sure I understand your last question.

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    Rlynon May 20, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    We had a test done on 2011, however I lost the original, can I still request a copy?

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      DDCon May 21, 2020 at 9:06 am

      Hi, Rlyn. For security reasons, we keep legal test reports on file for 5 years, and at-home test reports on file for 1 year. After that, they are destroyed. Sorry about that!

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    Traceyon May 23, 2020 at 4:52 am

    Hi if a paternity test was done in a local child support office, how long do it take for results? They use DDC

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      DDCon May 26, 2020 at 9:18 am

      Hi, Tracey. It takes us about 2 business days to perform testing and issue a report. How quickly they deliver results is entirely up to the child support office.

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    Roberton May 31, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Can giving a baby a bottle 5 minutes before the test affect the test results?

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      DDCon June 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Hi, Robert. This won’t affect the result of the DNA test itself, but it could affect the quality of the sample, making it impossible to extract enough DNA for testing.

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    Hbon June 1, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    If I am the father, can I call and get the results mailed? Is there a fee?

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      DDCon June 2, 2020 at 10:42 am

      Hi, Hb. The answer depends on your unique situation. Please contact us directly at 800-831-1906 (M-F, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time).

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    Trishon June 10, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    How long does it normally take to get results? We took the test Monday.

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      DDCon June 11, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Hi, Trish. The overall time frame depends on the method chosen for sending samples back to the lab. Once samples arrive and testing begins, results are ready in 1-2 business days.

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    Tation June 16, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Hi, I recently did half sibling testing. There are three of us we all have different moms but allegedly the same father. My mother was tested and another mom was tested also. The alleged father is deceased. It came back that I’m half siblings with her and him but the two of them are unrelated. I came back 99.99 her half sibling and 96 percent his half sibling. But the two of them came back unrelated at .0108:1 ratio.. how is that so. I’m confused and we went into the lab for testing we didn’t do home testing.

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      DDCon June 17, 2020 at 8:15 am

      Hi, Tati. Without all the reports and data in front of me, I really can’t offer any reasons. I suggest you contact the lab where you tested and ask for assistance with understanding results.

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    Brittanyon June 16, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Hi, my daughters father sent in our at-home test weeks ago and he hasn’t told me if he’s gotten them back yet & he’s been too busy to reply to me lately so is there a way I could get the results emailed to me?

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      DDCon June 17, 2020 at 8:13 am

      Hi, Brittany. You’ll need to contact us directly at 800-831-1906 (M-F, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern).

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    Amandaon June 20, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Hello. A relationship test was completed because the alleged father passed away before the birth of the baby. The mother, the child, the uncle, and the grandmother were tested. The relationship probability is 4.5%. After receiving the results, the grandmother indicated that the uncle (brother of deceased) is possibly a half brother, not full. Would not disclosing that before completing the tests alter the probability of being related, if not, is it impossible that the alleged father (deceased) could be the father?
    The document says it was processed by DDC so I believe it was done through your lab. We are in the process of obtaining a court order to have an actual paternity test completed using the sample from the coroner. Is that even worth the try it is is very unlikely to be a match?

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      DDCon June 22, 2020 at 9:52 am

      Hi, Amanda. A 4.5% probability of relationship is considered an exclusion. Seeing as the grandmother was also tested, it probably wouldn’t make much difference in the results if the uncle was a half brother instead of a full one. You are welcome to do a paternity test with a coroner’s sample if that will provide you with greater peace of mind, but you can expect the result to also be an exclusion.

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    elisabethon July 4, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Hi,
    after collecting samples for non invasive prenatal paternity test we got a phone call and were ask if alleged father had a bone transplant or if he and the second man may be related… Answer was “no” to both of those questions. We were asked to repeat the collection of samples. We did that and got test result saying that alleged father is excluded and probability of paternity is 0.00%. Is there ANY chance the results may be wrong?

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      DDCon July 6, 2020 at 9:45 am

      Hi, Elisabeth. I cannot vouch for other companies’ tests, but if you tested with DDC, you can be sure the results are correct for the samples we were provided to test.

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    Angeliaon September 15, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    There was a DNA test done on a grandfather and a granddaughter and the results came back 1,588 but no percentage is it possible that this could be his son child

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      DDCon September 16, 2020 at 8:10 am

      Hi, Angelia. Without having complete data and the exact wording of the report in front of me, I cannot offer an answer. Sorry! You’re welcome to contact the lab where the test was performed directly and they can help you understand results.

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    Angeliaon September 20, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Let me explain More the test was done with the grandfather and a granddaughter we received the results but what I am trying to ask is on the results where the Combined Paternity Index reads 1,588 and they do not have the Probability of Paternity results are no on the test results, could this be a possible that this child could not be his son child

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      DDCon September 21, 2020 at 10:42 am

      Hi, Angelia. Every paternity-test report should have a probability of paternity in addition to the CPI. I would call the lab where you tested and ask questions. By the way, a grandparent test is not the same as a paternity test…the grandfather and granddaughter should retest with a grandparent test.

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        Angeliaon September 21, 2020 at 1:53 pm

        It was a grandparent test

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    Saion September 25, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Hello,
    My Son will be turning 7 years old in March, in 2020 (she was 4) we had a dna test done. Here is my concern only one/two of the alleged father’s were tested, this has bothered me for years. Due to her resembling much of the man that was NOT tested.
    What are the odds that he could still possibly be his?!
    Combined paternity index: 38,164,564,715
    probability of paternity: >99.99999999%

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      DDCon September 29, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Hi, Sai. Those odds are teeny tiny. You could read these results this way, to put it in perspective: The odds of another man being the biological father of the child are 38,164,564,715 to 1.

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        AnnGon November 16, 2020 at 9:07 am

        How many working days from the lab testing day does results via post come in? For Paternity home kit testing. father and child only.

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          DDCon November 16, 2020 at 9:14 am

          Hi, Ann. Once samples are at the lab and testing begins, the report is posted to a secure online account in 1-2 business days.

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    Jamieon September 26, 2020 at 7:04 am

    I only received a screenshot of my daughters test results from her father. The match ups on the left side are “234,781” but states probability of paternity “0.0”. I don’t trust that this picture sent to me was not altered. How could the probability be “0.0” if there are 234,781 matches? Thank you for your time.

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      DDCon September 29, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      From what you describe, the report has been tampered with.

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      Annetteon March 20, 2021 at 12:53 pm

      II had a grandparent and grandchild paternity test it say inconclusive but the likelihood of grand maternity is 9.95 to 1 please advise chance of relationships.

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        DDCon March 22, 2021 at 9:41 am

        Hello, Annette. Inconclusiveness can often be overcome by including the mother of the child in testing. If that’s possible, that would be best.

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    Beeon October 18, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    What does it mean when it says the likelihood that the alleged relative is not the biological father. It said the probability of relatedness id 0.02%.

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      DDCon October 19, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Hi, Bee. I would ask questions from the lab where you tested. For paternity testing, results are generally given as 99.9%+ or 0% probability.

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      Aliceon December 30, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      my boyfriend took a dna test with his son and it came back he is the father, but they only matched on one thing which is dsy391. The kid looks nothing like him and has a different blood type than either parent.

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        DDCon January 4, 2021 at 9:27 am

        Hi, Alice. Is it possible you’re misinterpreting results? I suggest you contact the lab where you tested and ask questions.

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    Jalilon October 29, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Ok my test came back 99.999999999996 am I the father

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      DDCon October 30, 2020 at 8:17 am

      Jalil, you are considered the biological father with a 99.9%+ probability. Those are conclusive results, yes.

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    Stacyon November 11, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I am the mom of fraternal twin girls. We DNA tested the bio dad. He is 99.999% the father to both. One is combined index of 2,838,850 and the other is 3,126,077. They want to know if there is a way, from their results, to know if one has more genetic traits with bio dad than the other.

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      DDCon November 12, 2020 at 8:25 am

      Hi, Stacy. This type of test uses non-coding DNA only, which is unrelated to traits.

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    Ssemakulaon November 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    How much is an individual paternity test?

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      DDCon November 18, 2020 at 8:40 am

      Hi! We do not list pricing in blog comments, since pricing could eventually change over time. For details about pricing, call us at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern) if you are in the U.S.A, or email [emailprotected] if you live outside the U.S.

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    Sanofaon November 18, 2020 at 4:24 am

    My test came back 0% probability but what does the missing numbers in the alleged father’s column means?

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      DDCon November 18, 2020 at 8:35 am

      Hi, Sanofa. There are two numbers (alleles) for each participant at each genetic location. For example: 11, 12. If the alleles are the same for a participant at a genetic location (for example: 11,11), then the report only shows the number once, as a single 11. This doesn’t just happen with an alleged father’s data, as it did in your case; it can happen with any test participant.

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        Lanaon November 24, 2020 at 12:03 pm

        I had a test done a while ago, in lab, for both my daughters. On one results page, they had tested 16 markers, but for my other daughter, they tested 18. Why were more markers tested for one than the other? This has made me concerned

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          DDCon November 25, 2020 at 8:09 am

          Hi, Lana. Chances are good that the lab just needed to test a few additional markers for daughter #2 in order to obtain conclusive results. This is not an unusual practice at all.

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    Karabeloon February 15, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Hi I took the perternity test with my father’s brother and mistakenly we didn’t mention that he was not my father so we took the test and the came out with 55 percent match result, so could this mean his brother could be my biological father?

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      DDCon February 16, 2021 at 9:28 am

      Hello, Karabelo. That result shouldn’t be used as proof of a biological relationship, no. The samples were analyzed for paternity only.

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        Karabeloon February 25, 2021 at 9:27 pm

        Can I take a picture of them and send it to you because I totally do not understand what they really mean.

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        Karabeloon February 25, 2021 at 9:43 pm

        And on the other hand can they conclude that they could be my parternal family? Because I looked at the perternity results on this page, and I realized that it is 99.999 percent and those results are a bit similar to mine not exactly though. Because mine will match exactly 11 x and y with the same results and others just match with only one so I don’t know why I got this feeling that they were misinterpreted to us by that company.

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    Breeon February 26, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Hi. I submitted dna for a prenatal paternity test with the alleged father for our peace of mind and it determined paternity inclusion. I submitted the child’s mouth swab after he was born and it returned a 100% inclusion. Could there be any factors, such as breastmilk contamination, that could have triggered the wrong result in the postnatal test?

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      Breeon February 26, 2021 at 11:39 am

      I meant to say 100% EXCLUSION, not inclusion. It listed the alleged father at 0% probability.

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      DDCon March 1, 2021 at 9:58 am

      Hi, Bree. Breast milk can only contaminate the sample; it cannot change the DNA data itself. If you were issued a results for the postnatal, then breast-milk contamination was not a problem. What may have happened is that different DNA was submitted for the alleged father for the postnatal test. I suggest contacting the lab where you tested and hopefully they can do a case review. If you tested with DDC, then we definitely can.

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    Sarinaon March 16, 2021 at 2:42 am

    What does >99.9% mean? Is he the father Or not the father? It had a negative sign in front of it

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      DDCon March 16, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Hi, Sarina. That’s a “greater than” symbol. So the man tested is considered the biological father with a “greater than” 99.9% probability.

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        Bon September 27, 2021 at 10:41 am

        If the test came back with no percent and says”can not be excluded, probabilty he could be the father” and 830 million of probability of being the father. Me and the kid are blood cousins. What does this mean? It was a paternity test but the lab was not notified that the mother and legit father were blood related. does that mean I’m the father?

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          DDCon September 28, 2021 at 8:43 am

          Hi, B. Your report should have also included a probability of paternity percentage such as 99.9%. Is that correct?

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    Jon March 17, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Ive called both the DDC and Any Lab Test Now just to go over the results, and they’ve referred me to each other. I just have a few questions about the results I received on a prenatal paternity test, through Any Lab Test Now. I gave my cheek swab sample on 3/1, and the mother blood draw was on 3/2. She saw the same kit, everything was well labeled with our names and signatures. We received the email results from Any Lab Test Now on 3/10. It was 0.00%, excluded. 1540 SNP, 2304 tested loci. These are the results that I wanted, but I’m a bit paranoid. Do I have any reason to think these results are inaccurate? Are these acceptable testing numbers? And an acceptable timeline? Thank you for your help.

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      DDCon March 18, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Hi, J. Those are acceptable testing numbers and an acceptable timeline, based on the information you provided. If you are sure it was your DNA that was submitted for testing, then you can be sure the result is accurate.

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    Sarahon March 23, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Can a brother do dna with his niece to find out it they are truly related?

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      DDCon March 23, 2021 at 10:19 am

      Hi, Sarah. Yes, it’s called an avuncular test. However, if the niece is a minor child then the brother would need to obtain permission for testing from a legal parent. You can learn more about this test here: https://dnacenter.com/relationship-testing/avuncular/

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        AMZon April 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm

        Hi I received my DNA results and just want to clarify. I did the Avuncular DNA test with myself and a poetical aunt. My results read – combined relativeness index 0.0006. The probability of relativeness is 0.1% and the likelihood that the alleged relative is not the biological relative of the tested child is 1,550 to 1.
        Just to conform. She would NOT be my aunt correct?

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          DDCon April 5, 2021 at 9:46 am

          That is correct. She is an exclusion and she is most likely not your aunt.

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          MSon April 14, 2021 at 12:36 pm

          I received results from a full siblingship test 99.99% and CSI over 10,000. Both siblings and the mother were tested- is this result considered conclusive that the siblings share the same biological father.

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            DDCon April 15, 2021 at 12:38 pm

            Yes, that is a conclusive result.

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            MSon September 14, 2021 at 7:59 pm

            Re: above- I received results from a full siblingship test 99.99% and CSI over 10,000. Both siblings and the mother were tested- is this result considered conclusive that the siblings share the same biological father. Is it possible that the relationship could be misinterpreted and they are actually half siblings? How reliable are these results?

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    Jenniferon April 24, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Hello, I did A DNA with DDC on December with my daughter and my ex boyfriend (Antony)the results are 99.96% why does it says 96 at the end ? I’m also going to have her tested again with my other ex boyfriend (Juan)cause he just wants to make sure, This results are goin to court also, it’s this lab for sure accurate? So that means Antony it’s her dad since the results are 99.96%? Would I be worried if the lab made a mistake ? Also I want to know if I can take my daughter to go to lab again on a different time or day cause I don’t want Juan to see her he can go on a different day or time,can that be possible? Since this results are going to court also ? The collector took a pic with Antony and my daughter cause we all had went together I just want to know if Juan can go on a different time or date ? Thanks

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      DDCon April 27, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Hi, Jennifer. Yes, Juan can go at a different time and on a different date. Paternity is determined based on statistical calculations performed on each individual test’s data points. For some people, that result will be 99.99% and for others it might be 99.96%. Either way, that is considered a completely conclusive result and should not be a matter for concern. As for accuracy, we have all kinds of safeguards in place to prevent mix-ups or incorrect results. You can be sure your report is accurate.

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        Gon May 17, 2021 at 5:32 pm

        Hi. With the prenatal paternity test how many snps are analyzed between the fetal DNA and the fathers? And how many of these have to mismatch to determine a 0% negative result?

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          DDCon May 18, 2021 at 8:23 am

          Hi, G. Our prenatal-paternity analysis is performed differently from a postnatal one in that up to 2,688 genetic markers are tested instead of 21. The algorithm we use for determining paternity is proprietary.

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            Gon May 18, 2021 at 11:44 am

            So in order to receive a 0% probability would more than 4 markers have to not match in order for the father to be excluded?

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    Teeon May 24, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Hey my question is if the CPI is not right can the DNA test be wrong or fake. On the paper it shows 83, 266, 906 as the CPI. But it’s not right it’s suppose to be 83, 599, 491.

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      DDCon May 25, 2021 at 9:19 am

      Hi, Tee. I hesitate to comment without seeing all the data. I suggest you contact the lab where the test was conducted. If you are a test participant, they can talk to you about results and how they were calculated.

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        Teeon May 25, 2021 at 9:43 am

        Okay I’ve called they told me to email them then when I email they say call then back to email. But when I multiplied all the numbers it was different from what was on the paper.

        Reply

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    Beeon May 29, 2021 at 2:56 am

    I did a full siblingship test with my 4 day old daughter my 7 year old son and myself I’m 100 percent sure they have the same father but the results were 0.0002

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      DDCon June 1, 2021 at 9:46 am

      Hi, Bee. That result is considered an exclusion, meaning the children are most likely not full siblings.

      Reply

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    Lenaon June 20, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Hello,

    What are the protocols of the lab once they receive the prenatal swabs and bloodwork. I received 99.9% inclusion with the man I tested, and I want to be reassured that DDC has thorough, accurate handling of the results. Has there ever been typos or entering mistakes that have led to people receiving false results? How can I be reassured that DDC handled my specimens properly and didn’t mix our results up with someone else’s? Please help explain the protocols so my mind can be at ease. How can I know that my positive results aren’t mixed up with someone else’s negative results? Or that the lab just typed 99% to get it over with? I didn’t order the court prenatal test, just the peace of mind.

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      DDCon June 21, 2021 at 9:31 am

      Hello, Lena. Samples for a test are matched by barcode at every single step during the test so you can be sure there was no mix-up. We are a highly-accredited lab trusted by private citizens, companies, and governments since 1995 and our protocols for all tests are second to none.

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        Lenaon June 22, 2021 at 2:40 am

        Are there barcodes labeled onto the swabs immediately when they reach the lab? I can’t remember there being a barcode on the swab when we used them.

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          DDCon June 22, 2021 at 8:24 am

          The barcodes are on the sample envelopes.

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    Calon July 18, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    What does it mean when it says combined paternity index : 0
    Probability of paternity: 0%?

    Also is chimerism considered during testing?

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      DDCon July 19, 2021 at 8:31 am

      Hi, Cal. The result you provided means the man tested is not the biological father. The chances of chimerism affecting a paternity test are infinitesimally small.

      Reply

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    Deeon July 22, 2021 at 11:39 am

    I took 2 paternity test with two different guys. One had 21 marker and the other only had 15 both said not the father. Why one had more than the other?

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      DDCon July 26, 2021 at 12:01 pm

      Hi, Dee. Did you test with two different companies? If so, that’s why.

      Reply

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    Delsion July 27, 2021 at 3:59 am

    Hello me and my alleged half sister did an at home dna test. The dna test report says that based on the results, the probability of half siblingship is 87.5%. And that the likelihood that we share the same biological parent is 7 to 1. So does this mean that we are half sisters?

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      DDCon July 27, 2021 at 8:47 am

      Understanding results for a sibling DNA test is a little tricky, since there can never be a straight “yes or no” answer in this type of relationship testing. Calculations for relationships such as grandparent, avuncular (aunt/uncle), and siblings all involve statistics, and a probability of relationship is given as a percentage in the report:

      90% or higher: the relationship is supported by DNA testing
      9% – 89%: inconclusive result, and additional parties need to be tested
      Below 9%: the relationship is not supported by DNA testing
      If a probability of relationship (PRI) of 87.5% is given for your test, the result could be understood as: “There is a an 87.5% probability that the persons tested share a half sibling relationship.” The odds of sharing a parent are 7 to 1.

      Delsi, your result is very close to being conclusive, so you may very well be half sisters. Adding more parties to a subsequent test, if possible, would be very helpful. If you’d like to consult with one of our DNA experts, you’re welcome to call 800-929-0847.

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    Markon August 1, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Hello,
    I have a DNA test result that was done in the year 2000. That test had nine markers – CSF1PO, TPOX, TH01, F13A01, FESFPS, vWA, D12, D3, and D18.
    I’m confused on the results, can you possibly tell me what they could mean as far as the putative father?
    The results:
    Cumulative Paternity Index – 599.87
    Cumulative Probability of Paternity – 99.83%
    PS
    I can’t find anything that shows that the original company exists, at least, with the original name.

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      DDCon August 2, 2021 at 9:52 am

      Hi, Mark. Based on the percentage of probability provided (99.83%), it is most likely an inclusion (is the father) result. Is it possible for you to test again using the more modern technology available today? If so, you may want to consider doing so for your own peace of mind.

      Reply

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    Markon August 3, 2021 at 3:46 am

    thank you

    Reply

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    Lucyon August 3, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I made a paternity test on my son and the person I believed is his father and it came back at 99.99991% and index at 1,204,197. Can you explain what exactly does this mean.

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      DDCon August 4, 2021 at 8:56 am

      Hi, Lucy. It means that the man tested is considered the biological father with a 99.99991% probability of paternity and the odds of a different unrelated male being the father are 1,204,197 to 1. The blog on which you commented explains this well and you’re also welcome to watch our video: https://dnacenter.com/project/how-to-read-and-understand-paternity-test-results/

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    Matthewon August 19, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Are the locus shown in results marked locations of a random segment? Are the alpha/numeral combo in the column just point markers of a random segment or are they classification names of the locus?

    Does the testing locus only match when the dna is sequenced and compared in the same test?
    If I had my results from test of me with my child and compared the alleles at each locus of a test with a different man and child?

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      DDCon August 20, 2021 at 8:36 am

      Hello, Matthew. A locus (or loci, plural) is a specific location in the DNA. The alpha-numeric name is included in the Locus column. This designates a specific location in the DNA.

      An individual will have the same DNA results at a particular location (locus) every time they’re tested. The combination of all the results at each locus is considered an individual’s DNA profile. An individual’s DNA profile could be used in multiple relationship tests. This will be the same profile in every test.

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        Matthewon August 20, 2021 at 11:13 am

        Thank you. I was afraid I didn’t phrase the question enough to be understood, but you must be a genius at filtering. That is the answer I was wanted.

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          DDCon August 23, 2021 at 8:46 am

          Glad we could help clarify!

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    Jeanetteon August 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    If an alleged father is deceased, can a paternal aunt, uncle or grandparent participate in a paternity test and gain conclusive results? Could the probability results be 99.9%?

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      DDCon August 26, 2021 at 8:22 am

      Hi, Jeanette. If both paternal grandparents and the child’s mother participate, then the probability of relationship can be as high as 99.9%. With these types of test, it’s always best if the mother of the child also participates. Conclusive results can be obtained with a paternal aunt or uncle but the probability of relationship will most likely not be 99% or higher.

      Reply

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    Tatevikon August 31, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Hi,
    If a maternity test results are CPI: 2,170,338,204 to 1 and probability to maternity is 99.99% does it mean that the tested woman is the mother for sure? Is there a possibility of exclusion? The samples were taken from the mother and the body of deceased child, will it somehow affect the results?
    Thank you.

    Reply

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      DDCon September 1, 2021 at 9:15 am

      Hello, Tatevik. Because statistics are used in calculating a relationship, the probability of relationship can never be 100%. However, that CPI combined with the probability of 99.99% make for an extremely conclusive result. The fact that the child is deceased has no effect.

      Reply

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    Danielaon September 11, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Did a siblings dna test
    Here are the results

    probability of full siblings 0.3%
    Combined sibling index 0.0027 and it says
    Probability of not sharing same
    Father is 369 to 1
    Does this mean half siblings

    Reply

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      DDCon September 13, 2021 at 8:49 am

      Hi, Daniela. From what you provided it would appear you are unrelated.

      Reply

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        MSon September 15, 2021 at 10:52 am

        Re: above- I received results from a full siblingship test 99.99% and CSI over 10,000. Both siblings and the mother were tested- is this result considered conclusive that the siblings share the same biological father. Is it possible that the relationship could be misinterpreted and they are actually half siblings? How reliable are these results?

        Reply

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    Bradon September 22, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Hi,
    I had a paternity test for two children, the first with Combined Paternity Index: 3,950,612 Probability of Paternity: 99.99997% and the second child, Combined Paternity Index: 2,654,805 Probability of Paternity: 99.99996%. Is there a probability that other close relative of mine, like my brother, could be the father? An if so, how would I proceed to clarify the situation (what type of test? etc.).

    Thank you.

    Reply

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      DDCon September 23, 2021 at 8:55 am

      Hi, Brad, if you read your report conclusion you’ll see that the data you were given is for an unrelated and untested male with the same racial background. Chances are excellent that you are the biological father, but if you suspect your brother might be you have two options: You test again and this time let the lab know ahead of time of the possibility that your brother might be the father. This way, the lab can test additional genetic markers if necessary. Or your brother can test; he should also notify the lab that his brother is also a possible father.

      Reply

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    Nicoleon October 2, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    I would like to ask for your advice. I want to do paternity test because I am concern about hospital baby switching issues. For your information, I have done two paternity test (father, mother and child) at two different AABB accredited lab. One lab report shows all locus of us matching but another lab report shows a mismatch between one locus “D22S1045” which is “18, 18” and “15,15” between son and father and “but the probability of paternity is still high which is 99.999999999953 and mention that the reason of mismatch may be due to mutation. However, another lab shows a perfect match between the same locus “D22S1045” which is “15, 18” and “15,15” between son and father. Do I need to be concern about that? They told me maybe it is because of the different kit they are using causing detection of mutated null allele. Do I need to do another paternity test at your lab? I am wondering why there is a mismatch of the same locus on another report but there is a perfect match of the same locus on another different report. I am worried about baby switching issues at hospital and all 24 of the markers of the baby matched with mine and I only have one partner. I would like to ask for your advice. Thanks

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      DDCon October 4, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Hi, Nicole. Without access to all the data, we can only provide an educated opinion and cannot give you a sure answer. Since there is a high likelihood of paternity and no other inconsistency between the tests, there is probably no reason for concern unless there is another possible father who is closely related to the man who was tested. The difference may be due to the kit that was used, as you were told.

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      Harrieton October 8, 2021 at 3:46 pm

      Hi
      How common is a maternal mutation? In our motherless paternity test done at your lab, the father and child matched at all 20 loci and had a 99.99999 percent probability of paternity. I have the mother’s allele sizes from a different test. Everything matches, except the mother has one mismatch at locus D19S433. The mother ’14, 16′, the father ’14, 16.2′, and the child ’15, 16.2′. What does this mean? There is no doubt of maternity. Would this information change the results of the paternity test?
      Thank you for your help.

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        DDCon October 12, 2021 at 9:09 am

        Hi, Harriet. It is very likely that there is a genetic mutation in the maternal data at the locus you mentioned. However, since the child and the possible father match exactly, this would not have an effect on the outcome of the paternity test.

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    Nicoleon October 6, 2021 at 6:06 am

    Hi thanks for replying. There is no other possible father. I have only one partner. Does that mean I can be sure my baby has not been switched at the hospital? as all 24 of my genetic markers matched the baby and the father has only one mismatch (but no mismatch at another report of the same locus)

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      DDCon October 6, 2021 at 8:20 am

      Yes, a 99.999999+ probability of relationship is as conclusive as these reports come.

      Reply

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    Juanitaon October 21, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    did a half sibling test results are 29.89 Probability 96.7% . are they half siblings?

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      DDCon October 21, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      Hi, Juanita. Yes, that is considered an inclusion result.

      Reply

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    Jessieon October 21, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Hi, how many alleles need to be tested for a relationship test? Does it matter which ones? I have a test that didn’t test SE33 but tested other alleles. Does this matter? Thank you!

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      DDCon October 22, 2021 at 8:27 am

      Paternity testing should include a minimum of 16 loci. DDC does a minimum of 20. In your case, SE33 may have been tested but the data obtained didn’t meet quality thresholds for testing. Since a result was issued, the lack of data at SE33 didn’t affect the outcome of your test.

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        Jessieon October 22, 2021 at 12:49 pm

        Thank you! It was actually a different AABB company. That’s why they didn’t test SE33. I was just wondering if it mattered that that allele wasn’t tested.

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          Jessieon October 25, 2021 at 2:27 pm

          Does SE33 need to be tested for a dna test? Thank you.

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        Jessieon October 25, 2021 at 2:28 pm

        Does SE33 need to be tested for a dna test? Thank you.

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          Paulineon November 14, 2021 at 2:10 pm

          I had a non invasive parental dna test done by yourselves at just over 7 weeks, the alleged father came back with 0.00% there’s only one other possible father so I wouldn’t need to test again would I? I am still worried about the result and just hope that is it accurate with me being just over 7 weeks at the time of testing.

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            DDCon November 15, 2021 at 9:31 am

            Hi, Pauline. If there’s just one other possible father, then you may want to just wait and test with man #2 after the baby’s born. You can be absolutely sure the result you were given is correct for the samples we were provided to test. If you are sure man #1 tested swabbed his own cheeks and the DNA submitted was his, then you have no reason to worry.

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      Jon October 27, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      Can the results from any AABB-accredited lab be trusted?

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        DDCon October 28, 2021 at 8:09 am

        Not all AABB-accredited labs are created equal, but being accredited certainly legitimizes any lab.

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    Jon October 26, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Hi, does SE33 need to be tested for a dna test? Thank you.

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      DDCon October 27, 2021 at 8:37 am

      SE33 is included in DDC relationship tests as part of our minimum panel of 20 markers (loci) tested. If it does not appear on one of our reports, it’s an indicator that data for that marker did not meet quality thresholds. In most cases, data from other markers can compensate or we’ll test additional markers, so SE33 not absolutely necessary.

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    Jon November 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    How do I know if the results i received from a lab are trustworthy? I got results from Universal Forensics (an AABB lab) and am trying to decide if I need to do another test. Thank you.

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    Kimon November 9, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    I took a DNA test with another company (FastDNA) but the results came back on a DDC letter head. Do you all process results for other companies?

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      DDCon November 10, 2021 at 8:11 am

      Hi, Kim. Yes, we maintain an extensive network of partnerships with third-party providers.

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