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PCR analysis of short tandem repeat (STR) loci is one of the newest technologies available for routine DNA paternity testing. It can conclusively determine parentage (>99.99%, CPI>10000) and non-parentage (0% probability of paternity).
Determination of parentage for child support, legal proceedings, and Vital Statistics (birth certificates).
DNA testing can be performed on patients at any age.
- Prenatal Testing: Chorionic Villus Sampling, Amniocentesis. Please ensure that an appointment for prenatal sampling can be arranged with an obstetrician prior to ordering DNA test.
- Testing at Birth: Umbilical cord blood (please call Genetrack to arrange for testing prior to date of birth).
- Testing after Birth: Venous Blood or Buccal Cells. Please contact Genetrack directly to arrange appointments. A complete list of Genetrack's collection locations can be found using the online location finder.
The following is a list of the types of specimens used for routine DNA parentage testing.
|Specimen Type||Volume||Collection Vessel||Shipping||Special Requirement|
|Peripheral Blood||2-5 ML||EDTA (Lavender)||Room Temperature||None|
|Umbilical Cord Blood||2-5 ML||EDTA (Lavender)||Room Temperature||None|
|Buccal Cells||3 Swabs||Dacron Swabs||Room Temperature||None|
|Chorionic Villus||25 mg||Centrifuge Tube||Room Temperature, Fill tube with culture medium||1 T-25 Flask of Cultured Cells|
|Amniotic Fluid||10 ML||Centrifuge Tube||Room Temperature||1 T-25 Flask of Cultured Cells|
By phone: 1-855-284-6553 or (604) 227-4905
By Fax: 1-888-655-8877 or (604) 325-2208
Appointments can also be arranged online by using the secure online appointment booking form.
Appointments at all of our locations can be scheduled by calling 1-855-284-6553. Appointments can usually be arranged in your city for the same or next day. Paternity testing results are available approximately 3 to 5 working days after the date of your appointment. To determine whether Genetrack has a specimen collection facility in your city or town, use the online location finder.