Gotta Know Testing takes DNA samples from each person
to create individual genetic profiles
Know Testing obtains DNA samples from buccal (cheek) swabs for testing and analysis. Buccal swabs are like cotton swabs, but
we use a special Dacron® polymer instead of cotton to provide a consistent surface for DNA collection. When the samples
reach our laboratory(DDC), the staff checks each sample package as it arrives, checking for signs of tampering. If the
package is intact, it then undergoes our proprietary Dual Process™ DNA testing procedure. Two independent teams do the
Review accompanying documents to make sure all
forms are properly filled out.
Assign the case number
and create a record for the sample.
Take half of the
buccal swab samples and purify DNA from the swabs. DNA purification and isolation is performed using our Biomek® robotics
Perform the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
to make billions of copies of the DNA markers.
the PCR products using the ABI Prism® 3100 genetic analyzer. These detect the marker sizes in each sample, generating
the raw data.
The staff carefully
tracks the samples and verifies completion of each step throughout the Dual Process™. The raw data from the two teams
are reviewed by the laboratory director. If the data shows no anomalies, statistical calculations are performed on the genetic
profiles of each tested party.
Facts about DNA Testing
As many as 1 in 10 men have doubt about
fatherhood. Testing for paternity as early as possible will help bring Peace of Mind sooner, and save a child from future
confusion and anxiety. We provide the answers to paternity quickly, painlessly, and compassionately. Paternity Testing simply
means establishing fatherhood. Everyone is born with a unique genetic blueprint known as DNA (Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid). DNA
is passed down from mother and father to a child. DNA Identification provides a conclusive way to determine biological relationships.
Consequently, DNA Testing has become the most accepted method to determine identity within the legal and scientific communities.
We use a painless, non-invasive mouth swab (buccal swab) for collection instead of drawing blood (unless requested by the
customer). The result from using the buccal swab are just as accurate as results obtained from a blood draw. Results are delivered
in an average of 3 days. First thing you must decide is if you need a Court Admissable Paternity Test or a Personal PaternityTest (Peace of Mind). We are able to coordinate testing in any city, state or country. We have an
exclusive relationship with DDC Lab (DNA Diagnostics) which allow us to offer you excellent and affordable service. The cost
of court admissable (AABB) paternity test is $345.00. If you do not require court admissable test results, Gotta Know Testing
now offers Peace of Mind Testing for only $245.00. Same day appointments are available. For your convenience we are open on
Saturdays by appointment only.