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Email: support@genetrack.com
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General Information

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).

Usage

Determination of parentage for child support, legal proceedings, and Vital Statistics (birth certificates).

Age limit

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.

Specimen Requirements

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
Information and Appointments:

By phone: 1-888-828-1899 or (604) 325-7282
By Fax: 1-888-655-8877 or (604) 325-2208
Email: support@genetrack.com
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 1-888-828-1899. 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.