DNA tests have become very crucial in settling court disputes regarding the parenthood of a child. At Houston Medical Testing Services, we understand this need. Our experienced professionals offer 24/7 services and provide reliable results. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Prenatal Paternity Test
For many years, the prenatal paternity test has been conducted by a process known as amniocentesis. This is an invasive procedure conducted by a medical doctor who draws a sample of amniotic fluid from the pregnant mother’s womb.
There is a significant risk to the fetus in the amniocentesis process. However, technology has advanced dramatically, and there is a non-invasive procedure available that requires only a simple blood draw from the mother and alleged father.
The mother’s blood contains very small amounts of fetal cells that can be analyzed and compared to the alleged father's DNA. This non-invasive prenatal test has revolutionized the prenatal paternity testing industry. The simple blood draw can be done no earlier than 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Often, a mother-child biological relationship needs to be established for immigration purposes or to meet immigration authority requirements. In such cases, a maternity test is conducted to ascertain the parenthood, just like a paternity test.
Parental testing is done by using genetic fingerprints to determine whether two individuals have a biological parent-child relationship.
We provide you with AABB-accredited DNA testing for immigration purposes through our association with the DNA Diagnostics Center, the most experienced immigration testing lab in the country.
The DDC performs various types of DNA testing for our clients in over 168 countries worldwide, following the specific requirements set by the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service and the government agencies in each country.
Between being a petitioner and a beneficiary, DNA testing is an important step to complete the immigration process. We use an AABB- accredited lab when evidence, such as a birth certificate, is determined to be insufficient or inconclusive by the USCIS or the U.S. Embassy.
DNA tests that are used in the immigration process include paternity test, maternity test, siblingship test and grand-parentage test. Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of State and the AABB-accredited DNA test lab require that the AABB laboratory coordinates the entire DNA testing process.
We're here to help you because the courier costs vary in each country for immigration testing. Contact us today for a cost quotation.
We all inherit our DNA from our biological parents — half from our mother and the other half from our father. A DNA paternity test compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of an "alleged father" to determine if there is a match.
DNA paternity testing determines the biological father of a child by comparing the child’s DNA pattern with that of the "alleged father" and verifying the results for a match.
When performed correctly in an experienced laboratory, it’s the most definitive proof of a biological relationship.
Paternity and Genetic Testing
We have certified technicians who collect either blood or use saliva swabs to collect a DNA specimen. It is then analyzed by a licensed laboratory and the results determine the paternity and the genetics of the individual.
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Warranties are available on DNA testing. If you don't believe the test results, we can do a second DNA test using another AABB-accredited laboratory. We contract with only accredited laboratories. Customer will have to pay for the second test. If the test comes back negative for any reason, we will refund the price for both the DNA tests.
With over 25 years of experience, Houston Medical Testing Services currently services many Fortune 500 clients across the United States, representing over 100,000 employees and hundreds of employers.
We provide national on-site drug and alcohol testing services. We also provide mobile collections, education, and training programs to our clients who need employee education to comply with the federal regulations.
We're an accredited member of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry and Association (DATIA). Our President, Sherri L. Vogler, is the Chairman of the DATIA board.