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Mouth Swabs versus Blood Samples for DNA Testing

Mouth Swabs versus Blood Samples for DNA Testing
A lot of people are surprised (and often relieved) to discover that we don't routinely use blood samples for our parentage and kinship tests. Instead, we use swabs from inside the mouth that are then transferred to archival paper. Here's why...

Court Ordered Paternity Tests - The Requirements of a Legal Paternity Test

Court Ordered Paternity Tests - The Requirements of a Legal Paternity Test
ForĀ DNA paternity or maternity testĀ results to be admissible for legal purposes, such as for changing a birth certificate, Family Law Court proceedings,Ā visa/citizenship applicationsĀ or child support claims, the process undertaken needs to comply with theĀ Family Law Regulations 1984Ā (Cth). This legislation outlines the way in which samples must be collected, packaged and tested.

DNA Dictionary

DNA glossary
There are lots of words used in DNA testing that you might not have heard of before, so we've put together a DNA dictionary to help!
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