Northern Testing, Inc.
Genealogical DNA Testing
A genealogical DNA test looks at a person's genome at specific locations. The results are only to give genealogical information about genealogy or personal ancestry. In general, these tests compare the results of an individual to others from the same lineage or to current and historic ethnic groups. The test results are not for medical use, as a different type of testing is needed. The results will not determine genetic diseases or disorders.
Paternity DNA Testing
DNA paternity testing is the use of DNA profiling or genetic fingerprinting so to speak. This will determine whether two individuals are biologically parent and child. A paternity test establishes genetic proof whether a man is the biological father of a person, and a maternity test establishes whether a woman is the biological mother of a person. Tests can also determine if someone could be a biological grandparent to a grandchild.
DNA testing is currently the most advanced and accurate technology to determine parentage. In a DNA parentage test, the result (called the 'probability of parentage) is 0% when the alleged parent is not biologically related to the child and the probability of parentage is typically 99.99% when the alleged parent is biologically related to the child.
However, while almost all individuals have a single and distinct set of genes, there are rare individuals, known as "chimeras", have at least two different sets of genes, which can result in a false negative result if their reproductive tissue has a different genetic make-up from the tissue sampled for the test.
Northern Testing, Inc. Can provide ancestry and paternity testing at a reasonable cost with a quick turn around. Call us today for additional information, (701) 839-4730 or stop by our Minot, ND location at 3108 S Broadway, Suite E.