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DNA Test – A Thing Worth Knowing

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It's often worth taking a DNA test to put your mind at rest about a biological relationship. For many people happiness hangs on whether or not they are related to a certain person or family. Circumstances can lead to children being excluded from a family, a parent leaving the home early in a child’s life, adoption, or simple doubts over parentage. Each of these can have leave emotional scars and, in many cases, it’s the unknown that causes the biggest problems.

I Need To Know Where I Come From

Who we are and where we come from are important to us. Knowing this helps us to indentify ourselves as people and to relate our talents, experiences and personalities to those before us. Finding out where we belong is an almost primeval urge in us, and one that we’ll only experience where there is some doubt as to our background.

How DNA Tests Can Help

DNA tests are a good place to start if you think that there is doubt about your parentage, or you want to establish a biological connection with other potential members of your family. The clearest and most accurate DNA tests are ones which establish who your parents are. For these DNA tests to work, you need a sample of your own DNA together with DNA samples from the people you believe to be your parents. You’ll need their permission for this. DNA tests will be able to show whether these people are your parents – with over 99.9% accuracy.

DNA tests can still help with testing for relationships are less close than parentage, although they are not as accurate because you don’t share as much DNA with more distant relatives. These DNA tests can, however, still help to show the chances of someone being your brother or sister, aunt or uncle or grandparent and If you are determined to find the family you belong to these DNA tests can help.

The Range Of DNA Tests Available

At WhozTheDaddy? we offer a range of DNA tests that can help you to piece together your family or ascertain the paternity or maternity of your own children. These DNA tests include:

  • Paternity test
  • Maternity test
  • Siblingship test
  • Y-STR male lineage test
  • Missing parent test
  • Avuncular test – for grandparents etc.

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