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DNA Test – The Importance of Getting It Right

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It is vital that the correct procedure for collecting and testing samples for a DNA Test is followed. DNA can provide the answers to a number of questions, but it’s important that samples are collected correctly to ensure the DNA of the person being tested is not diluted by DNA from anyone else. This is why there’s a strict set of rules governing the way in which the DNA test sample is taken. If your DNA is in any way compromised you will not be able to rely on the results.

Following The Guidelines

When taking a DNA test a sample of your DNA will be required. In most cases, especially where using a sampling kit provided by the DNA test company, you will need to be extremely careful when taking the sample. Follow all the guidelines which, in the case of WhozTheDaddy? tests, include:

  • Do not drink coffee or tea or use tobacco products – the chemicals and toxins present in tea, coffee and tobacco leave a residue in your mouth, which will be transferred onto the swab you use to collect your sample and could mean that your DNA test can’t be processed. We recommend not taking any of these products for at least four hours before taking the sample.
  • Make sure your mouth is clean – the best DNA results come from a clean sample so if your mouth is clean and rinsed with warm water you will be able to give a better sample which in turn increases your chances of obtaining an accurate result.
  • Don’t touch the swab – the swabs used for collecting samples should only have the DNA from your mouth on them. Touching the swab or allow anyone else to do so could contaminate your sample. The swab may also become contaminated if it is put down on an unclean surface so once you have taken the sample make sure you follow the instructions about storing it before it is returned to the DNA test company.
  • Get someone to sample for you – if your DNA test is part of a legal process you will need an independent person present to take your sample. This will usually be a doctor or medical professional and they must also follow the guidelines closely.

When we receive the sample from you we test it at our laboratory, ensuring we take the same amount of care with your sample as we have requested you to. This helps us to get your results back to you as soon as possible.


Who’zTheDaddy? offer a wide choice of At Home Paternity Test services designed to provide accurate answers to emotional questions. Whether you are looking to verify paternity, confirm siblingship or research genealogy, for peace of mind or for legal use, we are able to provide the appropriate At Home Paternity Test at the most competitive rates, confidentially and professionally.

Using state-of-the-art technology we are able to provide conclusive results on time, every time. Click here to contact one of our knowledgeable customer service advisors by telephone or email.

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