What is DNA testing?

DNA testing is the use of DNA profiles to determine whether an individual is the biological parent or ancestral lineage of another individual. DNA testing is currently the most advanced and accurate technology to determine parentage or ancestry. Basically, the DNA test is carried out for the purpose of analyzing an individual’s DNA and establishing an individual’s identity.  A DNA test is carried out by taking the sample of an individual, either via cheek swab, hair samples, etc. to the lab for testing.

Types of DNA tests

The three major types of DNA test are;

  • Paternity DNA test

This basically involves a DNA test carried out for the purpose of identifying the Father of an individual.

  • Maternal DNA test

This is a test carried out to identify the Mother of an individual.

  • Ancestral DNA test

This a test carried out to identify the Ancestral link of an individual.

There are other DNA tests that are being carried out, such as infidelity test, forensic DNA test, Sibling DNA test etc.

DNA testing is presently the most accurate and advanced technology to determine parentage as well as proving and disapproving biological relationships.

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