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The laboratory accepts clients and patients in person strictly by prior appointment. To apply for a visit, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +371 26267833!
High accuracy - we use the Latvian (or origin-appropriate) population gene database
Fast - results are available in 5 working days or sooner
Worthwhile - we offer anonymous tests, as well as maternity tests accepted by forensic experts
Safe - we ensure the security and confidentiality of sensitive data; the testing is performed in Latvia
High quality - the testing method is internationally accredited (LVS ISO 15189:2013), as well as registered and certified by the Health Statistics and Medical Technology State Agency (La/MoB 068)
What is a maternity DNA test?
The test is based on the fact that everyone inherits half of their DNA molecules (chromosomes) from the mother and half from their father.To determine the biological origin of a child, i.e. whether a woman is the biological mother, it is necessary to compare the DNA material of the woman and the child to confirm or decline their biological relationship.
The standard DNA sample is a smear of the cheek mucosa (or saliva sample), which is a safe and painless procedure.
The maternity DNA test we offer is highly accurate since the results are compared in 21 or 30 DNA regions (loci). Also, we use the gene or allele frequency database of the Latvian population, which makes the test even more accurate. If any of the persons involved are of a different origin, we use the relevant database, thus ruling out the possibility of inaccurate results.
Test results (expert’s report) and STR genotypes will be stored at SIA GenEra for 10 years after testing.
If the person involved in the test chooses to receive the test report/STR genotype in person, the result can be received at SIA GenEra during its working hours within 6 months after the test. Once the 6-month period expires, the test result (opinion)/STR genotype is issued for a fee according to the current laboratory price list.
Interpretation of results:
Jautājumi par testu:Questions about testing: