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 paternity 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)
About the test
The test is based on the fact that everyone inherits half of their DNA molecules (chromosomes) from the mother, and a half - from the father.
To determine whether a man is the biological father of a child, it is necessary to compare the DNA material of the alleged father and the child to confirm or decline the biological association of these persons. In addition, the maternal DNA test is also recommended, especially for legal issues.
The standard sample is a smear of the cheek mucosa (saliva sample), which is a safe and painless procedure.
The DNA profile (STR genotype) is almost unique for everyone, and the probability that two non-blood-related men will have an identical DNA profile is minuscule.
The paternity 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.
For your information: alimony claims apply as soon as the claim is brought to court. This means that avoiding court-ordered testing will not reduce the total amount of alimony payable; you will also have to pay for the time you avoid undergoing the prescribed examination. (29 August 2007, Ruling of the Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia in case No. SKC-556).
Test results (expert’s report) and STR genotypes will be stored at SIA GenEra for 10 years after the results are prepared.
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.
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Information for judges and courts (in latvian):
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