Forensic Paternity

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Forensic Paternity

Yes, using a 13 loci STR system with the mother’s sample, you will usually see a probability of paternity around 99.999%; without the mother, you will see a probability of paternity around 99.9%.

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We can perform the testing at any point following eight weeks gestation, as long as the fetal tissue can be identified or has been isolated. Eight weeks gestation is about the earliest that the fetal tissue can be identified.

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Private laboratories like Bode Cellmark do not have the ability to upload profiles to CODIS. However, we routinely provide state labs with the relevant data that enables profiles generated at Bode Cellmark to be uploaded to CODIS by the relevant agency.

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The sources of biological material containing DNA that are tested at Bode Cellmark include, but are not limited to, blood, saliva, semen (sperm cells), other bodily fluids containing white blood cells (ie mucus, spinal fluid), skin (epithelial cells), hair, tissue, teeth, and bones.

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