About our paternity and kinship test
We conduct parental analyses using the same methods and security as official government genetic and forensic laboratories.
We also offer kinship analysis, such as siblings, twins and grandparents. If necessary we can provide professional advice and participate in trials to explain the meaning of our analyses and results. Our customers are primarily municipal social welfare offices and family legal offices.
Simple cheek scrape sample with analysis results within 10 days
The test is simple, quick and safe. The subjects to be tested perform a cheek scrape sample on FTA cards, which are then sent to us for DNA analysis in our accredited (ISO/IEC 17025) and quality-assured laboratory. Sampling must be witnessed by a third party. Dynamic Code provides a sampling kit that includes sampling materials, instructions, sample certification and a safety envelope for return of the test and certification.
How it works
Analysis results are delivered within 10 working days. Parental analysis shows whether the result of parenthood is strengthened or ruled out. In cases where parenthood is strengthened, parental probability is calculated as the basis for concluding the formula.
For other kinship analysis the outcome is not an exclusion or confirmation of kinship, but a likelihood ratio which speaks for or against the chance of a relationship.
Highly secure method of analysis
A child inherits half its genes from its mother and half from its father. Therefore one should be able to see genes from both parents of the child. Genes can be combined in different ways and siblings can either be very similar or different. Paternity testing assumes that genes that are not shared between mother and child must come from the child's father. A man lacking these genes cannot be the father of the child. However if we find these genes in an examined man, the probability is very high that he is the father of the child.
For a kinship test, genes are analysed by DNA technology in so-called markers, called microsatellites. Each marker consists of two alleles (an allele is a variant of a gene). In order to prove kinship test subjects are required to have enough markers with common alleles. By analysing several markers which we know vary greatly between individuals, we get a result with very high reliability. On average, if the man is not excluded, our paternity analysis has a 99.99% probability that the man in question is the father of the child. We follow International Society for Forensic Genetics (IFGS) recommendations on the markers used in the analysis.
Information and price quotes
For further information on collaboration and our kinship analysis services as well as to visit our laboratory, contact us.
Phone: +46(0)13 465 53 20
Quality and security
The analyses is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 and reviewed by the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment (SWEDAC)
Because DNA analysis involves several different steps and evidence value is typically very high, all transfer steps are inspected when there is a risk for confusion of samples between two different people.
An analysis at Dynamic Code is traceable. The sample is registered along with its sample ID number in the laboratory's lab information system without any personal data, where information about the sample and its path through the analytical process can be followed.
Dynamic Code is a member of IFGS and participates in the association's program for quality control and development in the field of kinship analyses.
Dynamic Code handles paternity cases under the Swedish Official Secrets Act (1980:100) especially Chapter 7, meaning that staff are bound by confidentiality and pro