DNA Paternity Testing

Prenatal Testing

DNA Paternity Testing 


DNA Parentage Testing is the most reliable and powerful method of proving or disproving parentage. It conclusively answers difficult questions, resolves disputes, helps streamline court proceedings and facilitates pretrial settlements.

Testing is based on a highly accurate analysis of the genetic profiles of the mother, child and alleged father. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the unique genetic blueprint within each nucleated cell in the body, determines a person's genetic pattern and individual characteristics. A child inherits half of this DNA pattern from the mother and half from the father. If the mother's and child's patterns are known, the father's can be deduced with virtual certainty.

Prenatal Testing


Great Lakes Biomedical  will provide all the information you need about prenatal DNA testing. Prenatal DNA testing covers a wide range of tests including tests that determine the fetus's genetic health, prenatal paternity testing, gender prediction testing and prenatal fetal DNA sampling.


What Does Prenatal Paternity Testing Entail? 

Prenatal DNA testing, as the name implies, involves obtaining samples of genetic material from the child before it's birth. A number of methods are available to extract a sample of genetic material during pregnancy.  Non-invasive methods are currently utilized to ensure the well being of all parties involved.   Examples of non invasive tests include prenatal testing to determine the paternity of the child before birth or to determine chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. 

Scientists and researchers are extremely optimistic about the future of non invasive fetal DNA sampling that relies entirely on samples of maternal blood. It is indeed likely that in the near future, all forms of prenatal tests could become risk free, quick, and painless. It is already being used to determine paternity as early as  9 weeks of pregnancy and this test is now available on the market.



Are my results legally admissible?

Great Lakes Biomedical uses labs accredited by the AABB, and CLIA. Our reports are recognized by courts in the U.S. and most countries. Our test results are routinely 10 to 1,000 times more accurate than what the court requires for proof of parentage.

To ensure a strict chain-of-custody, all parties are positively identified and photographed when samples are collected. A notarized test report will be sent to all tested parties and attorneys if requested.

To Set Up a DNA Test

1. Call GLB at 419-872-5343.  GLB will take your information including names, addresses and telephone numbers.  All information, as well as the test results, are held in strict confidence.  You may pay by credit card or money order.

2. If you need an official test (for court, health insurance, social security of other purpose), GLB will set an appointment based on your preferences.      Bring to the specimen collection an official photo ID (such as a driver's license) for each adult.  You must also have the Social Security number for all parties, including children. Specimens are shipped to the laboratory by Federal Express, at our expense.