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Are DNA Tests Completely Accurate?

by | Dec 23, 2023 | Uncategorized

DNA testing is used to reveal information about a person’s genes and the sequence their DNA consists of. While the reasoning each individual may be testing their DNA may differ, people commonly ask the accuracy of the results.

Advancements in DNA sequencing technologies have enabled medical practitioners to obtain more satisfactory and precise results. More labs are getting CAP-approved (College of American Pathologists) and CLIA-accredited (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), ensuring more medical practitioners can interpret DNA results accurately.

ARCpoint Labs of Omaha utilizes the latest technology and hires the best medical practitioners to provide you with the best DNA test services.

Why Do People Need DNA Paternity Tests?

Paternity tests are a type of DNA test that helps determine a child’s biological father. The results aid in obtaining legal rights to a child’s parental custody, support, inheritance, and social security benefits.

In addition, DNA paternity tests identify genetic conditions that are affecting one’s child. Learning this information can guide the treatment and management of specific health conditions.

The Accuracy of DNA Tests

As someone who may be interested in DNA paternity testing, you may ask yourself how accurate the results could really be. The answer is that DNA tests have a 99.9% accuracy.

The reliability of previous iterations of DNA results was limited by technology. However, advancements in the medical field have facilitated almost perfect results for every DNA test.

ARCpoint Labs of Omaha guarantees accurate DNA results with a negligible error margin.

Factors Influencing the Accuracy of DNA Tests

Although DNA tests are nearly perfect, a few factors determine their accuracy:

DNA Testing Company

How accurate are DNA tests conducted by individual companies? DNA testing companies use similar technologies and approaches, but varying factors can affect results.

ARCpoint Labs of Omaha deploys proven DNA technologies and techniques that provide reliable results.

Our process ensures that every paternity test is handled carefully to enhance accuracy. Your paternity DNA test appointment lasts for no more than 20 minutes. We also conduct STD and drug/alcohol tests in such short timeframes.

User Error

Misinterpretation of lab results, cross-contamination, and mislabeling of samples negatively impact your test results. The error that may occur will effect how accurate DNA tests are.

DNA Analysis

DNA tests a buccal swab for a blood sample from the pregnant mother.

A paternity test can be done on a fetus before birth using a non-invasive blood collection on a woman who is at least 6 to 8 weeks pregnant. The tests on newborns work by utilizing a buccal swab to collect cheek cells from inside the newborns mouth.

Effective & Reliable DNA Testing in Omaha

ARCpoint Labs of Omaha offers DNA testing with almost 100% accuracy. We use various procedures to ensure DNA tests can be done on fetuses, newborns, and adults.

Our Omaha lab provides various toxicology reports for B2B, private businesses, and the transportation department. In addition, we are centrally located with our central location our clinic is a short drive for anywhere in Omaha.

More than that, you’ll be in and out of the appointment office in no time:

  • 15 – 20 mins on average for DNA tests
  • 15 – 20 mins on average for drug & alcohol tests
  • 15 – 20 mins on average for STD tests
  • 10 mins on average for walk-in wait time

We also offer abundant parking spaces to make your access to our premises easier.

Contact us today for more information on scheduling services such as DNA testing, DOT drug, & alcohol testing.

DNA Testing FAQS

  • What are the types of DNA paternity tests?

DNA paternity tests include non-invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP), amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and postnatal.

  • How much does DNA paternity testing cost?

DNA paternity testing cost varies by type. Court-admissible and professional DNA paternity tests range from $300 to $500, while prenatal DNA testing ranges from $1,100 to $1,600.

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