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What is a DNA paternity test
A DNA paternity test compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of the alleged father to prove or disprove their relationship …
Paternity Legal Use Service
Report is subjected to be used for Court case, Birth Certificate, Immigration office, Insurance and Deceased case, etc.
DNA Patermity Test
DNA paternity testing determines whether a tested man is the biological father of a tested child. Each individual has a …
DNA Maternity Test
DNA maternity testing determines whether a tested woman is the biological mother of a tested child.
DNA Grandparentage Test
A DNA grandparentage test, performed in the absence of an alleged father, determines …
DNA Siblingship Test
The test determines whether two children are biological full or half siblings.
Health Check Profiles
We offer a wide variety of health-check profiles: from basic screening for diabetes and cholesterol levels, to comprehensive health-checks including blood tests, x-ray, ultrasound, and electrocardiogram (ECG) examinations. Special z profiles are also available for pre-marital check-up, pre-employment and domestic health-checks, screening for thyroid problems and other hormonal…
HEAL is a one-of-a-kind laboratory service provider in Hong Kong. We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic tests and investigations, with special expertise in DNA paternity testing and human identification testing.
Our Mission is to provide the highest quality laboratory service at best value. What sets us apart is our total commitment to excellence. The laboratory is led by a team of highly-qualified and experienced medical professionals and technologists, who are dedicated towards delivering the most reliable and accurate results.
DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid. It is the hereditary material that determines a persons physical characteristics such as height, eye colour, and hair colour. We inherit half of our DNA from our father, and the other half from our mother. The mothers mitochondrial DNA, together with 23 chromosomes from each parent combine to form the genome of a fertilized egg. As a result, with certain exceptions, such as red blood cells, most human cells contain 23 pairs of chromosomes, together with mitochondrial DNA inherited from the mother. Except for identical twins, each persons DNA is unique. Siblings inherit different combinations of DNA from the same parents and are therefore different from each other.
A persons DNA profile can be compared with that of another individual to deduce their relationship with each other.
A DNA paternity test compares a childs DNA pattern with that of the alleged father to prove or disprove their relationship with each other. We apply Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) V based analysis of Short Tandem Repeats (STR) of DNA fragments. By comparing the sizes of different STR loci, a unique genetic profile is produced for each tested individual. The childs profile is compared with the profile of the mother and alleged father to confirm that he or she has inherited DNA from the alleged father. We then perform statistical analysis to calculate the Paternity Index, which determines the probability of paternity. We routinely analyze 16 STR loci, which include, and exceed the 13 loci used by the FBI.
HEAL guarantees at least 99.99% probability of paternity for inclusion (the alleged father is considered the biological father), and 100% certainty of exclusion (the alleged father is not the biological father).
No, this is not required by the law in Hong Kong. Private individuals can take a DNA test without a physicians request or a court order.
Yes. We understand and respect your need for confidentiality. However, anonymous test reports are only good for private use, and not legally valid.
Information of any kind regarding a case will not be released to anyone other than the tested parties and their named representatives without written order.
There is no difference in terms of accuracy and testing technique between the legal (chain-of-custody) test and the private test. The only difference is that with the legal test, you will need a neutral third party to witness the sample collection, and you have to provide government-issued IDs for all tested parties. Chain-of-custody paternity testing results can be used in a court-of-law while private testing results are not accepted by courts or other government agencies.