DNA Testing

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DNA – Deoxyribonucleic Acid – is the genetic material within every living organism which determines the characteristics of the organism. Since every human being has DNA and the DNA within every person is distinct, DNA testing can be used to answer many questions about a person’s physical make up and his or her relationship with other people.

TYPES OF DNA TESTING

PATERNITY OR RELATIONSHIP TESTING
Paternity testing is a means of establishing a familial relationship that is recognized by the judicial system, federal and state government agencies, and insurance companies.

REDUCED FEE PATERNITY TESTING
Any Connecticut resident can obtain reduced fee paternity testing for child support purposes by filing for child support at the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS). Men who deny paternity, but who must be tested can also apply at DSS for the reduced fee test. Testing is arranged by DSS and the fee for the testing is significantly lower than the fee a private lab would charge, see the program details below in the 2-1-1 Resource Database.

ACCREDITED PATERNITY (DNA) TESTING FACILITIES
Set fee relationship/paternity testing can be obtained from private testing facilities. The AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) provides a list of accredited DNA testing facilities at their website, http://www.aabb.org/sa/Pages/default.aspx .  Out of state testing facilities can make arrangements for in-state sample collection.

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

Search by service name: Paternity/Maternity Establishment.

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SOURCE: DNA Testing Centre, Inc.; AABB Accredited Relationship Testing Facilities:
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: July 2017