DNA testing 35 times more accurate than the international guidelines set by the FBI
At seeDNA our DNA testing technology is so sensitive that we can differentiate between 21,000 trillion (2,100,000,000,000,000 or 2.1 quadrillion) individuals. This degree of accuracy is 35 times higher than the international standard set by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which recognizes DNA testing methods that can accurately distinguish between 600 trillion individuals.
What is DNA?
DNA is a complex molecule that carries the genetic code for all living organisms. Inside a 0.00001m human cell there is about 1.5m of DNA, weighing around 0.000000000006g. All humans regardless of race share 99.9% or more genes, however each individual has unique differences found in specific areas of their DNA. Through analyzing these minute differences in DNA it is possible to accurately test biological relationships between different people.
What is DNA Testing?
DNA testing can identify an individual through examining the differences in specific areas of their DNA. However, as only a small amount of DNA is contained in cells, the DNA from a sample is amplified 10,000,000 times using a technology called PCR. With this method it is possible to accurately distinguish between 2,100,000,000,000,000 (2.1 quadrillion) different individuals.As there are about 6.5 billion people on earth, DNA testing is considered to be the most reliable tool for determining biological relationships.
Affordable, Accurate and Timely Results
At seeDNA we use the same methods employed by the FBI and CSI. We do not extract the DNA from the samples before testing, but rather use a direct testing method for DNA analysis by testing the samples themselves directly. This allows for highly accurate results while cutting down processing time and costs.
accuracy as methods that have extraction first, so rest assured that you are getting the same quality results.
What is direct DNA testing?
Usually, DNA testing requires a process of first extracting DNA from a sample. Testing the samples directly without extraction enables accurate DNA testing even if there is only a small amount of DNA available.
100% Accurate DNA Testing
Even if a DNA test has a 99.9999999% inclusive result or a 0% exclusive result, there is still the possibility of human error as DNA testing is a complex and sensitive procedure.
In order to prevent occurrences of human error, the American Association of Blood Banks` Double Test System is very effective. The possibility of human error is drastically reduced by requiring achieving the same negative test result twice from the same sample before submitting a report. The possibility that a 99% or above conclusive paternity result was a result of human error can be ignored, however the possibility that a 0% exclusive POP result was due to human error cannot.
At seeDNA we hold ourselves to a standard of accuracy much higher than the internationally accepted standard. We also have affiliation with many internationally accredited institutions to help meet all of the needs of our clients. While it is theoretically impossible to have a result of 100% accuracy, our laboratory methods yield results among the highest accuracy possible in the industry.
It is important to choose a laboratory you can trust with your DNA Testing. You may see many companies online advertising cheap and fast DNA testing, but it can be difficult to know which companies can be trusted to provide accurate results. seeDNA is a specialized laboratory with a proven track record, trusted with thousands of DNA tests a year. We guarantee you high quality, accurate results.