What Is THE DNA-IDCHECK?
is an infant identification and parentage confirmation system. Using
state-of-the-art DNA technology, the test is inexpensive, efficient and
non-intrusive, requiring no more than a small saliva sample from the
parent(s) and infant.
Who Needs THE DNA-IDCHECK?
Mothers Giving Birth in Hospitals
Baby or infant mixups occur to this day in hospitals. Did you know that one
out of every 1,000 infant transfers in hospitals is a mistake?
Parents Conceiving Following Infertility Treatment
Third-party intervention during Artificial Insemination, IUI, IVF procedures
and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies increases the possibility of
unintentional, or even intentional, mixups.
Paternity Screening Test
When a DNA mismatch occurs, the DNA-IDCHECK System can establish if you are
NOT the father. Our DNA-IDCHECK System is an inexpensive screening
test to decide you might require more extensive, legally certifiable
Why They Need THE DNA-IDCHECK?
The "banding method" of an infant identification at birth, first
introduced in 1949 and unchanged today, remains the only method for ensuring
proper infant-to-parent matching in the hospital. Although banding remains
functional and typically reliable, infant mixups can and do occur: As
frequently as one in every 1,000 births!
Also, sperm- or embryo-switch can and do occur during Artificial
Insemination, IUI, IVF procedures and other Assisted Reproductive
As you might have noticed in print and on television,recent and often highly
publicized cases of infant mixups in hospitals and sperm-embryo confusion in
fertility clinics have been very real.
Will THE DNA-IDCHECK Violate Any Privacy
System, using a special analysis for matching parent-to-infant genetic code,
can only identify an individual or prove if an adult is not the genetic
parent of a particular infant. In other words, they convey no relevant
genetic information during the testing procedure: The test reveals nothing
else about the tested individual. Confidentiality and privacy issues are
How Does THE DNA-IDCHECK Deliver Service at Such
Home sampling, and inclusion: Since anyone can take the sample anywhere, the
need for hospital or laboratory time is reduced. Our simplified test can
confirm a DNA mismatch, establishing if you are not the parent. (Much
more expensive and time-consuming tests, admissible in court, can
conclusively confirm if you are the parent.)
To our knowledge, no other laboratory or company, at present, offers routine
infant identification at a comparable cost.
How Does THE DNA-IDCHECK System Work?
A Technical Summary
Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes in each cell, of which half are
attributed to the mother, and half the father. Each chromosome is comprised
of coded genetic material, called deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA. Until recently,
DNA identity testing involved the so-called RFLP technique, a complex process
both expensive and time-consuming. Our method is a simplified technology that
requires less DNA, and can even work with degraded DNA.
System employs PCR Technology to amplify and compare certain portions of
genetic material to identify any parent-infant connection. For any given
individual, the genetic material is contributed from each parent, 1/2 from
the mother, 1/2 from the father. Essentially, if the infant's DNA directly
match either 50% or more with the mother's or father's DNA, or as a
50/50-composite of both the parents' genetic material, then one can assume
biological relationship. On the other hand, if mismatches occur, then one
could assume that the individual is not biologically related.
Up to 13 different portions of genetic material (chromosomal markers) plus
gender are identified and compared. In the event of DNA matches or mismatches
between parent and child, the outcome is nearly 100% certain.
All that's required is a saliva sample (oral swab): The test is therefore
non-invasive, painless and easily obtainable. The sample itself can be stored
and transported with ease.