About this test
A genetic reconstruction test is designed to establish if a child is biologically related to direct blood relatives on their father’s side of the family. The test is performed when the father in question cannot be directly involved in the test and a direct father-child paternity test cannot be carried out. The test starts from only €359 and results are available in 7 working days.
This test works by taking the DNA of the child and comparing this against that of at least three close blood relatives on the alleged father’s side of the family. Typically for best results you should seek the DNA of a paternal brother, sister, mother, or father.
If the mother of the child is available for the test, you will need the DNA of 2 other close relatives in the alleged father’s family. On the other hand, if the mother is not available you need to provide DNA samples from 3 of the alleged father’s close relatives. This test is extremely accurate if all samples from required participants can be collected.
DNA is different in everyone; however, in close relatives there are many similar genetic markers due to hereditary patterns. Once in the laboratory, the DNA will be analyzed to look for these shared genetic markers to determine whether or not the alleged father is the biological father of the child.
Why not consult a genetic counsellor about your results?
Our genetic counsellor is ideal if you have any concerns about your DNA test results. They can understand and interpret all aspects of your results, helping you understand any technical language you do not know, answer all your questions or simply explain the results to you. Once you have ordered the service, our genetic counsellor will get in touch with you to organize the date and time of the actual call. The session discussing your results will take place via Skype. Genetic counselling is available at an additional fee.