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Fathers’ DNA Paternity Testing on the Rise as They Seek to Confirm Relationships With Children

June 15, 2011

DNA relationship testing, primarily for paternity cases, is on the rise in the United States increasing more than 400 percent in the past two decades, according to the latest AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Annual Report Summary for DNA Relationship Testing. As fathers seek to confirm their relationship to children, either affirming or refuting paternity, they turn to DNA testing facilities including DDC (DNA Diagnostic Center), the largest provider of private paternity and other DNA testing in the United States and worldwide.

Fairfield, OH (PRWEB) June 13, 2011

DNA relationship testing, primarily for paternity cases, is on the rise in the United States increasing more than 400 percent in the past two decades, according to the latest AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Annual Report Summary for DNA Relationship Testing. As fathers seek to confirm their relationship to children, either affirming or refuting paternity, they turn to DNA testing facilities including DDC (DNA Diagnostic Center), the largest provider of private paternity and other DNA testing in the United States and worldwide.

“As Father’s Day nears we felt it important to shine a light on the movement for men seeking to assert their rights as fathers or relieve the burden of child support payments for children not biologically related,” Peter Vitulli, president and CEO said. “Our nation is becoming gradually more progressive with fewer children born to married parents or living within two-parent households. In these situations it’s natural that paternity questions may arise and DDC’s DNA paternity testing can resolve the uncertainties with 100 percent accuracy thus providing fathers the opportunity to truly celebrate on Father’s Day.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics reports that births to unmarried mothers have grown in the last 15 years from 31 to 41 percent overall. Additionally, the Unites States Census Bureau’s “America’s Families and Living Arrangements, 2010″ reports the number of households with children under 18 that are headed by married couples continues to drop, down to just 21 percent in 2010. Only 66 percent of children under 18 live in a household with two married parents.

In addition to paternity testing services DDC also provides expert DNA testing for family relationship, adoption, immigration, forensics and ancestry, just to name a few. For more information on DDC visit online at dnacenter.com or call 800-362-2368.

As the largest provider of private DNA paternity and other DNA tests in the U.S. and worldwide for more than 15 years, DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center) offers comprehensive DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, ancestry and genetics. DDC’s subsidiary, Veterinary Diagnostics Center, provides innovative, quality DNA testing for companion and sport animals. DDC was the first to adopt robotics technology in its laboratory processes, ensuring highly stringent and efficient handling of DNA samples. DDC’s unique Dual Processâ“¢, in which all DNA samples are independently tested twice, produces results of unmatched quality and reliability. DDC is recognized through a number of accreditations nationally and internationally achieving perfect ratings in its past 16 inspections including those performed by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). DDC is also accredited by ACLASS to meet the standards of ISO 17025 and the DNA Advisory Board (DAB), which attests to DDC’s superior forensic testing service.

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