DDC continues to make testing as accessible as possible, but many people struggle to find the means to afford a quality DNA test
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 9, 2006
DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is continuing its tradition of providing free paternity testing to selected families for Father’s Day. Ten DNA tests will be performed for families that have doubts about fatherhood but cannot currently afford to pay for the testing. In addition to providing peace of mind, the results can be used for legal reasons such as child support.
The Father’s Day offer is part of DDC’s mission to make paternity testing affordable and accessible to all. “DDC continues to make testing as accessible as possible, but many people struggle to find the means to afford a quality DNA test,” says Jerry Watkins, Family Relationship Manager at DDC. “We have several programs in place that fulfill our mission, and the Father’s Day offer is one that has special meaning for us.”
In 1998, DDC began providing free paternity testing for Father’s Day. “Those who have questions about paternity are especially aware of such doubts on that day. We would like to help answer some of those questions and give them a chance to have some peace about their situation by giving them results for Father’s Day.”
In celebration of its 10th anniversary last year, DDC focused on providing free paternity testing to families within the Cincinnati Tri-State area, where its world headquarters are located. “We especially enjoy giving to our local community,” says Watkins. The offer was a success, and many local families were grateful for the opportunity to resolve their doubts. Several fathers expressed their thanks for DDC’s help, and others said that Father’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning with the answers they found.
This year, DDC is continuing that tradition. Interested families should call the hotline (513-881-4055) on or before June 13 to schedule a time to talk to a paternity counselor. Those eligible to receive the free testing must have their DNA samples collected during their visit to DDC’s laboratory headquarters, located on One DDC Way, Fairfield, OH.
DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the world’s largest provider of private paternity tests. Since 1995, DDC has performed hundreds of thousands of genetic tests for clients in all 50 U.S. states and around the world. DDC offers comprehensive DNA testing services in several specialty areas: family relationship testing, forensics, and veterinary DNA testing. As the leading force in the private DNA testing industry, DDC was one of the first to adopt robotics technology in its laboratory processes for stringent and efficient handling of DNA samples. DDC’s unique Dual Process™ and extended DDC Plex™ panel ensure results of unmatched quality and reliability.
DDC’s quality DNA testing services are nationally and internationally recognized by a number of professional accrediting organizations such as the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors–Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the Forensic Quality Services (FQS-I, ISO/IEC-17025).
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