Welcome to the homepage for Paternity Testing & DNA Identity Analysis of the IMMD, Institute of Medical Molecular Diagnostics GmbH.
IMMD was founded in 1994 as a private genetic testing laboratory focussing primarily on DNA-Diagnostics. Therefore, geneticists, medical doctors for human genetics, and molecular biologists at IMMD aim to develop laboratory methods for the analysis and diagnosis of hereditary diseases. These methods are applied for patients and for counselling individuals to help indentify inherited diseases. Additionally, paternity and DNA identity testing belong to our well established panel of genetic diagnostics. If you are interested in learning more about our genetic testing service, please visit our homepage www.immd.de. Certainly, IMMD is a well established and certified human genetics institute that fulfils all quality criteria.
Paternity and DNA identity testing is embedded into our routine genetic testing programme. What does paternity testing stand for? As an illustration, I would like to demonstrate a simple scenario:
Imagine that both your mother and your father each are in possession of a chain differing only in its colour; for example, that of your mother is red, and that of your father is green. Now, they decide to leave a chain to their daughter that should remind her of her parents. Therefore, they connect parts of both chains to form a new red-green coloured chain. This new two-coloured chain should now "connect" the child with its parents.
What has this got to do with our paternity test?
First, just imagine that the red chain represents the chromosomes of your mother, and the green those of your father. Now, you want to know whether you are really the child of your parents that carry red or green chromosomes ("chains"). In this case, you as well will carry red and green chromosomes only, nothing else. What in fact DNA analysis does is to look into the chromosomes to prove whether you have no differently "coloured chromosomes", except green and red ones. Finding other colours would unambiguously demonstrate that you have not descended from the father with "green chromosomes". Thus, you would have another father. This could be one example result of a paternity test.
Before you can familiarize yourself with some details of a paternity test, I would like to introduce you to Dr. Eva Spitzer, Laboratory Director, who will take care of your request. She has been working in the fields of genetic testing for many years, and guarantee that your test will be performed observing the highest quality standards.
With kind regards
Prof. Dr. Richard Grosse, Director
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