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Paternity Test (Non-legal)
 
TEST:  PATERNITY TEST(NON-LEGAL)
 
OTHER TEST REQUEST NAME:
Not applicable
 
TEST COMPOSITION:
Not applicable
 
INTENDED USE:
To establish biological relationship between father and child.
 
METHODOLOGY:
DNA Analysis
 
LABORATORY SECTION:
Special Test
 
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/PATIENT PREPARATIONS:
• Inform Special Test Section before the scheduled sample collection for the collection kit.
• Only trained doctors/RMTs are allowed to collect samples.
 
Sample collection/handling:
1. Each collection kit (provided by HP Main Lab) includes 4 swabs.
2. Collect sample using the 4 swabs for each patient (i.e. 4 swabs for father, 4 swabs for child)
3. Return swabs to its sterile package and place it inside the provided envelope.
4. Encircle whether sample came from father or child.
  Note: Sample from father and child must be placed in separate envelopes.
5. Completely fill up the required information in the envelope.
  Note: Signatures of patient and collector is required. For minors, legal guardian must sign   on the envelope containing the child's sample.
6. Remove adhesive cover and seal the envelope with sample.
7. Send sample immediately to HP Main Lab.
 
Document Requirements:
•  Photocopy of Birth Certificate/School I.D of child
•  Photocopy of Valid I.D of father.
•  Completely filled up request form
•  Completely filled up disclaimer form
 
COLLECTION/SAMPLE CONTAINER:
Collection kit provided by HP Main Lab.
 
Each kit contains:
1. 4 sterile swabs
2. Request form
 
Note: 1 Kit for father, 1 kit for child
 
SPECIMEN AND VOLUME REQUIREMENT
Note: Follow tube manufacturer recommendation.: 4 swabs each from father and child
 
ALTERNATIVE SPECIMEN AND VOLUME REQUIREMENT:
Not Applicable
 
SPECIMEN STABILITY
•   ROOM TEMPERATURE (15-25°C): 7 Days
•   REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C): Not applicable
•   FREEZER TEMPERATURE (-20°C) : Not applicable
 
TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE:
Transport specimen at 15°C ~25 °C (room temperature)
 
Note: Double check completeness and correctness of information before sending to
  HP Main Lab to avoid delay ing processing of sample.
 
REJECTION CRITERIA:
• Incomplete details of patient
• Unlabelled sample
• Incorrect collection container used
 
RUNNING DAY:
Batch Running
 
CUT OFF TIME:
Friday 4:00 PM
 
TAT/RELEASING OF RESULTS:
15 days after cut-off (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays)
 
REFERENCE INTERVAL/RESULT INTERPRETATION:
Not Applicable
 
LIMITATIONS/INTERFERENCES:
None specified.
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS):
Not applicable

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