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Explosion in the number of paternity tests. Lab doubles number of clients in one year. Answering the question of “who’s your daddy” has got easier in recent times. Gena AS in Stavanger, one of only two labs in the country that carries out paternity tests, has confirmed that an increasing number of men drop by to check on whether or not they are the father. “The technology is more reliable than it used to be. I also think that price and availability play and important role. Today’s DNA analyses cost only a few thousand (kroner), whereas they used to be much more expensive,” Ragne Kristin Farmen, the lab’s general manager tells NRK.

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Explosion in the number of paternity tests

Published on Friday, 4th December, 2009 at 07:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Lab doubles number of clients in one year.

Pacifier (Illustration photo)
Pacifier (Illustration photo)
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Answering the question of “who’s your daddy” has got easier in recent times. Gena AS in Stavanger, one of only two labs in the country that carries out paternity tests, has confirmed that an increasing number of men drop by to check on whether or not they are the father.

“The technology is more reliable than it used to be. I also think that price and availability play and important role. Today’s DNA analyses cost only a few thousand (kroner), whereas they used to be much more expensive,” Ragne Kristin Farmen, the lab’s general manager tells NRK.

Test results take less than a week, and Farmen goes on to say that only a few men are surprised by them.

“Quite often it seems that the answer confirms what they had already been thinking.”



Published on Friday, 4th December, 2009 at 07:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: dna, paternity, tests, lab, stavanger, men, norway, father, dad, baby, quick, cheap.





  
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