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PARENTAGE/RELATIONSHIP TEST-FILTER PAPER - PARF
PARF
Analytes/procedures in bold type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Analyte/Procedure Challenges/Shipment Number of Shipments
Calculation challenge (paper challenge) 1 Three shipments per year
DNA testing (PCR) 4

Program Information

  • Three blood‑stained filter paper paternity trio specimens; two buccal swabs for a second alleged‑father challenge
  • Reporting for short tandem repeats (STRs), XSTRs, Y-STRs, as well as the conclusions provided

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: February 19
  • Shipment B: June 24
  • Shipment C: September 23