DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), the largest provider of private DNA paternity and other DNA testing in the U.S. and worldwide, reached a milestone in 2010 providing DNA paternity testing services to one million customers. This includes more than 5,000 tests performed as part of national TV show partnerships. DDC is the exclusive paternity test provider for the “Maury” show and “The Steve Wilkos Show.”

DDC reached this milestone as births to unmarried mothers continues to rise. According to the latest Center for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics Report, births to unmarried mothers rose from 10.7 percent in 1970 to 39.7 percent in 2007, and about six in seven births to teenagers were non-marital. In most situations, establishing the biological father is essential.

“In 16 years we’ve seen every type of case, tested every kind of sample and this milestone places us in the top echelon within DNA paternity testing,” Peter Vitulli, president and CEO of DDC said. “More and more children are being born out of wedlock, with paternity often in question. Our commitment to 100 percent accurate, timely results supported by our outstanding customer care solidifies DDC’s position as the industry leader.”

DDC’s paternity testing services focus on the following:

  • Variety of testing options including Legal, Home and Pre-natal testing
  • Convenient testing with more than 4,500 DNA collection locations worldwide
  • Fast delivery of results, within two days of receiving DNA samples
  • Industry leading online access to results
  • Availability of DDC’s DNA experts providing personalized testing services

For more information on DDC visit online at dnacenter.com or call 800-362-2368.

About DDC

As the largest provider of private DNA paternity and other DNA tests in the U.S. and worldwide for more than 15 years, DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center) offers comprehensive DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, ancestry and genetics. DDC’s subsidiary, Veterinary Diagnostics Center, provides innovative, quality DNA testing for companion and sport animals. DDC was the first to adopt robotics technology in its laboratory processes, ensuring highly stringent and efficient handling of DNA samples. DDC’s unique Dual Process™, in which all DNA samples are independently tested twice, produces results of unmatched quality and reliability. DDC is recognized through a number of accreditations nationally and internationally achieving perfect ratings in its past 16 inspections including those performed by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). DDC is also accredited by ACLASS to meet the standards of ISO 17025 and the DNA Advisory Board (DAB), which attests to DDC’s superior forensic testing service.

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