General
10.08.2012

Effort performs DNA testing to prove paternity in EC

Central Laboratory of Public Health has partnered with the Public Defender to address cases in the state

Foto: SES/CE
Project Effort In The Name of the Father will be held by the partnership of the Central Public Health Laboratory (Lacen) and Public Defender General of the State of Ceará
Project Effort In The Name of the Father will be held by the partnership of the Central Public Health Laboratory (Lacen) and Public Defender General of the State of Ceará

The Central Public Health Laboratory (Lacen) is a partner of the Public Defender General of the State of Ceará in the Project In the Name of the Father, to conduct tests confirm paternity. Next Tuesday (21), the Central Nucleus of the Public Defender Service in Pinto Bandeira Avenue, 1111, Luciano Cavalcante, in Fortaleza, will work exclusively to deal with cases related to the acknowledgment of paternity.

The service will be from 8 to 17 hours and is estimated to receive about 100 families. In addition to the extra-judicial hearings, may still be issued the Birth Registration for those who voluntarily acknowledge paternity. The Lacen will collect blood from children and parents to check the paternity through DNA testing.

The Lacen do DNA testing on your own molecular biology lab, inaugurated by the State Department of Health in late 2008. The investment was R $ 1,355,708.00 in purchase of genetic sequencing, the adaptation of physical area and the acquisition of equipment and supplies. Before the lab, only 55 tests were made each month through an agreement with Sesa's College of Pharmacy, Federal University of Ceará. With this small amount, the result was a long queue. Four thousand families awaiting access to the exam in 2008. In hundreds of cases were more than three years of waiting.

Besides the routine work, with the completion of 300 DNA tests per month, Lacen promote joint efforts in the capital and interior. This year, 1,364 tests were performed. In three and a half years, from 2009, the 10,151 tests conducted Lacen proof of paternity, ensuring their children the right to know who are the parents and therefore the right to households with confirmed paternity, to claim a pension in justice.

Source: Isaude.net