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In January 2009, when the service was deployed, until March this year, the 2760 tests conducted Lacen

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Central Laboratory of Public Health of Ceará
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Central Laboratory of Public Health of Ceará

The Central Public Health Laboratory of Ceará (Lacen) will participate in 3-7 of May megamutirão promoted by the Court of Ceará (TJ / EC) to reduce the demand for proof of paternity tests in the state. The estimate is to serve about 1700 families.

In January 2009, when the service started up in March this year, 2760 Lacen performed DNA tests to prove paternity. Owned by the State Health Department, so drive public schools, the Lacen performs DNA testing, like all other services free of charge.

Currently, about ten samples are taken every day in the unit Lacen in Fortaleza. The collection is also done in units of Juazeiro do Norte, Crato, Taua, Senador Pompeu and Ico. The apparatus of Lacen DNA sequencer is capable of performing up to 400 tests per month. To perform the test, just the family concerned to make the request to the Public Prosecutor, Public Defender, the rods of Family or community councils. Upon completion of the collection of material, the exam is delivered within 10 days.

For deployment of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, invested R $ 355,708.04 in the acquisition of the sequencer, plus resources totaling $ 1 million in adapting the physical area and purchase equipment and supplies. Before sequencing, the State Department of Health had an agreement with the Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University of Ceará (UFC) for examinations. Were made only 55 tests per month, well below the number of families who claimed in court to prove the paternity test, in most cases, to guarantee the right to alimony. In private laboratories the DNA test costs $ 350 to $ 700.

   Palavras-chave:   DNA    Paternity    Megamutirão    Lacen    Ceará   
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