Our lab offers reliable paternity testing using industry standard technology and a simple cheek swab. Your DNA test results will be strictly confidential and easy to understand. Results will be available within two weeks via our HIPAA compliant patient portal. Each kit may be used to test up to 2 parties. Online paternity tests are not court-admissible. *We do offer court-admissible tests for in-lab testing only. Please call for details.
Recommended for determining paternal relationships.
A paternity test kit can provide you with answers about whether or not you are the biological father of a child. You may also want to order these DNA testing services for personal reasons, such as when you want to know if the person you thought was your father is or not. Our DNA testing services give you peace of mind to stop feeling anxious about your life circumstances.
When a Home Paternity Test Kit Is the Right Choice
If you do not require a paternity test for legal reasons, a home paternity test is a great choice for peace of mind.
Why a Home Paternity Test Kit Can't Be Used for Legal Reasons
Our paternity test reports from at-home cheek swabs cannot be used as legal proof of paternity or legal denial of paternity. They cannot be used for legal reasons, including child support, custody, or Social Security benefits. This is because we do not have a chain-of-custody protocol. We also do not use any independent verification of each party's identity. A third-party has to witness the DNA collection when testing is needed for legal purposes. However, you can rest assured that your results will be accurate for personal knowledge and peace of mind.
How to Determine If You Need Court-Admissible DNA Results
If you need to establish the paternity of a child you think or don't think is yours, let us know. We may have a solution that will work for your situation. If you're not sure whether or not a child is yours, and you're being asked to pay child support, contact our fully-accredited laboratory.
How Our Paternity Test Kits Work
We send you a DNA collection kit in the mail. You use the included sterile swab to collect cheek cells. After we receive your sample, we run DNA tests for a range of genetic markers. We'll post the result to your online account within 3-4 weeks. You don't have to leave your home or go to a clinic for our at-home paternity tests.
What Happens if Two Alleged Fathers Are Related
There may be a case when two alleged fathers are related, such as two men who are brothers, cousins, or father and son. Please let us know if this is the case. The more DNA samples we are able to get and analyze, the better. When there is a possibility of the two alleged fathers being related, it is of utmost importance to also have the biological mother's DNA sample.
Timeline for Paternity Results
As soon as we receive all of the DNA samples associated with your request, we start processing them. Our state-of-the-art laboratory has genetic analysis equipment that allows us to process the sample and generate a report within 2-3 weeks. We'll have the result uploaded to your secure, HIPAA-compliant portal so you can view them as soon as they’re ready. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Our customer support team includes genetic counselors who are available to answer questions you have about inconclusive and conclusive results.