Paternity Test Test (Informational)
WHAT IS A PATERNITY TEST?
A Paternity DNA Test compares the DNA of a child to the DNA of an Alleged Father, and preferably the child’s mother, to determine the probability of paternity.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY PATERNITY TEST RESULTS?
Test results are available in an average of 3 to 5 business days after specimens are collected from all tested parties.
To determine the biological father of a child, get this Informational DNA Paternity Test. This test gives you an accurate determination (with an average probability of paternity of 99% or more) of who the child’s biological father is. This test is for informational purposes only and not admissible in court or for legal evidence that may be needed for documentation.
The process is very simple and easy. It starts by collecting epithelial cell (skin cell) samples using a soft swab rubbed on the inside cheeks of the mouth to obtain DNA from the child and the alleged father. A sample from the mother is not required; however, is useful in the testing process. With the mother’s participation, the lab will be able to determine which half of the child’s DNA was contributed by the mother; therefore, the remaining DNA must then match the alleged father. Then the DNA of the potential father is analyzed to determine the probability that his genetic markers are found in the child. This is known as a percentage of probability of paternity.
Our professional medical assistant will rub soft swabs on the inside of both cheeks of the child and possible father, and any additional participants, to determine the paternity of a single child. If more than one child is being tested or if there is more than one alleged father, additional fees will be incurred. If you have a specimen with DNA on it, please ask the medical assistant if we are able to do the test on your specimen and for additional pricing.
NOTE: The Informational DNA Paternity Test is not admissible in court. Names of the tested parties will not be shown on the test results. If you need the results to be admissible in court, ask about our Chain of Custody (Legally Admissible) Paternity Test.
WHY DO I NEED A PATERNITY TEST?
The DNA Paternity Test (Informational) is for informational purposes only and cannot be used as legal evidence in court or for legal documentation use. If you need the test results for reasons such as child support; child custody or visitation; to seek medical, social security or military benefits; to add or remove a name from a birth certificate; or for adoption, you must purchase our Legally-Admissible DNA Paternity Test.
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While you’re here, you may want to invest in a Basic Check‐Up, Urine Drug Test (10‐Panel) or Comprehensive STD Panel.
This test will reflect the probability of paternity. A “0” means he is not the father.
HIGH PROBABILITY OF PATERNITY INDICATES:
An extremely high probability of paternity indicates that the alleged father is the father (generally greater than 99%).
LOW PROBABILITY OF PATERNITY INDICATES:
A “0” genetic match means the alleged father is not the father.
A low probability of paternity could indicate that the alleged father is not the father. If another biological family member is suspected as an alleged father, it is recommended they also participate in the testing.