Human DNA Testing
DNA Paternity Testing
Paternity determination using DNA sample from the child as well as a DNA sample from the presumed father of the child. DNA is passed on from your biological parents with one half coming from the mother and the other half coming from the father. A paternity test compares the pattern formed by the child's DNA to the pattern formed by the presumed father's DNA to see if there is a match. A DNA paternity test from an accredited, experienced laboratory is the most precise test available to determine lineage. A standard paternity test performed at our laboratory provides at least 99.99% probability of paternity
for inclusions or 100% certainty of exclusion.
DNA Paternity FAQs
How Does DNA Testing Work?
DNA profiling, a fundamental breakthrough in the field of paternity testing, allows for direct examination of the genetic material that a child inherited from its biological parents. During the testing process, the genetic characteristics of a child are first compared to those of its mother. Those characteristics that cannot be found in the mother must have been inherited from the biological father. If the tested man does not contain the genetic characteristics necessary to be the biological father of the child, he is excluded. If the DNA of the tested man does contain those genetic characteristics, then this man cannot be excluded and the probability that this man is the true biological father can be calculated.
Are the Results Confidential?
As with all patient information, all client information as well as the results of your tests are strictly confidential. Results are only released to the party requesting the testing, unless otherwise demanded by a court order.
Are the Results Admissible in Court?
Yes. The identification of every person being tested, as well as each sample is carefully documented through each step of the testing process for legal DNA testing.
Laboratories are admissible in a court of law, and may me accompanied by our expert witness service if necessary.
Can Paternity Testing Be Done Without a Specimen Sample From the Mother?
Yes, it is possible to test the child and the alleged father when the mother is unavailable.
Where Do I Go to Have the Specimen Sample Collected?
We provide on site collection. Special handling ensures that specimens arrive safely at the laboratory. Not all individuals in the paternity analysis need to have their specimens collected at the same time. Our customer service representatives will assist you in setting up a convenient appointment to have your sample collected
How Long Does It Take to Get the Results?
Once all the specimens have been received, the test takes about 9-10 business days or less.