A DNA paternity test is a scientific technique used to determine whether a man is the biological father of a child.
A DNA paternity test is a scientific technique used to determine whether a man is the biological father of a child. This type of test compares the DNA profiles of the alleged father and the child to identify whether they share genetic markers. Buccal swabs are commonly used to collect DNA samples for this type of testing. Buccal swabs are tiny brushes that are gently rubbed against the inside of a person’s cheek, which collect a sample of cells containing DNA. This process is non-invasive, painless, and quickly done at home or any authorized collection center.
People who need to be tested using buccal swabs for a paternity test include:
- Fathers who want to confirm the biological parenthood of a child
- Children who want to confirm their biological father
- Grandparents, siblings, and aunts/uncles may need to be tested to establish biological/blood family relationships.
The DNA paternity test results are highly accurate and are often used in court cases regarding child custody, child support, and inheritance disputes. DNA paternity testing can provide peace of mind for families who have doubts about their biological relationships.
Results from Home Collection Kits are not legally admissible
Turnaround Time for Results: 5 – 7 business days
Persons to be tested: Alleged Father, Child, and Biological Mother (optional)
Additional cost for additional alleged father – $920 per person