Paternity Testing

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Is she mine? It is natural for families to want to know who the biological father of their child. The best way to determine the identity of the father is through Gene Testing, more commonly known as Paternity Testing or DNA Paternity Testing. Nationwide, approximately 30% of tested men are excluded as the biological father. A child is entitled to the sense of identity that comes from knowing both biological parents. Knowledge of a child’s biological heritage can also be extremely useful later in life for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. In addition, determination of paternity gives a child legal right to receive financial support from the father and to inherit from the father. Likewise, until paternity is legally established, the biological father has no legal rights to the child, such as parenting time with the child, or participation in major decisions about the child, such as medical treatment, education or religious training
Private Paternity Testing starts at: $180
  • In-Home Collection Kit (Ships Nationwide)
  • Up to 99.99% Probability
  • Includes Alleged Father, Child and Mother (if available)
  • Exclusions (0% Probability) Tested Twice for Accuracy
Legal Paternity Testing starts at $295
  • Professional Collection with Chain of Custody
  • Accredited Laboratory (AABB)
  • Court Admissible
  • Nationwide Network of Clinics for convenient collections

A paternity test is extremely accurate and results are determined through DNA testing of the child, mother and alleged father. A paternity test can be performed with out testing the mother, however it does reduce the statistical value of the test. For this reason every effort should be made to test the mother when she is available in order to obtain the best results.

Relationships in Paternity DNA Testing

Paternity Testing in the relative’s category is easy. When an alleged father is not available, paternity can be established indirectly by testing known family members. This type of testing can be performed using grandparents DNA Testing, aunts, uncles DNA testing or known siblings DNA Testing. In this scenario the mother of the child should be tested to increase accuracy.

Paternity Results

There are two types of paternity tests available, Legal Paternity and Private. The only difference between the two types of tests is the documentation procedures used at the time of the sample collection. The Legal Paternity Results are accepted in a court of law, where as private paternity results are not.

Legal Paternity Test

A Legal Paternity test is a conclusive, legally a binding test that uses DNA to determine if a man is the biological father of the child. The primary difference between a Legal Paternity test and a private paternity test is the documentation process used. A proper chain of custody must be established and used in the collection process in order for results to be considered legally admissible by the court. The DNA samples must be collected and or witnessed by a neutral third party with no interest in the results outcome. Legal Paternity Testing In the following areas proves to be invaluable.

  • Child-support
  • Back Child Support
  • Parental Rights
  • Custody
  • Inheritance
  • Immigration

The Center for Drug and Alcohol Testing has a network of nationwide collection facilities to ensure the legality and admissibility of your chain of custody process.

Private Paternity test

The private paternity test is a quick solution that is perfect for families who are seeking the truth regarding paternity for personal information. Since the results will not be used in a court of law the chain of custody process is not required. A private paternity test is useful for:

  • Families with lingering doubts
  • Adults/Children wanting verification
  • Families wanting to know before incurring expensive legal costs
  • Peace of mind
  • Ancestry Genealogy, Trace Ancestors
  • Trace Family History
Forensic Material in Paternity DNA Testing

Valuable forensic DNA can be found on evidence that is decades old. Several factors can affect DNA stability, such as sunlight, moisture, bacteria, and mold. Consequently, not all DNA evidence will result in a usable DNA profile. Forensic DNA is Material commonly used in the justice system to solve crimes and mysteries as seen on modern day television shows. But forensic DNA material can also be used in Paternity Testing, Maternity Testing, Infidelity DNA Testing, Ancestry Genealogy and to Trace Ancestors, Trace Family History, Back Child Support, Gene Testing, Paternity Law cases, Grandparent Visitation and Grand Parent Visitation Rights, Paternity Rights, Maternity Rights, and in an increasingly large variety of scenarios (using Forensic DNA Material may require additional fees).

Common sources of Forensic DNA material include:

  • Fingernail clippings
  • Hair with roots or follicles
  • Chewing gum
  • Used beverage container
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hat’s
  • Jackets
  • Other assorted clothing items
  • Post Mortem tissue
  • Lickable stamps or envelopes
  • Teeth or dentures
  • Toothbrush or toothpicks
  • Cigarette butt
  • Dental floss
  • Facial tissue or cotton swab
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