Which type of paternity testing is right for me?
Paternity Testing Services performs two types of testing for paternity; the Legal Paternity Test, and the Home Paternity Test. If you need to determine paternity for a legal reason, such as:
- Child Support
- Birth Certificate
- Court Order
- Child Custody
- Tax Forms
- Or Other Legal Reasons,
you will want to obtain a Legal DNA Test because the test results can be used as a legal document. Legal DNA Test samples are collected at sample collection laboratory located near you. Call us for more info at 877-424-3920.
If the results of the test are not needed for a legal reason, but strictly for your own knowledge, you might be interested in purchasing a Home Paternity Test from us. In a home test, you will collect the DNA samples from the persons requiring testing and mail them back to our laboratory.
Can I take a paternity test in my own home?
Absolutely! If you are interested in paternity for a non-legal reason and simply for your own knowledge, call us at 877-424-3920 and order our Home Paternity Test kit. You will collect the DNA samples via a sterile swab (similar to a Q-tip), place into an envelope and mail back to our lab for analysis.
How accurate is a paternity test?
DNA testing via Paternity Testing Services is extremely reliable with an average probability of paternity at 99.9%.
Do both parents have to provide samples for accurate paternity testing?
Both parents do not necessarily have to provide samples. Many tests are performed with samples from the alleged father and the child. However, the accuracy of the test does increase with a sample from the mother as well.
How long does it take to get results?
Generally, results are provided to you within one to five days after you have visited the laboratory (if using a Legal Paternity Test). We can contact you via email if you like, or you can call us at 877-424-3920. If performing a Home Paternity Test, extra time will need to be allowed for results as the kit is mailed back to us for analysis.
Do you have a lab close to me?
Paternity Testing Services works with over 6,000 medical laboratories nationwide. To find out if you have a lab near you, visit our Paternity Testing Centers lookup page and enter your zip code.
Do I need an appointment?
Most laboratory site collections require an appointment. However, most laboratories offer same day or next day testing. To find out more, call one of our counselors at 877-424-3920.
Is our Paternity Test court admissible?
Our Legal DNA Paternity testing results provide almost definitive evidence for most court cases involving child custody, child support, estate settlements, visa applications or immigration. Our services provide 99.9999% proof of paternity with 100% accuracy.