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Cheap Paternity Test

What is included: A 24 marker paternity DNA test, USPS Priority shipping of a Journey Genetic Testing collection kit, detailed collection instructions, a prepaid overnight return mailer for your DNA samples (USA addresses only), lab processing fees, and results from our AABB accredited testing laboratory.

Who is included: One suspected father and one child. The mother’s DNA sample is also included at no additional charge if you wish to include her at the time of the order. Other suspected fathers or additional children may be added at an additional cost as shown on the order form.

How we send the DNA collection kit: USPS Priority mail. You will by emailed a tracking number from the USPS when the kit ships.

If you need to send a kit to more than one address: You have the option of sending additional testing kits to other addresses if needed. Each additional kit is $14.95 and includes USPS Priority shipping, collection materials, instructions, and a prepaid overnight return label for the samples. If you wish to send more than one kit please indicate this on the order form.

When your results will be ready: 1 business day after the lab receives all of the DNA samples.

Payment Options: We offer several ways to pay when you order a sibling DNA test. You can choose to pay with a credit, debit, or prepaid card with a VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo. You may also pay through PayPal, and if you do not already have a PayPal account, you can set one up easily. We also financing options through Affirm. Affirm does not perform a hard credit check. Affirm offers both a Pay In 4 Payment plan, as well as offering up to a 12 month payment plan. Affirm is an independent company that we partner with, however the decision to extend financing is their decision alone.

If you don’t want a kit mailed to your home or you are in a rush and don’t want to wait for a kit to arrive: We offer the option to make your own DNA kit to allow you to be discreet if your circumstances call for that. Just select the “Make Your Own Kit” option on the order form and we will email you the instructions, your case number, and the address to send your samples to. The lab processing time is the same as with our Journey Genetic Testing collection kit.  

Our Paternity DNA Test will provide a conclusive answer to the question of whether a man is the biological father of a child. Journey Genetic Testing is here to help you on this journey of self-discovery in learning the truth through DNA.

  • You Will Have Access To Our Expertise: We are leaders in DNA paternity testing. Our Genetic Consultants have a deep understanding of paternity issues and the latest advancements in DNA analysis.
  • We Guarantee Accurate DNA Results: Using the most advanced technology, our AABB parent lab will provide you with 100% accurate results. Your testing is performed twice to ensure your report is correct.
  • We Provide Everything You Need: Our kit is shipped USPS Priority and includes everything you need. We also include a pre-paid overnight return label for sending your DNA samples to our parent laboratory.
  • We Make Sure This Is An Easy Process: Our DNA test kit includes simple instructions for collecting your samples, making the process easy and stress-free.
  • Your Information Is Confidential: We know how sensitive personal DNA information is. This information will never be sold and will only be used to test for a paternity relationship.
  • You Will Have Personalized Customer Support: Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Step-By-Step Directions

The mouth (buccal) swabs are packaged in sterile packaging. You will have two packets. Each packet contains TWO swabs. You will use all 4 swabs for each person.

Step 1: Complete the information on the DNA collection envelopes.

The names listed should be the same as you put on your order form. There will be one collection envelope for each person whose DNA is being collected.

Step 2: Open the paper packaging and remove the swabs.

Please be careful to handle the swabs on the long handle (the non-cotton end) only. DO NOT, at any time, touch the cotton end with your hands or fingers.

Step 3: With clean dry hands, collect cheek cells by rolling the tip of the sample collection swab firmly on the inside of the right cheek and under the tongue for 20-30 seconds.

Be sure to roll the swab over the entire inner cheek surface. Repeat this process for the same individual with the second swab. You should use two swabs on the inside of the right cheek and two swabs on the inside of the left cheek. Repeat the process for every individual being tested using a different set of swabs and envelope for each person.

Step 4: The mouth swabs should be dry before putting them into the collection envelope.

The best way of doing this without risking contamination is to place them in an upright position in a clean dry glass. Do not put more than one person's DNA samples into a glass at a time. The DNA samples of each person must never touch each other. Once they are dry, place them back into the correct envelopes.

Step 5: Place all of the swab envelopes, plus and any included forms that you have completed, into the large pre-paid FedEx return envelope.

Then simply return them to a FedEx office or call FedEx to pick it up at a time that fits your schedule.

These FAQs are a resource to help answer  your questions, and any concerns, related to paternity testing. Discover how paternity tests work, when to consider them, and what to anticipate during the process. Whether you're seeking information for personal reasons or legal matters, we want to provides the answers you need to make informed decisions about your paternity test.

Most Often Asked Questions About Paternity Testing

What Happens To My Paternity Sample After I Send In My Swabs?

You may be concerned that your DNA sample could be used to discover a whole range of things about you. We want to reassure you that our DNA paternity testing will not lead to this. The DNA sample collected for our paternity test exclusively serves the purpose of paternity testing. Furthermore, you can have confidence that information concerning your case is given only to authorized individuals.

The DNA sample is removed during the testing process, and all personal information is deleted from our system within 30 days after delivering the results to you. We will never sell your personal DNA information, or provide it to any other individual, company, lab, or private or government database.

Do You Have An Office Near Me For Paternity Testing?

Our informational home paternity DNA test provides you 100% accurate answers from the comfort of your home. If your are in need of a Legal paternity DNA test, we have 3,500+ DNA centers in the USA. All legal collection are by appointment only, and we most likely have a location close to your home or office.

Can I Use The Results From A Home Paternity Test In Court?

Not usually. You should probably not do a home paternity test if you need results for child support, custody, or any other legal reason. Courts typically require results from a legal DNA test with a maintained chain-of-custody process for acceptance. However, a judge may decide what evidence they find valid. If you have specific legal concerns, we recommend consulting an attorney before proceeding. We are willing to collaborate with an attorney of your choice to facilitate any required testing.

The Father And Child Live In Different Locations. Can We Still Do The Test?

Yes, this is very common. We can send paternity test kits to two different addresses. There is an option to list a second address on our online form.

Each kit will share the same case number and are matched up in lab once all the samples arrive. If one sample arrives first, then we just store that in a way to keep the sample safe until the other sample(s) arrive.

We will notify you once all samples have arrived and testing begins.

Can I Send Something Other Than A Mouth Swab For Paternity Testing?

Yes! Cheek-swab samples are the industry standard for this type of test. Cheek swabs make DNA extraction by our lab’s robots easy, which is one way to keep costs lower for our customers.

If you intend to provide an alternative DNA sample like a toothbrush, ear wax on swabs, or fingernail clippings, please be aware that there is a non-refundable fee of $100 necessary to assess the sample's viability before testing.

There Are Two Possible Fathers And They Are Related. Can The Test Still Be Done?

If two possible fathers are related as full brothers, or father and son, they may share many of the DNA markers used in paternity testing. This means that if the laboratory is not aware of these relationships, both men could test positive as the child’s biological father. DNA testing is strong enough to determine paternity in a case involving closely-related fathers. However, it is best if we are told about these situations before the testing process commences.

Journey Genetic Testing offers two options for cases involving possible fathers who are related:

Option 1: Test both fathers, the child, and the mother at the same time. Expert laboratory staff can obtain definitive test results by comparing the DNA profiles of both fathers with the child's DNA. There is an added fee for the additional father.

Option 2: Test one father with extended analysis. This option is for when only one of the fathers is available for testing. To produce a conclusive result, we must perform extended testing and statistical analysis. There is an additional fee for the extended testing and analysis.

Can An Ancestry Test Prove Paternity?

No, an ancestry DNA test can only identify possible DNA matches. Only a direct paternity test can conclusively establish a match between a father and child's DNA.

Can A Paternity Test Be Done Without The Mother Involved?

Yes. Close to 98% of our paternity testing involves solely the DNA samples of the father and the child.

Can You Determine If Some Who Is Deceased Is The Father Of A Child?

Yes. There are a few options available to do DNA testing.

First, if an autopsy was conducted, the Medical Examiner may have a blood or tissue sample from the deceased. This may be able to be used for a paternity test. In addition, paternity testing can also be done using an "alternative sample" containing the alleged father's DNA. Examples can be items like blood, hair, finger nails, toe nails, toothbrush, etc.

Additionally, we can conduct a test utilizing a parent of the alleged father, known as a Grandparent DNA test. Furthermore, we can perform an Avuncular DNA test by testing a sibling of the alleged father.It is also possible to test two or more possible siblings who suspect they share the same mother (Full Sibling test) or only believe they share the same biological father (Half Sibling test).

Our Genetic Consultants can provide additional information. Call us at 1-855-362-5224 or email us at

How Do You Conduct A Paternity Test?

The potential father and child swab the inside of their cheeks for buccal (cheek) cells. You mail the cotton swab applicators to our lab. After all your samples have reached the lab the testing starts.

The analyzed genetic loci contain DNA sequences referred to as short tandem repeats (STRs), which are short, repeating DNA units. These STRs have a variable number of repeats at each genetic locus, inherited from their biological parents. Every individual has two genetic markers, known as alleles, for each genetic locus. They inherit one allele from their biological mother and the other from their biological father.

The test result report includes the allele sizes (number of repeats) for the mother (if tested), child, and alleged father at each genetic locus.

If the test includes just the child and the alleged father and they lack shared alleles at three or more loci, it rules out the alleged father. However, if the alleged father matches at 22 or more markers, he's the biological father. These genetic results serve as the basis for calculating and reporting the probability of paternity.

How Much Does A Home Paternity Test Cost?

The cost of a paternity test is of $109. There are no extra fees.


Your DNA test results will be easy to read and understand. We will also provide you with our "Understanding Your DNA Results" booklet.

We are providing examples of paternity test reports below to give you an idea of what the results you receive will look like. 

Paternity tests always have only one of two results, and they are guaranteed to be 100% accurate. The results will either indicate that the alleged father is either excluded, or cannot be excluded. Exclusion means the man tested is NOT the biological father of the child. The terms "cannot be excluded" means the man IS the biological father of the child.

This first report is showing what we call an "exclusion." The suspected father is not the father if there are more than two of his genetic markers that do not match the child's DNA markers.

Here is an example of what a DNA report looks like when a man testing IS the father of the child. The probability can not reach 100% due to mathematical limitations. The probability is not the same thing as the accuracy of the test. All of Journey Genetic Testing's results are guaranteed to be 100% accurate.

paternity inclusion

Once you get your DNA report back, if you have questions, we are happy to provide you with help if needed. 

Our testing is the next step in your journey to truth about your family!


You can read more of our firsthand reviews from customers who have done their DNA testing through our company by clicking on CLIENT REVIEWS. We take pride in delivering a top-notch 5-star customer experience. Reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to helping you on your journey to truth through DNA.

Exceptional Service

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 23, 2023

I purchased a test for my son, and it arrived promptly within two days. After sending it back via mail on Wednesday, I received the results by Friday. I highly recommend this service.

Richard D

Pleased with service received.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 8, 2023

I ordered the test for legal purposes for one of my clients. The entire process was swift and straightforward. I will use Journey again.

Michael D


Rated 4.0 out of 5
November 22, 2023

Super easy to do. Got the results really fast. A really good experience. Only thing that could have made it better was to make the test free because as a single mom money is really tight.

Lisa N

Needed to verify an Ancestry result

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 8, 2023

I chose to do a Legal Paternity Test following an Ancestry test to confirm my status as an adult child. The results were delivered more quickly than anticipated, and the entire process was seamless. The informative preparation and clear expectations added to the smooth experience. The service is highly accredited, professionally reliable, and I would certainly recommend it.

Jessica O

Peace of mind

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 27, 2023

Peace of mind is priceless and this dna home paternity kit gives you that

Kevin M