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DNA Testing In Florida

Florida DNA Tests – Accredited, Accurate, Affordable

Journey Genetic Testing provides state approved. certified, low-cost, 100% accurate DNA testing in every county in Florida.

Our testing services focus on paternity and family relationship genetic testing. Depending on your unique circumstances and need, we can provide results that are either for peace of mind, or are able to be used in court.

Confidential at home DNA kits authorized for use in Florida will provide the same results as legally admissible process, but are not generally acceptable in situations where a legal report is needed as there is no evidence of the identity of those taking the laboratory study.

Our legal AABB accredited DNA results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Legal test reports can also be used for Social Security benefits, IRS verification of dependents, probate issues, and immigration cases. We have a legal DNA collection network of over 3,500 locations nationwide, and will be able to arrange an appointment for you with a collection office close to your home or office.

You can securely order both a legal and home test from us online 24/7, or call us at 855-362-5224 with any questions, during our regular business hours.

Our Florida Approved DNA Tests Are 100% Accurate

Journey Genetic Testing’s home paternity test and relationship DNA tests provides you with a conclusive and accurate result for DNA testing between the participants. Our parent laboratory performs every DNA test twice, and the results are ready in just 1-2 business days, depending on the test. Every DNA test we do in your state is guaranteed to be Florida approved and 100% accurate. And above all, your result will establish the truth of the relationship tested for. Get the answers you need and deserve today,

Journey Genetic Testing offers the best DNA paternity test at the lowest prices in the industry. Furthermore, all of our home DNA tests are performed by expert geneticists using scientifically-valid methods and state-of-the-art equipment in our AABB accredited partner laboratory, located in the USA. No test results are released until all data has been examined, and approved, by one of our experienced laboratory Ph.D.’s.

Our DNA testing service is unmatched in quality and yet very affordable. You can be assured that your DNA samples will be handled discreetly and processed confidentially. With our technology and affordable DNA test prices, there is no longer a need to go without knowing the truth about a biological relationship.

DNA Tests We Offer In Florida

To learn more about a specific genetic test approved for use in Florida, please click on one of our options below.

Florida Paternity Law

It may be helpful, if you considering a DNA test to establish paternity, to be aware of the legal statutes in Florida regarding paternity. The following information about Florida paternity law is provided as general information only. Journey Genetic Testing does not provide legal advice or representation. We encourage you to research your state laws for the most current information, or contact a family law attorney.

Read Florida’s Paternity Laws

Florida Paternity Law: Chapter 742.091 and 742.10

742.091 Marriage of parents

If the mother of any child born out of wedlock and the reputed father shall at any time after its birth intermarry, the child shall in all respects be deemed and held to be the child of the husband and wife, as though born within wedlock, and upon the payment of all costs and attorney fees as determined by the court, the cause shall be dismissed and the bond provided for in s. 742.021 shall be void. The record of the proceedings in such cases shall be sealed against public inspection in the interests of the child.
History.–s. 1, ch. 57-267; s. 6, ch. 75-166; s. 4, ch. 90-139.

742.10 Establishment of paternity for children born out of wedlock

(1) Except as provided in chapters 39 and 63, this chapter provides the primary jurisdiction and procedures for the determination of paternity for children born out of wedlock. If the establishment of paternity has been raised and determined within an adjudicatory hearing brought under the statutes governing inheritance, or dependency under workers’ compensation or similar compensation programs; if an affidavit acknowledging paternity or a stipulation of paternity is executed by both parties and filed with the clerk of the court; if an affidavit, a notarized voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, or a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity that is witnessed by two individuals and signed under penalty of perjury as provided for in s. 382.013 or s. 382.016 is executed by both parties; or if paternity is adjudicated by the Department of Revenue as provided in s. 409.256, such adjudication, affidavit, or acknowledgment constitutes the establishment of paternity for purposes of this chapter. If an adjudicatory proceeding was not held, a notarized voluntary acknowledgment of paternity or voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, which is witnessed by two individuals and signed under penalty of perjury as specified by s. 92.525(2), creates a rebuttable presumption, as defined by s. 90.304, of paternity and is subject to the right of any signatory to rescind the acknowledgment within 60 days after the date the acknowledgment was signed or the date of an administrative or judicial proceeding relating to the child, including a proceeding to establish a support order, in which the signatory is a party, whichever is earlier. Both parents must provide their social security numbers on any acknowledgment of paternity, consent affidavit, or stipulation of paternity. Except for affidavits under seal pursuant to ss. 382.015 and 382.016, the Office of Vital Statistics shall provide certified copies of affidavits to the Title IV-D agency upon request.

(2) Pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, each party is required to provide his or her social security number in accordance with this section. Disclosure of social security numbers obtained through this requirement shall be limited to the purpose of administration of the Title IV-D program for child support enforcement.

(3) The department shall adopt rules which establish the information which must be provided to an individual prior to execution of an affidavit or voluntary acknowledgment of paternity. The information shall explain the alternatives to, the legal consequences of, and the rights, including, if one parent is a minor, any rights afforded due to minority status, and responsibilities that arise from acknowledging paternity.

(4) After the 60-day period referred to in subsection (1), a signed voluntary acknowledgment of paternity shall constitute an establishment of paternity and may be challenged in court only on the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact, with the burden of proof upon the challenger, and under which the legal responsibilities, including child support obligations of any signatory arising from the acknowledgment may not be suspended during the challenge, except upon a finding of good cause by the court.

(5) Judicial or administrative proceedings are not required or permitted to ratify an unchallenged acknowledgment of paternity.
History.–s. 9, ch. 26949, 1951; s. 10, ch. 27991, 1953; s. 7, ch. 75-166; s. 153, ch. 86-220; s. 28, ch. 92-138; s. 21, ch. 93-208; s. 8, ch. 94-318; s. 70, ch. 97-170; s. 114, ch. 97-237; s. 41, ch. 99-397; s. 22, ch. 2001-53; s. 19, ch. 2004-334; s. 39, ch. 2005-39; s. 25, ch. 2008-151.

Required Probability of Paternity for Florida Courts: 95%
Required Paternity Index: None

In every Florida city or town, we provide at-home DNA test kits for use at home. The answers to your inquiries are identical based on the outcomes of our legal and at-home tests in Florida.

Is an AABB legal DNA test required? Many Florida cities have one or more DNA collection locations nearby. To make it convenient for you to come from your home or place of business, we will set up an appointment for your legal DNA collection. Simply include the zip code for each person and the time you would like your DNA to be gathered when placing an order with us for a valid DNA test. Do you need to provide each person a different time or location? Not to worry, we can handle that for you! All legal DNA testing is done by appointment only.

List of locations in Flordia in, or near, where we have authorized DNA testing site for legal DNA collections..

  • Alafaya
  • Altamonte Springs
  • Apopka
  • Aventura
  • Boca Raton
  • Bonita Springs
  • Boynton Beach
  • Bradenton
  • Brandon
  • Cape Coral
  • Carrollwood
  • Clearwater
  • Clermont
  • Coconut Creek
  • Coral Gables
  • Coral Springs
  • Country Club
  • Cutler Bay
  • Davie
  • Daytona Beach
  • Deerfield Beach
  • DeLand
  • Delray Beach
  • Deltona
  • Doral
  • Dunedin
  • Egypt Lake-Leto
  • Estero
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Myers
  • Fort Pierce
  • Fountainebleau
  • Four Corners
  • Fruit Cove
  • Gainesville
  • Greenacres
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Hialeah
  • Hollywood
  • Homestead
  • Horizon West
  • Jacksonville
  • Jupiter
  • Kendale Lakes
  • Kendall
  • Kendall West
  • Kissimmee
  • Lake Worth Beach
  • Lakeland
  • Land O’ Lakes
  • Largo
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Lauderhill
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Margate
  • Meadow Woods
  • Melbourne
  • Miami
  • Miami Beach
  • Miami Gardens
  • Miramar
  • Navarre
  • North Fort Myers
  • North Lauderdale
  • North Miami
  • North Miami Beach
  • North Port
  • Oakland Park
  • Ocala
  • Ocoee
  • Orlando
  • Ormond Beach
  • Oviedo
  • Palm Bay
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Palm Coast
  • Palm Harbor
  • Parkland
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Pensacola
  • Pine Hills
  • Pinellas Park
  • Plant City
  • Plantation city
  • Poinciana
  • Pompano Beach
  • Port Charlotte
  • Port Orange
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Princeton
  • Richmond West
  • Riverview
  • Riviera Beach
  • Royal Palm Beach
  • Sanford
  • Sarasota
  • South Miami Heights
  • Spring Hill
  • St. Cloud
  • St. Petersburg
  • Sunrise
  • Tallahassee
  • Tamarac
  • Tamiami
  • Tampa
  • The Acreage
  • The Hammocks
  • The Villages
  • Titusville
  • Town ‘n’ Country
  • University CDP
  • University CDP
  • Valrico
  • Wellington
  • Wesley Chapel
  • West Palm Beach
  • Westchester
  • Weston
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter Haven
  • Winter Springs

FAQs About DNA Testing In Florida

How Does A Florida Authorized At Home DNA Test Work?

The recognized and accepted process in Florida for home paternity testing is very easy. People who take the home DNA test usually collect their DNA sample through a cheek swab, also called a buccal, swab. Rubbing the swab against the inside of the cheek painlessly collects the skin cells needed. Since we conduct two sets of tests on each buccal swab, there will be 4 swabs per person in your collection kit. Two swabs should be taken on each side of the mouth. Don’t smoke or drink coffee or tea for about30 minutesbefore the collection, and rinse the mouth with water. When you’re done, just put the samples in the envelope we provide.

Our home DNA test kits provides a cheap, private, simple, and 100% accurate method to determine relationships such as paternity, sibling, grandparents, and aunt/uncle, or twin zygosity. Having your home DNA test kit processed in a AABB accredited lab is important. The same protocols used for a legally binding DNA test in the privacy and comfort of your own home or office will be used for your home DNA test. Our home DNA paternity test can answer your biological questions privately, quickly and affordably.

Does Florida Allow For “Secret” Or Discreet DNA Tests?

Yes! A cheek swab is the most common method of collection. Sometimes a test participant cant submit a sample because a family member is deceased, imprisoned or unavailable. For these reasons, we also offer forensic DNA processing services for other types of DNA samples, which are referred to as “non-standard samples.” Ear wax, hair (must have the root attached), discharge on a tissue, nail clippings, and toothbrushes are the most common forensic samples. A viability test is required on all non-standard samples, which requires an additional fee. For more information about the different items that can be tested, please click on NON-STANDARD DNA SAMPLES.

Unlike many locations outside of the U.S.A., almost all states will allow testing using non-standard samples. If you have a particular concern about this, please check the laws in your state.

What If One Of Us Lives In Florida And The Other Person Lives In Another State?

A lot of test participants live too far apart to do the home DNA test using the same DNA kit. For these situations, we offer an option to have multiple collection kits shipped out. Simply choose the option for an additional address when you place your order. Upon selecting that option, we will send a second collection kit to the shipping address indicted for the additional kit(s). When your DNA samples and case information are received back in the lab, identical reference numbers will link them together.

What If I Need To Prove Paternity In Florida But The Father Is Not Available?

Paternity tests always give a clear yes or no answer. If the father is unavailable, there are other DNA tests we offer to determine paternity. For example, a sibling DNA test may be used to test for possible brothers and sisters. You can also perform a grandparent DNA test for the alleged grandparent and grandchild. The aunt/uncle avuncular DNA test with a full sibling of the alleged parent would also be convincing. You may also want to do a Y-DNA test if two or more males want to find out if they are related through the male line. This test is also always conclusive. If more than one paternal relative is available to participate in a DNA test, consider doing a family genetic reconstruction DNA test instead. If you are not certain which choice is right for your situation, one of our Genetic Consultants would be glad to provide you help. Just give us a call at 1-855-362-5224.

Why Should I Use Journey Genetic Testing For My DNA Testing?

We offer the best home paternity test available in direct to consumer DNA testing. Our results are guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Our paternity test kit will provide a conclusive result that a man is either the biological father of a child, or that there is no way he could be the father.

We also offer the lowest price for a 24 marker paternity test from a AABB accredited paternity testing lab in the U.S.A. You can find a home DNA paternity test at CVS ®, Walgreens ®, Rite Aid ®, Target ®, and Walmart ® . And it may seem when you see these are a drug store, brands like Identigene ®, HomeDNA ® or Reveal ® paternity kits seem like a fairly cheap option.  Don’t be misled. All you are getting is a box that has instructions and swabs. You still have to pay a lab processing fee that runs up to an additional $139 after you pay for the kit (and tax). You will end up paying MUCH more with a drugstore DNA test.

You will also see a lot of different companies online selling home DNA test kits. It can be confusing when deciding which company you should choose. We believe, along with the thousands of satisfied clients we have served, that our 24 marker home DNA paternity test is a superior test. It is also far more accurate than the standard 16 marker paternity test offered by many competitors such as STK ® on Amazon ®, and PaternityDepot ®. Our corporate headquarters, and out testing lab, are located with the United States. Our lab is the largest, most reputable,  most accredited, and most trusted relational DNA paternity testing lab in the world. And finally, our at home paternity test is less expensive that other companies offering lab direct prices, with results in just one day.

Ordering A DNA Test In Florida Is Quick, Easy, And Private

You Order – We Process Your Order Right Away
Once we receive your paternity test order, we will ship priority a customized DNA collection kit (first kit free). We will provide you a tracking number for your kit. If you ordered a legally admissible test, we will schedule your appointment at the closest location to you, based on the information on your order form.

Collect And Return The DNA Samples:
 Painless cheek swabs are provided to collect the DNA. The collection per person takes less than a minute. Return the DNA to our laboratory using the prepaid overnight FedEx label we provide (U.S.A. addresses). Legal DNA test collection fees are already included in the cost of the test. Your collector will overnight the specimens to us after they are collected.

Our Lab Performs The Specimen Analysis:
Once all DNA samples are received in lab, the testing begins. We will notify you by email they have been received and give you a due date for your results.

We Deliver Your DNA Results:
We know you want these results quickly, so we will your paternity test results to the email address on file. If you also requested a printed copy of the results they will be sent priority within one business day of emailing your results, with a tracking number.