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DNA Testing In Georgia

Our Georgia DNA Tests Are Accredited, Affordable, and Accurate.

Our testing services specialize in paternity and family relationship genetic testing. Depending on your unique circumstances and need, we can prepare results that are either for peace of mind, or are can be used for any legal reason.

Private at home DNA kits authorized for use in Georgia will provide the same results as legally admissible process, but are not generally permissible in situations where a legal report is needed as there is no verification of the identity of those undergoing 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 authorized DNA collection sites in the United States, and will be able to set up a time for your DNA collection with a collection site 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.

DNA Tests We Offer in Georgia

To learn if a particular DNA test is right for you, please click on the image below. You will be taken directly to the information page for that test.

Our Georgia 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 Georgia 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 at home DNA kits 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.

Georgia Paternity Law

If you are considering a legal DNA test in Georgia you may want to review the state statutes concerning parernity. This information about Georgia paternity legal statutes is provided for general use 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.

Review Georgia Paternity Statutes

Georgia Paternity Law: O.C.G.A. § 19-7-21.1




O.C.G.A. § 19-7-21.1 (2008)

§ 19-7-21.1. ”Acknowledgment of legitimation” and “legal father” defined; signing acknowledgment of legitimation; when acknowledgment not recognized; making false statement; rescinding acknowledgment

(a) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) ”Acknowledgment of legitimation” means a written statement contained in a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity form indicating that a mother and father of a child born out of wedlock have freely agreed and consented that the child may be legitimated.

(2) ”Legal father” means a male who:

(A) Has legally adopted a child;

(B) Was married to the biological mother of that child at the time the child was conceived or was born, unless such paternity was disproved by a final order pursuant to Article 3 of this chapter;

(C) Married the legal mother of the child after the child was born and recognized the child as his own, unless such paternity was disproved by a final order pursuant to Article 3 of this chapter;

(D) Has been determined to be the father by a final paternity order pursuant to Article 3 of this chapter;

(E) Has legitimated the child by a final order pursuant to Code Section 19-7-22; or

(F) Has legitimated a child pursuant to this Code section and who has not surrendered or had terminated his rights to the child.

(b) Prior to the child’s first birthday, a father of a child born out of wedlock may render his relationship with the child legitimate when both the mother and father have freely agreed, consented, and signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity and an acknowledgment of legitimation which have been made and have not been rescinded pursuant to Code Section 19-7-46.1. The State Office of Vital Records shall provide notice, in writing, of the alternatives to, legal consequences of, and the rights and responsibilities of signing a voluntary acknowledgment of legitimation.

(c) Voluntary acknowledgment of legitimation shall not be recognized if:

(1) The mother was married to another man when the child was born;

(2) The mother was married to another man at any time within the usual period of gestation;

(3) There is another legal father;

(4) The mother has voluntarily and in writing surrendered all of her parental rights pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of any of Code Section 19-8-4, 19-8-5, 19-8-6, or 19-8-7 and has not withdrawn her surrender as permitted by the provisions of subsection (b) of Code Section 19-8-9 or the mother’s parental rights have been judicially terminated by a court of competent jurisdiction or an action to terminate such rights has been initiated and is pending;

(5) The mother has signed a voluntary acknowledgment of legitimation with another man; or

(6) The child is one year of age or older.

(d) If any of the circumstances described in subsection (c) of this Code section exists, the provisions of Code Section 19-7-22 shall be the only method of legitimation.

(e) Voluntary acknowledgment of legitimation shall not authorize the father to receive custody or visitation until there is a judicial determination of custody or visitation.

(f) It shall be unlawful to make a false statement on a voluntary acknowledgment of legitimation, and the making of a false statement shall be punishable as an act of false statements and writings under Code Section 16-10-20.

(g) Where a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity is timely rescinded and includes a voluntary acknowledgment of legitimation, the legitimation shall also be deemed rescinded. HISTORY: Code 1981, § 19-7-21.1, enacted by Ga. L. 2008, p. 667, § 4/SB 88.

Required Probability of Paternity for Georgia Courts: 97%
Required Paternity Index: None

At-home, peace of mind DNA kits can be sent to any location in Georgia, including P.O. Boxes. We ship all DNA collection kits by USPS Priority mail. You will received a USPS tracking number for your kit, and in most cases, have it in 1-2 business days as we ship from our corporate office in Portland, OR.

For court admissible legal paternity and relationship testing, we have professional DNA specimen collection sites  in or close to most Georgia locations. All legal testing is by appointment only, which we will schedule for you based on availablility. You will be able to access these sites easily from your home or office.

Here is a list of the cities where we have a center in, or near, for legal DNA testing in Georgia
  • Atlanta
  • Albany
  • Alpharetta
  • Athens-Clarke County
  • Augustav
  • Brookhaven
  • Canton
  • Carrollton
  • Chamblee
  • Columbus
  • Dalton
  • Douglasville
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • East Point
  • Evans
  • Gainesville
  • Hinesville
  • Johns Creek
  • Kennesaw
  • LaGrange
  • Lawrenceville
  • Mableton
  • Macon
  • Marietta
  • Martinez
  • McDonough
  • Milton
  • Newnan
  • Peachtree City
  • Peachtree Corners
  • Pooler
  • Redan
  • Rome
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Savannah
  • Smyrna
  • South Fulton
  • Statesboro
  • Stockbridge
  • Stonecrest
  • Sugar Hill
  • Tucker
  • Union City
  • Valdosta
  • Warner Robins
  • Woodstock

Ordering A Home DNA Test In Georgia Is Quick, Easy, And Private

You Order – We Ship 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.

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).

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.

FAQ’s About Georgia DNA Testing

How Does A Georgia Authorized At Home DNA Test Work?

A home DNA test provides a cheap, private, simple, and accurate method to determine relationships such as paternity, sibling, grandparents, and aunt/uncle. 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 tests can answer your biological questions privately, quickly and affordably.

The recognized and accepted process in Georgia 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 30 minutes before the collection, and rinse the mouth with water. When you’re done, just put the samples in the envelope we provide, and return them to our lab in the prepaid overnight envelope we provide.

Does Georgia Allow For Discreet, Or “Secret” DNA Testing?

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

The cheek swab is the most common method of collection. Sometimes a test participant cant submit a sample because a family member is deceased, imprisoned, not wanting to test, orsimply 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.

What If One Of Us Lives In Georgia 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, reference numbers and bar codes will link them together.

What If I Need To Prove Paternity In Georgia 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 2 men 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.