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DNA Testing In Illinois

Illinois DNA Tests – Accurate, Accredited, Affordable

Journey Genetic Testing provides authenticated, low-cost, and 100% true DNA services in Illinois.

Our testing services focus on paternity and family relationship genetic testing. Based| on your particular circumstances and need, we can prepare results that are either for peace of mind, or are legally admissible.

Private at home DNA kits approved for use in Illinois will provide the same results as legally admissible process, but are not typically acceptable in situations where a legal report is needed as there is no proof of the person of those providing the DNA samples for 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 across the U.S.A., and will be able to schedule a time 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 Illinois

Our Illinois 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 Illinois state 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.

Illinois Paternity Law

The following information about Illinois 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 Illinois’Paternity Statutes

Illinois Paternity Law: 96th General Assembly, 2009 & 2010, HB4008

(4) Unless otherwise provided in this Act, if the mother was not married to the father of the child at either the time of conception or the time of birth, the name of the father shall be entered on the child’s birth certificate only if the mother and the person to be named as the father have signed an acknowledgment of parentage in accordance with subsection

(5) Unless otherwise provided in this Act, if the mother was married at the time of conception or birth and the presumed father (that is, the mother’s husband) is not the biological father of the child, the name of the biological father shall be entered on the child’s birth certificate only if, in accordance with subsection (5),

(i) the mother and the person to be named as the father have signed an acknowledgment of parentage and

(ii) the mother and presumed father have signed a denial of paternity.

(5) Upon the birth of a child to an unmarried woman, or upon the birth of a child to a woman who was married at the time of conception or birth and whose husband is not the biological father of the child, the institution at the time of birth and the local registrar or county clerk after the birth shall do the following:

(a) Provide (i) an opportunity for the child’s mother and father to sign an acknowledgment of parentage and (ii) if the presumed father is not the biological father, an opportunity for the mother and presumed father to sign a denial of paternity. The signing and witnessing of the acknowledgment of parentage or, if the presumed father of the child is not the biological father, the acknowledgment of parentage and denial of paternity conclusively establishes a parent and child relationship in accordance with Sections 5 and 6 of the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984.

Required Probability of Paternity for Illinois Courts: None
Required Paternity Index: 1-500

DNA Testing Locations In Illinois

At-home, peace of mind DNA kits can be sent to any location in Illinois, 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 the U.S.A.

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

Here is a list of the cities that are near, or have, an approved legal DNA testing center in Illinois
  • Addison
  • Algonquin
  • Alton
  • Arlington Heights
  • Aurora
  • Bartlett
  • Batavia
  • Belleville
  • Belvidere
  • Berwyn
  • Bloomington
  • Bolingbrook
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Burbank
  • Calumet City
  • Carol Stream
  • Carpentersville
  • Champaign
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Heights
  • Cicero
  • Collinsville
  • Crystal Lake
  • Danville
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb
  • Des Plaines
  • Downers Grove
  • Edwardsville
  • Elgin
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Elmhurst
  • Evanston
  • Freeport
  • Galesburg
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Glendale Heights
  • Glenview
  • Granite City
  • Gurnee
  • Hanover Park
  • Highland Park
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Homer Glen
  • Huntley
  • Joliet
  • Kankakee
  • Lake in the Hills
  • Lansing
  • Lisle
  • Lockport
  • Lombard
  • Loves Park
  • McHenry
  • Moline
  • Montgomery
  • Morton Grove
  • Mount Prospect
  • Mundelein
  • Naperville
  • New Lenox
  • Niles
  • Normal
  • North Chicago
  • Northbrook
  • O’Fallon
  • Oak Forest
  • Oak Lawn
  • Oak Park
  • Orland Park
  • Oswego
  • Palatine
  • Park Ridge
  • Pekin
  • Peoria
  • Plainfield
  • Quincy
  • Rock Island
  • Rockford
  • Romeoville
  • Round Lake Beach
  • Schaumburg
  • Skokie
  • South Elgin
  • Springfield
  • St. Charles
  • Streamwood
  • Tinley Park
  • Urbana
  • Vernon Hills
  • Waukegan
  • West Chicago
  • Westmont
  • Wheaton
  • Wheeling
  • Wilmette
  • Woodridge
  • Woodstock
  • Yorkville
  • Zion

FAQ’s About Illinois DNA Testing

How Does An Illinois 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 Illinois for home paternity testing is very easy. People who take the Illinois 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 Illinois Allow Discreet, Or “Secret” DNA Testing?

Unlike many locations outside of the U.S.A., Illinois 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 Illinois 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 address indicted for the additional kit(s). When your DNA samples and case information are received back in the lab, identical case reference numbers will link them together.

What If I Need To Prove Paternity In Illinois 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 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.

Ordering A Home DNA Test In Illinois 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 DNA 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.