DNA Testing In Laurel, MD
Journey Genetic Testing provides the most scientifically accurate, most reliable, and most low-cost direct to end user DNA assessmenst . We have collaberated with our AABB testing laboratory partner to bring you rapid processing times without sacrificing quality. Whether you need a paternity test, or other specific family relationship test in Laurel, MD, we can accommodate your testing needs. Listed below are the type of DNA tests we adminster. You can order securely and privately online 24/7. If you would rather discuss your case with a Genetic Consultant first, please call us at 855-362-5224 during our regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 9:000 AM – 4:00 PM PST.
How Can A DNA Test Help Me?
The type of DNA tests we specialize in provides our customers emotional comfort, and if necessary, the evidence needed for legal purposes. Journey Genetic Testing does not provide eugenic predisposition testing or nationality testing. We often are asked why we specialize in just paternity and family kinship testing, and the expanationis that with both genealogy tests and genetic predisposition DNA test kits to determine likelihood of a genetic condition issues, the results can never be said to be 100% accurate. We only want to present test results that we can be certain are accurate.
In fact, we often provide our services after a person is sent a genealogy report indicating they they have found a suggested “long lost brother or sister”. You may be interested to learn that almost 50% of the time when people want to verify genealogy findings, and test with a person they are told is a relative, in person-to-person AABB accredited testing, find they cannot be related.
When confusing statements are raised about family relationships, the questions do not generally go away by themselves. In fact, they don’t get resolved even years later until the truth is revealed. Understanding this, and helping you through these times, is one reason why we exist as a company.
The DNA testing we do for our clients in Laurel, MD determines the statistical feasibility that two or more individuals are or are not biologically related. A Journey DNA test is the best way of confirming paternity either directly with the suspected father, or indirectly through his possible children, or other family members. All testing is done in AABB accredited laboratories.
You should also be aware that different states and regions may restrict the type of genetic testing you can order in direct to consumer testing. We hold the belief that each person should be entitled to make the choice that is right for them in regards to this process. Equally we want to respect the laws that determine what tests can be done.
All At-Home DNA Tests Listed Here Have Been Approved For Use In Laurel, MD
Please click on the link below the picture showing your testing choice to learn more about that DNA test option.
Ordering A DNA Test Kit In Laurel, MD
We want to help you on your journey to truth. You can take the first step to learning the truth with one of our DNA collection kits.
Our DNA kits include the following: USPS Priority shipping of the kit to you, detailed step-by-step instructions, sterile buccal swabs for each person taking the DNA test, collection envelopes, any needed forms, and a prepaid overnight FedEx label and envelope (USA only for prepaid label).
If those being tested do not all live in Laurel, MD, that’s no problem. We can send DNA kits to multiple addresses. When ordering, select how many kits you need (one per address is recommended if you cannot get together to do your DNA collection). You will be able to list the names and addresses to send the kits to on the order form. They are each coded with the same case number to be matched in the lab. Each additional DNA collection kit will also be sent USPS Priority mail and include all collection materials and a prepaid return label (USA addresses only).
Collecting A DNA Sample
The most popular way to obtain the necessary DNA sample is to use a mouth swab, often referred to as a “buccal” swab, which is very similar to a “Q-tip” cotton swab. The swabs are rubbed on the inside cheeks of the mouth for each sibling (and the mother, if testing) for about 15 – 30 second per side. It is painless and quick.
Your Laurel, MD at home DNA test kit will have detailed step-by-step instructions on how to collect your DNA sample. You can also read more about how to take a home DNA test by going to How To Collect A DNA Sample At Home.
When it is not possible to obtain a mouth swab sample voluntarily, or if you wish to have the testing to be done in a more discreet manner, we are often able to test items other than a mouth swab. These are known as non-standard, or alternative, DNA samples. We can test these types of DNA samples at a reasonable additional cost. To learn more about alternative DNA samples, please CLICK HERE.
For discreet, private DNA testing, you do not have to obtain consent for testing for the DNA samples being submitted. The results are only provided to the person who orders the test, unless specific written instructions to release the test results to other individuals is provided to us.
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