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DNA Testing In Louisiana

Louisiana Approved DNA Tests – Accredited, Accurate, Affordable

Journey Genetic Testing provides certified, reduced priced, and 100% accurate DNA testing in Louisiana.

Our testing services focus on paternity and family relationship genetic testing. Depending| on your special situation 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 approved for use in Louisiana will provide the same results as legally admissible process, but are not typically admissible in situations where a legal report is needed as there is no record of the individual 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 centers across the U.S.A., 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.

DNA Tests We Offer in Louisiana

Our Louisiana 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 Louisiana is 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.

Louisiana Paternity Law

It may be helpful, if you considering a DNA test to establish paternity, to be aware of the legal statutes in Louisiana regarding paternity. The following information about Louisiana 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 Louisiana’s Paternity Statutes

Louisiana Paternity Law: RS9

§392. Acknowledgment; requirements; content

A. Prior to the execution of an acknowledgment of paternity, the notary shall provide in writing, and orally or by directing them to video or audio presentations, the party or parties making the acknowledgment of the following:

(1) Either party has the right to request a genetic test to determine if the alleged father is the biological father of the child.

(2) The alleged father has the right to consult an attorney before signing an acknowledgment of paternity.

(3) If the alleged father does not acknowledge the child, the mother has the right to file a paternity suit to establish paternity.

(4) After the alleged father signs an acknowledgment of paternity, he has the right to pursue visitation with the child and the right to petition for custody.

(5) Once an acknowledgment of paternity is signed, the father may be obligated to provide support for the child.

(6) Once an acknowledgment of paternity is signed, the child will have inheritance rights and any rights afforded children born in wedlock.

(7)(a) A party who executed an authentic act of acknowledgment may revoke the act, without cause, before the earlier of the following:

(i) Sixty days after the signing of the act, in a judicial hearing for the limited purpose of revoking the acknowledgment.

(ii) A judicial hearing relating to the child, including a child support proceeding, wherein the affiant to the authentic act of acknowledgment is a party to the proceeding.

(b) Thereafter, the acknowledgment of paternity may be voided only upon proof, by clear and convincing evidence, that such act was induced by fraud, duress, material mistake of fact, or error, or that the person who executed the authentic act of acknowledgment is not the biological father.

(c) Except for good cause shown, the court shall not suspend any legal responsibilities or obligations, including a support obligation, of the party or parties during the pendency of the proceeding authorized in this Section.

(8) All parties to the action have any other rights and responsibilities which may be afforded by law now or in the future.

B. In addition to the general requirements of the Civil Code, an acknowledgment of a child born outside of marriage shall include the social security numbers of the father and mother, and, in accordance with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 652(a)(7), shall include all minimum requirements specified by the secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Failure to recite a party’s social security number as required herein shall not affect the validity of the declaration.

Acts 1997, No. 1243, §1; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 6, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 2004, No. 26, §5; Acts 2006, No. 344, §4, eff. June 13, 2006; Acts 2006, No. 470, §1, eff. June 22, 2006.

§400. Putative father registry

A. The Department of Health and Hospitals, office of preventive and public health services, shall establish a putative father registry which shall record the names and addresses of the following:

(1) Any person adjudicated by a court of this state to be the father of the child.

(2) Repealed by Acts 2006, No. 344, §7, eff. June 13, 2006.

(3) Any person adjudicated by a court of another state or territory of the United States to be the father of an out of wedlock child, where a certified copy of the court order has been filed with the registry by such person or any other person.

(4) Any person who has filed with the registry an acknowledgment by authentic act.

(5) Repealed by Acts 2004, No. 26, §15.

(6) Any person who has filed with the registry a judgment of filiation rendered by a court which recognizes a father as having, either formally or informally, acknowledged a child born outside of marriage and in which the father is adjudged the parent of the child.

B. A person filing a declaration to claim paternity of a child or an acknowledgement of paternity shall include therein his current address and shall notify the registry of any change of address pursuant to procedures prescribed by rules and regulations of the Department of Health and Hospitals, office of preventive and public health services.

C. A declaration to claim paternity of a child may be introduced in evidence by any party, other than the person who filed such notice, in any proceeding in which such fact may be relevant.

D. The Department of Health and Hospitals, office of preventive and public health services, shall, upon request, provide the names and addresses of persons listed with the registry to any court or authorized agency, and such information shall not be divulged to any other person, except upon order of a court for good cause shown.

E. The Department of Health and Hospitals, office of preventive and public health services, shall promulgate all rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this Part.
Acts 1989, No. 361, §1; Acts 1993, No. 634, §2, eff. June 15, 1993; Acts 2004, No. 26, §§5, 15; Acts 2006, No. 344, §§4 and 7, eff. June 13, 2006.

Required Probability of Paternity for Louisiana Courts: 99.9%
Required Paternity Index: None

DNA Testing Locations In Louisiana

At-home, peace of mind DNA kits can be sent to any location in Louisiana, 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 Louisiana towns and cities. 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 there is an approved DNA collection center in, or near, for legal testing in Louisiana.
  • Abbeville
  • Alexandria
  • Baker
  • Baton Rouge
  • Bogalusa
  • Bossier City
  • Broussard
  • Carencro
  • Central
  • Covington
  • Crowley
  • Gonzales
  • Gretna
  • Hammond
  • Houma
  • Jennings
  • Kenner
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Mandeville
  • Minden
  • Monroe
  • Morgan City
  • Natchitoches
  • New Iberia
  • New Orleans
  • Opelousas
  • Pineville
  • Ruston
  • Shreveport
  • Slidell
  • Sulphur
  • Thibodaux
  • West Monroe
  • Youngsville
  • Zachary

FAQ’s About DNA Testing In Louisiana

How Does A Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana Allow For Discreet, Or “Secret” DNA Testing?

Unlike many locations outside of the U.S.A., Louisiana allows 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 Louisiana 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 reference numbers will link them together.

What If I Need To Prove Paternity In Louisiana 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 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 Louisiana 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 included). 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.