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DNA Testing In New Mexico

New Mexico Approved DNA Tests – Accredited & Accurate

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

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 New Mexico 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. New Mexico legal DNA 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 New Mexico

Our New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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.

New Mexico Paternity Law

It may be helpful, if you considering a DNA test to establish paternity, to be aware of the legal statutes in New Mexico regarding paternity. The following information about New Mexico 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.

Review New Mexico’s Paternity Statutes

40-11-5. Presumption of paternity.

A. A man is presumed to be the natural father of a child if:

(1) he and the child’s natural mother are or have been married to each other and the child is born during the marriage or within three hundred days after the marriage is terminated by death, annulment, declaration of invalidity or dissolution of marriage or after a decree of separation is entered by a court;

(2) before the child’s birth, he and the child’s natural mother have attempted to marry each other by a marriage solemnized in apparent compliance with law, although the attempted marriage is or could be declared invalid, and:

(a) if the attempted marriage could be declared invalid only by a court, the child is born during the attempted marriage or within three hundred days after its termination by death, annulment, declaration of invalidity or divorce; or

(b) if the attempted marriage is invalid without a court order, the child is born within three hundred days after the termination of cohabitation;

(3) after the child’s birth, he and the child’s natural mother have married or attempted to marry each other by a marriage solemnized in apparent compliance with law, although the attempted marriage is or could be declared invalid, and:

(a) he has acknowledged his paternity of the child in writing filed with the vital statistics bureau of the public health division of the department of health;

(b) with his consent, he is named as the child’s father on the child’s birth certificate; or

(c) he is obligated to support the child under a written voluntary promise or by court order;

(4) while the child is under the age of majority, he openly holds out the child as his natural child and has established a personal, financial or custodial relationship with the child; or

(5) he acknowledges his paternity of the child pursuant to Section 24-14-13 NMSA 1978 or in writing filed with the vital statistics bureau of the public health division of the department of health, which shall promptly inform the mother of the filing of the acknowledgment, and, within a reasonable time after being informed of the filing, she does not dispute the acknowledgment. In order to enforce the rights of custody or visitation, a man presumed to be the father as a result of filing a written acknowledgment shall seek an appropriate judicial order in an action filed for that purpose. A signed voluntary acknowledgment of paternity is considered a legal finding of paternity, subject to the right of any signatory to rescind the acknowledgment within the earlier of:

(a) sixty days from the date of signing; or

(b) the date of an administrative or judicial proceeding relating to the child, including a proceeding to establish a support order, to which the signatory is a party. After sixty days from the date of signing, the acknowledgment may be challenged in court only on the grounds of fraud, duress or material mistake of fact, with the burden of proof upon the challenger, although legal responsibilities arising from signing the acknowledgment may not be suspended during the challenge, except upon a showing of good cause. Judicial or administrative proceedings are not required to ratify an unchallenged acknowledgment.

B. If two or more men are presumed under this section to be the child’s father, an acknowledgment by one of them may be effective only with the written consent of the other or pursuant to Subsection C of this section.

C. A presumption under this section may be rebutted in an appropriate action only by clear and convincing evidence. If two or more men are presumed under this section to be the father of the same child, paternity shall be established as provided in the Uniform Parentage Act [40-11-1 NMSA 1978]. If the presumption has been rebutted with respect to one man, paternity of the child by another man may be determined in the same action if he has been made a party.

D. A man is presumed to be the natural father of a child if, pursuant to blood or genetic tests properly performed by a qualified person and evaluated by an expert, including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) probe technique tests under the Uniform Parentage Act, the probability of his being the father is ninety-nine percent or higher.

E. The voluntary acknowledgment of paternity must be recognized as a basis for seeking a support order without requiring any further proceedings to establish paternity.

F. Full faith and credit must be given to determination of paternity made by other states, including acknowledgments of paternity.

Required Probability of Paternity for New Mexico Courts: 99%
Required Paternity Index: None

DNA Testing Locations In New Mexico

At-home, peace of mind DNA kits can be sent to any location in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico legal paternity and relationship testing, we have professional DNA specimen collection sites  in or close to most New Mexico 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 New Mexico.
  • Albuquerque
  • Alamogordo
  • Artesia
  • Bernalillo
  • Carlsbad
  • Clovis
  • Deming
  • Espanola
  • Farmington
  • Gallup
  • Hobbs
  • Las Cruces
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Lunas
  • Lovington
  • Portales
  • Rio Rancho
  • Roswell
  • Santa Fe
  • Sunland Park

FAQ’s About DNA Testing In New Mexico

How Does A New Mexico Authorized At Home DNA Test Work?

Our New Mexico 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 New Mexico home DNA tests can answer your biological questions privately, quickly and affordably.

The recognized and accepted process in New Mexico 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 New Mexico Allow For Discreet, Or “Secret” DNA Testing?

Unlike many locations outside of the U.S.A., New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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.

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

We offer the best home DNA test available in direct to consumer DNA testing. Our results are guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Our DNA test kits will provide you with the accurate answers you need about the biological relationship you are testing for.

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 parent 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 and relationship DNA test are less expensive that other companies offering lab direct prices, with results in just 1-2 days depending on the test.

Ordering A DNA Test In New Mexico 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.