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DNA Testing In Ohio

Ohio Approved DNA Tests – Accredited & Accurate

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

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 Ohio 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. Ohio 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 Ohio

Our Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio DNA testing service is unmatched in quality and yet is 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.

Ohio Paternity Law

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

Ohio Paternity Law: Title 31 – Chapter 3111

3111.02 Establishing parent and child relationship.

(A) The parent and child relationship between a child and the child’s natural mother may be established by proof of her having given birth to the child or pursuant to sections 3111.01 to 3111.18 or 3111.20 to 3111.85 of the Revised Code. The parent and child relationship between a child and the natural father of the child may be established by an acknowledgment of paternity as provided in sections 3111.20 to 3111.35 of the Revised Code, and pursuant to sections 3111.01 to 3111.18 or 3111.38 to 3111.54 of the Revised Code. The parent and child relationship between a child and the adoptive parent of the child may be established by proof of adoption or pursuant to Chapter 3107. of the Revised Code.

(B) A court that is determining a parent and child relationship pursuant to this chapter shall give full faith and credit to a parentage determination made under the laws of this state or another state, regardless of whether the parentage determination was made pursuant to a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, an administrative procedure, or a court proceeding.
Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3111.03 Presumption of paternity.

(A) A man is presumed to be the natural father of a child under any of the following circumstances:

(1) The man and the child’s mother are or have been married to each other, and the child is born during the marriage or is born within three hundred days after the marriage is terminated by death, annulment, divorce, or dissolution or after the man and the child’s mother separate pursuant to a separation agreement.

(2) The man and the child’s mother attempted, before the child’s birth, to marry each other by a marriage that was solemnized in apparent compliance with the law of the state in which the marriage took place, the marriage is or could be declared invalid, and either of the following applies:

(a) The marriage can only be declared invalid by a court and the child is born during the marriage or within three hundred days after the termination of the marriage by death, annulment, divorce, or dissolution;

(b) The attempted marriage is invalid without a court order and the child is born within three hundred days after the termination of cohabitation.

(3) An acknowledgment of paternity has been filed pursuant to section 3111.23 or former section 5101.314 of the Revised Code and has not become final under former section 3111.211 or 5101.314 or section 2151.232, 3111.25, or 3111.821 of the Revised Code.

(B) A presumption that arises under this section can only be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence that includes the results of genetic testing, except that a presumption that is conclusive as provided in division (A) of section 3111.95 or division (B) of section 3111.97 of the Revised Code cannot be rebutted. An acknowledgment of paternity that becomes final under section 2151.232, 3111.25, or 3111.821 of the Revised Code is not a presumption and shall be considered a final and enforceable determination of paternity unless the acknowledgment is rescinded under section 3111.28 or 3119.962 of the Revised Code. If two or more conflicting presumptions arise under this section, the court shall determine, based upon logic and policy considerations, which presumption controls.

(C)(1) Except as provided in division (C)(2) of this section, a presumption of paternity that arose pursuant to this section prior to March 22, 2001, shall remain valid on and after that date unless rebutted pursuant to division (B) of this section. This division does not apply to a determination described in division (B)(3) of this section as division (B)(3) of this section existed prior to March 22, 2001.

(2) A presumption of paternity that arose prior to March 22, 2001, based on an acknowledgment of paternity that became final under former section 3111.211 or 5101.314 or section 2151.232 of the Revised Code is not a presumption and shall be considered a final and enforceable determination of paternity unless the acknowledgment is rescinded under section 3111.28 or 3119.962 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 03-22-2001; 06-15-2006

Required Probability of Paternity for Ohio Courts: 99%
Required Paternity Index: None

DNA Testing Locations In Ohio

At-home, peace of mind DNA kits can be sent to any location in Ohio, 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 Ohio towns and cities. All legal testing is by appointment only, which we will schedule for you based on availability. 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 Ohio.
  • Akron
  • Alliance
  • Ashland
  • Ashtabula
  • Athens
  • Aurora
  • Austintown
  • Avon
  • Avon Lake
  • Barberton
  • Bay Village
  • Beavercreek
  • Berea
  • Bowling Green
  • Broadview Heights
  • Brook Park
  • Brunswick
  • Canton
  • Centerville
  • Chillicothe
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Columbus
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Dayton
  • Defiance
  • Delaware
  • Dublin
  • Eastlake
  • Eastlake
  • Elyria
  • Euclid
  • Fairborn
  • Fairfield
  • Fairview Park
  • Findlay
  • Forest Park
  • Fremont
  • Gahanna
  • Garfield Heights
  • Green
  • Grove City
  • Hamilton
  • Hilliard
  • Huber Heights
  • Hudson
  • Kent
  • Kettering
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Lima
  • Lorain
  • Mansfield
  • Maple Heights
  • Marion
  • Marysville
  • Mason
  • Massillon
  • Mayfield Heights
  • Medina
  • Mentor
  • Miamisburg
  • Middleburg Heights
  • Middletown
  • Monroe
  • Mount Vernon
  • New Philadelphia
  • Newark
  • Niles
  • North Canton
  • North Olmsted
  • North Ridgeville
  • North Royalton
  • Norwalk
  • Norwood
  • Oregon
  • Oxford
  • Painesville
  • Parma
  • Parma Heights
  • Pataskala
  • Perrysburg
  • Pickerington
  • Piqua
  • Portsmouth
  • Reynoldsburg
  • Riverside
  • Rocky River
  • Sandusky
  • Shaker Heights
  • Sidney
  • Solon
  • South Euclid
  • Springboro
  • Springfield
  • Steubenville
  • Stow
  • Streetsboro
  • Strongsville
  • Sylvania
  • Tallmadge
  • Tiffin
  • Toledo
  • Trotwood
  • Troy
  • Twinsburg
  • Upper Arlington
  • Vandalia
  • Wadsworth
  • Warren
  • Westerville
  • Westlake
  • White Oak
  • Whitehall
  • Willoughby
  • Wooster
  • Xenia
  • Youngstown
  • Zanesville

FAQ’s About DNA Testing In Ohio

How Does A Ohio Authorized At Home DNA Test Work?

A Ohio 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 Ohio home DNA tests can answer your biological questions privately, quickly and affordably.

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

Unlike many locations outside of the U.S.A., Ohio 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, or simply 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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.