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Legal Grandparent DNA Testing

Legal Grandparent DNA Test


Our Legal Grandparent DNA Test includes one possible grandparent, one grandchild, and the mother (if available). It also includes the professional DNA collection, all lab processing fees, and results in just 2 business days. Payment options are available.

A court admissible grandparent DNA test is done to establish whether a child is a biological grandchild of the alleged grandparent(s). The grandparent test is usually performed when a child’s alleged father is not available for paternity testing. A legal grandparent test is often used to establish indirect paternity for a court case such as child support and Social Security benefits. It can also be used for probate questions, immigration cases, and when necessary, legal guardianship for the child(ren).

Our legally admissible and home grandparent test will provide you with the same results, however a home test is not admissible in court. If you wish more detailed information regarding this type of DNA test, go to Grandparent DNA Test, and then if you need a legal DNA test, please return to this page.

A grandparent test determines conclusively if a child is more or less likely to be related to a possible grandparent or grandparents.  We use the term possible because, until the relationship is scientifically proven, in legal situations the relationship is always subject to challenge. These type of DNA tests can be used to establish the family relationship in those situations where the child’s suspected father is either not available, or not able. for paternity testing. The alleged father’s genetic profile is basically reconstructed by examining and processing the DNA samples obtained from the father’s biological parent or parents. For the strongest results for this testing, which is for legal proof of the relationship, the mother of the child is encouraged to test. If the mother is not available for testing, and the child is male, we suggest testing the paternal grandfather as the first choice. If the child is female it does not matter, it does not matter if the grandfather or grandmother tests their DNA against the child’s. If neither the mother or other grandparent is available, we can adjust our testing protocols to allow for one grandparent and one or more children.

What Type Of Sample Is Collected For A Court Admissible DNA Test?

The sample collected in most situations is a buccal swab. We are looking at testing the cells on the lining of your gum and inner cheek, and these are collected using what looks like a long handled cotton swab. This swab is gently rubbed up and down on the inside of your cheek. In cases where one of the testing parties is deceased, and a medical examiner has retained either a blood or tissue sample, those samples can be used as well.

If you do not need the results for legal reasons, we suggest you consider our at home grandparent DNA test. The results are the same, and the lab performs the same testing, as a legal test. However, since there has not been legal proof of who was tested, determined by a chain of custody, the results are not considered legally admissible.

How Much Is A Legal DNA Test For Grandparents?

The total cost for this testing is $299.00. Professional DNA collection at an approved, and trained, DNA collector is included. Once the lab has received the DNA samples, results are court ready in just 2 business days. The result we provide are 100% accurate, as they are based on the DNA of those testing.

Can A Legal DNA Grandparent Test Be Done If We Live In Different Cities?

Yes. We can coordinate different appointments at different collection sites in different locations.

Questions? Talk to one of our Genetic Consultants at 1-855-362-5224

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