Maine Approved Grandparent DNA Test
100% Accurate Results
The principle of this variety of DNA test is to figure out paternity (in most cases) when the possible father is not available for DNA testing to determine if a child of the grandparents is the father of a child(ren). Each state has different laws regarding paternity, and what testing is allowed. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in Maine please go to PATERNITY LAWS.
A Home Grandparent Test Kit In Maine Has No Regulations, Unlike Some Other States.
A DNA grandparent test can be performed for either peace-of-mind, or for judicial or other other legal reasons. There is no change in the results in Maine, due to the stringent policies required by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA reports from home kits may not be recognized in court however, because there is no nonpartisan confirmation of whose DNA was taken. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is done, the DNA samples are collected by a trained professional collector who can authenticate the identity of those being tested. Most of the time when a paternity test with a grandparent is done, it is for peace of mind reasons. A legal grandparent test will be needed, however, apply for Social Security benefits for a child, have a probate issue, or for immigration reasons. It also may be of interest to know that the I.R.S. has been requiring some people to prove the relationship of their dependents by the use of DNA testing.
How Is The DNA Collected?
DNA is collected with buccal (cheek) swabs and is actually more accurate than using a blood sample for DNA testing. You will receive step-by-step instructions for collecting samples inside the Journey Genetic Testing grandparent test kit. The entire process will take less than 15 minutes, and they you can return it to our lab in the prepaid FedEx overnight package included as part of your kit.
To learn more about this test, including processing times and cost, please click on GRANDPARENT DNA TEST.