Home Paternity Test
What is Paternity Testing?
A paternity test will be able to provides scientific proof to the question of whether a man is the biological father of a child. DNA is the shortened term for, Deoxyribonucleic acid, which is the genetic material you inherit from your mother and father. Paternity refers to fatherhood. A DNA paternity test uses DNA, usually taken from a cheek swab, to analyze whether a man is the child’s biological father. The lab runs a series of tests that we refer to as DNA sequencing. These tests look at specific areas, called markers, for genetic matches between the potential father and child. Paternity is determined or excluded through the sequencing when comparing the child’s DNA with the DNA of the suspected father. A match of 23 or more markers confirms paternity. If less than 23 markers match then the man is eliminated from being the biological father.
Home Paternity Test
Our home DNA test kit may be the right choice if you are looking for an answer for your peace of mind, or other private reasons, only. In this type of test participants usually collect their own mouth swab samples, and the submit their DNA for testing, A personal knowledge test also allow you to send an alternative specimen for testing, such as hair, or a toothbrush. Private knowledge test results are not generally court-admissible. A DNA collection kit will be delivered to you, allow you to use our home paternity test from the comfort of your home.
Our home paternity test is processed under the same the the same testing technology and strict protocols as our accredited legal paternity testing. All tests are conducted under AABB accredited laboratory conditions. The only difference is that there in no chain of custody, or the added cost of a third-party collection. This private home paternity test uses 24 markers instead of the industry standard 16 markers. This makes the test results almost 1,000 times more powerful than a lower marker DNA test. All tests are run twice to verify if the alleged father is the biological father of the child.
Samples For Paternity DNA Testing
The most accurate method to obtain a DNA sample is to use a buccal swab. This is very similar to using a “Q-tip” cotton swab. The swabs are rubbed on the inside cheeks of the mouth for about 15-30 second per side. It is painless and quick. If you cannot obtain a mouth swab, you may also test alternative DNA samples. These include hair, a toothbrush, etc. Learn more about using by clicking ALTERNATIVE DNA SAMPLE.
When you need discreet, private paternity testing, you do not have to obtain consent for testing either the alleged father or the child when performing a non-legal test. The results are only provided to the person who orders the test, unless specific written instructions to release the test results to other individuals is provided to us.
Your DNA collection kit will have detailed step-by-step instructions on how to collect your swab sample. Learn more about how to collect a sample at HOW TO COLLECT A DNA SAMPLE.