Home Paternity Test
Paternity Test - Results in 1 day!
Guaranteed to be the most accurate paternity test available.
Our private home paternity test uses 24 markers instead of the standard 16 markers, and is the most accurate home paternity test available.
The cost difference is minimal, but the accuracy of the results are over 1,000 times more powerful using a 24 marker home DNA paternity test instead of the standard 16 marker test that other companies provide. To be included as the biological father, a man must match on a total of 22 of the 24 markers. 22 or fewer matched alleles and the alleged father will automatically be excluded from any possibility as the biological father.
Journey Genetic Testing's home paternity test is processed under the same the strict protocol as our accredited legal paternity testing, under AABB accredited laboratory conditions, just without the chain of custody or the added cost of a third-party collection.
All tests are run twice when the initial results show that the man testing is not the biological father of the child. You can rest assured that you will receive 100% accurate and reliable DNA paternity test results.
Fast paternity test results that are 100% accurate
Samples arriving by 10:30 AM EST being processing the same day. We will provide you email notification that testing is underway once the process begins.
DNA Testing begins as soon as all samples needed for testing arrive at the lab. If one DNA sample arrives before other samples that are being tested, it will be stored in an environmentally controlled area. When the other sample(s) are recorded as having arrived, the samples are them matched together and provided to the laboratory technicians to begin the process of extracting and amplifying the DNA strands. This is done with the most current and technologically advanced equipment to accelerate the testing process.
Results are delivered by email in ONE business day after all sample have arrived at the lab*. There is no additional cost for this expedited service.
^Please note: if we are testing something other than a mouth swab for the paternity test, a viability test will be performed prior to regular testing for paternity, to make certain sufficient DNA can be found for performing the test.
Paternity DNA Test FAQs
How to collect DNA samples for paternity testing
In most cases it is not necessary to obtain the mother's sample when performing a DNA paternity test. If you do choose to add the mother's sample, we will add her to the case at no additional charge on an 24 marker paternity tests!
The most accurate method to obtain a usable DNA sample is to use a buccal swab, which is very similar to a "Q-tip" cotton swab, The swabs are rubbed on the inside cheeks of the mouth for about 15 second per side. It is painless and quick. When it is not possible to obtain a buccal sample voluntarily or if you wish to have DNA paternity testing to be done in a more private manner, we are often able to test alternative samples, at a slight additional cost. To learn more about alternative DNA samples, please CLICK HERE.
For 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. You can also read more about how to take a home DNA test by going to How To Collect A DNA Sample At Home.
If you cannot obtain a mouth swab, you may also test alternative DNA samples. These include hair, a toothbrush, etc. You can learn more about alternative DNA samples when you CLICK HERE.
Making your own paternity DNA kit (MYOK)
All orders include a DNA collection kit sent to the designated address on the order form. We understand that you may be in a situation where you do not want anything being mailed to you, to allow additional privacy.
Journey Genetic Testing allows you the option to make your own testing kit when collecting and returning DNA samples to us. This option can save money on shipping a DNA kit to you, as well as save you time as you can ship directly to us without waiting for the testing kit to arrive.
To choose this option please select the "Make My Own Kit" option on the order form for the particular test you are seeking. You will find the order form on the information page for that particular test. For example, paternity test order forms are found on the paternity page, sibling order forms are found on the sibling page, and so on.
Upon finalization of your order (during regular business hours) you will be e-mailed a submission letter with your unique Journey Genetic Testing case number and the address for mailing your samples. The processing of the samples is conducted in the same time frame as if you used one of our kits - in as little as 1 business days for paternity, maternity, sibling, grandparent, avuncular, and twin zygosity tests!
Non-standard samples being submitted must fit into a standard envelope. If necessary please trim the item to fit (for example a hat band, a piece of clothing with blood, etc) into a regular envelope while making certain the specific area to be tested is included.
DO NOT USE PLASTIC WRAP OR A "ZIP LOCK" BAGGIE FOR STORAGE OF YOUR DNA SAMPLE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE SAMPLE TO DEGRADE AND A GENETIC PROFILE NOT BE ABLE TO BE GENERATED. LAB FEES WILL STILL APPLY AS EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO EXTRACT ENOUGH DNA FOR TESTING.
It is strongly suggested that if you reside outside of the United States and wish to order DNA testing that you use this option as the most cost effective and time efficient method to get the answers you need and deserve.
Please note that we are unable to process any DNA samples without a Journey Genetic Testing case number. Samples that arrive without a case number will be discarded.
How much does a home paternity test cost?
|Number Of People Testing||Cost|
|Father and One Child||$109|
|Father, Mother, and One Child||$109|
|Each Additional Child||$65|
|Each Additional Father||$85|
|Non-Standard Sample (each)||$125|
Example of Paternity Test Results
This paternity test result example shows that the suspected father is the biological father of the child.
If the laboratory cannot exclude the paternity for an alleged father then a bio-statistical probability calculation is provided. Results for conclusive paternity relationships will show at a 99.99+% or higher probability. 100% probability is not able to be achieved when a man is the father due to mathematical limitations on the probability equation. A 99% is proof that the father/child relationship is scientifically proven.
When there are two or more genetic markers in the child's DNA profile which cannot be found in the alleged father's profile, the suspected father is excluded from being the biological father of this child. In a paternity test, the alleged father cannot match on less that 22 of the 24 markers or he cannot be the biological parent of the child.
A paternity test will always be 100% accurate. There is no "maybe."
Our at home paternity test results will have the same findings as our legally admissible paternity tests, however as no chain of custody has been established they may not be admissible in court.
Home paternity test results are available in one business day after the lab receives all DNA samples. Legal paternity testing results are provided in 1-2 business days.
Paternity Test Reviews
Service was provided with in the time stated and I was kept up to speed with the progress by email. So overall very satisfied plus I achieved the result I wanted which was another great positive.
Paternity test review
My kit came fast! Got it on thurs, mailed off friday. It got to lab on Monday and I got them tues! Couldn’t have been any smoother and directions were clear and simple. Peace of mind is priceless!
Efficient and professional
Perfectly carried out. Efficient and professional.
My result came back how I wanted it to be proving my Dad is my Dad for that I am extremely happy
I am happy with your service
I have peace of mind now and all because of this service that allowed me to take the samples in the privacy of my own home and send the samples and then receive my results via email very quickly.
Do you offer your tests outside of the USA?
This is one the most often asked questions we get. The answer is YES.
Legal testing collections can be coordinated in over 100 countries. Please contact us at 1-855-362-5224 to learn more information about this option. Private DNA testing is the most common type of test ordered , and so we want you to know all of your options prior to ordering your DNA test.
First, we can ship a DNA collection kit almost anywhere in the world. The only exception to that is if the country you live in, or want to have DNA testing done in, does not allow shipments from the U.S.A. or DNA testing for it's citizens. The responsibility to know the rules of your country belongs to you.
Second, we have several ways to help you get your DNA samples to us. All of our shipments are sent through USPS (United States Postal Service. You can choose to either have the kit(s) send via USPS International Priority, or USPS International First Class. We are charged extra by the postal service for sending material outside the U.S.A,, and just pass that expense onto you. You can choose either way to have the kit shipped depending on your budget and need. International Priority may take 6-10 days and International First Class may take 10=16 days, depending on the country.
We provide you a tracking number for your shipment(s) so you know where it is at at all times. Once it leaves the U.S.A. and is sent to your county, there are some things that are outside of our control that may delay delivery. Among those are holds at Customs, an address that you have provided on your order form that is incorrect, or delays due to the worldwide pandemic. Our lab remains open and testing, but we just want you to understand what may delay your kit (hopefully not!).
There is an option that we are Journey Genetic Testing highly recommend for those clients outside of the U.S.A. We offer a Make Your Own Kit option, that is just as accurate to collect DNA sample with, and it saves the cost of international shipping, as well as time. There is no extra cost for this, and you select it when you place your DNA test order. If you are interested you can learn more by CLICKING HERE.
We will of course notify you by email once all the DNA samples arrive at the lab, We do recommend that whatever carrier your choose to return your DNA samples to the lab, that you obtain a tracking number for that carrier to make certain they arrive.
Our reports can be issued either in English or Spanish. If you need a report in Spanish we will need to know that at the time of your order.
We are excited to help you get the answers you need and deserve on your journey to truth through DNA testing!