Our Mission

Help others discover the truth and find answers through our expertise in DNA testing and analysis.

DNA Diagnostics Center, also known as DDC, is one of the leading and most highly accredited genetic testing laboratories in the world. We provide comprehensive DNA testing services in four areas: paternity and family relationships; lifestyle testing including ancestry, health and wellness, veterinary, and forensics testing.

For over 20 years, we have been empowering our clients with life-changing information. DDC was founded by Dr. Richard Lee on the belief that the technological advancements in DNA testing should translate into services that are accessible and affordable to everyone. Today, hospitals and clinics, government agencies, the legal community and law enforcement, and consumers from all over the world trust the results from our high quality DNA tests.

What makes us different?

Three things: Our people, Our processes, and Our passion for helping others.

Our People: At DDC, we are dedicated to you. It starts with our client service team that is staffed with highly trained, knowledgeable, and caring professionals. Once your DNA samples arrive at our laboratory, DDC’s outstanding team of scientists, technicians, and PhD’s carefully receive, prepare, amplify, sequence, and analyze your DNA to produce reliable results that you can count on for accuracy.

Our Processes: To be an industry leader in genetic testing for over 20 years requires continuous improvement. DDC was the first to adopt robotics technology in its laboratory ensuring highly stringent and efficient handling of DNA samples. The company was recognized by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for its Dual Process™, in which paternity cheek swab samples are independently tested two times producing results of unmatched quality and reliability. Uncompromising attention to detail and a relentless pursuit of the best processes has earned DDC the reputation as one of the most trusted labs in the world.

Our Passion for Helping Others: At DDC, we love what we do. The results from our DNA testing services change lives for the better. Whether it’s helping a young woman to determine the father of her child, providing irrefutable evidence for an immigrant’s visa petition, or assisting a breeder to identify disease traits in their dogs, our work makes a difference. We positively impact our clients every day, and even go one step beyond by donating our services to many State Innocence Projects. To learn more about our contributions, visit our Social Responsibility page.

Accuracy Assured

Our Dual Process™, advanced robotics, and PhD sign-off ensure reliable results you can depend on.

Quickest Turnaround Time

Same-day paternity testing is available and we process other types of DNA tests faster than competitors.

An Affordable Price

We provide high quality, reliable DNA tests at affordable prices with flexible payment plans.

Convenient Locations

We have thousands of sample collection facilities in the US, Canada and worldwide—close to your home or office.

Accredited Laboratory

Deal directly with our CLIA-certified lab that maintains AABB, CAP, ANAB accreditations, and more.

20-Year Track Record

We have an industry-leading track record of successfully serving our clients and consistently delivering value.

Privacy and Security

Confidential case management is important to our clients and we take extra precaution to protect your information.

Helping Others in Need

Our team partners with many State Innocence Projects to donate forensic services and identify wrongful convictions.