Paternity Testing in Legal Situations

Two state court rulings last year updates long-established laws, and now allow the use of DNA testing to: Terminate child support in previously settled divorce or paternity suits when the test proves the man is not the child’s biological father, and Challenge a husband’s paternity claim in court if the unmarried man is proven to…

DNA Testing in Your City

If you’re wondering whether DNA Diagnostics Center provides testing services in your local area, the answer is YES. We have the largest network of certified facilities in North America—and we have testing partners worldwide. Simply call our toll-free number: 1-800-513-5768 (if you are outside the U.S., see the right side of our international DNA testing…

Faster DNA Testing

Two recent news reports highlight new DNA testing equipment that could bring even faster DNA test results, fast-tracking diagnoses in medicine and enabling rapid human identification in national defense situations. Both are essentially superfast versions of DNA testing equipment currently used in paternity testing laboratories: A thermal cycler, which normally takes 1.5 hours to process…

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

According to the October issue of Parents magazine, only 21 percent of American households are married couples with children—down from 24 percent in 2000, and 43 percent in 1950. The article, entitled “The New American Family,” describes how more and more Americans don’t believe you have to get married before having children—many have grown up in…

Can a DNA test help me obtain paternity leave?

Paternity leave has been on the news recently, with Texas Rangers Colby Lewis making headlines as the first MLB player to officially request leave—to the disappointment of some vocal Rangers fans. You might not be an MLB player, but many companies have paternity leave provisions for their employees. They will usually require the father to…