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How Much Does a DNA Test Cost?

Jun 26, 2018 | Blog

How much does a DNA test cost?

As a top DNA testing lab, customers ask, “How much does a DNA test cost?” At-home testing has exploded in the last few years and there are so many options to choose from that there really isn’t a single answer to that all-important question. The two most popular DNA tests are paternity and ancestry, so we’ll start with those and then move on to others.

How Much Does a DNA Test Cost?

For a paternity test performed at an accredited laboratory, the cost is $130 to $200 if you collect DNA at home. If you need results for court, the cost is $300 to $500. The cost of a DNA test for ancestry runs from $49 to $200 or more, depending on types of info included.

Cost for Relationship DNA Tests

Maternity DNA Test: This type of analysis determines whether the woman tested is the biological mother of the child tested. It is often used in cases of immigration and adoption.

Cost of this test is approximately: $200-$450

Grandparent DNA Test: When an alleged father is not available to test, DNA for one or both paternal grandparents + the mother + the child is analyzed to determine a biological link.

Cost of this test is approximately: $300-$500

 Sibling DNA Test: Full-sibling and half-sibling tests can help establish a biological brother/sister relationship. It’s especially useful for immigration and inheritance purposes.

Cost of this test is approximately: $300-$500

Aunt-Uncle DNA Test: This type of analysis compares the DNA of a sibling of the father in question with the DNA of a child to determine if they have a biological relationship.

Cost of this test is approximately: $300-$500

Family Reconstruction DNA Test: This analysis tests DNA from a variety of close family members to determine biological relationships, most often to identify the father of a child.

Cost of this test is approximately: $450-$650

Twin Zygosity DNA Test: This analysis confirms whether twins are identical or fraternal. 70% of twins with two amniotic sacs during pregnancy are fraternal, but 30% are actually identical.

Cost of this test is approximately: $250

GET MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE COST OF PATERNITY TESTS >

Wrapping It Up

So how much does a DNA test cost? You really can’t put a price on the peace of mind that comes from confirming close biological relationships. Nevertheless, accredited labs like DDC understand that doing any type of DNA test is both a financial and emotional investment, so we work hard to ensure results are fast and accurate.

Call us at 800-929-0847: We’re here to help.

Do you have questions or comments about how much a DNA test costs? Share in the comments and we’ll answer.

42 Comments

  1. Kimberly

    Can you perform a test before the baby is born? With just the father’s hair?

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    • Melissa

      I want to see if my niece and nephews are products of incest. How do I go about getting tested? I feel my biological father my be their father as well.

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      • DDC

        Hi, Melissa. Have you spoken with your brother/sister about it? Keep in mind that permission by a parent or legal guardian must be provided when testing a minor child. If your nieces and nephews are adults and consent to testing, feel free to call us for a free, confidential consultation at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).

        Reply
  2. Glendys

    Hi. I am overseas, and I would like to have a DNA test for me and my child (I am the mother) for citizenship purposes. Can I deliver the samples from where I am? How much is the cost for the test?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Glendys. You cannot collect your own DNA and submit it for immigration purposes: it has to be a supervised test, but we can make those arrangements for you. Costs vary, depending on a variety of factors I have passed along your contact information to our experts, and they will reach out to you directly via email. Thanks!

      Reply
  3. Cindy

    Hi how much would it cost for me and my half sister to do a DNA to see if we have the same dad.

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    • DDC

      Hi, Cindy. As mentioned in this article, a half-sibling test is approximately $300-500, depending on what you need the results for. If you have additional questions about what the test involves or if you want to order the test, you’re welcome to contact us directly at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern).

      Reply
  4. Cindy

    Hi I need the test because I need to no if her dad was my dad can’t test him cause he have pass away.

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    • Salome

      My baby daddy is saying he is not the father of our son and unborn baby and I want DNA to be done to prove that he is the father of my son and unborn baby. Am in Ghana how much will the cost.

      Reply
      • DDC

        Hi, Salome. Please contact us directly for information about testing in Ghana: contact@dnacenter.com.

        Reply
  5. tangkat joshua isah

    Comment. I want to know is 200 Naira or thousand which one

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    • DDC

      Hi, Tangkat. All amounts are listed in USD.

      Reply
  6. tangkat joshua isah

    good afternoon sir i need you help i am in Nigeria and I want to do DNA test and I don’t how it cause that is why I Gogol your email and I live in plateau state. so I really need you help for the DNA test. thanks you sir

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  7. Alex

    Hi,
    Is a dna profile possible based on a specific testing method.
    Example: Locus: D3S1358 SI 0.85
    I have a report with a list of testing like above.
    I need an second opinion of my profile only for the Allele Sizes.
    Is that possible?

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    • DDC

      Hi! The SI (sibling index) number is based on an algorithm specific for the relationship tested, i.e. full or half sibship. To give a second opinion on allele sizes, we would need to test the samples.

      Reply
  8. Ruth

    How much is for DNA test father and daughter test

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    • DDC

      Hi, Ruth. You can choose your best options here and get pricing too: https://cart.dnacenter.com/
      You’re also welcome to call us at 800-681-7162.

      Reply
  9. Wayne

    Càn I have old bloodied material tested to exhonorate suspected?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Wayne. We may be able to help you. Please contact 800-681-7162 M-F from 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.

      Reply
  10. NIESHA Baker

    How much is the paternity test, if u using a home test, from your local drug store?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Niesha. The lab fee for testing one (1) possible father + one (1) child + the mother (her participation is optional, but recommended), is $139.

      Reply
  11. Angela

    How can I get help with getting a dna done for my daughter n her dad

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    • DDC

      Hi, Angela. You’re welcome to call us directly for assistance at 800-681-7162.

      Reply
      • Angela

        Wat time yall close

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        • DDC

          We’re open from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

          Reply
  12. Clarence

    Hi my name is Clarence & I was wondering how much will it cost me to get a DNA result on my Family history & background and how long will it take to find out & get the results back? And is there any information I got to provide like my mother‘s or father’s family history?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Clarence. To clarify, are you looking for an ancestry test? The kind that provides percentages of the countries your family DNA is from?

      Reply
  13. Hornstein

    My father passed in 1967he was 36.will a stamp work from that long?

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    • DDC

      Hi! What question are you trying to answer?

      Reply
  14. Ardith

    I have hair sample. Can you identify who it is by comparing to arrest records?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Ardith. Private DNA companies like ours do not have access to the CODIS database, since we are not a law-enforcement provider.

      Reply
  15. Mike

    I’m in the United States, and this woman contacted me from Jamaica, calling I’m her father. Could a DNA test be done without me having to go to Jamaica?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Mike. Yes, we can do that. Please give us a call at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).

      Reply
  16. Estevan

    How much for native American dna test

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    • DDC

      Hi, Estevan. There is no such thing as a test that tells you what tribe you belong to. Our testing for native Americans is for when someone is applying for tribe membership and needs to show they are biologically related to someone who is already a member of a tribe. This test could be paternity, maternity, grandparent, and more. If you are applying for tribal membership and need one of these tests, give us a call at 800.319.9099.

      Reply
  17. Moses

    Good morning. I am Moses, chatting from Nigeria. Please can the paternity test be carried out in Nigeria or only in America?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Moses. People from Africa and all over the world provide DNA samples for us to test, if the country permits it. All testing is performed here in the United States. For more information, please email contact@dnacenter.com and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

      Reply
  18. Raquel

    My son in law is being charged to pay child support. He swears the child isn’t his and says no one has ever tested him to prove him to be the father. The baby’s mother won’t let us get the baby’s saliva for testing. What can we do??

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    • DDC

      Hi, Raquel. There are many variables that are not mentioned in your question. Is he listed on the birth certificate? Is this a court order? It sounds as if he needs to contact a family-law attorney or caseworker in his state to see what his options are.

      Reply
  19. Akua

    How much does it cost for a maternal dna testing for immigration if my daughter lives outside the usa (in Ghana) and what’s the process. Thank you

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Akua. Please contact our immigration experts directly for a free consultation at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern). They will be able to assess your case and more accurately give you the information you’re looking for.

      Reply

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