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How Long Does it Take to Get DNA Paternity Test Results?

May 22, 2018 | Paternity

How long does it take to get DNA paternity test results?

How Long Does It Take to Get DNA Paternity Test Results?

For a standard paternity test (testing one possible father with one child) a highly-accredited lab should return DNA paternity test results in one (1) to two (2) business days once all samples are received. DNA Diagnostics Center® (DDC) processes paternity tests at its own state-of-the-art laboratory just outside Cincinnati, Ohio, so we can provide customers with the fastest-available turnaround times—24 to 48 hours—at affordable prices. However, other companies may contract with labs outside the U.S.A, and results can take 3 to 12 weeks or even longer.

DNA Diagnostics Center understands that waiting for results for this potentially life-changing test is stressful, so we provide extremely fast service without sacrificing accuracy. All of our standard DNA paternity tests, including our home paternity tests and legal paternity tests, include 48-hour turnaround times. Our customers also have the option to select 24-hour processing, and even same-day results, for an additional fee. Once complete, results are posted immediately to our secure online portal, and you’ll be notified by email right away. For non-invasive prenatal paternity tests, results can be posted in just three (3) business days for an additional fee.

Why Would it Take Longer to Get DNA Paternity Test Results?

If you decide to go through a child-support office in your state or county, you must meet specific criteria for a court-ordered DNA test. The length of this process has shortened significantly over the years, but there are still multiple steps involved; forms must be processed, a court order must be issued from a judge, DNA collection must be coordinated, and additional paperwork must be completed before results can be released. There is no “rush” option during these procedures, so there may be a lengthy wait involved.

  • Longest wait for DNA paternity testing: 4-6 weeks or longer, from a county child-support office. Applicants must meet qualification criteria
  • Shortest wait for DNA paternity testing: 1-2 days, ordered directly from a highly-accredited lab like DDC

Tips for Getting the Fastest DNA Paternity Test Results

Contact the DNA lab directly: If you contact an accredited DNA lab—like DDC—that offers fast turnaround times, and arrange for DNA collection of all parties right away (this applies to both home and legally-binding tests), you could see your results the day after the lab receives your samples. Imagine making the initial call or purchase on a Monday with results on a Friday! The key is to talk directly to a DNA specialist: Let them know what your needs are and your desired timeframe for receiving results. At DDC, our DNA specialists are highly trained and readily available to discuss your individual situation, and can customize your paternity-testing experience so it’s just right for you.
Expedite shipping of kit and samples: If ordering a Home Paternity Test Kit, you can choose to expedite shipment of the kit to your home for an additional fee so it is delivered to you as quickly as possible. Also, a pre-paid mailer for returning DNA samples to the lab is included in DDC kits, but you may consider shipping your swab samples back to our laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio, by USPS overnight or a courier service (FedEx, UPS).

Why Choose DDC for your Paternity Testing

Fast delivery of DNA paternity test results is important, but it’s not the only thing so consider. Accuracy should never be sacrificed for speed. DDC is the world leader in paternity and relationship testing, providing reliable results to individuals, government agencies, and healthcare professionals. DDC is also one of the most highly accredited DNA laboratories in the world, with accreditations from the AABB and CLIA, ensuring best practices and complete accuracy.

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

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16 Comments

  1. John

    If i took the DNA test in Louisiana why did the results come from a lab in Ohio?

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, John. There aren’t very many private labs that are accredited to perform paternity testing for the general population. DDC receives samples for testing from all over the world, including Louisiana.

      Reply
  2. Roosevelt

    Well it’s been almost 2 weeks and I still haven’t received a email with my results

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Roosevelt. During COVID, it’s been taking USPS about 2 weeks to get samples to us when using the postage-paid mailer included in the kit, so you should get a notification email very soon. Once samples go into testing, the report is ready in 2 business days or sooner.

      Reply
      • BJD

        Well I received an email yesterday Oct 15 stating results would be emailed by 6p on the 16th. Then on the 16th at 9:30a an email was sent stating results now will be emailed Oct 19th by 7p. Now parties are nervous if there is an issue… So this 2 day turn around is just not entirely true!

        Reply
        • DDC

          Hi, BJD. The turnaround time is 1-2 business days unless additional testing is required by the lab.

          Reply
  3. Harry

    Hi, I’m awaiting test results from the child support office in Memphis, Tennessee. I was wondering if the child support office here uses you all for the DNA testing.

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Harry. That is a question for the Tennessee child-support office to answer for you.

      Reply
  4. Bethany

    Hi I got the test done about 3 weeks ago and still haven’t got an email

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Bethany. Please contact us directly at 800-831-1906 (M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern).

      Reply
  5. Ashley

    Do the results get sent to both parents or just the father?

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Ashley. The results are sent to the email associated with the case when it was set up. All adult participants in a test are eligible to see results.

      Reply
  6. Happy

    I did my DNA 2weeks ago but I didn’t get the email direct to me… DNA ain’t suppose to be private and confidential?

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Happy. I cannot speak for other companies, but in our case, email communications are sent to the address connected with the case.

      Reply
  7. Tammy

    Can I personally call DDC to get the results from a child support ordered paternity test instead of waiting for my court date for them to tell me?

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Tammy. We cannot provide results directly to test participants for a court-ordered test.

      Reply

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