Thanks to the availability of DNA collection kits for personal or legal purposes, getting a paternity test has never been easier, and help is just a phone call away! Here’s what you need to do: easy as 1-2-3.
1. Determine How You’ll Use your Paternity Test Results
Legal Paternity Test
Do you anticipate needing your test results for child-support or custody decisions in court? If so, then you definitely want to order a Legal Paternity Test. With this type of test, DNA collections and submission of samples to the lab are supervised by an approved witness. This ensures that all participants in the test are who they say they are and so results are accepted by the courts. Just give us a call and we’ll make all arrangements for a witnessed legal test in your area. Easy!
Home Paternity Test
If you simply want results for your own information or peace of mind, then collecting DNA samples at home might be just fine for your needs. Order an at-home kit online and it will be shipped to you immediately. Keep in mind that results from at-home testing cannot be used in court. So if you think you may ever need your results for legal reasons, it would be wise to pay a little extra for a witnessed, chain-of-custody test.
Still Not Sure Which Test is Right for You?
Contact our caring case specialists directly at 1-800-681-7162: They can assess your unique situation and recommend the best DNA solution to answer your paternity question.
2. Do your DNA Sample Collection
The next step is to collect DNA from all participants, using our painless cheek swabs. Whether you are having the swabbing witnessed as part of a legal test or swabbing in the comfort of your home for a peace-of-mind test, this process is fast and easy.
Collecting DNA via cheek swab can be done on people of any age, including small children and even newborns. If you are interested on doing a paternity test while still pregnant, click the link below:
3. Mail Samples to the Lab
Once DNA samples are collected from all participants, these samples need to be sent to the lab for testing. If you are doing a legal paternity test, the DNA collector (witness) will take care of mailing them for you. If testing at home, you can use the postage-paid envelope included in the kit or, for faster delivery, send samples via first-class mail or through a delivery service.
Once DNA samples arrive at the lab, your results report is posted within two (2) business days to your secure online account. Be sure to ask your case specialist about rush processing.