DNA Paternity Testing

Explore at-home paternity testing, legal paternity testing, and paternity testing during pregnancy (non-invasive prenatal paternity test, or NIPP), with DDC, a world leader providing trusted results since 1995.

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Whether you’re wondering if you’re the father of a child, not sure who your biological father is, or you just want to check the paternity of your child, a paternity DNA test provided by DDC can help give you answers.

At DDC, we offer three different types of paternity DNA testing in order to best cater to our clients’ unique and personal needs: Legal Paternity, Home Paternity, and Prenatal Paternity tests. If you need help determining which test is right for your needs, call our experts for a free consultation.

Legal Paternity Testing
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Legal Paternity Testing

Legal DNA paternity testing (also known as chain-of-custody testing) provides results that may be used as proof of a biological relationship for child support, custody, immigration, birth certification, Social Security, or other legal reasons. Although this type of accurate DNA paternity test requires on-site testing, our nationwide network of paternity testing collection sites makes the process quick and simple.

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Home Paternity Testing

A home DNA paternity test is an excellent choice for those looking to test paternity for personal knowledge or peace of mind only. Note that because test participants collect and submit their own DNA samples, at-home test results are not court-admissible. With prices starting at $199, our easy-to-use mail-in paternity DNA test provides peace of mind right from the comfort of home.

Prenatal Paternity Testing

Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Testing

A prenatal DNA paternity test can establish proof of paternity during pregnancy. Our technically-advanced, non-invasive test is AABB-accredited, accurate, can be performed as early as 7 weeks, and is completely safe for the mother and baby.

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For decades, customers have trusted us with over 20 million DNA tests. Our expert laboratory technicians ensure your home paternity test results are accurate for the samples provided.



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The only test endorsed by the American Pregnancy Association

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Over 25 years of experience in DNA relationship testing

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Still not sure which paternity test is best for you? You’re always welcome to contact us directly for a free confidential consultation.

How Our DNA Paternity Tests Work

Step 1: Give Us a Call

To initiate the DNA paternity testing process, call our experts for a no-obligation consultation. Our caring and knowledgeable representatives can help you navigate your unique situation and determine which type of paternity test best suits your needs.

Step 2: Collect the DNA Sample(s)

If you choose a Home Paternity Test, we’ll send a complete kit right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Simply collect cheek swabs (or other allowable sample type) from both child and possible father(s), and return the samples in the prepaid mailer. If you choose a Legal Paternity Test, you can easily provide your sample in-person at one of our 5000+ collection locations worldwide. Multiple appointments can be set up in different locations when necessary.

Step 3: Your Test is Carefully Processed

Our laboratory technicians carefully handle and prepare your DNA samples for processing. Every DDC paternity test that utilizes buccal (cheek) swab samples is run two separate times by independent teams. The results are then reviewed by our in-house team of PhDs and your report is prepared.

Step 4: Receive Your Results Online

Once testing is complete, typically within 1-2 days (3-7 days for non-invasive prenatal paternity), we’ll send you an email. With your results email, you can simply log in to our secure website to view your results. Paternity test results are completely confidential, and your private genetic information is never shared with or sold to outside parties. See our privacy policy here.

Reliable DNA Paternity Testing

When you choose DDC, the world leader in DNA relationship testing, for your legal paternity test, at-home paternity test, or non-invasive prenatal paternity test, you can rely on the results. Our US-based lab holds the highest level of accreditations available, including AABB, CAP, and CLIA certification. Each DNA test adheres to strict processes to ensure accuracy.

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We Are Your Paternity Test Experts

For decades, customers have trusted us with over 20 million DNA tests. DDC performs thousands of paternity tests each year, including:

DDC also performs many other biological relationship tests, including:

FAQs About Paternity Tests

Below are some frequently asked questions about DNA paternity tests.

Where can I get a paternity test?

Regardless of why you may opt for a paternity test, it’s essential to utilize a trusted and accredited provider like DDC to perform the testing. There are a few different types of paternity testing you may want to consider.

You can buy an at-home paternity testing kit online and mail it to the lab for processing, or opt for a legal or non-invasive prenatal paternity test. Legal and non-invasive prenatal paternity tests must be purchased directly from an accredited DNA-testing lab.

What are the benefits of DNA paternity testing?

DNA testing is the gold standard for determining the paternity of a child. Some of the many benefits of DNA paternity testing include:

  • Access to legal rights and privileges such as health insurance or child support (legal paternity tests only)
  • Insights about medical history (e.g., inherited conditions)
  • The chance to develop emotional bonds and a sense of identity
  • Peace of mind

How long does paternity testing take?

DDC prides itself on delivering quick and accurate results. Home and legal paternity test results are generally posted 2 business days after samples are received at our lab, although next-day and same-day results are available for those who choose an express option. Non-invasive prenatal paternity test results are posted 7 business days after samples are received at the lab or in 3 business days if express results are desired.

Is there a DNA Center collection location near me?

If you’re wondering where to get a paternity DNA test, DDC has you covered. We have more than 5,000 collection locations worldwide, including AABB-accredited DNA collection sites in 10 major metro areas in the United States, as well as a comprehensive network across the United States in all 50 states.

Call one of our specialists today and they’ll find the closest and most convenient paternity testing location for you.

How do I read my paternity test results?

We are required to use specific language when reporting results of paternity tests. If you need assistance understanding any part of our report, watch this helpful video or learn more about how to interpret your results here.

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