Home Paternity Test

Uncertainty regarding the paternity of your child can be an emotionally challenging experience, leading to stress and anxiety. Get the peace of mind you need with an at home paternity test.
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DDC Home Paternity Test

The DDC Home Paternity Test compares the DNA of a possible father with the DNA of the child and determines probability of paternity with over 99.999% accuracy. DDC’s at-home paternity test contains all the necessary materials for you to gain the peace of mind you need. Call our experts for a free consultation.

  • Simple at-home sample collection – no appointment required
  • Easy prepaid return mailer included
  • Secure results within 1-2 business days
  • Results of our at home paternity test are reviewed by our in-house team of PhDs

Testing for Residents of New York State

At Home Paternity Test Kit

Results in 1-2 Business Days

Once all samples arrive at the lab.

PhD-Reviewed Results

Our in-house experts ensure accuracy.

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Stay informed every step of the way.

Over 25 Years of Experience in DNA Relationship Testing

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.



First and only test accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies

American Pregnancy Association

American Pregnancy Association

The only test endorsed by the American Pregnancy Association

25 Years

25 Years

Over 25 years of experience in DNA relationship testing

Order Your Home Paternity Test

DDC’s at-home paternity test contains all the necessary materials for you to gain the peace of mind you need. Call our experts for a free consultation.

How Our Home DNA Paternity Test Works

Step 1: Order Online or Give Us a Call

To receive your home DNA paternity test, order online now. We’ll send a complete test kit right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Not sure if you need a home paternity test or a legal paternity test? Call our experts for a no-obligation consultation.


Step 2: Collect the DNA Sample(s)

It is quick and easy to collect a DNA sample using a simple buccal (cheek) swab. You can use the prepaid envelope included in your at home paternity test kit to submit your DNA, or you can send it via first-class USPS or courier service.

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, we’ll send you an email — just log in to our secure website to view your results. Home 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.

We Are Your At-Home Paternity Test Experts

When you choose an industry leader like DDC for your paternity test, you can rely on the results. For decades, customers have trusted us with over 20 million DNA tests. DDC performs thousands of at-home paternity tests each year, in addition to:

Expert laboratory technicians at DDC ensure your at-home paternity test results are accurate for the samples provided.

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Legal Vs. Home Paternity Testing

The main differences between legal paternity tests and home paternity tests lie in how the DNA samples are collected and how the test results can be used. Results from a legal paternity test are admissible in court, whereas results from a home paternity test are not. If court-admissibility is not a concern for your specific situation, a home paternity test can be a great option to provide you with the peace of mind you need.

FAQs About At-Home Paternity Tests

Below are some frequently asked questions about home DNA paternity tests.

Can you use results from at-home paternity tests for legal reasons?

Results from a home paternity test cannot be used as proof of paternity for legal reasons such as child support, custody, Social Security, etc. At-home results cannot be used because the DNA sample is collected by the test participants themselves. This means chain-of-custody protocol cannot be followed, and identities of tested parties cannot be independently verified.

Learn how to read your home DNA paternity test results here.

Are results for an at-home paternity test just as accurate as for a legal one?

Yes; results for a home paternity test are just as accurate as they are for a legal paternity test. In fact, once DNA samples arrive at the lab, the process for testing is exactly the same for a home test as it is for a legal one.

You can be certain your results for a home paternity test are accurate for the samples we are provided, but remember the results are just for peace of mind and personal knowledge only. If you need results for court or think you may in the future, call us.

What if the cheek swabs seem too wet to put in the paper sample envelopes?

Cheek-swab samples are not the same as saliva samples, so we recommend that customers swab for a full 30 seconds per swab while ensuring they avoid the saliva-rich gum areas. If samples seem “too wet” once swabbing is complete, just wave the swab in the air for 1-2 minutes before placing it in the paper sample envelope.

Do names appear on the at-home paternity test report?

DDC does not put names on the home paternity test report, since identities of the test participants have not been independently confirmed. Names of participants are requested on sample envelopes for internal-tracking and communication purposes only.

If you want a report with named sample providers, you may want to choose a legal paternity test instead. We cannot add names to a home paternity test upon request.

What types of samples do you accept for home paternity testing?

Cheek swab samples are the industry standard for an at-home paternity test. Cheek swabs make DNA extraction by our laboratory’s robotic systems easy, which is one way to keep costs lower for our customers.

In certain scenarios, you can also opt to submit an “unusual” sample such as a toothbrush, ear wax on swabs, fingernail clippings, and more. If you have any questions regarding sample viability, call us directly to talk to one of our experts.

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