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Peace of Mind DNA Paternity Test


Personal DNA test results are typically used to satisfy curiosity or to provide with peace of mind. These results can be used for personal knowledge and are not legally defensible in court. You can trust the accuracy of our test results unlike companies that do not utilize an accredited laboratory for their home DNA or personal DNA tests. Why save a few dollars on a DNA paternity test that is not performed at an aabb accredited laboratory with stringent quality standards and receive false results? A personal DNA test can also be performed at one of our collection sites throughout the U.S. or in the privacy of your home.


Legal DNA Paternity Test


Accurate paternity DNA test is the most accurate and best price test guaranteed. Our affiliate aabb laboratory uses the most advanced and accurate technology to determine parentage with strict quality controls. The probability of paternity is 0% when the alleged father is not biologically related to the child. We achieve a probability of paternity greater than 99.9% when the alleged father is proven to be the father of the child. The DNA Sample Collection is Fast, Easy and Painless. A Q-tip like cotton swab is rubbed on the inside of the cheek for 30 seconds, placed into an envelope and courier expressed to the laboratory for next day delivery and analysis.

Our legal paternity DNA test is a court-admissible and legally defensible. Legal DNA Paternity Test results can be used as a legal document in seeking child support or inheritance, in changing a name on a birth certificate, etc.

We coordinate your DNA specimen collections at our office or one of thousands of professional DNA specimen collection facilities throughout the U.S. and worldwide. The ‘Chain of Custody’ process ensures that (cheek-swab) samples are performed & collected by a trained, independent third party professional & never by the client themselves. This chain of custody process produces DNA Paternity test results that are legally defensible because every step of the process is documented and accounted for, from collection to testing. All tested individuals are positively identified with government issued identification, and a photograph suitable for positive identification is taken of each tested individual at the time of specimen collection. All collected specimens are sealed in a tamper evident manner and tracked throughout the entire collection and testing process.

Immigration DNA Testing

Have you received a letter requesting proof of relationship from:

  • The U.S. Embassy
  • Department of Homeland Security

The majority of our clients are provided the option to take a voluntary DNA test after they file the petition – I-130Petition for Alien Relative or by the U. S. embassies after their interview because their primary documents such as birth certificates or school records do not satisfy the immigration authority to approve the petition. The request may come in a form of Request for Further Evidence –I-130 or Notice of Intent to Deny. The document provides you the option to have a blood DNA test performed. However, aabb laboratories perform such testing by buccal cheek swab rather than blood.



Non-Traditional DNA Paternity Test

You have the option to test toothbrushes, fingernails, hair and other non-traditional samples for DNA testing.Such testing is not legally admissible in court.

Paternity Test While Pregnant

There are several options to obtain a paternity test before birth of a baby. This test can be conducted to ensure paternity prior to signing the birth certificate.

Fatherless DNA options

We have several fatherless DNA testing options such as Grandparentage, Avuncular, Siblingship and Coronoers testing.

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing

A very exciting blood DNA test for individuals wishing to discover paternity results before the birth of a child. Free floating fetal DNA can be isolated from the mother’s blood.  READ MORE >

More available DNA tests:

A Prenatal DNA test can be performed by the mother’s physician who must perform an amniocentesis to extract amniotic fluid which is sent to the laboratory for testing.  If an amniocentesis is going to be performed for other medical reasons, it is possible to use some of the sample for paternity testing as well. During the 14th to 24th week of pregnancy, a sample of amniotic fluid is obtained using ultrasound to guide the thin needle into the uterus. The amniotic fluid, found in the sac surrounding the developing fetus, contains fetal cells that can be used for DNA analysis. The procedure presents medical risks to the mother and the child that your physician should discuss with you. You should discuss those risks and all options with your doctor. Once your doctor has approved the procedure we will arrange the proper collection materials for your physician to perform the procedure and schedule appointments for mom and the alleged father to provide their buccal cheek swab at a convenient collection facility.  Simply call us at 866-DNA-2018 for more information.
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
  A prenatal test can also be performed by CVS. The chorionic is the outer membrane enclosing the embryo. During the 10th to 13th week of pregnancy, a small sample can be taken from the placenta, a membrane that partially surrounds the developing fetus. This test consists of a thin needle or tube which a doctor inserts from the vagina, through the cervix, guided by an ultrasound, to obtain chorionic villi. The chorionic villi and the fetus come from the same fertilized egg, and have the same genetic makeup. If CVS is going to be performed for medical reasons, it is possible to use the sample for paternity testing as well. The procedure presents medical risks to the mother and the child that your physician should discuss with you. You should discuss those risks and all options with your doctor. Once your doctor has approved the procedure we will arrange the proper collection materials for your physician to perform the procedure and schedule appointments for mom and the alleged father to provide their buccal cheek swab at a convenient collection facility.  Simply call us at 866-DNA-2018 for more information.
Maternity DNA Test
A maternity DNA test determines whether a woman is a child’s biological mother. While similar to a paternity test, it compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of the alleged mother to determine how likely it is that the child has inherited the alleged mother’s DNA.

A Maternity test results may be used to confirm the identity of the birth mother in the case of an adoption; to prove maternity in an immigration case; to confirm an in vitro fertilization conceived embryo was implanted into the correct mother; and in situations where a baby mix-up in the nursery is suspected.
Coroner DNA Paternity Test
A Coroner DNA Paternity Test is a process where a Medical Examiner’s Office or  Coroner may be able to provide a blood stain card or a tissue sample from a deceased alleged father to perform a paternity test. If the deceased alleged father was hospitalized prior to his death, it is possible that the hospital has a stored blood sample, a formaldehyde fixed tissue, or a paraffin block of tissue may have been collected in the hospital or by the coroner.  These samples may be tested to obtain a DNA profile of the deceased alleged father.  The child and mother (if available) sample will be collected via a buccal cheek swab in one of our offices.

More Coroner DNA Paternity Test Info:
Call us now at 866-DNA-2018 and we can speak with the coroner or medical examiner directly to discuss sample requirements for DNA testing.
Grandparent DNA Test
Grandparents rights are often forgotten when it comes to paternity testing. A Grandparent DNA Test is often one of the better relationship DNA tests to perform to determine paternity of a child when the alleged father is missing or not available for testing.  Grandparents seek DNA testing on their grandchildren for two common reasons: they have doubts about the paternity of their son’s or daughter’s child, or they would like to prove that they are related to a grandchild whose family denies the relationship and bars them from developing a relationship with the child. Grandparent test results may be used as proof in Social Security benefit and other inheritance claims as well as in some immigration cases. The following individuals may be tested with no additional cost:
  • Mother, Child, 2 Grandparents (yields strongest test results)
  • Mother, Child, 1 Grandparent
  • Child, 2 Grandparents
  • Child, 1 Grandparent (yields the weakest test results)
How can a Grandparent DNA Test benefit you? The best testing scenario is a test that includes the mother, child and both of the alleged father’s parents. By including both of the alleged father’s parents, the alleged father’s DNA profile can be completely reconstructed and thereby possibly yield DNA tests results of greater than 99.9%. Comparing the alleged father’s reconstructed profile against the child’s DNA, can allow this testing scenario to give results as accurate as a paternity test with the alleged father.  It is also strongly suggested that the child’s mother be tested to allow the laboratory to differentiate mom’s DNA contribution from the paternity testing process. A test can be done if only one paternal grandparent is available or if the child’s mom is not available, although it is recommended that both grandparents test along with the mother. With only one paternal grandparent, the missing fathers DNA cannot be completely reconstructed. In this situation, the paternal grandparent and child will be tested and their genetic information will be compared.

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Sibling DNA Test


A Sibling DNA test is performed when an alleged father is deceased or unavailable for paternity testing and alleged siblings want to know if they have one or both parents in common.

Full Sibling vs. Half Sibling DNA Testing

A Full sibling test is performed when two siblings share the same mother (half-siblings) but would like to know if they share the same biological father, which if true, will make them full siblings.  A full siblings test can only be performed if two individuals (Sibling 1 and Sibling 2) are certain that they share the same mother, but want to know if they share the same father.

Full Sibling Testing include the following individuals at no additional cost:

  1. Child 1, Child 2, Mom (Strongest test result)
  2. Child 1 and Child 2 only

Half Sibling vs. Not Related DNA Testing

A Half Sibling test is performed when two alleged siblings do not have the same biological mother but would like to know if they share the same biological father.

A half sibling can also be performed even if one or both mothers are not available for testing.  However, a mother’s participation is always encouraged for more conclusive and stronger results.

Half sibling analysis can be performed on a maximum of two (2) alleged siblings at a time. A half sibling test is performed only if two individuals (Sibling 1 and Sibling 2) know that they have different mothers but want to know if they share the same father.

Half Sibling DNA Testing include the following individuals at no additional cost:

  • Child 1, Mom of Child 1, Child 2, Mom of Child 2  (Strongest test result)
  • Child 1 and Child 2, and 1 Mom only
  • Child 1 and Child 2 only

Aunt or Uncle DNA Paternity Testing (Avuncular)


If the alleged father is unavailable for a paternity testing; in this case, testing the alleged father’s brothers or sisters can establish the paternity of the niece or nephew. This type of testing is called an Avuncular DNA Test. Including the mother in this test is strongly recommended as it strengthens the genetic evidence. Generally, this test will not give results as strong as a grand-parentage test, but it is still a good option if the only people available for testing are the alleged father’s siblings.

An Aunt or Uncle will share some DNA in common with their niece or nephew. It is important to note that aunts and uncles will have only one quarter of their genes in common with a child, whereas parents and children have half their genes in common. The aunt-uncle DNA test result will show the probability that a relationship exists between the people being tested.

Tested Parties may include the following parties with no additional charges:

  • Child, Child’s mom, Uncle or Aunt (yields strongest genetic evidence)
  • Child and Aunt or Uncle

Your DNA Questions Answered

Is Free DNA Testing available?
Some State agencies offer paternity tests at rates well below the standard fee and sometimes free. Check with the court and your local Child Support Services office in your area to see if they can provide a free paternity test or a reduced cost test.  Alternatively, we offer one of the most accurate paternity test at the best cost starting as low as $299 for a legal, court admissible test and $225 for a personal, non-legal test that can also be performed as a home dna test.  Both tests are analyzed by an AABB laboratory.  To ensure accuracy, NEVER accept a test result that is not performed by an AABB accredited laboratory!
How much does a DNA paternity test cost?
The cost of a DNA test varies widely but because we have lower overhead than most other facilities, we pass our savings directly to our clients and offer legal paternity testing as low as $299 if the test is performed in our Bay Area (San Francisco and Oakland) collection site locations.  When collections take place at other collection sites closest to your zip code, you must add a collection fee of $30 per person (minimum father and child), which usually brings the test to approximately $359. When calling to compare prices for person or non-legal and legal DNA testing, always confirm that an AABB accredited laboratory will perform testing and analysis.  This will confirm that you will receive accurate results
How soon will I receive my DNA lab test results?
Generally, you will receive your test results within 3 business days.  For example, if you arrive for your buccal swab collection on a Monday, you will receive results by Thursday.  Ensure you arrive prior to 3pm which is the express courier specimen pick up time.
What is the DNA test accuracy for legal and personal home DNA tests?
Accurate DNA test results are of utmost importance when performing paternity testing. Paternity test results are normally expressed as 0 percent chance of parentage which confirms the alleged father IS NOT the father of the child or better than a 99.9% chance of parentage confirming that the alleged father is indeed the father of the child.  We utilize an aabb accredited laboratory for both personal and non-legal DNA testing. All aabb accredited laboratories abide by strict regulatory and quality requirements assuring the highest accuracy. Our home tests are also analyzed and tested by the same aabb laboratory we use for our legal DNA tests thus assuring the highest level of accuracy, unlike many home kit DNA tests on the market.

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