Grandparent DNA Test: What You Need To Know
When a biological father is unavailable to be tested to establish the paternity of a child. Using an alleged father’s biological parent or parents is an excellent option. This testing option is known as a Grandparent DNA Test. Below are options you may exercise based on your specific situation.
Legal DNA Test
Using a Grandparent DNA Test for legal purposes is an option at your disposal. The most commonly used legal circumstance this testing option has been used for is, proving the paternity of a child when an unmarried biological father is deceased and the mother is seeking to receive benefits for Social Security. This occurs when the father’s name has not been added to the child’s birth certificate before his death.
Please note, that all legal DNA results are admissible tests that can be used in court.
Schedule an appointment:
Scheduling an appointment is simple. Please contact our office today at 877-680-5800 and allow one of our DNA Relationship Testing Consultants to assist you with your DNA Testing needs today.
DNA Grandparentage Test At Home (Peace of Mind)
This testing option differs from legal Grandparent DNA Testing because the results can not be used for any legal reason. Non-legal Home DNA Tests do not require a chain of custody to be established and the customer may collect their own DNA samples and ship the samples back to the laboratory using the prepaid envelope that is included with your Home DNA GrandparentTest Kit.
If you would like to purchase this at-home testing option. Contact our office today at 877-680-5800 to order.
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate is a DNA grandparent testing?
It is important to note, that every person on earth gets half their DNA from their mother and the other half from their father. If you are going to perform this type of DNA test. It is recommended that both of the alleged father’s parents (paternal grandparents) be tested if they are available. Having both grandparents tested helps to increase the accuracy of your DNA test.
Remember, a grandchild only shares 25% of their genes with a single biological grandparent with each biological parent.
When will I receive my DNA grandparent test results?
The turnaround time for your result is 1 to3 business days from the date on which all DNA samples arrive at the lab. We do also offer same-day results for an additional price. Please call 877-680-5800 IDTO today if would like to learn more about this DNA test.
What is the cost of a DNA grandparent test?
Pricing starts at $279.99 and up. Remember, the cost of your grandparent test will be determined by a number of factors. One, How many people are involved with your DNA test? Two, Are you performing a legal or non-legal DNA test, or Three, are the location of all parties involved with your test?
How does a Grandparentage DNA testing process work?
The process is simple. First, contact IDTO today at 877-680-5800 to coordinate an appointment or to order a DNA test kit. Please note, If are you utilizing your DNA result for any legal purpose. It is recommended you allow IDTO to coordinate an appointment with a DNA sample collection facility near your city.
An unbiased third-party DNA sample collection will help keep you compliant with the legal chain of custody standards for document submission as evidence for any legal situation.
Once your appointment is made and your samples have been collected. Your samples will be shipped to the lab for analysis. The average turnaround time for your result is 2-3 business days from the date on which the lab receives all of the collected DNA samples.
Finally, once your result is completed. IDTO will mail out a copy of your DNA test result.
What method will be used to collect my samples?
Buccal swabs are the preferred and most common method used to collect a genetic sample. Other sample collection methods are blood, hair, and earwax samples to name a few. If want to learn more about using a non-standard DNA sample. We recommend contacting our office at 877-680-5800 to learn more.
The buccal swabs used on each person will be placed inside of the mouth and brushed against the cheeks to acquire genetic material to be analyzed and tested. Samples will be collected from both the left cheek and right cheek.
Will a grandparent test help prove a paternal biological relationship?
Yes. When an alleged father is unavailable to participate in the paternity testing process. The alleged biological father’s parent or parents are the preferred secondary option to help determine a relationship between a deceased alleged father and child/grandchild.
It should be noted if there is a secondary sample of the deceased father like blood, hair, or bone at the coroner’s office. If possible would be a good idea to explore using samples located at the coroner’s office if available instead of performing family reconstruction testing like a grandparent test.
How can I schedule a Grandparentage DNA Testing appointment?
If you would like to schedule an appointment today. Contact our office at 877-680-5800 to get started today.
Are my results court admissible?
Results can be court admissible if you are performing a legal test. Home Grandparent and Grandchild tests are not legally admissible in court. If you would like to learn more call 877-680-5800 to schedule an appointment or to ask a question.