grandparent dna testing

There are millions of children in the U.S. today that are unable to establish paternity because the alleged father is unavailable to perform a paternity test. Paternal grandparent/s may be used to help establish paternity legally or for peace of mind purposes.

In this post, we share details of the testing options you have to determine a biological relationship with a grandparent/s if the alleged father is unavailable for testing


What is a DNA Grandparentage test?

Grandparent testing is a testing option that establishes if grandparent/grandparents are biologically related to an alleged grandchild. This test is normally performed when an alleged father is unavailable to partake in the DNA paternity testing process.

At-Home Grandparent DNA Test Kit

A Grandparent DNA test is a peace of mind non-legal Home DNA test that determines if a biological grandparent/s are biologically related to a grandchild.

This genetic testing option is performed at home using buccal swab enclosed inside of your DNA test kit. This is a self collection test kit. You will be required to place cheeks swabs are placed inside of your mouth and brush each swab against your cheek on the left and right side for 30 to 60 seconds.

Where to buy a Grandparent DNA Testing Kit?

To order your grandparent DNA kit online click the order here button below.

Costs

The cost of grandparent DNA testing varies depending on the type of test you choose.

At-Home Test Kit cost starts at $299.99 and up.

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Accuracy

Grandparent DNA testing is generally considered to be very accurate.

This testing option can provide a probability of grandparentage in the high 90% range, often 99% or higher. If both of the alleged grandparents are tested and are proven to be biologically related to the grandchild.

To increase accuracy, testing both paternal grandparents and the child’s mother is recommended, which can produce a 99.9% or higher probability similar to a paternity test.

New York State Residents

Please note, Due to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Guidelines. The sale of At-Home DNA test kits are prohibited.

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A legal DNA grandparent test is a relationship test that determines the probability of a biological relationship between paternal grandparent/s and a grandchild. It is recommended that the mother of the child participates in the testing process for increased accuracy of your DNA analysis.

Legal DNA tests require a chain of custody be established and all participants must have the genetic samples collected at a facility near your home. Results are legally admissible in court. All legal tests will be performed by our partner AABB accredited laboratory which is a requirement for all legally admissible DNA tests.

Common Uses:

Social Security benefits, child support and Immigration.

Schedule an appointment (In-Office)

Contact IDTO at 877-680-5800 to speak with a one of our DNA consultants assist you with scheduling an appointment in a city near your home.

Method of DNA Specimen Collection

The preferred DNA sample collection method for DNA testing is by buccal (cheek or mouth cavity) swab. When buccal swabs are used to collect epithelial cells inside of the mouth when brushed against the cheek using a long cotton swab on the left and right side.

Turnaround Times:

Results have an average turnaround time of 2 to 3 business days from the date the lab receives all DNA samples.

Grandparent Tests are commonly used for to acquire social security benefits when a father is deceased and for child custody cases. It is recommended that you seek legal counsel with a Family Law Attorney to ensure that you understand how Family Law works in your state.

Choosing the correct type of DNA grandparent test is important especially if need to use your results for legal use. Below are the differences between the two options.

Legal DNA test results are tests that can be used for legal purposes. They require a chain of custody be established, in-office sample collections, and all specimens collected will tested and analyzed by our partner accredited laboratory.

Results can be used in court for child custody, as evidence for immigration cases, social security benefits and for birth certificate name changes to name a few.

Peace of mind tests are tests that can be performed in the comfort of your home and do not require a chain of custody. Sample collection can be performed in-office but is not required.

Alternative samples such as (hair, toothbrushes) can be used for this testing option. Please keep mind the results are not legally admissible and will not be recognized by a judge.

No. A grandparent must get permission from the legal guardian or by court order to have their grandchild participate in a legal DNA testing.

Grandparent Tests are commonly used for to acquire social security benefits when a father is deceased and for child custody cases. It is recommended that you seek legal counsel with a Family Law Attorney to ensure that you understand how Family Law works in your state.

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