paternity testing the hospital

Do hospitals do paternity tests at birth?

No. The majority of hospital do not offer paternity testing as a service. A hospital will refer their clients to a DNA testing company like IDTO to assist with their DNA testing needs.

Please note, DNA sample collections oftentimes are performed onsite at many hospitals. If you are in need of a paternity test before signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. It is important you make sure to consult with the head nurse or doctor to confirm a DNA sample collection can performed on the hospital premises.

After you receive consent contact IDTO at 877-680-5800 to inquire about our mobile DNA testing services and to see if we cover your area.

How much does a DNA test cost at the hospital?

The standard cost of paternity starts at $350 and up for the testing itself. The cost does not include travel to the hospital and sample collection costs. Contact our office at 877-680-5800 for questions regarding our mobile paternity testing services.

Is DNA testing mandatory at birth in the hospital?

No, DNA Testing is not mandatory to establish the paternity of a child. All paternity tests are voluntary unless you have been ordered to perform a DNA test for child support purposes by a judge.

If you require a paternity test shortly after the birth of your child. IDTO can assist you with performing a legal paternity test prior to signing the Acknowledgment of Paternity form to add your name to the child’s birth certificate. If you would like to schedule a  DNA paternity test today. Contact our office at 877-680-5800 to get started.

Related Questions

How do I get a paternity DNA test?

Getting started is simple. All you have to do is contact our office today at 877-680-5800 or 347-735-5490 to schedule an appointment.

Why perform a paternity DNA test after the birth of a child?

Performing a DNA test when a child is born is a great opportunity for an unmarried man to prove he is biologically related to a child if he has any doubts in mind about being biologically related. It may also help prevent an unmarried man from going to court for child support for a child that is not his own.  

Another thing that should be taken into consideration is when performing a DNA test with a newborn. It affords the mother and possible legal father the opportunity for the child to know who he or she is biologically related to. Knowing this little piece of information will help a child develop.

Can I use a home DNA test kit to establish paternity?

Peace of mind DNA test kits can only be used for informational purposes only. A legal paternity test is the only option that will allow you to use the result as evidence for birth certificate name changes and child support paternity establishment cases.

How long does a DNA test results take?

The average turnaround time for a standard peace of mind or a legal paternity test is 1-3 business days from the date in which the lab receives all of the samples involved with your DNA test. Please note same-day DNA paternity testing services are also available.

Are my test results accurate?

Yes. In order to increase the accuracy of your testing results. It is always recommended that the mother if available participate in the paternity test to help for increased accurate results. It is also important to note, All legal testing services we offer are tested and analyzed with a partner AABB Accredited Laboratory to conduct Immigration and legal chain of custody testing.

How soon can you DNA test a baby after birth?

A baby can be tested a couple of days after its birth at the hospital or, The mother can wait for her child to be brought home to her child’s sample collected. Please note, Most hospitals in America do not perform in-house paternity testing services.

Therefore you will need to contact a private Relationship testing company like IDTO DNA Paternity Testing Center to inquire about our on-site mobile collection services at a hospital in your city.

If you would like to learn more about this process please contact our office today at or for appointments or questions. Remember, Our knowledgeable staff is here to help.

What does a DNA Test after birth cost?

After birth DNA Test costs are considerably cheaper than non-invasive prenatal tests. IDTO’s pricing for DNA Paternity Tests starts at $350.00 and up.

If you would like to learn more about our Paternity Testing process as it pertains to your specific situation. Please contact our office today at 877-680-5800 and allow one of our DNA Relationship Testing Consultants to assist you today. Remember, We are here to help!

How long does a father have to file for legal paternity?

From our understanding, an alleged biological father has 2 years from the birth date of the child’s birth to claim the paternity of the child. There are some exceptions to this rule.

For example, both mother and father can have the limitations waived or the father will have to provide documentation of support to the child and this will have to be done with the mother’s consent. For more information on this subject, we recommend speaking with a New York State licensed attorney on this issue because laws are constantly changing.

Is DNA Testing covered by Insurance (Medicaid)?

As we currently understand it. Medicaid or any other type of health insurance company does not consider DNA genetic testing as a medical issue. This may be the reason why it is not covered by insurance. That being said, we recommend that you speak with your insurance company to inquire about DNA testing coverage first before performing a paternity test. In the event, your insurance company would cover a DNA relationship test.

Please note, our company does not accept medical insurance. Therefore, you would be required to pay the cost of the DNA test upfront and submit the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.

For information about this process, or to coordinate an appointment please call 877-680-5800 and allow one of our DNA Relationship Testing Consultants to assist you today.  

What To Expect From Our Service

  • Fast, Accurate & Affordable results in 2-3 business days.
  • Professional Sample Collection Technicians with over 10 plus years experience.
  • Easy appointment set-up
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Results are recognized by the USCIS, Embassies, Passport Agencies and Family Court throughout the U.S.
  • Facilities that we partner with are accredited by the AABB to conduct Immigration and legal chain of custody testing.
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