Legal Paternity Testing
Knowing who their biological father is can be crucial for a child’s well-being and development. A legal paternity test can help establish this important relationship, bringing clarity and security to both parents and children.
What is a Legal Paternity Test?
A legal paternity test is a type of genetic test that determines if a man is the biological father of a child by comparing DNA profiles to prove or disprove a biological relationship.
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IDTO has access to a network of over 2,000 plus DNA specimen collection facilities nationwide in near most major cities. Contact our office at 877-680-5800 and allow one of DNA testing consultants to assist you today.
Reasons For Performing A Legal DNA Paternity Test
DNA relationship testing is required when an alleged father wants add his name to a child’s birth certificate.
DNA testing for child support purposes commonly occurs when an alleged father refuses to acknowledge being biologically related to a child. A paternity petition will need to be filed in Family Court and judge must accept the petition for a court order to issued.
Paternity testing may be suggested by an immigration office like U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or a U.S. embassy or consulate when a lack of evidence is submitted to prove your paternal relationship for U.S. immigrant visa or CRBA.
Genetic testing is suggested when a deceased alleged father’s name is not the claimed child’s birth certificate.
A DNA test may be requested by the deceased father’s family members when an alleged child comes forward claiming to be biologically related as an offspring of the deceased father.
DNA Testing Requirements:
Performing a legal paternity test requires the following.
- Must present a valid state-issued ID
- Children under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present to give consent.
- All parties involved in the paternity test must present to give consent.
- A chain of custody has to be established.
- DNA samples will be processed and analyzed by our partner AABB-accredited laboratory.
- Schedule an DNA test
Contact our office at 877-680-5800 and allow one of DNA testing consultants to assist you today.
How much does a legal DNA paternity test?
Legal paternity DNA test costs starts at $375.00. Please note, sample collection fees are not included the cost.
What type of DNA samples will be collected?
The method of DNA sample collection is performed by buccal cheek swab place inside of the mouth and brushed against the left and right cheek for 30 to 60 seconds.
Blood is also an effective alternative with provides a similar accuracy.
How long will a legal DNA test take?
Results for a paternity test for legal purposes is 2 to 3 business days. The turnaround for your results to be released is from the date the lab receives all genetic samples.