One of the toughest things a man can experience in his life is to call into question whether or not he is the biological father of a child. The emotional roller coaster can drive a man to irrational thinking and behavior. Since the inception of parentage testing, alleged fathers, mothers, family members, and concerned parties now have a reliable tool to help determine a biological relationship between a father and child.
What is a Paternity Test?
A Paternity test helps to determine the probability of a biological relationship between an alleged father and child by comparing both the alleged father and child’s DNA profile.
For people who are in need of establishing the paternity of a child for any legal purpose. A legally admissible DNA paternity test result is the best option for your situation. Some of the most commonly used situations legal test results may be used are, child support, Social Security, immigration, birth certificate name changes, and estate cases just to name a few.
Peace of Mind DNA Paternity Test
If you do not need a legal DNA paternity test. A peace of mind home DNA test kit may be a better option. Learn more about our Home paternity test kits here.
How to schedule an appointment?
Scheduling an appointment is simple. Call 877-680-5800 to coordinate an appointment and allow one of IDTO DNA Relationship Test Consultants to assist you today. Our network has access to well over 1500 plus DNA sample collection facilities in just about every major city nationwide. We work with you in locating the closest sample collection facility to ensure an easy and smooth process.
What To Expect From Our Service
– Fast, Accurate & Affordable DNA results in 1 to 3 business days.
– Professional DNA Sample Collection Technicians with over 16 plus years experience.
– Easy appointment set-up
– No Hidden Fees
– Results are recognized by the USCIS, Embassies, Passport Agencies, and Family Court.
– Facilities that we partner with are accredited by the AABB to conduct Immigration and legal chain of custody testing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a DNA paternity test done?
Getting a DNA test for legal purposes is simple. All you have to do is, contact our office today at 877-680-5800 or 347-735-5490 to coordinate an appointment.
How will my genetic samples be collected?
Most samples are collected by cheek swab. A blood sample can also be used for comparative analysis. It should be noted that both blood and cheek sample collections have similar accuracy.
What do I need to take a DNA Paternity test?
Legal Paternity Tests require alleged fathers to have a state-issued I.D. (driver’s license or passport). If the alleged father’s name is not on the birth certificate. The mother of the child will need to be available to give consent for the child to perform a DNA test. Please note, that this only applies to children under 18 years of age or younger. It is always recommended that the mother is involved with the DNA test for increased accuracy. If you would like to coordinate an appointment for a DNA test. Please contact our office today or, locally If you are a New York State resident you will be required to obtain a doctor’s prescription and/or court order from a judge. Please note, that your prescription must be obtained from New York State licensed physician only. Prescriptions from an out-of-state doctor will not be accepted. The requirements stated are mandated by the New York State Department of Health
How long will it take to get my paternity testing results?
The average turnaround time for results will be 1 to 3 business days from the date in which the lab receives all genetic testing samples.
Are my DNA Results confidential?
Yes. Our client’s information is important to us. We do not share our client’s personal information or results with third-party companies.
What is the difference between a legal test and a home paternity test kit?
A legal paternity test is a test result that can be used as evidence for legal purposes. Some examples are child support, social security cases, and immigration. Legal testing also requires a chain of custody to be created. It is important to note that all genetic testing samples are processed and analyzed by an AABB Accredited Laboratory to conduct legal Chain of Custody testing.
An At-Home DNA Paternity Test Kit is a peace of mind testing option that allows people to collect their own genetic samples. Home DNA test results can not be used for legal purposes only. No chain of custody is created for this option.
Can a paternity test while being pregnant be done?
Yes. It is possible to perform a prenatal paternity test. Here are the options a mother has to choose from.
Non-invasive prenatal paternity test (NIPP)- This testing option does not require an OBGYN. Blood draws from the mother and a buccal swab from the alleged father are the sample collection methods that will be administered.
Unfortunately, IDTO does not offer NIPP testing as an option at this time.
Amniocentesis – A prenatal paternity test can be performed with the involvement of a pregnant mother’s OBGYN. Please note, OBGYNs will not normally perform this procedure for the purposes of determining paternity alone due to the risk that may occur to the unborn fetus.
Please note, An amniocentesis can only be performed during the 15th thru the 20th week of pregnancy.
Chorionic Villus Sampling – Is a prenatal paternity test that can be performed with the involvement of a pregnant mother’s OBGYN. The same as amniocentesis. OBGYNs will not normally perform this procedure for the purposes of determining paternity alone due to the risk that may occur to the unborn fetus.
Note – Chorionic Villus Sampling can be performed as early as the 10th week of pregnancy.
How reliable is DNA testing for paternity?
The advancements in DNA testing to help determine biological relationships between an alleged father and child makes paternity testing the most reliable option to prove the paternity of a child.
Paternity testing is a more reliable option than blood typing, using the eye color and facial features to determine paternity or any other belief that families utilized to determine biological relatedness.
Can a paternity DNA test be used for establishing paternity of a child?
Yes. Only a legal test can be used to help establish the paternity of a child. At-Home test kits are for informational use only and will not be recognized by a state agency.
Please note, that only the labs that are accredited by the AABB formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks can perform recognized relationship tests that will be accepted by Family Courts, Immigration Agencies, Social Security, or for any legal reason.