DNA Paternity Testing

What is the definition of paternity test?

A paternity test is a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis method used to determine if a man is biologically related to a child.

What is an At-Home Paternity Test?

An At-Home DNA Test is a peace of mind paternity DNA test determines if an alleged father and a child are biologically related. This test can performed conveniently in the comfort of your home.

Please note, this testing option cannot be used for any legal purpose. Your results are for informational purposes only and requires you to collect your own samples.

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How much does a Home Paternity Test Kit cost?

For pricing for our At Home Paternity DNA Test kit, click the button below for pricing and details.

A legal paternity test is a genetic test that determines the biological relationship between an alleged father and child. The results from this DNA testing option are legally admissible and can be used for the following scenarios, child support, child custody, immigration, adoption cases, social security benefits, adding a name to a child’s birth certificate and inheritance.

All legal DNA tests are performed by our partner AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) accredited laboratory. Only laboratories that are accredited will be recognized by state agencies.

For pricing on our legal paternity testing service, click the button below for pricing and details

Where can I go to get paternity test?

We cover the entire state of New Jersey and nationwide. To schedule an appointment near your city call 973-609-5102 to get started.

How long does a paternity DNA test take?

The turnaround time for both legal and At Home paternity DNA tests is 2 to 3 business days from the date the lab receives all DNA samples.

What is prenatal paternity test?

A prenatal DNA paternity test is a method used to determine the biological father of a child before the child is born. There are two main types of prenatal paternity tests:

  1. Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity (NIPP) Test: This test analyzes the DNA of the fetus present in the mother’s blood. It can be performed after the 8th week of pregnancy and poses no risk to the fetus or the mother. The test compares the fetal DNA with the alleged father’s DNA to determine paternity. Currently, our service does not offer this testing option.
  2. Invasive Prenatal Paternity DNA Test: This type of test involves obtaining a sample of the fetus’ DNA through procedures like Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) or Amniocentesis. CVS is performed between the 10th and 13th weeks of pregnancy, while Amniocentesis is usually done between the 15th and 20th weeks. These tests carry a slight risk of miscarriage.

Prenatal DNA paternity tests are generally considered highly accurate, with a 99.9% probability of determining the biological father when the alleged father is tested. However, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional and a genetic counselor to understand the implications, risks, and limitations of these tests.

What is alternative paternity test?

This method utilizes alternative samples that might contain the alleged father or child’s DNA. Some examples include:

  • Hair follicles: Hair with the root attached can provide DNA, although the amount might be lower than a cheek swab.
  • Toothbrushes: Cells left behind on a toothbrush can be a source of DNA, though hygiene practices can affect the amount and quality.
  • Fingernails: Similar to hair, fingernails with attached tissue can be used, but the DNA content might be limited.
  • Other materials: Some lesser common testing samples are razors, chewing gum, mucus on kleenex or even cigarettes butts. However, the success rate for extracting usable DNA can vary considerably.

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