A legal paternity test is a deoxyribonucleic acid test (DNA) test that is admissible in court as evidence to help determine the biological father of a child. Legal paternity tests must follow strict chain of custody procedures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the results.

Legal DNA paternity tests are often required in cases involving child support, child custody, adding or removing a father’s name on the child ‘s birth certificate, inheritance, or immigration.

Please note, all legal DNA tests must be performed by an AABB accredited laboratory to be recognized an family court or immigration agency.

The cost of paternity DNA test starts at $375.00 and up.

Results Turnaround Times:

DNA results are completed within 2 to 3 business days from the date the laboratory receives all samples. Once DNA analysis is complete, a copy of your results will be mailed to your home and another copy will be emailed to you.

DNA Sample Collection Methods

Cheek swabs collections is the industry standard to acquire a DNA samples. Blood sample collections are viable method of collection. This option is more invasive and painful sample collection option.

Both sample collection options are have the same accuracy.

How to schedule an appointment:

To schedule a legal paternity test appointment in New Jersey. Call 973-609-5102 to get started today.

There are several benefits to performing a legal paternity test:

  1. Establishing legal rights and responsibilities: A legal paternity test can help establish the father’s legal rights and responsibilities, such as child support, custody, and visitation rights.
  2. Accessing benefits: Establishing paternity can help the child access various benefits, such as health insurance, Social Security, veteran’s benefits, and inheritance rights.
  3. Emotional well-being: Establishing paternity can provide a sense of identity and belonging for the child, which can contribute to their emotional well-being.
  4. Adoption: In cases of adoption or foster care, a legal paternity test may be required to terminate the biological father’s parental rights.
  5. Immigration: A legal paternity test can be used to establish a biological relationship for immigration purposes, such as sponsoring a child for citizenship.
  6. Peace of mind: For individuals who are unsure about the paternity of a child, a legal paternity test can provide clarity and peace of mind.
  7. Legal documentation: Legal paternity tests are admissible in court and can serve as official documentation of the biological relationship between the father and child.

Our paternity testing samples are analyzes between 18-22 genetic markers.

Alternative Testing Options

When an alleged father is unavailable for paternity test. We provide alternative testing options listed below.

Sibling DNA Test: This DNA testing option determines if 2 people share common biological parent. Click the button below for more testing information.

Grandparent DNA Test: This testing option determines if grandparent and grandchild are biologically related. Click the button below for more testing information.

Avuncular (Aunt/Uncle) Test: This testing options determines if an uncle or aunt are biologically related to a niece or nephew. Click the button below for more testing information.

Y Chromosome (STR) Test: This testing option is males only DNA test. A Y STR DNA test determines if the Y chromosome share both tested prove a biological relationship. Click the button below for more testing information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are my test results private?

Yes. Your DNA results are kept private and will only be released to the parties involved with your DNA test.

In the event, the lab receives a court order will results be released to a third party but not before the customer has been notified. All DNA specimens are destroyed within 30 to 60 days.

Can my results be used to establish paternity in New Jersey?

Yes. legal DNA test results can be used used to help establish the paternity of child in addition to adding the father’s name to the child’s birth certificate.

No. Currently, we are unaware of any DNA testing non-invasive prenatal paternity test that is court admissible.

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