How does a DNA Paternity testing with hair work?

Using hair to perform a paternity test is an option often asked by many people who want to perform a paternity test without another party knowing (mother, father and sometimes an adult child). If this is the best option at your disposal. Here is what you need to do correctly collect hair samples for a paternity test.

First, when collecting hair samples each hair follicle collected must have the root(bulb) attached to the hair follicle. If the root (bulb) is not attached. We will not be able to assist you with this specific type of DNA test. Laboratories that perform this type of testing need the root because the root will contain the alleged father’s DNA if, in fact, he is the biological father.

Second, How many hair samples will I need for a Hair DNA test? We recommend a minimum of 6-10 hair follicles with the root.

Third, Place all hair samples in a paper envelope away from anything that may destroy the sample until you ready to have the sample shipped to the lab.

Four, There two ways of shipment one, is to walk with your hair samples when you are having your samples collected. Or Two, Ship yourself collected samples along with hair samples directly to the lab.

Please note, In the event, the hair samples that your submitted are unable to provide a result. Keep in mind there are no refunds because the lab is not responsible for how the samples that were submitted are collected and handled. It is important that you make sure this type of follicle testing is the best option for your situation.

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What is the accuracy of Hair DNA testing?

If the samples are collected and submitted to the lab properly this type of genetic test can provide a result at 80%.

It is also important to note that New York State residents can not perform this DNA test. New York State has a specific set of guidelines that must be adhered to. If you would like to learn more about paternity testing in NYS please contact one of our Relationship Testing Consultants for questions and/or appointments at 973-609-5102 today

How long does a Follicle Paternity test result take?

The turnaround time for results is 3-5 business days.

Can use my follicle result in court?

No. This is a forensic test that does not follow the legal chain of custody guidelines to use a forensic result as proof of a biological relationship in court.

Is a Home Hair DNA Kit cheaper?

Yes. But, it is important to keep in mind. All self-collected samples and how they are handled are the responsibility of you the purchaser. Therefore Home DNA Kits are good if you follow the instructions provided carefully. If you do not, What happens you run the risk of the responsibility falling back on you which you may end up having to pay additional testing fees to the lab they are unable to get a result from the samples submitted. For more information about this type of DNA test. Please contact our office at 973-609-5102 for pricing today.

What is the cost for a Follicle DNA Paternity Test?

The cost of the paternity test would be determined by the number of people involved in the paternity test. Pricing starts at $395.00 and Up. Please contact our office at 973-609-5102 today to order a Home DNA Testing Kit or to coordinate an appointment in New Jersey.

What you can expect from our service:

– Fast, Accurate & Affordable DNA results in 2-3 business days.
– Professional DNA Sample Collection Technicians with over 10 plus years experience.
– AABB Certified DNA Sample Collector (on-staff)
– Easy appointment set-up
– No Hidden Fees
– Mobile collections available in New York and New Jersey
– Results are mailed out to your home, office or anywhere you deem private.

Why Choose Us?

Since 2004 we have provided relationship testing services to thousands of families in New York and New Jersey and around the world. We considered by both Medical and Legal professionals to be trusted source for their clients.

Standard services we provide are as follows, Paternity testing, Maternity testing, Siblingship testing just to name a few. If you would like to see more of the services we provide please click here or, Please feel free to -contact our office directly at 973-609-5102 to learn more about this process or to coordinate an appointment today.