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Paternal DNA Testing

 

Paternity Testing at Home*

Conveniently done in the setting of your choice, an Orchid Cellmark at-home test offers answers when you just need to know. The self-contained kits with easy to follow instructions let you collect samples using a painless cheek swab* in a private, non-clinical setting.

Orchid Cellmark routinely reports testing results with a probability of paternity of 99.99% or higher on inclusions and 0.00% on exclusions. Also referred to as a curiosity test, an at-home DNA test offers accurate and reliable answers so you can decide the next step. However since samples are self-collected and there is no chain of custody, the final report cannot be used in a legal matter. The results are for the use of the tested parties only. If you intend to pursue a legal matter regarding custody or support payments, Orchid Cellmark's legal paternity test is your best choice.

*The AABB does not accredit for non-chain of custody testing at this laboratory or any other laboratory.

*Alternatively, it is possible to test samples other than cheek swab samples. Non-standard samples require chain of custody paper and involve an additional fee.


 
WHICH TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
At Home Test VS. Legal Test

Easy-to-follow kit allows for collection of painless cheek swab samples in the privacy of your own home

collection

Painless cheek swab samples are collected by a third party at one of Orchid Cellmark's 5,000+ national sites, providing a "chain of custody"

Referred to as "curiosity test", the at-home kit provides answers when you just need to know

uses

Provides court ready answers that may used to resolve custody disputes and legal matters

Results in 2 business days from when the last sample is received

results

Results in 2 business days from when the last sample is received

Positive test results are routinely 99.9% or higher

answers

Positive test results are routinely 99.9% or higher

Costs $199 price

Costs $495

All inclusive - testing and collection fees included


Establishing a Chain of Custody creates a paper trail to ensure the DNA sample has not been tampered with during each step of the process. This includes verification of government issued photo id for each adult tested, photo of each party tested, and signature for each adult tested.