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Orchid Cellmark holds multiple accreditations from various organizations and adheres to the standards of each accrediting organization. Compliance by our laboratories to these accreditation requirements provides assurance to our clients that test results provided by Orchid Cellmark are of the highest quality. Clink on the links above to learn more about our accreditations.
Paternity Testing

DNA Paternity testing provides the scientific information to determine whether a man can be the biological father of a child and can be done on a Legal, At-Home or Prenatal basis. It is also possible to conduct a test, even if the alleged father is deceased
        
      


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

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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

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

Testing begins the day samples are received in the laboratory and with a rapid turnaround time you will not have a long wait for your results

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Testing begins the day samples are received in the laboratory and with a rapid turnaround time you will not have a long wait for your results

Positive test results are routinely 99.9% or higher

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Positive test results are routinely 99.9% or higher

Costs $210 for 2 or 3 party price

Costs $525 for 2 or 3 party

Fee includes sample collection(s) within U.S. 


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

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.


How it works

DNA paternity testing involves the scientific determination of whether a tested individual can be the biological father of a child or not. It is an important and highly personal matter which affects a number of individuals, most importantly, the child. Orchid Cellmark is very sensitive to this and understands the importance of an accurate, confidential and timely service.

There are two major kinds of DNA paternity tests; a legal DNA paternity test and a home DNA paternity test. The results of both tests are equal in terms of accuracy however only the court ready test result can be used in a legal matter. This is due to differences in the chain of custody procedures at the time that the specimens are collected.

While painless cheek swabs are the “specimen of choice", non-standard specimens can be tested, with equally accurate results.

With a rapid turnaround time you will not have to wait a long time to get an answer.

Your results will either state a probability of paternity which is routinely 99.99% or higher or 0.000%.

We are ready to help when you are ready to proceed ...


Your Test Options

DNA Paternity Testing involves the determination of whether a tested individual can be the biological father of a child.

At Home Test
The cheek swab samples are taken at home without any Chain of Custody so the results cannot be used in a legal matter. (Not available for NY residents)

Legal Test
Specimen collection takes place in a third-party site and the results can be used in court or other legal proceeding.

Prenatal Test
The child isn't born yet but the mother and alleged father wish to determine paternity.

Deceased Alleged Father Test
The alleged father is deceased but there are known living relatives or known personal effects from the alleged father which are available for testing.

Fees (Testing fees include sample collection(s) within U.S.)
At home $210 for 2 or 3 party
Legal (Court-Ready)                                  

$525 for 2 or 3 party

 

Prenatal Court Ready $630
Deceased Alleged Father Please Call

Payment

Credit Card, Check or Money Order
To provide our customers with easy and multiple methods of payment we accept the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard & Visa.

Other ways to pay include Western Union, money order or certified check.