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Paternity Legal

DNA testing can be used to determine if there is a biological relationship between two individuals. This is typically done by obtaining genetic material (DNA samples) from the two individuals via cheek swabs, then comparing these samples. 

A paternity test is used to determine if someone is the biological father of a child. It works by comparing the DNA of the alleged father to the DNA of the child. If possible, it is preferred to have the child’s mother participate in the Paternity Test as well, since she contributed 50% of her DNA to the child. 

The results from this paternity test can be used for legal purposes. Examples of legal settings that may require this type of test include (but are not limited to): 

  • Adding or removing a father’s name from the child’s birth certificate
  • Child support
  • Adoption
  • Child custody or visitation
  • Immigration
  • Medical, Social Security, or Military benefits
  • Other types of legal/verified situations

If you are just looking for a Paternity Test that can provide answers and peace of mind, and you are not planning to use the results for any kind of legal purpose, check out the Informational Paternity Test (keep in mind that the results from the Informational Paternity Test are not legally admissible).

Test Details

This test includes: Paternity Test- Legal.

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What kind of sample is required?

A cheek swab is required for the test.

How long will it take to get my results?

Results are typically available within 5-7 business days after the lab receives all of the samples.

How will I receive my test results?

You will receive your test results through the e-mail address provided in your order.  Some store locations use our test results portal. Some store locations provide test results through secure e-mail. 

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, we offer a few options to make it most convenient for you.  You can just walk in during our work-friendly hours; or, you can schedule an appointment to accommodate all tested parties’ calendars.

If I have questions about my paternity test results, who should I contact?

If you have questions regarding your paternity test results, feel free to contact our store.