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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Home Paternity Testing Frequently Asked Questions:

The cost of our DNA test kits begins at $179.99 and up. If you would like to order a DNA Paternity Test kit. Please contact our office today at 866-205-8356 to order your DNA test kit or to ask questions about the process. To see our Home DNA Test Kit services here.

The turnaround time for your DNA testing results to be completed will be 1 to 3 working. Upon the completion of your results. A copy of your results will be emailed to you and a physical result.

An at-home paternity test is a DNA test that a person (alleged father and/or child) can perform to help determine a biological relationship. This is a self-collected DNA test that can be performed in the comfort of your home discreetly. Please contact our office today at 866-205-8356 to order your DNA test kit or to ask questions about the process.

 

Yes. Home paternity testing can be accurate but it is predicated on few factors.
1. What type of samples is being used will determine if the lab will be able to provide a result. An example of this would be using a toothbrush sample without enough genetic material.
2. How many markers will be used for genetic testing analysis.
3. If all parties involved are collecting their samples at the sample. Depending on your situation and the level of trust a person may be able to utilize another person’s sample if at a different location. So we recommend that all parties involved who are at different locations have some trust that the other party will collect their own DNA sample in good faith. Deception could affect the accuracy of a result.

When a paternity test is performed without an alleged father’s knowledge, this is called a non-legal or peace of mind DNA test. It should be noted that all non-legal tests cannot be used in a court of law. If are in need of peace of mind paternity testing. Please do not hesitate to contact our office today at 866-205-0583.

 

Getting started is simple. Paternity Express offers two options.
Option 1 – Purchase online

Option 2 – Contact our office by phone at 866-205-8356 to order your DNA test kit by phone.

No. Home DNA tests cannot be used as evidence in court. Only DNA test results were a chain of custody is established by an unbiased third-party DNA sample collector. The collector will collect your genetic samples, make sure the chain of custody form is completed, and take pictures of your ID and headshot photos of each person involved with your legal DNA test.

Remember, At-Home DNA Testing is for personal use only and does not meet the requirements for any legal purposes like family court or immigration. Visit our page to learn more about this topic here.

Unfortunately, if you purchase a home paternity test kit you will not be able to utilize the results for child support. Remember, home DNA Tests are for peace on mind purposes only. Only DNA tests that have an unbiased chain of custody established and are performed by an accredited AABB DNA Testing lab will be considered as evidence a judge or magistrate will accept when establishing the paternity of a child.

No. A home paternity test is for peace of mind purposes only and does not meet the criteria for evidence submission to the Office of Vital Statistics or Vital Records. It is important that you remember when changing or adding a name to a child’s birth certificate in matters of paternity establishment. In most instances you will have to go before a judge and receive a court order before the Office of Vital Statistics will make a name change.

We always recommend that you contact the Office of Vital Statistics/Vital Records in your city/state to inquire about their procedure for birth certificate name changes.

Normally, medical insurance companies like  Holy Cross and Medicaid do not cover paternity testing services.  It should not be noted 

 

Social Security is best known for retirement benefits, survivor benefits, and disability income. DNA Testing is not covered by Social Security. Therefore you will be required to pay for your DNA test out of pocket.

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