Grandparentage DNA Testing

Grandparent DNA Testing

Grandparent DNA Testing

Family relationship answers you can trust

What is a Grandparent DNA Test used for?

Most often a Grandparent DNA Test is done to ensure a relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild, or to confirm paternity when the father of a child is not available.

In the case of paternity it is important to note that the grandparents must be on the fathers side of the family and they must also be directly related to the father (not a step-parent).

  • We always include the mother in the testing process. Her DNA will speed up the testing process in our laboratory and increase the accuracy of the results.

  • We strongly encourage the testing of the child’s mother in every case. Not including the mother in testing can lead to an inconclusive result.

  • Testing both grandparents is recommended. But DNA testing can be done in the event only one is available.

How is a GrandParent DNA Test done?

Our easy to use informational Grandparent DNA collection kit will be delivered to you by First Class USPS Mail (UPS Next Business Day available*). The kit will contain oral (buccal) swabs for each person that will be participating in the testing. The DNA samples can be collected at home by rubbing the oral swab on the inside of the cheek. Detailed instructions are included in every kit. When you are done, mail it back to our AABB accredited testing lab in the enclosed prepaid envelope for processing.

Your results will be finished and your paternity report will ready and be sent to you within 2-3 business days after receipt in our lab.

In the Las Cruces, NM/El Paso, TX area?
Schedule an appointment at our El Paso laboratory near N. Mesa and Restler

How to Get a Grandparent Test


Order your DNA test like you would any other product online.  Fill in your name, email, shipping address, and purchase with PayPal or a credit card of your choice.  Your DNA paternity test kit will be mailed to you in a traceable nondescript package to ensure your privacy.


Collecting a DNA sample with a simple cheek (buccal) swab is so easy. The easy-to-use kit will contain everything you need and the enclosed directions will walk you through the quick and simple DNA collection process.  When you have completed the instructions just use the prepaid envelope included in your kit to return your DNA sample to our laboratory.


When we receive your samples we go the extra mile to ensure your results are as accurate as scientifically possible (99.99% accuracy, the highest you can get!). When we have completed the examination we will notify you by email with the results from your test within two business days.

Grandparent DNA Testing: Frequently Asked Questions

+ One of the People to be tested lives in a different city or state, can I have a test sent to them?

  • Yes! If the participants live at different addresses, different cities, or even in different states, we can send separate kits to everyone involved.

    In order to send a second kit to another address simply add the Additional Kit/Split Kit add-on to your cart and enter the secondary address in the pop-up fields provided (your address will be entered upon checkout).

+ I am not sure what DNA test is for me, can you help me decide?

  • Of course! Our team of DNA professionals are here to listen to your needs and help you decide on what is best for you. We have multiple ways for you to get a hold of us. Send us an email from our Contact Us page, chat with a specialist on our Facebook Page via Messenger, or give us a call!

+ How much does a Grandparent DNA test cost?

  • This is the most asked question by our clients. An informational Home Grandparent Test starts at $199.

    For legal or court ordered reasons see our Legal Grandparent DNA Testing page.


  • Validity Genetics has a quick industry leading turnaround time of only two to three business days for all of our standard DNA collection tests.

    We also have same day rush options available.


  • Home DNA tests are done to the same standards as our AABB legal paternity tests. Our tests are performed in a fully CAP, A2LA, AABB accredited and ISO 17025/9001 certified laboratory. All of our paternity and family DNA testing services follow strict and validated procedures for processing samples to guarantee the highest degree of accuracy. Our testing process looks for 23 genetic markers ensuring you receive 99.99% accurate test results.