Legal Paternity DNA Test
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A Legal Paternity Test is most often needed when dealing with matter of the court, such as a court order or in the cases of child custody. The legal DNA testing is a very different process compared to home paternity testing. Legal paternity testing follows a strict chain of custody and sample collection procedure, as well as different shipping and handling methods than non-legal testing.
Legal DNA paternity tests require that everyone involved have their DNA collected by an impartial third party. This can be done at facilities such as a medical office, health clinic, or a hospital. After you place your order, a Validity Genetics representative will be in touch with you via your email or phone number to help coordinate the sample collection process near your home or office at a time convenient for you. We have a access to a network of thousands of sample collection sites across the United States and Canada and are sure to have one near you.
*Immigration DNA Testing is a separate process than both Home and Legal DNA, both in process and sample collection. For more information on Immigration DNA Testing see our US Immigration DNA Testing Page.
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Steps For Legal Paternity Testing
Step 1: Order Your Paternity Test Online (Click here)
Order your DNA test like you would any other product online. Fill in your name, email, phone, shipping address, and purchase with a credit card of your choice.
After you place your order, a Validity Genetics representative will be in touch with you via your email or phone number (let us know how you would like to be contacted) within 24 hours to help coordinate the sample collection process near your home or office at a time convenient for you.
Step 2: Get your DNA Collected
Show up to your scheduled DNA collection time at the collection station. Make sure to bring a federally recognized government ID, such as a drivers license, passport, or military ID. In the case of a child being tested, a valid certified birth certificate copy must be brought. You may also be required to have a picture taken by the collector (or elect to bring one with you). The collector will help you fill out the paperwork, sign, and certify that the collection has taken place according to legal standards.
Step 3: Receive your Legal Paternity Results
After providing the sample at the collection site, the DNA test kit will be mailed in a secure and traceable package to our accredited home laboratory in El Paso, Texas. The professional laboratory technicians will handle your genetic samples according to the exacting standards set forth by the AABB in preparing and processing the samples. Testing will be complete within two business days, the results will be double checked and verified for 99.99% accuracy, and after being signed off by our PhD lab directors we will issue a legal document to you via your email.