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Paternity DNA testing for peace of mind

Paternity DNA testing for peace of mind

Helping you achieve peace of mind

What is paternity testing?

A Paternity DNA Test can determine whether or not the tested man is the biological father of the child in question. In our case, this procedure involves collecting and comparing the DNA found inside the cheek cells taken from a sample of saliva from both the child and the suspected father.

This DNA is a unique genetic fingerprint that comprises every persons genes and chromosomes. Both parents pass on half of his and her DNA to the baby. This genetic code, or DNA, is a shared mix of only the mother’s and father’s DNA. By collecting and examining a small sample of DNA from everyone involved, a DNA paternity test can confirm or disprove that the man in question is indeed the biological father of a child.

When should I do an at-home Paternity Test?

When you want answers about paternity fast and don’t have a need for legal testing (such as custody, insurance, or child support) order the easy at-home Paternity Test kit from Validity Genetics. We will send you a DNA test kit complete with simple easy to follow instructions that you will be able to do in the comfort of your own home with a quick and painless cheek (buccal) swab.

How is an at-home Paternity Test done?

Our easy to use informational Paternity 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. 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 Order a Paternity Test

  • 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, 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.

DNA Collection Instructions

  • Step 2: Collect DNA at Home

Collecting a DNA sample with a simple cheek (buccal) swab is quick and simple. 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.

  • Step 3: Receive DNA Results via Email

After 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 to three business days.

 
 

Paternity DNA Testing:

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is paternity testing?

  • Paternity testing can determine whether or not the tested man is the biological father of the child in question. In our case, this procedure involves collecting and comparing the DNA found inside the cheek cells taken from a sample of saliva from both the child and the suspected father.

    This DNA is a unique genetic fingerprint that comprises every persons genes and chromosomes. At conception both parents pass on half of his/her DNA to the baby. This genetic code, or DNA, is a shared mix of only the mother’s and father’s DNA. By collecting and examining a small sample of DNA from everyone involved, a DNA paternity test can confirm or disprove that the man in question is indeed the biological father of a child.

+ 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 child and father 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 paternity test is for me, how 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!

+ Can the results of a home paternity test be used in a court of law?

  • No.

    Without having legal identification of the participants in the testing and an impartial third party, or official, witnessing the samples being taken for the test, a home paternity test is not admissible in court.

    For Legal Paternity Testing see our Legal Testing Page

+ Can paternity be confirmed before the baby is born?

  • Yes. This would be a completely different test then the Home Paternity Test and require a blood draw instead of the use of an oral swab test.

    This paternity test, called a Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test, can be done while the baby is still developing in the mother’s womb. This test is conducted only after 8 weeks, though we recommend 10 as every mother and child are different, and involves having a trained phlebotomist draw a blood sample.

+ How much does a paternity test cost?

+ How is the oral swab test conducted?

  • Cells are collected by gently rubbing a cotton swab, similar to a Q-tip, on the inside cheek of the mouth of every person involved in the testing.

    See our FAQ for a detailed pictures and instructions.

+ HOW FAST CAN I GET MY RESULTS?

  • Validity Genetics has the fastest turnaround in the industry of only two to three business days for all of our standard DNA collection tests. Your results will be sent to your email within 2-3 business days after receipt of the samples at our laboratory.

    We also have same day rush options available.

+ HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS?

  • Home paternity 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.

    DNA testing is generally considered to be the most accurate testing method available. DNA testing can show a relationship between people or disprove any relation with around 99.99% accuracy. Although in some cases this will be represented by a Likelihood Index.