What is a Home Paternity DNA Test Kit?
If you do not need a DNA test for a legal matter and only want to take a paternity test strictly for your own peace of mind, then a HOME DNA test might be the best choice for you. With a HOME DNA test you personally collect your own DNA samples by yourself, at a time and place of your choosing. It is important to know that the results of a HOME DNA test cannot be used as legal proof of paternity because the identity of the persons tested cannot be independently verified.
Note: Due to New York State Department of Health regulations, HOME DNA Testing is not available for sale to residents of the State of New York.
The full cost of the test including the lab processing is only $189. You will receive your paternity test results within 3 business days once we receive your DNA samples and your payment in full has been made. Call (800) 927-1635 if you need to make other payment arrangements.
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Should I Get a Legal DNA Test?
DNA Services of America strongly recommends a DNA test that follows the chain of custody process. A Legal DNA test follows a strict process that allows the results of the test to be used in a court of law. A trained professional collects the DNA samples, verifies the identity of the persons tested, and then submits the samples to the lab on behalf of the tested parties.
Consider The Following Questions Before Deciding
Are you unmarried?
You may eventually need a legal test to pursue child support or to prove paternity for a birth certificate or acknowledgement of paternity form.
Will you ever need to claim Social Security, Unemployment, or WIC benefits?
You may need a legal DNA test to prove that the child is yours or your partner’s so that the child may receive the proper legal benefits.
Do the child’s grandparents intend on including the child in their will?
They may need a legal test to prove that they are indeed related to the child, especially if the child’s parents are unmarried.
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions or if you think you need the results of this DNA test for any legal reason now or in the futre, a Legal DNA test is the most appropriate test for you. Please call us now at (800) 927-1635 to discuss your unique situation, and learn more about our Chain of Custody Paternity Test.
A second type of paternity test is for those seeking a test for Personal Knowledge only. This type of test is know as a HOME DNA TEST. A HOME DNA test is only appropriate if there is absolutely no chance that the DNA test results will be used for any legal reason, and if the tested parties understand that their names will not appear on the results report because there is no way to verify that DNA samples were taken from the correct parties. Only those people who are comfortable with performing the DNA sample collection themselves should consider a HOME DNA test. It is up to you to thoroughly read and understand the DNA kit instructions and perform the buccal (cheek) swab collection.
If you may ever need the DNA test for legal action, or are uncomfortable with performing your own DNA sample collection, you should choose a Legal DNA test so that the samples will be collected by a trained professional using the chain of custody process ensuring that you will have a legally admissible lab report.
Still not sure which test you need?
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