My DNA Paternity Testing Labs offers several options for DNA Testing
A DNA Test becomes legal (or court-approved) when the samples are taken by an authorized third party (i.e. the witness) through chain-of-custody documentation, thereby making the results admissible in a court of law. DNA sampling technicians provide the third party service and our case managers provide all the documentation that proves that the results will be absolute and can be relied upon as fact in a court of law. My DNA Paternity Testing Labs can schedule you with an in lab technician or a mobile collector as needed for an additional fee.
The home testing kit will be mailed to you with the client authorization form, two buccal swabs per patient, and instructions on how to perform the test. In addition, you will receive a mailing label. Once you have the samples collected, you will use this label to mail the kit back to our lab. These samples will then be processed and once your results are available, we will reveal the results as you indicated when you purchased your kit.
Although the samples are sent to the same lab that performs our Legal DNA Tests, these tests are performed in the privacy of your own home with an At Home DNA Testing Kit without any of the legal identification procedures that occur in the lab. If you purchase a nonlegal test, at no time can it be converted to a legal test. If the documentation needed for a legal test is required you will have to purchase an additional in lab, legal test.
In the event that the individual has passed far before the thought to have a test, we are able to test using a close relative to the alleged father. If the child is male, we prefer to use a male relative such as the alleged father’s father or brother. Likewise, if the child is female, we prefer to use a female relative such as the alleged father’s mother or sister. Please do not worry if this is not possible. Not every situation is ideal! Call us on our toll free line 866-GET-DNA9 to find out how we can organize a test to fit your specific needs.
Immigration is the first condition when Maternity DNA Testing is vital. An immigration petition that is based on biological maternity relationship, the US immigration authorities (USCIS or United States embassies) prefer the petitioner and beneficiaries to use a legal DNA maternity test to prove the relationship and allow either the mother or the child to immigrate to the United States.
Adoption is another situation in which a DNA Maternity Test is necessary. Mothers who feel they are too young or too unprepared to have children might opt to have their child adopted through a open or closed adoption. Open adoptions offer the chance for the mother to be a part of her child’s life; however closed adoptions exclude the mother from being involved in the child’s life. In either situation, the child might later decide that they wish to find his or her biological mother. When the mother is contacted, she or the child might request a maternity test to determine that the child is actually the child she had adopted at birth. In addition, this will give the child the ability to obtain medical records, social security or insurance benefits, etc.
Surrogacy is the most topical need for DNA Maternity Testing. Recently there has been a surge in the amount of United States parents utilizing surrogacy to have a baby. There are two variations of surrogacy: traditional and gestational. Traditional surrogacy is done via artificial insemination, with the surrogate using her egg and another man’s sperm to conceive the embryo. The gestational surrogacy is done via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) where fertilized eggs from another woman are implanted into the surrogate’s uterus. In both cases, the intended parents need to verify the birth parents of the child and take proper legal procedures to obtain their parental rights. A Maternity DNA Test will exclude the surrogate as the biological mother in a gestational surrogacy case while it will confirm the surrogate as the mother as the biological mother in a traditional surrogacy case. In a traditional case, once the biological mother is confirmed she will be able to waive her parental rights to make the child available for adoption. In a maternity DNA test, the father is not required to participate in the testing.
Since siblings have the same parent(s), the odds of them sharing the same genes are much higher than two unrelated individuals . A siblingship DNA test discovers these DNA matches and determines the probability that the two individuals are related. Our DNA tests for siblings usually show a number of genetic matches in true biological siblings. In these cases, the test results may show the probability of siblingship to be up to 99%; however, a percentage over 0% will show a connection between the two related peoples.