Paternity Testing

1. Will DNA Plus keep test results private?

DNA Plus is legally obligated to keep your test results confidential. We can only release those results to individuals you have authorized. Each testing kit includes a detailed description of testing terms. Please read it carefully. If you have additional questions, please contact us at (440) 487-4546.Will Advanced DNA Labs keep test results private?

2. What is a legal paternity test?

A legal paternity test is a conclusive, accredited, and documented test that uses DNA analysis to determine if a man is the biological father of a child. The key difference between a legal paternity test and a home paternity test is the Chain of Custody. Chain of Custody is a documentation process used in the legal test to make the test results legally defensible (accepted by courts and other government agencies). The Chain of Custody assures the court and other government agencies involved in the case that:

1. Samples are collected by a neutral third party, such as a clinic or laboratory
2. The individuals tested are positively identified (i.e. They present a government-issued ID and are photographed and fingerprinted for records.).
3. The samples are carefully tracked throughout the DNA testing process.
Legal paternity test results are notarized. The results of a legal paternity test may be used to prove or disprove paternity for legal purposes such as child support, custody, immigration and inheritance.
How is a DNA sample obtained?

3. How is a DNA sample obtained?

Typical DNA samples are obtained through a simple, painless procedure. A Q-tip type swab is gently rubbed between the subject's cheek and gum to collect loose cells. Once the swab is capped and identified, it can be submitted to our lab for analysis. How is a DNA sample obtained?

 

4. Do you need a DNA sample from the mother for a paternity test?

Paternity test results are equally accurate, with or without analysis of the mother's DNA. Having a sample from the mother however, can make analysis easier on the lab. Do you need a DNA sample from the mother for a paternity test?

5. What if two possible fathers are biologically related?

Many potential situations can arise when conducting paternity tests on related individuals. It is important for you to inform the lab if the child could be the offspring of father or son, brothers, or even twins, so that information can be factored into Advanced Paternity's analysis. Obviously, the ideal situation is to provide samples and test all fathers in question. What if two possible fathers are biologically related?

6. What if the father in question is unwilling to provide a sample?

It is important that individuals providing DNA samples do it willingly, and that they know how and why the test results might be used. What if the father in question is unwilling to provide a sample?

7. Can a child's DNA be obtained without guardian consent?

If you are not the child's legal guardian, DNA Plus requires written consent from the child's guardian before any analysis is performed. Can a child's DNA be obtained without guardian consent?

8. How do I select between, the Home Test, the Clinically Administered Test, or the Legal Test?

If the results of the test are just going to be used for your own information, the Home Test Kit is perfectly adequate. If you want more assurance about the security of testing procedures, you should choose the Clinically Administered Test. If you intend to use the test results as evidence in court, you must select the Legal Test. This is the only test that clearly establishes and documents the chain of custody that is necessary to be admitted as evidence in court proceedings. If you have any questions, please call Advanced Paternity at (440) 487-4546 to discuss your specific requirements.How do I select between, the Home Test, the Clinically Administered Test, or the Legal Test?

9. How soon can I expect test results?

Advanced Paternity labs begin DNA analysis as soon as samples are received. Results are available 48 hours after the lab begins processing your samples.
Legal DNA Testing

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