Court Admissible DNA Testing Benefits:
Peace of Mind DNA Testing Benefits:
DNA testing has become more and more popular over the past decade as a way to prove a biological relationship between two or more people. The most common DNA test is a paternity test and is used to see if a man is the father of a child. Other relationship tests are used to see if you are related as sibling (brothers and/or sisters), grandparents and even aunts or uncles.
Options To Fit Your Needs
Dr’s Choice First offers a legal certified court admissible test, a non legal version and a home test. A court admissible test includes positively identifying those being tested, taking their picture and everyone signing a consent form. A home test is what we like to call a Peace of Mind test. It is used for personal knowledge only and could never be used for anything legal or official. The only difference is the paperwork involved and the need to have an official document. Both tests are equally accurate as long as the correct people are swabbed when using the home DNA test kit.
We offer a home DNA test kit much like you would purchase at a local drug store however with our kits, once you purchase the kit there are no additional fees such as shipping.
After you receive the kit in the mail and collect your own DNA samples the kit will be shipped back to the lab in the provided UPS overnight envelope.
Once you drop your kit off at UPS your test results will be emailed to you within 2-3 business days as long as there are no unusual delays in shipping or testing.
Call today (877) 355-2362 to order your Home DNA Test Kit or send us an email with your mailing address, phone number and email and we will contact you.
Dr’s Choice First is partnered with a fully accredited DNA testing laboratory which is certified by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), ACLASS Accreditation Services (ISO/IEC 17025), The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International), College of American Pathologists (CAP), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
All of our DNA collectors are AABB certified.
Peace of Mind Testing at Home
Home DNA Test can be done in the privacy of your home and are just as accurate as long as the right people are swabbed. The home DNA test kit is simple to use and comes complete with instructions and prepaid return UPS air bill. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the results are for your personal knowledge only and could never be used for anything legal or official.
Peace of Mind DNA Testing Benefits:
- Ultimate privacy
- Lower price
- Ideal when the child in question is over the age of 18
- Useful when all parties are not willing to participate
The most common DNA test is a paternity test and compares a man and child’s DNA to determine if he is the biological father. This test can be done with or without the mother. The test results will come back 0% or some amount greater than 99.99%.
Other DNA Tests When Father Isn’t Available
If the alleged father is deceased, unavailable or simply refusing to be tested other members of the family can be tested to determine a biological relationship.
This is one of the best DNA tests to use when the alleged father is unavailable for paternity testing. It is best to have the mother, child and both paternal grandparents however testing can be done with only 1 grandparent. This test is accepted by social security if the father has passed away.
Testing Brother and/or Sister (Siblinship)
If you want to know if 2 children share the same mother or father but the parent in question isn’t available for testing we can compare the DNA between the 2 siblings. It is always best to have any known parents included in the test. We all get half of our DNA from our mothers and the other half from our fathers. Whenever possible we want have at least one known parent to include in a siblingship however it is not a requirement.
Testing an Aunt or Uncle
An avuncular test can compare a child’s DNA to an alleged aunt or uncle to see there is enough DNA in common to determine their relationship.
AABB Accredited Immigration DNA Testing
The US Embassy, Consulate or USCIS office may require a DNA test to prove a biological relationship for your immigration case. Our AABB accredited lab can coordinate the entire process of DNA collections, domestically and internationally.
- To begin please provide your paperwork from the department requesting a DNA test that shows your case number, tested parties names and the type of relationship to be tested.
- Next the lab will contact the person in the US to be tested first.
- Then a DNA kit will be sent to the foreign requesting office and they will set up a DNA collection for the beneficiaries.
- After all the DNA samples are returned to the lab testing will begin.
- 2 business days later the lab will send a certified report to the requesting office and the petitioner in the US.
What if I’m a citizen but my child was born outside the US?
Also known as Consular Report of Birth, if your child wasn’t born in the US but you are a citizen and a DNA test is required to prove your biological relationship we can help. Simply follow the steps above to get started today.
|DNA Testing Service||Description||Turnaround Time|
|Standard paternity with mother included in the test||Determines if a man is the biological father of a child||2-3 business days|
|Motherless paternity||Determines if a man is the biological father of a child without the mother being tested||2-3 business days|
|Maternity||Determines if a woman is the biological mother of a child. Useful in adoption and gestational carrier situations.||2-3 business days|
|1-Day Express Testing||Applies to standard and motherless paternity and maternity||1 business day|
|Prenatal via CVS or Amnio||Mother, prenatal sample and alleged father||5 business days|
|Single Grandparentage||Mother, child and 1 grandparent.||3 business days|
|Missing Parent||Both grandparents, child with or without mother||3 business days|
|Full Siblingship Test||2 alleged full siblings with or without a common parent||3 business days|
|Half Siblingship Test||2 alleged half siblings||3 business days|
|Avuncular||Child and alleged uncle or aunt||3 business days|
|Y-STR Test||2 or more males||3 business days|
|Twin Zygosity||Fraternal or identical twins||2 business days|
|DNA Banking||Secure storage of DNA samples for 15 years||5 business days|
|DNA Profiling||Individual DNA profile||2-3 business days|