Paternity DNA Test Details:
A paternity DNA test determines the biological father of a child. We all inherit our DNA from our biological parents, half from our mother and a half from our father. A paternity test compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of an alleged father to determine if there is a match. When performed correctly in an experienced laboratory, its the most definitive proof of a biological relationship.
Paternity testing is the most accurate method to know today to confirm or dispel doubts about a biological relationship between two or more persons. There are many reasons why a paternity test may be required; these may include medical legal or even personal reasons.
Paternity Test and other family relationship DNA testing results can be used as:
- Legal evidence for child support
- Parental rights
- Property Inheritance claims
- Social benefits
- Immigration adoption
- Baby born out of marriage
- other circumstances when proof of blood relationship is required.
What is paternity testing?
A DNA paternity testing determines if the alleged father is not a real biological father of a child with 100% accuracy. Each of us receives half of our DNA (half of our genes) from our biological mother and the other half from our biological father.
A 24 marker profile is made of the alleged father and the child. If the alleged father does not possess any one of there 24 markers, then he cannot be the biological father, and the probability of paternity is zero with 100% accuracy.
What type of sample are needed to do a paternity DNA test?
DNA is present in most of our body’s cells. A small sample for testing can be obtained from several bodily sources. The cells that are most commonly tested are derived from the blood or inside the cheek of the mouth (called buccal cells).
Standard Biological DNA test Samples:
- Mouth Flocked Swab (We don’t use a cotton swab)
Non-Standard Biological DNA Test Samples:
- Finger Nails
- Hair with roots
How accurate is Paternity testing?
DNA testing is generally considered to be the most accurate testing method available. DNA Labs India’s Paternity test is 100% accurate. The most precise and accurate DNA test in India.
Most standard paternity tests only examine 21 different markers, the more markers tested, the more accurate the result. We test 24 to 46 different DNA markers.
How many days does it take to obtain paternity DNA test results?
For a standard paternity DNA test, DNA Labs India returns DNA test results in 7 to 10 business days once all samples are received.
DNA labs India processes paternity tests at its state-of-the-art laboratory just outside Hyderabad, India so we can provide customers with the fastest available turnaround time at affordable prices.
DNA Labs India understands that waiting for results for this potentially life-changing test is stressful, so we provide speedy service without sacrificing accuracy.
Once complete, the results are posted immediately to our secure online portal, and you will be notified by email right away.
Can paternity DNA Tests be done during pregnancy?
Prenatal paternity testing is a sensitive subject because of the ethical and moral issues involved, including the risks of an invasive test. Many doctors are unwilling to carry out a prenatal paternity test, mostly if confirming the baby’s father’s identity is the only reason for the test.
For example, if a prenatal paternity test is carried out, and the test result is unexpected, the woman may not want to continue with the pregnancy. An unwanted paternity test result is, however, unlikely to be considered adequate grounds for terminating a pregnancy.
Paternity tests can also be carried out after a baby is born. If you’re considering any paternity test, it’s essential to consider the issues involved carefully. Prenatal paternity tests are not available at DNA labs India.
Can I buy a home DNA paternity test kit online?
You can buy online a Home DNA self-collection kit. Using this kit, you can collect samples and ship them back to us. The collection of samples is relatively easy, and all necessary instructions are provided along with the DNA test kit. Click here if you want to book the Home DNA Self-collection kit.
What is the difference between the home DNA Test and the Legal DNA Test?
When you buy your Home DNA self-collection kit, you can choose to take the test at home for peace of mind or call us, and we’ll help arrange a witnessed collection so you can use the results in court as evidence (additional fees apply)—it’s entirely up to you.
A legal DNA test requires Mother, father and child samples to be tested in the presence of a neutral third party with a notary verified documents enclosed along with the sample collected to be sent to the lab. The results are sent directly to the legal entity that has placed the DNA test request.
Can the results of a home paternity DNA test be used in a court of law?
A Home DNA Paternity test results are not valid in the court of law. As there is no third party to verify the entire process and a notary to validate the documents, the court will never approve home DNA test results valid in court.
How much does a paternity test cost?
A standard 24 Markers DNA test 13,000/- INR.
Why Choose DNA Labs India for Paternity DNA Test?
DNA labs India’s DNA test examines a minimum of 24 DNA markers, with dual testing for 100% accuracy when determining a biological relationship between the alleged father and child.
- We are the leading supplier of DNA identification services in India
- Accuracy greater than 9999%
- 24 genetic markers to 46 genetic markers tested
- Results in 7 to 10 business days (3‐day service available)
- Collection centers across India
- Outstanding customer service
- Strict privacy and confidentiality assured
- Full-service laboratories providing Y‐STR and mitochondrial DNA testing for use in complex cases
How to Schedule an Appointment for Paternity DNA test?
You can either book online at the link provided. If you book and make the payment online free home collection service is offered to patients of all paternity DNA tests.
What kind of sample is tested with the at-home test?
Mostly a folic mouth swab is used as a sample collection kit for the home personal DNA test. It’s relatively easy to collect in the privacy of your home, and results are sent by email.