Home Paternity Test
homeDNAdirect offers a complete home paternity test for alleged father and child for only $119. This price includes the DNA test kit, analysis of samples and the final result which is sent by email.
The benefit of this test is that it can be done from the comfort of your own home and results will be received in only 3 to 5 working days! All tests are carried out on a 16 genetic marker basis for your complete peace of mind. We recommend including the mother’s sample if available as this may help provide a stronger result.
Home versus legal paternity testing
It is important to note that the home paternity test is not court admissible and cannot be used for legal purposes. This is because the sample collection is not performed according to the required chain of custody procedures. Hence this test is simply for your peace of mind although the result is equally accurate as that of a legal test.
Alternative samples, including hair, toothbrushes and semen, can also be used when someone is not available for the DNA test. A complete list of samples is available at our discreet sample list page.
How does a paternity test work?
Our scientists will analyze a total of 16 genetic markers. They will draw up the DNA profiles of the alleged father, child and where available the mother. They will compare the genetic markers between all DNA samples to see how many markers are shared between the alleged father and child. The biological father of the child must have all markers identical to those of the child if he is to be confirmed as the father.
The statistical analysis involves determining the probability that the man tested is the biological father of the child as opposed to any other random man in his same ethnic group. Should the father be the true biological father of the child, the result will show a probability of paternity of 99.99% if the mother’s sample is included. If the paternity DNA test is done without the mothers sample the result will still be conclusive, showing a probability of paternity that will be higher than 99.9%.
To learn more about the different paternity testing options that we offer visit our DNA paternity services main page. If you are ready to order your home paternity test simply select the order now button below to request your kit.