How does the Legal DNA Test work?
The difference between a standard or at-home paternity test and the legal version is that the samples have to be collected under a strict chain-of-custody procedure. This means samples have to be collected by an independent third party samples. However, although the process sounds complicated DO NOT worry as we can help organize the entire test for you from start to finish and provide the courts with the DNA evidence they require. Our customer service team will be at hand to assist every step of the way.
The price of the legal paternity test is $279. You will first receive your results by email within 3 to 5 working days.
Please note that our price does not include the sampler’s fees and the Sampler will set their own fees independently of ours.
Due to New York State Department of Health regulations, we cannot offer any peace of mind paternity or relationship tests to New York residents. However, we can offer legal paternity and relationship tests in New York. Contact us or click here for more information.
The sample collection process
In a legal DNA test, a neutral third party will be responsible for taking DNA samples from the people involved in the test; usually this person will be referred to as the Sampler. Often, a doctor or a qualified nurse can act as the sampler for your test. The sample collection is done through a standard mouth swab which is very easy to apply and pain-free.
If you chose to use your own independent Sampler then we we will dispatch the kit directly to the sampler you have chosen. The kit will contain the necessary paperwork, mouth swabs and instructions for taking DNA samples. The neutral third party samplers act as a witness to the sample collection ensuring that none of the swabs have been tampered with and that there has been no exchange of swabs or deliberate contamination of the DNA samples.
If however, you opt to have our team assist with scheduling the sample collection, then a Case Manager will be in touch to organize everything and make sure everything is organized correctly.