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- DNA Analysis for Parentage Evaluation
- Exclusion of Parentage
- Genetic testing for parentage Evaluation
- Grandparent Studies
- Immigration Testing
- Parentage Studies
- Paternity Testing
- Relationship testing
- Sibling determination
- STR Analysis
Appointments and paternity kits are required. Specimens must be collected with chain-of-custody paperwork. Clinical account numbers cannot be used. To receive a complete paternity kit, blood or buccal swab, set up account numbers, or for an appointment, telephone 800-742-3944.
Expected Turnaround Time
2 - 14 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Maintain specimen at room temperature and keep dry.
Causes for Rejection
Inadequate labeling; improperly filled-out client authorization/chain-of-custody form; insufficient amount of DNA on buccal swabs
Determine the chance of paternity or nonpaternity in cases of disputed paternity, establish blood relationship of potential immigrant, sibling determination, grandparent/child testing, other relationships
Probability of parentage is provided for nonexcluded individuals, which is a probability, not a “yes” answer. Some tests may be inconclusive. Mutations, related alleged fathers, and other genetic limitations may affect the test.
DNA analysis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
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