What is Paternity Testing?
Paternity testing provides scientific evidence of whether a man can be a child's biological father. Paternity is determined by comparing the child's DNA with the DNA profile of the alleged father.
When should I purchase a legal paternity DNA test?
A paternity or maternity test can be used to establish the parenthood of an individual for a court case such as child support, social security, or child custody. The test can also be used to support placing a parent’s name on a birth certificate. We use LabCorb for the tests and results. LabCorp places the highest emphasis on following legal chain of custody with your sample, so your sample will be valid evidence in a legal setting. We employ the latest technology to provide the most accurate results for you. Our highly accurate tests exclude, on average, 99.99% of non-fathers. We provide safe, secure, and efficient transportation of your samples. The sample is collected in our office by a simple buccal swab. This uses a cotton swab that is gently rubbed on the inside of your cheek.
When should I purchase a non-legal at-home test?
You want to determine the paternity or maternity of a child but you are not involved in a court matter, you should purchase a non-legal test. If there is any chance the results might be needed for legal purposes, a legal test should be performed.