DNA paternity testing determines the biological father of a child. We all inherit our DNA from our
biological parents — half from our mother, and half from our father. A DNA 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, it’s the most definitive proof of a biological relationship.
There are two types of DNA testing for paternity from which to choose. If you need paternity test
results that can be used as a legal document, then a Legal DNA Test must be performed. However,
when you want a DNA paternity test strictly for your own knowledge, DNA testing at home can be a
Home DNA testing allows you to collect your own DNA swab test samples in the privacy of your home
and mail them in to our laboratory for processing. The home DNA test kit includes step-by-step
instructions that make it easy to collect the DNA samples yourself, at a time and place of your choosing,
and mail the test swabs back to our laboratory for testing.
DNA testing at home is easy. It’s a quick and painless procedure that involves rubbing a cotton-like swab
against the inside of the cheek to collect the samples. Using this simple procedure, samples are
collected from the alleged father and child (and the mother, if she is available) and sent to our lab.
When done properly, DNA paternity testing is 100% accurate. myDNATest.com uses a Dual Process™
that helps ensure error-free results through the proper handling, testing and analysis of samples.
In the case of an inclusion DNA paternity test, the results will tell how likely it is that the father is a
biological match with the child. In most cases, the results will appear as a percentage, and the
Probability of Paternity could be 99.99% or higher.
While an inclusion result can be 99.99% or higher, an exclusion result from a DNA paternity test is
always 0%. This is because if the genetic profiles of the child and alleged father do not match, there is
statistically no chance that the two are biologically related.
You may be wondering how to get a DNA test. It’s easy — you can purchase the DDC home DNA test kit from a store near you. Home DNA testing provides detailed
instructions that make it easy to collect the DNA samples and mail the test swabs back to our laboratory
Angus M. | Jan 13, 2014
This morning I obtained the results of my DNA testing from my doctor…