How Does an At Home Paternity Test Work?

A home paternity test may be the best option when you want a DNA paternity test strictly for your own knowledge. If you do not need a DNA test for a legal matter, you have the option to purchase the DDC over the counter paternity test kit from from one of our stores near you. You can then collect your own DNA samples and mail them to our laboratory.

Our home paternity test kit is easy to use, using cheek swabs to collect the samples. It’s a quick and painless procedure that involves rubbing a cotton-like swab against the inside of the cheek. 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.

At our lab, we purify the DNA and prepare it for testing with a battery of at least 16 DNA markers to produce a genetic profile for each tested individual. We then compare the child’s profile with the profile of the alleged father to confirm that the child has inherited DNA from the alleged father. We then perform a statistical analysis to calculate the Probability of Paternity.

How Accurate Are Paternity Tests?

When done properly, DNA paternity testing is 100% accurate. uses a Dual Process™
that helps ensure error-free results through the proper handling, testing and analysis of samples.

The Probability of Paternity is a statistical measure of the likelihood of a biological relationship between the alleged father and child. In the case of an inclusion paternity test, the results will tell how likely the father is to be 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 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.

How to Get a Paternity Test

You may be wondering where to buy a paternity test. If you are seeking a paternity test strictly for your own knowledge, then you can purchase the DDC over the counter paternity test kit from a store near you or order it from one of our retailers online. The home paternity test kit includes detailed instructions that make it easy for the tested parties to collect the DNA samples themselves, at a time and place of their choosing, and mail the test swabs back to our laboratory for testing.

Once our laboratory has received all the tested parties’ samples, we will complete the test within two business days. We’ll notify you when your results are ready, and you can check your results online using your personal login. What could be easier?

The attention to thoroughness…

Angus M. | Jan 13, 2014

This morning I obtained the results of my DNA testing from my doctor…