LEGAL PATERNITY TEST ((Kit includes 1 additional test kit))
- Required for use in court
Results for Legal Purposes
- Accuracy Guaranteed
- Free Consultation Included
- DNA samples Collected by a Professional
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If you need results for use in Court or a legal document, a Legal DNA Paternity Test is required. All tested parties must have their DNA samples collected by a certified facility (hospital, medical office, etc.).
((Additonal Tested Party Kit)) $150.00each - please select the other option for add ons
LEGAL PATERNITY TEST- ((Additional Tested Party)) $150.00 each
Why a legal paternity test?
You need a legal paternity test kit if you want to use the report for child support and custody. Did you know results for a home paternity test are not court-admissible? For DNA results to be accepted, the court system requires that a specific chain-of-custody process be followed. No one has more experience with legal paternity testing than UWP, so you can trust us to get it right the first time.
There are different reasons to get paternity test for legal procedures like: child support and custody cases, birth certificate, immigration, adoption, tax forms, inheritance rights and more. The report is posted to your secure online account 1-2 business days once all samples are received at the lab.
I understand that there will be no refunds and all sales are final. I will receive test results only after all charges have been paid in full. I understand that full payment is due once the laboratory has received any of the tested parties’ specimens, and that any payments are not refundable. In addition, I understand that I will be responsible for any collection costs and / or attorney fees associated with a third party collection of the balance due.
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How does legal paternity testing work?
DNA COLLECTION: When you place your order with DDC, a scheduling specialist arranges a DNA-collection appointment near your home or office at a time convenient for you. A legal paternity test requires that all parties have their DNA samples collected at a certified facility such as a hospital, medical office, or health department. We have the largest network of sample-collection sites in the world, and thousands of locations from which to choose.
CHAIN-OF-CUSTODY HANDLING: Once the DNA is collected for the legal paternity test, the samples are sent securely in tamper-proof packaging to our accredited laboratory in Fairfield, Ohio, where DNA testing takes place.
THE TESTING PROCESS: Our laboratory technicians carefully handle and prepare your DNA samples for processing. Every paternity test with cheek-swab samples is run two separate times by independent teams. The results are then reviewed by our in-house team of PhDs and your report is prepared.
YOUR RESULTS: As soon as the results are verified, immediate and secure online access to the report is available for the decision-maker in the case, and a legal document that is admissible in a court of law is mailed to all tested parties.
Results are completely confidential, and your private genetic information is never shared with or sold to outside parties.
How soon can you DNA test a baby after birth?
You can DNA test a baby after birth as soon as the baby has been cleaned up by hospital staff. Because a cheek swab is used, it’s important that the baby’s mouth be free from meconium, amniotic fluid, breast milk, or formula when doing the DNA collection.
Is there a difference in accuracy between cheek swabs and blood?
No, there is no difference in accuracy between cheek-swab and blood samples. DNA is the same in every cell of a person’s body, regardless of whether it is a blood cell or cheek cell. It has been demonstrated that DNA from a blood or cheek swab sample from the same person produces identical paternity test results.
What happens if the tested parties live in different cities or states?
The easiest thing to do if tested parties live in different cities or states is to call us during business hours at 877.768.4897 to set up the test, and we’ll take care of sending DNA-collection kits to the different locations.
Can a paternity test be performed if the alleged father is missing or deceased?
A paternity test cannot be performed if the alleged father is missing or if he is deceased and no blood card is available from the funeral home. However, other testing options are available in these types of situations. UWP specializes in finding alternative family members to test to determine the true biological father.
Other tests include:
- Grandparent test
- Sibling test
- Aunt/Uncle test
- Family Reconstruction
We’re ready to help. Call us at 877.768.4897
There are two possible fathers and they’re related. Is this a problem?
If two possible fathers are related as full brothers or father and son, they may share many of the DNA markers used in paternity testing. This means that if the laboratory is not aware of these relationships, both men could test positive as the child’s biological father. DNA testing is strong enough to determine paternity in a case involving closely-related fathers, but the laboratory must be made aware of these situations before the testing process begins.
UWP offers two options for cases involving possible fathers who are related:
Option 1: Test both fathers, the child, and the mother at the same time. By comparing both fathers’ DNA profiles with the child’s DNA profile, our expert laboratory staff can achieve accurate and conclusive test results. There is an added fee for the additional father.
Option 2: Test one father with extended analysis. This option is for when only one of the fathers is available for testing. To produce a conclusive result, we must perform extended testing and statistical analysis. There is an additional fee for the extended testing and analysis.
If your testing scenario involves two possible fathers who are closely related, contact us to set up your test at 877.768.4897
I live in New York State. Can I do a home paternity test?
Per the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York residents can only do a legal paternity test with a prescription from their doctor or attorney. See testing guidelines for New York State
How long does it take to get DNA paternity-test results for a home test?
Results are posted 2 business days after samples are received at the lab. 1-day or same-day results once samples arrive at the lab are available for an additional fee.
How will I receive my results?
For security reasons, we do not send a copy of your results via email. Instead, a PDF report can be downloaded from your secure online account on our website. We immediately send a notification email to the address on file as soon as the online report is ready to view. If eligible to receive results, you may also request a hard-copy of the report for an additional fee.
What do test results look like, and how do I interpret them?
We follow all paternity-test guidelines for the language used in the report. For this reason, your paternity test results will say whether the possible father IS EXCLUDED or IS NOT EXCLUDED as the biological father of the child tested.
- IS EXCLUDED: Means that he cannot be the father because testing determined that he and the child do not share a biological parent/child relationship.
- IS NOT EXCLUDED: Means that he is likely to be the biological father because testing determined that he and the child do share a biological parent/child relationship with a high degree of probability.
A paternity test result includes a table that lists:
- The allele sizes of the different DNA markers examined and used in the statistical analysis portion of the test (i.e., the DNA profile)
- A Probability of Paternity value
- A Combined Paternity Index (CPI) value
You will want to focus on the probability of paternity percentage. A result of 0% means the alleged father is not the biological father; a result of 99.99% or higher means the alleged father is most likely the biological father. The CPI value represents the odds against another random, unrelated, untested male in the population having the same results as the tested man. IMPORTANT: Paternity testing is calculated using statistics. Therefore, a probability of paternity can never be 100%, because that perfect score would require testing every man on earth with the same racial background of the man tested—which isn’t possible. A probability of 99%+ is considered conclusive for paternity.
Can I use my home paternity test results to obtain child support?
No; home paternity-test results cannot be used to obtain child support. Because a strict chain-of-custody process with supervised DNA collection hasn’t been followed for a home paternity test, results are not accepted for any legal reason and are not recognized in courts. If you anticipate needing results for legal reasons some
Terms & Conditions
I acknowledge, consent, and agree to the following:
I authorize Ultimate Wellness Providers Co. (UWP) to conduct DNA testing with the submitted DNA specimens.
I represent and warrant that I have obtained all permissions, consents and authorizations necessary from the person(s) submitting DNA specimens (or the parent / guardian of such person(s) if under 18).
I understand that the specimens were collected without a strict chain of custody, and their origins cannot be verified. Therefore, the clients’ names will not appear on the report, and the results may not be admissible in a court of law.
I acknowledge and understand that if for any reason the biological specimens are inadequate for evaluation, UWP shall not be held liable for its inability to produce test results due to insufficient specimen or due to the nature or condition of the specimen. UWP may request additional samples for further testing.
I understand that to ensure testing of the highest quality, UWP reserves the right to have more tests performed to satisfy strict laboratory standards and guidelines. If this process delays the reporting of results, I will not hold UWP liable for any refund or damages.
I understand that in compliance with the New York State Department of Health regulations, UWP does not make in-home testing available to residents of New York. In this regard, UWP disclaims any legal responsibility for misuse of its in-home testing services to circumvent this regulation.
I understand that genetic mutations sometimes occur in ordinary, healthy people. These mutations surface in approximately 1-2% of paternity cases. When they do, the final test results depend on careful interpretation of the data by the laboratory scientists. If a mutation is detected, any guarantees on conclusiveness, probability values, and turnaround time are void. Such mutations often require extended testing and may affect probabilities of paternity.
I understand that in general, biological relationship testing (including DNA Reconstruction and Siblingship Testing) is not as definitive as DNA parentage testing. It is not possible to determine with absolute certainty whether two people are siblings, or biologically related in some way other than the parent-child relationship. DNA testing will only provide evidence for whether they are more likely, or less likely, to be related. UWP shall not be held liable for its inability to produce “results” due to any inherent statistical limitations in this type of relationship study.
I ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UWP'S LIABILITY TO ME ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF TESTING SERVICES CONTEMPLATED HEREIN SHALL NOT EXCEED THE COST OF THE TEST, AND I AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD UWP AND ITS EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ALL FURTHER CLAIMS OR DAMAGES. IN ADDITION, I AGREE TO CONTACT UWP IMMEDIATELY, BUT IN ANY EVENT, WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE REPORT, IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THE TESTING PROCESS OR THE OUTCOME OF THE TEST.
I understand that results will be sent based on the delivery information provided on the Client Information Form as soon as results are available to be sent. It is my responsibility to provide delivery information that assures any privacy needs that I may have.
I understand that I will receive test results only after all charges have been paid in full. I understand that full payment is due once the laboratory has received any of the tested parties’ specimens, and that any payments are not refundable. In addition, I understand that I will be responsible for any collection costs and / or attorney fees associated with a third party collection of the balance due.
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If you require multiple appointments to accommodate all of the tested parties, please let our scheduling team know when speaking with them.