A DNA Paternity test is considered the gold standard by both the scientific and legal communities when it comes to accurately establishing a relationship between a possible father and a child. Legal paternity tests are accepted by the United States court system from coast to coast and also around the world.
DNA Testing Atlanta is one of the world’s largest and most trusted DNA relationship-testing providers. We hold the highest levels of accreditation.
DNA Testing Atlanta is particularly qualified to answer your questions and provide reliable information regarding Paternity DNA Tests. So to help you make an informed decision, here’s everything you need to know about a paternity DNA test:
What is a Paternity DNA Test?
Our DNA contains a wealth of information about us: our innate characteristics, our developmental patterns, physical traits, and much more. Paternity DNA Testing shed light on our past and can change our present. There are many reasons to do a Paternity DNA Test in Atlanta. Children born out of wedlock do not have a legal father. Using the child’s DNA and comparing it with that of the alleged father, Paternity DNA Tests confirm or deny biological relationship.
A Paternity DNA Test is a type of DNA Test that establishes whether a man is the biological father of a child. While it is more common to use samples from both the father and the child, we don’t always require the father to determine paternity.
DNA Testing Atlanta has other methods to reliably determine paternity, such as avuncular DNA tests, grandparent and sibling tests. The advantage for this test is that we can perform it without the father being present.
How to go about the Paternity DNA Test in Atlanta?
Obtaining your Paternity DNA Test in Atlanta is fast and easy. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment at our Atlanta center. Also, we strive for convenience and accuracy. If you cannot make it to us, our mobile collectors come to you (exceptions apply, contact us for details). As a result, expect an accuracy rating that exceeds 99.99%, and in cases of exclusion – our test results are error-free.
The testing procedure is quick and painless. To perform a Paternity Test, we gently rub inside of your cheek with a buccal swab to collect cheek cells. Hence, the cheek cells provide enough DNA to create your genetic profile. Ultimately, we work with alacrity – your test results are available in as little as 2 to 3 business days.
What if one of the people involved does not live in Atlanta?
When one of the participants to be tested for Paternity DNA does not live in the area, one of our scheduling specialists locates a facility near them, and arranges an appointment convenient to their schedule. If you need, we can set up multiple appointments in different locations.
What Do You Need in Order to Do a DNA Paternity Test at our centers in DNA Testing Atlanta?
In order to perform a DNA paternity test, all that is needed is a DNA sample from the alleged father, child in question, and mother of the child. We always recommend her participation for better results.
How is the DNA collected?
DNA for paternity tests comes from participants’ cheek cells. In our center at DNA Testing Atlanta we collect by using a simple and painless swab. Each participant is provided four swabs; using one at a time, we put the tip of the swab inside of your cheek, and rub firmly in order to collect the DNA.
Usually an adult is the one that swab a child or infant. Then we place the swabs in paper envelopes; paper containers allow the organic material on the swabs to “breathe” and prevent mold contamination as they travel to the lab.
In some rare postnatal cases, a blood sample may still be used for DNA, but cheek swabs are now the norm. The DNA collected from a swab is every bit as reliable as the DNA in blood
TIP: If swabs seem a little too “wet,” wave them in the air for a few minutes. This will dry them a bit, before putting them in the paper envelopes.
How does the test work in the lab?
DNA Testing Atlanta extracts the DNA from the cells of each participant, and then amplifies to make the sample more workable. At least 16 STR genetic markers for each participant are analyzed (DDC’s baseline is 20), using a method called Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Analysis, to capture the genetic information for each marker.
In our centers at DNA Testing Atlanta, a professional geneticist takes this data and uses a calculation to determine the probability that the man tested is the biological father of the child tested.
How Long Does it Take to Receive Results?
The process is very fast and simple. Once samples arrive at the lab, standard turnaround time for a Paternity test at DNA Testing Atlanta is two to three business days. Although one-day results and same-day results are available at an additional price.
How Accurate Are the Results?
We at DNA Testing Atlanta, performe each test by two separate teams to ensure accuracy, so you can be sure results are accurate for the samples we are provided to test. We assure you 99.99% of the accuracy in each test performed.
As we mention previously, results for legal, witnessed paternity tests by an accredited lab are accepted as proof of paternity by courts. Also, this results can be used for immigration purposes.
When you need answers fast, you need our Paternity DNA Testing Atlanta centers. We provide the highest quality DNA testing services in Atlanta. Our sample collectors are accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Rest assured that our results are accurate and court-admissible.
DNA Testing Atlanta operates with a focus on enhancing the customer experience and providing accurate results at competitive prices. Your test results are available in as little as 2 to 3 business days and we commit ourselves to providing you with all of the relevant and necessary information to reunite your family.