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DNA Testing

Paternity Prenatal  Relationship 

Accredited Drug Testing Inc (ADT) provides DNA testing using certified DNA collection specialists and Nationally accredited AABB Laboratories for all DNA testing which will ensure the highest accuracy for DNA test results. Testing centers are usually located within minutes of your home or office and the entire process to schedule and conduct a DNA test is Fast, Easy and Confidential.

DNA testing centers in all States and all Cities, call (800)221-4291 to schedule a DNA test appointment. Get The Answers You Need!

Accredited Drug Testing provides DNA testing in all cities nationwide and in the event, the parties for the DNA test are located in different cities, Accredited Drug Testing will coordinate and schedule all of the DNA tests to ensure that all parties are accommodated in a convenient manner. As an example, if the mother and child are in one city, but the alleged father is in another, we will contact all parties to schedule the DNA test at a convenient location and time and report the results back to the authorized parties.

Accredited Drug Testing takes the stress, out of a stressful situation! 

 Legal or NON-Legal DNA Tests

When scheduling a DNA test regardless of the purpose, Accredited Drug Testing recommends always utilizing a legal DNA test procedure for current or future use. A legal DNA test has specific Chain of Custody test procedures which ensures that the DNA test results can be used in a legal proceeding. A non-legal DNA test will provide accurate results but cannot be used in any type of legal matter. 

How Legal DNA Testing Works

Legal or court admissible DNA results must be collected by a trained and certified collector following specific chain of custody requirements.  When conducting a legal DNA test all parties must present a valid form of identification, photographs will be taken of all parties, legal guardian documentation, and or birth certificates of any minor children may be required. These procedures for a legal DNA test ensure that should the DNA test results be used in a legal proceeding, the chain of custody is carefully followed and no challenge to the results can be successfully made, that’s why it’s always best to schedule a legal DNA test.

How Does A Non-Legal DNA Test Differ?

If you are in need of a DNA test for information purposes only, a non-legal DNA test may be your best option.  We offer a non-legal at home self-collect option where a collection kit would be mailed to the specified address.  The kit will contain 4 cotton swabs for each person that will be providing their sample, along with easy to follow instructions for the self-collection process.  Once the samples have been collected, package the samples in the tamper-evident shipping envelope and send to the lab via the pre-paid FedEx label included in your package.  Once the laboratory receives the samples, testing will begin.  Results are typically available in approximately 5 business days for a standard paternity case.


Please note  –  Accredited Drug Testing, Inconly utilizes American Association of Blood Bank (AABB) certified laboratories for DNA relationship testing. The AABB accreditation is the highest national standard applied to DNA testing laboratories.

Any DNA test which is conducted by a non- AABB laboratory will not be accepted in a court of law. Home kits and other types of non- AABB DNA testing, while inexpensive/cheap, are not reliable and will not be permitted in a legal proceeding.

Accredited Drug Testing Inc , applies the highest standard to the entire DNA testing process, from the DNA specimen collection to the chain of custody, the laboratory analysis and the confidential results reporting.

To schedule a DNA Test or for more information including fees, please call (800) 221-4291

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DNA testing can be used for the following purposes

  • Birth Certificate Modification
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Adoption
  • Wills/Insurance
  • Tax Forms
  • Immigration

DNA Paternity Testing

A DNA test for paternity purposes determines the biological father of a child. Every human inherits specific DNA from both biological parents, half from the mother and half from the father. A DNA test examines a child’s DNA pattern with that of an alleged father to determine if the child and the alleged father have the same DNA. Results of a properly administered DNA test utilizing a AABB accredited laboratory are 99.9% accurate. A standard paternity test is often referred to as a trio paternity test.  This test involves the mother, child, and alleged father, although not required, the mother’s participation is always encouraged in a paternity test.

Prenatal Paternity Testing

We offer a noninvasive prenatal paternity test for paternity questions that are raised during pregnancy.  This procedure requires a blood sample from the mother and a cheek swab from the alleged father.  Fetal DNA is combined with the Mother during pregnancy and is passed into the bloodstream.  The testing processes isolated the fetal DNA and compares it to the alleged father’s  Results for this type of DNA test are typically available within 7 business days from all specimens arriving at the laboratory for testing.  

Restrictions for Paternity Testing While Pregnant: 

  • The mother must be at least 7 weeks pregnant to test
  • A prenatal paternity test cannot be performed for a woman expecting twins or multiples
  • We cannot perform testing with two possible fathers who share a close biological relationship

While DNA paternity testing may be stressful for some parties involved, Accredited Drug Testing is committed to making the entire DNA paternity testing experience, professional, convenient, confidential, and Stress-Free.

DNA Relationship Testing

DNA relationship testing is typically used to establish paternity when the alleged father is not available for testing.  We offer several options for DNA relationship testing to assist with establishing paternity.  

Grandparent DNA Test

A grandparent DNA test establishes whether a child is related to an assumed grandparent or grandparents.  This test may be used to establish a family relationship when the child’s alleged father is not available for testing.  A grandparent DNA test will reconstruct the alleged’ s father genetic profile by evaluating the DNA samples obtained from his biological parents.  For best results, it is encouraged that the mother and both alleged grandparents should submit for testing.  

Sibling DNA Test

A sibling DNA test will test the relationship between two or more individuals to determine if they are biologically related as siblings.  Furthermore, a sibling’s test can be used to provide a reliable parentage testing when one parent is deceased or unavailable for testing.  Whether you may be full siblings, half siblings or of no relation at all, use this type of DNA to find out.  

Avuncular DNA Test

An Avuncular DNA test is utilized by collecting the samples of an Aunt/Uncle.  This is oftentimes used as an option when the alleged father is not available for testing.  The alleged father’s brother or sister may be tested with the child to determine if there is a biological relationship.

Male lineage DNA Test

A male lineage or Y-STR paternal lineage DNA test is used to confirm a father and son relationship by determining if the child is related is related to an alleged father’s other male relative (for example alleged fathers’ brother, father or grandfather)

When administering a DNA test to a child/minor, the legal guardian must be present and provide authorization for the DNA test to be conducted. The legal guardian can be the mother, father or other natural or court-ordered person who has legal decision-making authority over the minor child.

What is a DNA test?

A DNA test is a procedure to determine if exact biological characteristics exist in one person’s DNA and those exact same DNA characteristics in another person’s DNA makeup. As humans each of us contain different DNA makeup however, parents and children have the same DNA, siblings from the same parents have the same DNA and grandparents have the same DNA as grandchildren. A DNA test is a non-intrusive procedure usually utilizing an oral swab from all parties, which then follows a specific chain of custody process in which the oral swab specimens are sent to a certified and accredited AABB laboratory. The Laboratory that analyzes the DNA specimen and provides the results. DNA test results are 99.9% accurate.

How to schedule a DNA Test?

It’s simple, contact Accredited Drug Testing at (800)221-4291, and provide various information including the city you wish to take the DNA test, who will be taking the DNA test, mother, child and alleged father. When the parties are available to take the DNA test ( Accredited Drug Testing will schedule the appointment with each available party). Once the results are received from the AABB laboratory Accredited DrugTesting will forward the results by email and U.S Mail (Hard Copy) to all authorized parties.

How long does it take for DNA test results? 

Once all parties have completed the DNA test collection, the specimens are immediately sent to the certified AABB laboratory and results are usually available in 3-5 business days.

On-Site/Mobile DNA Testing

We come to you!, Accredited Drug Testing can provide on-site/mobile DNA testing at your home, office, hospital or other location. (Additional on-site fees may apply)

More DNA Testing FAQ

What is paternity?
Paternity means fatherhood. Paternity is established when a paternity testing laboratory uses genetic testing methods / DNA test, to demonstrate to a legal standard, that an alleged father is the biological father. Paternity is disproved when these same methods and standards demonstrate that an alleged father is not the biological father.

What is DNA testing?
DNA testing refers to the process of examining an individual’s DNA markers for the purpose of genetic human identification and for determining the relationship between two people.

How accurate is DNA-Based paternity testing?
The DNA profiling method is an extremely accurate genetic testing method. It can absolutely determine if the man is not the biological father and reliably exclude him. DNA profiling can establish that the alleged father is the child’s biological father with a probability of paternity of 99.99% or higher. Each year many individual clients, child support offices, attorneys, judges and physicians choose Genetic Profiles as their source for information, guidance and testing services in order to determine paternity.

Are the results admissible in court?
Yes. The laboratory follows a strict chain-of-custody procedure which allows for court/legal admissibility.

Is the Lab accredited? Are the results reliable?
The DNA testing laboratory used by Genetic Profiles is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks(AABB)for the purpose of performing paternity (parentage) tests. Your paternity test will be processed by highly skilled and trained laboratory technicians. Every test is evaluated by a Ph.D. scientist with several years specializing in DNA genetic testing.

How long does it take to receive results from the paternity test?
It typically takes about 3-4 working days to complete the testing. In cases where the mother’s sample is not included or when an abnormal/difficult sample is used, testing may require more time.

Are the paternity test results confidential?
Yes, The DNA test results are strictly confidential. They are released only to the adult persons who were tested and, as requested, to their authorized agents (e.g. attorneys).

How does DNA paternity testing work?
DNA analysis, which has proven to be a major advance in the field of paternity testing, involves the direct examination of the genetic material that a child inherited from its biological parents. DNA is located throughout the human body and in the same identical form. Thus, DNA in blood is the same as that in skin, cheek lining, muscle, bone, teeth and various other tissues. The DNA of a person is fully established at conception and remains totally constant throughout life. During the paternity testing process, the genetic characteristics of the child are first compared to those of its mother. Those characteristics in the child that cannot be found in the mother have been inherited from the biological father. If the tested man (alleged father) does not have the genetic characteristics necessary to be the biological father of the child, he is excluded. If the tested man’s DNA does contain those genetic characteristics, then the probability that this man is the true biological father is calculated and reported by the laboratory.

What are some of the reasons DNA testing is conducted?
There are many legal and personal reasons that require DNA testing. Some of the more common include:

  • peace of mind
  • family medical concerns
  • child support
  • custody
  • adoption
  • citizenship/immigration
  • inheritance/benefits (social security, insurance, etc.)
  • crime scene analysis (forensic testing)

Can I do anything to alter the results of the test?
No, you can not alter the results of a test. Medication, drugs, alcohol, food, age or lifestyle can not alter the DNA pattern within an individual.

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