Paternity Testing is when an individual and child establish if they have a biological relationship. The DNA from each donor is then tested to compare the DNA profiles for a match. This DNA test is done once the child is born.
The ideal Paternity DNA testing is done with collecting a sample from the mother, child, and father(s). Paternity testing is done by a buccal (oral mouth) swab from the cheek of each donor.
Testing can be done without one of the donors and with the use of other DNA sources. This testing method is not as accurate and is not used for Legal Paternity DNA Testing. Prenatal paternity testing is also available before the baby is born. Prenatal paternity Testing requires a blood sample from the mother.
Legal Paternity DNA Testing is often used to establish parenthood of an individual for a court case such as child support, social security, medical benefits, Veteran benefits, or child custody. Legal Paternity DNA Testing is also used to add a biological parent to a birth certificate. Legal Paternity Testing must be completed at OnSITE Drug Testing and Consulting clinic. Proper chain of custody is used to meet the required legal requirements for this testing to be admissible in court. The Legal DNA Paternity Test is a legal document for court purposes.