A paternity DNA 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 San Antonio is one of the world’s largest and most trusted DNA relationship-testing providers holding the highest levels of accreditation.
DNA Testing San Antonio 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 San Antonio. 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 a 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, the father is not always required to determine paternity. DNA Testing San Antonio has other methods to reliably determine paternity, such as avuncular DNA tests, grandparent and sibling tests, that can be performed without the father being present.
How to go about Paternity DNA Test in San Antonio?
Obtaining your Paternity DNA Test in San Antonio is fast and easy. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment at our San Antonio 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 DNA Test in San Antonio, we gently rub the 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 San Antonio?
If one of the people to be tested for paternity DNA does not live in San Antonio, one of our scheduling specialists locates a facility near them and arranges an appointment convenient to their schedule. Multiple appointments can be set up in different locations when necessary.
What Do You Need in Order to Do a DNA Paternity Test at our centers in DNA Testing San Antonio?
In order to perform a DNA paternity test all that’s needed is a DNA sample from the alleged father, child in question, and mother of the child, although her participation is optional, it is highly recommended.
How is the DNA collected?
DNA for paternity tests comes from participants’ cheek cells, which in our center at DNA Testing San Antonio is collected using a simple, painless swab. Each participant is provided four swabs; using one at a time, the tip of the swab is rubbed firmly on the insides of the cheeks to collect DNA. Usually an adult is the one that swab a child or infant. Swabs are then placed 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 to dry them a bit before putting them in the paper envelopes
How does the test work in the lab?
DNA Testing San Antonio extracts the DNA from the cells of each participant, and then amplified 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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?
At DNA Testing San Antonio, each test is performed 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 mentioned before, results for legal, witnessed paternity tests by an accredited lab are accepted as proof of paternity by courts, and can also be used for immigration purposes.
When you need answers fast, you need our Paternity DNA Testing San Antonio centers. We provide the highest quality DNA testing services in San Antonio. 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 San Antonio 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.