Paternity TestS in Marietta
Fast, Accurate, Reliable and Confidential Paternity Testing
Fastest Labs of Marietta offers a range of quality paternity testing services from a clean and professional laboratory setting. We respect your privacy and can have your results within a relatively short amount of time. With excellent customer service, timeliness, and accuracy as our top priorities, we are establishing ourselves as the go-to lab testing service in Marietta.
Why Take a Paternity Test?
There are many reasons to take a DNA paternity test: to confirm legal parenthood; to inherit assets; or to learn family history. Regardless of your reason for requesting the test, you can have peace of mind knowing you do not have to disclose this information to our collectors, nor will we share it with anyone else. The results go to you and you alone, unless authorized by you to share with others.
A court may require a legal paternity test to determine child custody or child support, and our procedures adhere to the court’s requirements to produce credible results. For other legal services, we also offer help for forensic investigations and DNA profiling. Agencies, courts, and employers all trust Fastest Labs of Marietta to be reliable, so you can too.
How Is A Paternity Test Done?
A paternity test is a type of DNA test that determines the biological relationship between a child and an alleged father. There are several methods used to perform a paternity test, including:
Buccal swab test: This is the most common method of paternity testing. It involves taking a swab of the inside of the cheek of the child and the alleged father using a cotton swab. The swabs are then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Amniocentesis: This is a more invasive method of paternity testing and is typically only used during pregnancy. It involves inserting a needle through the mother's abdomen and into the amniotic sac to collect a sample of amniotic fluid. The fluid contains fetal cells, which can be used for paternity testing.
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): This is another invasive method of paternity testing used during pregnancy. It involves inserting a thin needle through the mother's abdomen or vagina and into the placenta to collect a sample of chorionic villus cells. These cells can be used for paternity testing.
Once the DNA sample is collected, it is sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory will compare the DNA from the child and the alleged father to determine if there is a biological relationship between them. The results of the paternity test are typically available within a few days to a few weeks, depending on the method used.
Additional Tests We Offer Include:
- Twin Zygosity testing: To determine if twins are identical or fraternal
- Adoption Testing: For information about biological parents
- HomeDNA kit: To identify sensitivities to gluten, lactose, peanuts and more
Our HomeDNA kit brings you more convenience than coming into our Mariettta lab by allowing you to swab your cheek and mail it to us. The results are slower, but within a few weeks you’re able to see the results on your secure account.
Common Reasons to Request Paternity Tests
Adoption: A legal adoption test can help determine the relationship between parents and children. Paternity testing is often required for getting legal consent to pass on a child during an adoption.
Child Support: In a child support case, the father may be legally required to provide a paternity test if they do not provide it voluntarily.
Child Custody: Sometimes a DNA test can determine whether a parent receives custody or visitation rights.
Birth Certificate: Adding the name of the father to a birth certificate can be a length process. A paternity test is usually a way to expedite the process.
Court Order: A court may require a paternity test if there is a disagreement between the mother and father while establishing paternity.
Will or Estate: Courts may use paternity tests and maternity tests in order to establish the validity of an heir.