Plymouth Paternity Testing
DNA paternity testing is one of the simplest and most accurate ways to determining whether a man is another person’s biological father. The whole testing process requires minimal involvement of the individuals involved, making it easy to have the samples collected within minutes. If it’s needed for legal testing, it’s important to have it in a certified lab such as FastestLabs.
When you schedule an appointment with the team at Fastest Labs of Plymouth, you can rest easy knowing that your test will be conducted in a clean, comfortable facility and may a professionally certified lab technician. Whether you need court-admissible paternity testing or the less expensive general DNA testing, you’ll have your accurate results within 1 to 3 days.
Dial (763) 325-1755 or schedule an appointment online for a DNA test in Plymouth today!
The process follows a few simple steps:
- Collection – During your appointment time, all parties involved will have the respected sample collected by a member of our lab team.
- Handling – Every step of the way, our team ensures the chain of custody and ensures optimal settings for accurate results.
- Testing – Once our laboratory technicians inspect the samples, the results will be determined then verified for accuracy.
- Results – Within 3 days, you or the decision maker in the legal case will have access to the results as well as access to the legal documentation when applicable.
Our Plymouth team of lab technicians are here for you every step of the way, fully prepared to address any of your questions or concerns regarding any testing we complete. With every test you complete at Fastest Labs of Plymouth, you can rest easy knowing that our team will provide you the rapid, accurate, and reliable results you’ve come to expect from a certified and trusted lab in Plymouth. Whether you need DNA paternity testing or another testing service, we do it all.
Why hire Fastest Labs of Plymouth For Paternity Testing
DNA paternity testing remains the most reliable way to establish paternity. Conducted via a simple swab of the cheek or blood sample, you can rely on the team at Fastest Labs of Plymouth for clean and comfortable testing and fast results. Whether you need a test conducted for personal or legal reasons, we understand how important the results of any paternity test are, so we take great care and pride in ensuring accuracy every step of the way, from collecting quality samples to securing the chain of custody.
Our legal paternity testing in Plymouth is conducted by experienced, professional, and friendly lab collectors that are available to help you discover the best testing process for your needs, as well as walk you through the entire DNA collecting process with ease. With your satisfaction and comfort in mind, we’re dedicated to always keeping your cconfidentiality and privacy in mind in all we do. We help courts, immigrants, and all types of individuals with fast, friendly service and reliable results at every turn.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are paternity tests done?
Paternity tests are typically done using a DNA analysis method. Here's an overview of how a typical paternity test is done:
Sample collection: The first step is to collect DNA samples from the alleged father and the child. This is usually done using a buccal swab, which is a painless and non-invasive procedure that involves swabbing the inside of the cheek to collect cells. The samples are then sent to a laboratory for testing.
DNA extraction: The next step is to extract the DNA from the samples. This involves breaking down the cells and separating the DNA from other components of the sample.
DNA analysis: The extracted DNA is analyzed to identify specific genetic markers. These markers are unique to each individual, except for identical twins.
Comparison: The markers from the alleged father and child are compared to determine whether there is a biological relationship. If the markers match, it is highly likely that the alleged father is the biological father. If the markers do not match, it is virtually certain that the alleged father is not the biological father.
Results: The results of the paternity test are typically reported as a probability of paternity. This is expressed as a percentage that indicates the likelihood that the alleged father is the biological father.
It's worth noting that paternity tests are highly accurate, with a probability of paternity typically ranging from 99.9% to 99.999%.
When Can Paternity Tests Be Done?
Regardless of your specific needs or questions regarding your baby, a paternity test can be completed before or after pregnancy. DNA testing can be completed as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy. Due to technological advancements, there’s very little risk to the mom or baby when the test is completed.
Can You Get A Paternity Test While Pregnant?
Yes, it is possible to get a paternity test while pregnant. There are two primary methods for paternity testing during pregnancy:
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS): CVS is a prenatal test that can be performed between 10 and 13 weeks of pregnancy. It involves the collection of a small sample of cells from the placenta (chorionic villi) for genetic testing. The DNA from the fetal cells can be compared to the potential father's DNA to determine paternity.
Amniocentesis: Amniocentesis is another prenatal test that can be performed between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy. During this procedure, a small amount of amniotic fluid is extracted from the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus. The DNA in the fetal cells within the fluid can be analyzed and compared to the potential father's DNA for paternity testing.
Both CVS and amniocentesis are medical procedures that carry some risks, including a small risk of miscarriage. These tests are typically recommended for medical reasons and not solely for paternity testing purposes. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider or genetic counselor to understand the risks, benefits, and limitations associated with prenatal paternity testing and to determine the most appropriate course of action for your specific situation.
How Accurate Is Paternity Testing?
According to dozens of studies, professional DNA paternity testing remains nearly 100% accurate at determining the father of a child. While at-home tests can be completed, they run the risk of being far less accurate than coming into a testing lab due to various factors, including the quality of the kit as well as the collected samples.
Why Would I Need a Paternity Test?
At Fastest Labs of Plymouth, we’re able to provide paternity tests to any individual, regardless of the specific needs. If you have any questions regarding the eligibility or process of a paternity test, be sure to give our team a call today!
There are a few reasons why you may need a paternity test, some of these include:
- Confirmation of fatherhood
- Proving right to child support
- Asserting the right to custody/visitation
- Claiming government/military benefits on behalf of the child
- Asserting right to inherit
- Legal parenthood disputes
- Personal reasons