*RESIDENTS OF CA, MD, NY ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THIS TEST
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Other Legal Reasons
If you need paternity test results that can be used as a legal document, then a Legal DNA Test must be performed. Listed below are some common legal reasons that this test is used for:
Locations near you
A legal paternity test requires that all tested parties have their DNA samples collected at a certified facility — such as local hospitals, medical offices and health departments. When you place your order with ASC, a scheduling specialist will find an office near you to arrange an appointment.
One advantage of using ASC over other companies is that we have the largest network of certified facilities in North America, so finding a convenient location near you is easy!
DNA Test Participants
In a standard DNA paternity test, the tested parties include a child, the alleged father, and the mother (called a trio).
The mother’s participation in the paternity test helps to exclude half of the child’s DNA, leaving the other half for comparison with the alleged father’s DNA. However, we can perform a paternity test without mother’s participation (called a motherless). A motherless test involves additional analysis, which our lab performs without any additional charge. Results are equally conclusive whether or not the mother participates. Motherless tests are guaranteed to have at least a 99.9% probability of paternity for inclusions and 100% for exclusion.
When will my results be ready?
Once our laboratory has received all the tested parties’ samples, we will complete the test within 5-7 working days.
How will I receive my results?
First-class mail is our primary method of sending paternity test results. To protect our patients’ privacy, we send the results in a plain envelope that is not marked with our company name or logo.
What do the results look like, and how do I interpret them?
A paternity test result includes a table that lists:
- The allele sizes of the different DNA markers examined and used in the statistical analysis portion of the test (i.e., the DNA profile)
- A Probability of Paternity value
- A Combined Paternity Index (CPI) value
You will want to focus on the Probability of Paternity. A result of 0% means the alleged father is not the biological father; a result of 99.99% or higher means the alleged father is the biological father
. The CPI value represents the odds against another random, untested male in the population having the same results as the tested man.
*Residents of CA, MD, NY States require the testing to be ordered by a licensed healthcare provider in your state. Please include a prescription for testing when sending in your sample.