DNA Testing for Healthcare Professionals - Specimen Collection

 

There are currently two methods in which the specimen could be collected, depending upon the patient's requirements.

Legal Testing

If the patient requires the results for court proceedings or for immigration, strict chain-of-custody procedures must be followed during the specimen collection appointment. Patients are not allowed to collect their own samples for legal testing. To proceed with legal testing, please contact our laboratory directly at 1-888-262-2263 to schedule an appointment for chain-of-custody specimen collection. Specimens from different members do not have to be collected at the same time or in the same city. Regardless of which city the sample is collected in, the results will become available 3 to 5 business days after sample collection.

Test TypeIndividuals InvolvedPriceSpecimen Collection FeeTurnaround Time
Legal DNA Paternity Test1 Mother, 1 Child, 1 Alleged Father$375.00 (includes all 3 individuals)A specimen collection fee of $25 to $50 will be charged per individual for the chain-of-custody specimen collection procedure5 to 7 days
Legal DNA Paternity Test1 Child, 1 Alleged Father$375.00 (includes both individuals)A specimen collection fee of $25 to $50 will be charged per individual for the chain-of-custody specimen collection procedure5 to 7 days
Legal DNA Paternity TestEach Additional Child or Alleged Father$150 (for 1 individual)A specimen collection fee of $25 to $50 will be charged per individual for the chain-of-custody specimen collection procedure5 to 7 days

Private Testing

If the patient does not need to use the results in court and the results are for personal knowledge only, the specimen could be collected in private or with physician's assistance at any time using the buccal swab collection method. To proceed with the private test, order the private collection kit online or by telephone at 1-888-262-2263. A private self collection kit will be shipped directly to your patient's address (or to the address specified when the order is placed).

Test TypeIndividuals InvolvedPriceSpecimen Collection FeeTurnaround Time
Private DNA Paternity Test
(discreet home collection kit)
1 Mother, 1 Child, 1 Alleged Father$205.00 (includes all 3 individuals)No charge5 to 7 days
Private DNA Paternity Test
(discreet home collection kit)
1 Child, 1 Alleged Father$205.00 (includes both individuals)No charge5 to 7 days
Private DNA Paternity Test
(discreet home collection kit)
Each Additional Child or Alleged Father$125.00 (for 1 individual)No charge5 to 7 days
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