Need a peace of mind paternity test? Then why not opt for our home paternity testing service? This test starts at only $259 for testing one alleged father and child. This cost is all inclusive. There are NO EXTRA FEES. Our 21 genetic marker DNA test result is 99.99% accurate and carried out in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.
At homeDNAdirect Australia we provide accredited immigration DNA testing which can be used to prove the biological relationship between alleged relatives. Importantly, the laboratories testing your samples are NATA accredited and the testing done meets the requirements of the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
homeDNAdirect Australia offers legal DNA testing which can be used as evidence of a biological relationship between individuals in a court of law. This can be to prove or disprove issues of paternity and sometimes may be requested by a judge in court as part of an ongoing trial.
homeDNAdirect and our paternity DNA testing
homeDNAdirect Australia is a leading DNA testing company . Depending on your case, we offer a comprehensive range of DNA paternity tests to meet your requirements. We pride ourselves with high standards in laboratory testing and excellence when it comes to customer care. Our paternity DNA test results are 99.9% accurate and we provide this level of accuracy for all our paternity DNA tests.
We carry out the bulk of our DNA testing using oral swabs as these are allow for a quick and easy sample collection that can be carried out by anyone. Once you place your order with us we will send you our DNA testing kit that contains all you need to collect the samples from the comfort of your own home. To see how easy the sample collection procedure is visit our sample collection guide.
What is the cost of a paternity test?
The cost of a paternity test will depend on the type of test you require. Home paternity testing is the cheapest test of the ones we offer because it is a simple, at home test. We offer this test for $259.00 which includes testing of alleged father and one child. Prenatal paternity testing is more expensive because it requires an entirely different method of DNA analysis as well as a sample collection kit which is more expensive.
You also need to consider whether you will be using standard mouth swabs or perhaps some other very old DNA sample that might need laboratory advanced forensic testing expertise to work with. In cases where the alleged father is dead, we would most likely recommend a relationship DNA test rather than a post-mortem paternity test. Relationship testing makes it possible to establish paternity by testing the alleged father’s relatives instead of the alleged father himself.
What samples can I use for a paternity test?
The sample used for a DNA test depends on the:
- The type of test being carried out
- The availability or willingness of individuals taking part in the test to submit samples
It is important to note that not all tests can be carried out using any type of DNA sample. Our standard method of sample collection is via mouth swabs- samples collected via mouth swabs can be used for home tests, legal tests and many other of the tests we offer. Whilst homeDNAdirect does carry out DNA tests with a range of samples such as hair samples and blood, these samples cannot be used for any test. For example, in legal testing only mouth swabs can be used due to the fact that all samples need to be collected by a third party witness. Samples such as blood, hair, finger nails etc may sometimes be used in cases of post mortem testing whereby samples would be extracted by a forensic pathologist from the cadaver but the process is full of legality issues and not a straightforward one. Samples other that standard mouth swab samples we refer as discreet samples. You may view a full list of samples here.
Our prenatal paternity test is a bit of a different case as we can only test blood samples collected by medical blood draw from the mother and mouth swab samples from the father.
For any questions about DNA samples, contact our customer support team. They can guide you and answer all your questions exhaustively.
How are mouth swab samples collected?
Mouth swab samples are easy to collect. They are called mouth swab samples because they require clients actually use a swab – a medical pad often used in surgery or by doctors for various tests that looks pretty much like a cotton bud.
The swabs required for a DNA test we provide inside our kit. All you need to do is rub these on the inside of the mouth and against the lining of the mouth (mainly the cheek). The process will collect cheek cells. Once you have swabbed the mouth of all test participants you can leave the swabs dry (this is just a precautionary measure to make sure that no mould grows on them). If you are wondering why mouth swabs are the standard means of collecting DNA, here are the reasons:
- Anyone can use mouth swabs
- Samples are almost always in tip top condition and labs have no issues extracting DNA
- They are painless- which means, that they are suited to sampling on little kids and even babies
More information about sample collection here.
What paternity tests are available?
A paternity test involves directly comparing the DNA of the alleged father and the child. The paternity tests available are home paternity testing, legal and prenatal paternity testing. This said, there are other methods of establishing paternity which include testing the alleged father’s relatives but not testing the actual father. We suggest you view our relationship DNA testing services for more about this.
What is the difference between a home test and a legal test?
A home test is a peace of mind test. A kit is in this case sent directly to the individuals taking part in the test and they will need to collect their own samples at home using the mouth swabs and following the instructions inside the kit. It is a very straightforward and elementary procedure. In a legal test, a third party, neutral and entirely uninvolved in the test will need to be employed to collect the samples. There is a DNA sample verification and authentication process involved which is there to simple make sure no one cheats or accidentally switches DNA samples- remember the results need to stand in court and must be of unquestionable authenticity for a judge and a courtroom.