Standard DNA Paternity Test
API Global and it’s Laboratory Partner can provide the certainty you need when parentage is in question. We provide accurate, confidential, and prompt testing services tailored to fit your individual needs. Samples are collected with the simple swabbing of the inner cheek!
The first thing you need to determine is if you need a non-legally binding result or a legally binding result. A non-legal DNA paternity test would be just for your curiosity and would not be able to be used for any legal matter. A legal DNA paternity test result would be if you need the information for child custody, child support, a name change, court, etc.
The two parties that are required for testing are the alleged father and the child. The mother is not required to be tested. We can include the mother to be tested if you choose so. The results will be either 0% or 99.9+%.
Benefits of Paternity Testing
Both parents and the child should experience a full parent-child relationship. Both parents deserve an opportunity to develop, enjoy and grow in this relationship. The father needs to know the child and to contribute to the success of the child’s future. The greatest statistical indicator of whether or not an unmarried dad will be involved in his child’s life is whether or not he establishes paternity.
Paternity helps children…
- have a relationship with both parents
- gain the security of knowing that their father cares
- have knowledge of both families’ medical histories
- achieve better outcomes
- decrease the likelihood of high-risk behavior
- have access to health insurance and/or benefits such as Social Security or inheritance
- gain access to Military Survivor Benefits
Paternity helps mothers…
- share the responsibility and rewards of parenthood
- share the cost of raising the child
Paternity helps fathers…
- gain legal rights to their child by having his name on the birth certificate
- show that they are committed to their child
- establish an emotional bond with the child and participate in the child’s life