DNA testing in now simple and affordable. Just a swab of the inside of your cheek will provide enough sample to let you know if you are related by blood. On Demand Testing Solutions is there for you when you need to know the answers to the tough questions.
Do I need a peace of mind or legal DNA test?
–Peace of Mind Testing
If you are seeking DNA testing and you do not anticipate the results needed for legal purpose, then you are able to save time and money by administering the test yourself in the comfort of your own home. It is after all just a few swabs of the inside of your cheek. Anyone can do that, right? At Home DNA testing, otherwise known as “non-legal” or “Peace of Mind” testing, are typically considered inadmissible in a court of law, simply because they are self-collected. These tests are to be used for your own personal Peace of Mind and finding answers to your personal questions at a lower cost without comprising accuracy.
Who can benefit from the Peace of Mind DNA Testing?
- Adult DNA Testing: If both parties are adults, Peace of Mind testing my just be the right choice for you. With fewer legal questions riding on the results, this test will help you curb your curiosity
- Out of Country DNA: When one of the tested parties resides outside of the country, you may find that the cost of the at home test is significantly more affordable than an international Legal DNA test.
If however, your DNA Testing needs involve custody, birth certificate issues, Wills or Estates, or child support; then elect to use our legal DNA testing.
Please note the state of New York, requires a doctors order to perform DNA Testing and therefore we cannot ship a Peace of Mind Test to a New York address, nor can the lab receive Peace of Mind Tests from a New York address. Therefore you must elect for the Legal DNA Test within the State of New York.
–Legal DNA Testing
A Legal DNA Test is the type of DNA test that involves a very strict “chain of custody” procedures. This process requires it be conducted by a non-interested party and therefore it is strongly recommended that it be performed at a lab or other collection facility. This allows for our professional technicians to establish the legal identity of the parties being tested, and the results can then be used for legal purpose. At On Demand Testing Solutions, we offer mobile collection as well. This means that one of our professional and friendly technicians can come to you to perform your test in lieu of you coming to the clinic. There is an additional charge for mobile collections.
The reasons for legal establishment of paternity or other relationship testing are numerous. But the best guideline to follow is to ask yourself if there is any possibility of this test being needed for legal reasons. Some of the reasons to choose Legal vs. Peace of Mind include:
- changing a birth certificate
- petitioning for child custody
- establishing paternity for child support purposes
- petitioning for visitation rights
- changing a will or estate
- proving your right to inheritance
Please note that a nonrefundable payment is required to hold your appointment. At the appointment, any adults being tested must present a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). Children under the age of 18 need a social security card or birth certificate. If the child is a baby, then hospital discharge papers may be used in place of formal identification.
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