Non-legal DNA tests are one of our most requested tests due to their affordability, confidentiality, simplicity and accuracy. Although affordability is a main factor to consider in DNA testing one of the most important factors is the quality of the test and its accuracy.
This specific test is also known as the Home Kit. Basically, we send you a package that includes the materials for you to collect the samples from the potential father and child, which you send to our Lab with the prepaid shipping envelope we include in the kit. This may sound a bit complicated to some people, but it’s a very simple process and we provide step-by-step instructions to help guide you through the process. This test provides you the opportunity of taking the samples in the comfort of your home and also the discretion and confidentiality you need. Legal tests have a few differences.
Legal DNA tests require the potential father and child to be collected by a non-biased third party. The individual who collects the DNA samples must not have an interest in the test results, and must verify the identity of the individuals being collected. In addition, the DNA test result reports are different. The DNA test report for a non-legal DNA test clearly states that its purpose is for personal use only. The DNA test report for a legal DNA test is notarized and has a seal on it which authorizes its use for legal purposes.
The procedures followed to collect and process the DNA samples are different between the two test types, and that fact may affect the quality of the test. First, because the samples are self-collected, all parties may not be able to verify that the name on the result is actually the person whose sample was taken. Second, many laboratories treat non-legal tests differently from legal tests. Some laboratories test fewer genetic markers. Other laboratories process samples only once through instead of double checking to ensure accuracy. Because non-legal tests are cheaper, some companies cut corners in order to save money. Please note, not all laboratories are equal in terms of process and quality.
Boston Paternity uses a lab accredited by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) that processes each test twice to ensure the most reliable and accurate result possible. Make sure that once you know the test you need, you contact a DNA testing company that provides the highest quality in testing and service that you as a client deserve.
One of the types of paternity tests we offer at Boston Paternity is the Legal DNA Test. A Legal DNA Test can be used for personal reasons but can be used as well for legal reasons such as: custody, child support, change of name on a birth certificate, and inheritances. The fact that you are collected in a clinic and present your ID and sign the legal authorizations we provide for the testing, allows the DNA test report to be notarized, which is what makes the document legally admissible in court.
A great part of our inquiries surround the issue of confidentiality. We understand that DNA testing is a very private matter, and that the results of it directly affect your life and the life of your family members. Because of this reason, we exercise discretion and confidentiality in any way that we can. One of the main questions that we receive on a daily basis is if there is a way that we can do a Legal DNA Test without the other person who is being tested knowing. If the person who is being tested is an adult, the answer is no. Every adult that is tested has to sign a chain of custody, which is a legally binding authorization form for the DNA test. However, if the test is going to be done between a potential father and a child, it is not necessary for the mother to be present for testing. Given a case for example, where someone wants the potential father to do a Legal Paternity test without him knowing, there is no way this can be done. The potential father must be aware that he is going to be collected for a Legal DNA test, and must authorize such collection by signing the Chain of Custody.
If you are in a situation, where you do not want the potential father or child to find out about the testing and you do not need the test for legal purposes, you can always do a Non-Legal DNA Test, also known as the home kit. For a Non-legal DNA Test, we send you the materials that you will use to collect the potential father and child, which you will send to our Lab for testing. If you choose to collect the father and/or child in a discreet way without them knowing, that is a decision you can make since this test is not admissible in court and can only be used for personal reasons. In one of our next posts, we’ll discuss your options for testing DNA in a discreet way.
In the case that you have a specific paternity situation, and are not clear of what options apply to your case, you can always contact a trusted DNA testing company, such as Boston Paternity. We will be glad to inform you of all the alternatives that can apply to your individual situation.
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If you’ve been into the latest entertainment news, then you have probably noticed of the latest news regarding DNA Testing. The latest headlines are being made by the Kardashian family and their hit show, “Keeping up with the Kardashians”.
In the premier episode of their latest season conveniently named “Who’s your daddy”, the subject of DNA testing is the main star. The drama develops when the matriarch of the family, Kris Jenner, releases her memoir in which she mentions an infidelity that occurred while she was married to Robert Kardashian, the deceased father of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe & Robert Jr. Allegedly, Kris was unfaithful around the time she became pregnant, fueling the rumors regarding if Khloe is indeed a Kardashian or not. Kris gets desperate seeking for resolution and contracts a DNA specialist whom upon authorization from all of the siblings (except Khloe) takes a buccal swab sample. In the end, Khloe doesn’t agree with doing a DNA test because she feels she doesn’t need to prove anything to anybody or herself regarding paternity rumors.
In this particular case, since the potential father is deceased, the type of test required to be done would be a siblingship. To achieve the most conclusive result, it’s best to test the maximum amount of siblings and to include the mother in the testing if possible. Siblingship tests are a great alternative, especially when the potential father is deceased or is unavailable for testing. Also, siblingship test can be used in the event that you don’t want the potential father to be included or know about the test due to confidentiality.
Many of you may find yourselves in the same situation, singled out by your family members by rumors. Or, maybe you have doubts regarding paternity and would like to achieve a sense of peace. DNA testing is a confidential way of finding conclusive answers, to achieve the peace of mind that you or your family members need. Once you’re ready to take the step forward, it’s important that you contact a DNA testing company that you can trust in to provide the confidentiality and conclusive results you need to be at ease.
Tweet about DNA testing for Infidelity purposes
Infidelity Testing has been trending lately in many media sources. This particular type of testing is used when a person in a relationship wants to determine if their partner is being unfaithful. Commonly used by people who have gotten to a breaking point in their relationship, infidelity DNA testing has become an affordable option for those seeking the peace of mind that they need to move on from the doubts they’ve been experiencing.
One of the reasons why infidelity testing has become more relevant has been the affordability. When infidelity testing started being provided as a service, it was accessible only to the wealthy. As time has passed, it has become a convenient and affordable option for those in need of answers.
Infidelity testing consists of three services: semen screen, DNA extraction profile and comparison to a reference. The semen screen is the basic and initial service used to prove infidelity, where the client provides a personal item (article of clothing, fabric, tissue, etc.) containing the potential secretions in question. The lab can determine if there is semen or female DNA present or not. In the case that there are secretions available that are viable for DNA extraction, the client can request a DNA extraction profile of those substances. Once the DNA profile has been extracted, if the client chooses to, they can request a comparison to a reference, by providing a DNA sample of themselves or the individual in question.
The fundamental part about Infidelity testing is using a reliable DNA testing company that can provide confidential and concise results.