DNA Testing

Adoption

Various tests may be used in the process of uncovering family relationships. LABS TO GO offers specialized services for both clients going through the adoption process, and clients in search of their birth families. Please contact us for more information.

Identity

DNA Identity testing is the most accurate way to identify and distinguish individuals.

DNA Banking – Child
Securely store a sample of your child’s DNA. This genetic fingerprint can help identify missing children. Available for chain of custody or personal use. DNA is stored at a secure third-party facility for optimum security.

DNA Banking – Adult
Adult DNA banking can be useful for paternity testing, estate claims, and identification purposes. Recommended for those in high-risk professions. DNA is stored at a secure third-party facility for optimum security.

DNA Profiling
Available for both children and adults, a DNA profile is a document that contains identifying genetic traits. Profiles are often used for identification purposes, and can also be helpful in settling estates or inheritances. DNA profiles also help reveal any inherited traits or characteristics, including disease.

DNA Banking and Profiling services may be bundled together. This combined test option includes a Typing Report which includes a person’s allele sizes, or genetic profile, and a Banking Certificate that states the terms of storage.

Child Identification Services
Designed to answer any suspicions that one’s baby may have been inadvertently switched at the hospital. Many mothers have voiced their concern at the hospital, but do not have the option to be sure. A child identification DNA test can help allay fears.


Genealogy and Ancestry

Genealogy and Ancestry testing is meant to help uncover family history. It can even tell you where your ancestors came from thousands of years ago.

AncestrybyDNA™
Determines an ancestor’s country of origin.

Native American
Identifies Native American lineage, to help protect a tribe’s genetic legacy. Results may also be used to support tribal enrollment or disenrollment cases.

Paternal Lineage
Determines whether two or more males are related through a paternal line.

Maternal Lineage
Determines whether two or more individuals are related through a maternal line.

Dual Lineage (Paternal & Maternal bundle)
Bundle the paternal and maternal lineage tests together to save!


Family Relationship

Family relationship testing is designed to help determine possible family relationships between individuals. Family relationship test options include:

Paternity
Legal and Informational tests available.

Maternity
Determines whether a tested woman is the biological mother of a tested child.

Grandparentage
Performed in the absence of an alleged father, this test determines the relationship between a child and the parents of the alleged father.

Single Grandparentage
Determines the relationship between a child and a single grandparent, if both are unavailable.

Genetic Reconstruction
Determines the relationship between a child and the alleged father’s close relatives.

Siblingship
Tests two children, and determines whether they share one or both parents.

Twin Zygosity
Distinguishes whether twins are fraternal or identical.

Paternal Lineage
Determines whether two or more males are related through a paternal line.

Maternal Lineage
Determines whether two or more individuals are related through a maternal line.

Immigration

DNA testing is sometimes needed during the immigration process to help prove identity and biological relationship to a current citizen. LABS TO GO can help make the immigration process easier. We provide the AABB-accredited DNA testing services required by immigration, and can provide services in over 168 countries.

Testing Process

Domestic testing
LABS TO GO collects a copy of all immigration paperwork. Sample collection can be arranged at your home or place of business.

International testing
To begin, LABS TO GO collects a copy of all immigration paperwork, payment, and travel dates. We provide all necessary testing supplies and instructions to the U.S. Embassy in the country where testing is needed. The U.S. Embassy will then contact the subject for test scheduling.

Note: Due to limited availability, Embassy testing does take longer than domestic testing. Additional fees may apply.

Results

DNA sample results are processed within 3 to 14 business days (depending on the nature of the test). Test results are legally defensible and will be issued directly to the U.S. petitioner and appropriate immigration authorities.


Prenatal Paternity Testing

Non-Invasive

LABS TO GO currently offers this method of paternity testing. Our non-invasive prenatal paternity tests use SNP microarray technology to preserve and analyze a baby’s DNA that is found naturally in its mother’s bloodstream.

  • Testing as early as 9 weeks
  • Accurate results in only 7 to 8 business days
  • Requires only blood collection from mother and alleged father

Amino & CVS

Amniotic fluid is obtained through amniocentesis or CVS. Requires an obstetrician order; check with a doctor to see if this may be the right option.

For further information about our DNA testing, visit our FAQs page.


Contact Us

To schedule an appointment for a DNA test, fill out our web form or call us at (757) 490-8888.

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