Paternity Testing

LABS TO GO conducts legal and informational paternity testing through DNA Diagnostics (DDC) at a cheaper rate. As a legal paternity test, it will stand up in court for custody disputes. Informational paternity tests are for your own personal knowledge and do not stand up in court.

Legal paternity test results can be used for many things, including (but not limited to):

  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Immigration
  • Birth Certificates
  • Court Orders
  • Tax Forms
  • Child Custody
  • Estate Settlements
  • Wills

A sample of the child’s DNA is compared to a sample of an alleged father’s DNA to determine paternity. Samples are taken from a cheek (buccal) swab, which has been proven to be as effective as a blood sample for this kind of testing. Buccal swabs are simple to collect, and are widely used in the majority of paternity tests today. Though not required, results are strongest when the mother also participates in the study. Results have been proven to be up to 100 times more accurate when all three are tested. Involvement from the mother also allows her access to the case, results and documentation.

Paternity testing can be performed at either of our walk-in Virginia Beach locations on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., or through our mobile service at your home, hospital, court, jail or workplace. Additional fee for jail and court collections.

Results are emailed within 3 to 5 business days from collection. Results needed in 2 business days may be requested for an additional fee. Results can also be faxed or mailed at your request.

A legal paternity test costs $335 and an informational paternity test costs $260.

Please visit our Paternity Testing FAQs for further explanations.

Contact Us

For more information about obtaining a paternity test with LABS TO GO, contact us through our web form or by calling (757) 490-8888.

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