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We provide the most accurate family DNA testing in the USA. Don’t risk buying your DNA test from an entity that sends them to the lowest bidder for testing. Our lab performs all our own tests.

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Legal AABB Accredited Family Reconstruction Testing

A legally binding missing parent DNA test is an indirect way to confirm paternity or a biological relationship with an alleged parent when that parent is not available for a DNA test. Our legal tests produce court admissible results that can be used in cases such as child support, estates, taxes or to change a birth certificate.

What Relatives Can Participate In The Reconstruction Test

The family reconstruction DNA test is performed with a target, or person whose relationship is in question, and 2 or 3 paternal relatives. Relatives such as alleged aunts, uncles, or grandparents can participate in the test; in other words sisters, brothers, or parents of the alleged father.

It is also helpful to include the child’s mother in the test if possible.  This will ensure we have the most complete picture of the family genetics, and will produce the most conclusive result.  When a known mother takes part in the missing parent DNA testing, we compare the mother and child, and then eliminate the maternal DNA from the child’s profile.  This allows us to focus only on the paternal DNA in question. As a result, the family reconstruction test outcome is as definitive as it can get.

AABB Chain Of Custody Requirements

The AABB guidelines stipulate that a legal missing parent DNA test must have a valid chain of custody to be admissible in court or accepted for use in any legal matter.  Simply put, chain of custody refers to the DNA collection in the presence of a medical professional and the legal identification and consent of the test participants.  In any legal reconstruction test case, a neutral medical professional who is unbiased as to the outcome of the test must perform the sample collection.

Our lab is staffed by top-notch PhD geneticists who oversee each test using the most advanced, state of the art testing technology.  In reality, many smaller labs are not AABB accredited; they merely claim to be.  They sell you a legal DNA test, then when samples are sent in, they forward them to another lab (of their choosing) for processing.  This extra step not only risks the viability of your DNA swabs but also delays your test results.  With PaternityUSA, your DNA test samples go directly to our world renown AABB accredited laboratory, DDC (DNA Diagnostic Center).

Why We Stand Above The Others

Smaller companies advertise cheap legal DNA testing, and allow participants to choose anyone as their own collector. Surprisingly, they even mail the collection kit right to the client. Please beware - this practice does not follow chain of custody requirements. Their cheap DNA test may end up being very costly to your family in the long run.

It's a direct violation of AABB requirements for anyone associated with the legal test to be in the possession of the collection kit. This includes a test participant, any family members or friends. When someone with an interest in the test result has access to collection supplies, there could easily be a suspicion of tampering. For this reason, we never ship a legal DNA collection kit to anyone other than a medical professional.

Secondly, a legally binding test must be collected by a medical professional. With, you can use your doctor for the DNA collection, or opt for professional collection service at one of our more than 5,000 clinic locations.  Again, having someone known to the test participant act as a collector, or "witness" the DNA collection, does not meet AABB standards. A collection by an associate, friend or family member can easily be discredited; causing you to have to pay for another test.

A legal test conducted outside of the chain of custody is easily contested and disputed in court; and more importantly will not stand up as evidence.

In contrast, we don't bend guidelines or take any risk of injuring your case. Our lab adheres to every AABB requirement. This helps to ensure your result stands up in any legal matter facing your family. We understand the need for missing parent DNA testing is usually accompanied by an emotionally taxing burden. As such, we handle every case with care and confidentiality.

The Legal Missing Parent DNA Testing Process

The legal family reconstruction missing parent DNA testing process is quite simple. When you place your order, you may choose to use our professional collection service (collection at one of our clinic locations) or have a test collection kit shipped free to your doctor's office.

If you opt to use your own doctor for the collection, simply provide the doctor's address information when you place your order. We ship a legal DNA collection kit to them. We also provide a prepaid return mailer in the collection kit for their convenience. Before you order, please check with your doctor to make sure they agree to provide this service.

Or if you prefer, choose our professional collection option for a full service missing parent test. A consultant will give you a call to schedule your appointment at your convenience. We have over 5,000 clinic locations across the country to serve your collection needs.

After the collection, the samples and chain of custody documents go directly to the lab. When received, we email you a confirmation email to let you know testing is underway. If you order email test result delivery, we email a PDF document of your notarized test result as soon as testing is complete. A hard copy is mailed to the billing address on your order.  We do not ship anything to you other than the result for our legal reconstruction tests.

DNA Collection

The collection process is very simple. DNA is collected through a cheek swab, also known as a buccal swab, which is painlessly rubbed against the inside of the cheek. Our accredited lab conducts all of our DNA missing parent tests twice. For this reason we collect 4 swabs per person. As a general rule, be sure the mouth is clean before swabbing by rinsing with water. The test participants should refrain from drinking coffee or tea or smoking for 3-4 hours before the DNA collection.

Informational Family Reconstruction And Other Test Types

If you need a DNA test for informational or personal knowledge reasons only, then purchase our at home family reconstruction test.

In the genetic reconstruction test, or missing parent DNA testing, the paternal relatives’ DNA is compared against the child to produce a combined related index. Please note that other children of the alleged father are not compatible for this type of testing.  If you want to test with the alleged father’s other children, then please purchase a siblingship DNA test instead. Additionally, a Y-STR male lineage test if all participants are male.  On the other hand, if a relationship is trying to be established on the mother’s side, an mtDNA female lineage test will offer a conclusive answer regardless of gender.


Choose the type of relationship that you need DNA answers for, and who is available to do the testing.


Decide if you need answers for just personal knowledge or if you need answers for court or other legal matter.


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