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Many family questions can be answered with a simple DNA test.  A need to verify a child’s paternity or maternity can be required in many different circumstances. Missouri Onsite Testing performs all maternity / paternity tests with complete privacy.

If you hope to use your paternity / maternity test findings in a legal proceeding you will want a lab that is mindful in the chain of custody or the results can be considered in valid by the court.  The chain of custody is everything that happens to a sample from collection to submission for testing. This process is followed to ensure integrity of the sample throughout the process. Once the results of the legal DNA test are provided, they may be used as evidence wherever needed.  Whether they are used in a state, tribal, or federal court, or for an adoption or immigration through the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS), the results may be viewed as valid and accurate when the chain-of-custody process has been followed.

Missouri Onsite Testing prides itself on the exacting attention it gives to your sample’s chain of custody.

Paternity / Maternity Test Frequently Asked Questions:

A painless cheek swab is used to collected a DNA sample.

As soon as a child can produce saliva we can conduct a cheek swab, so basically from birth this type of testing can be conducted.

DNA test result times will vary.  You may be able to have results as soon as 72 hours.  Your lab testing professional can give you more specific result times.

DNA tests  are often performed for use in a court case, such as child support or immigration, require a legal chain of custody and testing in an accredited laboratory.