DNA Paternity Testing in Ottawa


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Search on the map below for your preferred location in Ottawa or elsewhere, then call us to book an appointment and obtain the full address details. To see the list of all the test that we offer, click here : DNA Test, or here specifically for the Paternity test


Steps to follow for your appointment:


1 Call us, or complete the form on the right.


2 Come to your appointment.


3 The nurse will collect saliva inside the mouth using swabs.


4 The analysis will be done at the laboratory.


5 You will obtain your results! By mail and/or email.



Do I have to come the father and the child?

For a paternity test, the alleged father and the child must both be collected. It is recommanded to both come at the same appointment because it is simpler. However, if this is not possible, two distinct appointments even at different locations can be had with additional fees of 50$+tax.


What are the preperations?

We ask to keep the mouth clean, meaning no drinking and no eating at least 30 minutes before the appointment. If you are doing a court-admissible DNA test, we will ask for 1 ID card for the alleged father. If the child is above the age of 18 years old, he or she will also need to have an ID card. In addition the centre will take a photo (certain locations only) or we will ask you to bring a passport-style photo for all tested participants.


How long is the appointment?

Approximately 15 to 30 minutes



If you would like to book an appointment immediately,
call us at 1 800 830-6306

Form to book an appointment


Dial this phone number for an appointment in Ottawa: 1 800 830-6306

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Paternity test   Relationship test   Prenatal test   Ancestral origins test

What DNA test are offered?

DNAForce offers a variety of DNA tests. The paternity test is done to establish with scientific accuracy if a man is the biological father of a child. Other tests include relationship tests to establish if two persons are related or the ancestral origins test which lists the races of your ancestors. Additional tests are also available, such as special samples test, forensic test, etc.

How a paternity test can help you

Studies confirm that a significant portion of men are not the biological father contrary to what they believe. In, fact, recent studies place the number at about 5%. However, of those doing or thinking about doing a paternity test, the number is higher. Did you know that about 33% of the paternity test that are done are negative? Why spend all this time in doubt, when you can know for sure.

What is a paternity test?

The paternity test done by DNAForce is one of the most accurate in the industry. We test enough genetic markers to insure a conclusive results with a precision above 99.9%. If you decide to book an appointment with us, a professional nurse will collect DNA from the mouth of the participants using a mouth swab. This is completely painless to do.

Why do a paternity test?

Perhaps you want to officially change the last name of your child, or make changes to child support payment, or even settle an inheritance case. In this case and for all official purposes, we recommend the legal DNA test. For the legal test, DNAForce will produce all the necessary documents and follow all the required procedures so that the test is admissible with the government. At the appointment, the nurse will take pictures (some locations only) or you will be asked to bring a photo of each person who is collected. Furthermore the father will be required to bring an Id card and so will the child if and only if aged 18 years or more. The report produced will be mailed to you and you will be free use it for official purposes as you see fit.

What should you expect from a paternity test in Ottawa?

Our Ottawa locations has good availability. We can usually book an appointment in about a day or two. Same-day appointments are also often available. To book your DNA test, simply give us a call to book an appointment. The appointment will last approximately 30 minutes if collecting 2 persons. After collecting the saliva using a mouth swab the nurse will forward the samples to DNAForce's central processing unit for final testing. The results will be made available in few days later.

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Many laboratories will test as little as 13 genetic markers and as a consequence will provide incorrect results once in every 100 reports. The tests proposed by DNAForce comprise up to 31 markers reducing the error rate to less than one in 1 BILLION.

DNAForce is a trusted name in Canada for paternity tests. All of the tests that we propose are done in an facility that is accredited by ISO 17025. You can view the accreditation certificate here.

A simple and painless mouth swab collection is sufficient to do a DNA test that will exclude paternity with an accuracy of 100% and prove paternity with an average accuracy greater than 99.9999%.

DNAForce offers the highest testing standards because we understand how important these results are.


How to do the test?
Select one of the three following options.

Option 1 Come to one of our clinics

1 Call to book an appointment.
1 800 830-6306

2 Come to your appointment in one of our service locations.

3 The nurse will collect the saliva using mouth swabs.

4 The analysis will be done in the laboratory.

5 Get your results!
by mail and/or
by email.

Professional collection

Option 2 Order a home collection kit

1 Order a kit online or by phone. The kit is payable with Visa or Mastercard.

2 Receive the kit at home.

3 Do the collection by swabbing the inside of the mouth.

4 Return the samples by mail for testing. The saliva samples will last more than 60 days.

5 Get your results!
by mail and/or
by email.

Order a home collection kit

Option 3 Send your samples directly to the lab

1 Print the form to fill. You will then do the collection using your own material such as Q-Tips. No kits will be sent to you by us.

2 Use Q-Tips if you intent to do a saliva collection by swabbing the inside of the mouth according to the instructions of the form. Alternatively, you can use discreet or special samples - see Special/Discreet samples.

3 Fill the page 6 of the form and include your payment: check, money order or credit card.

4 Send the samples by mail to our laboratory at the address indicated in the form on page 1.

5 Get your results!
by mail and/or
by email.

Send your samples directly to the lab