If one or both of a child's parents are not available for paternity testing, then matching their DNA samples with those of their grandparents can conclusively prove or disprove the biological relationship to their alleged parents. This is known as a grandparent DNA test. It also may be called an indirect paternity test.
You can book an appointment with DNAForce in less than 24 hours. During the appointment, a swab will be taken from the inside surface of the cheek of each subject and sent to the laboratory for a DNA analysis. This takes less than ten minutes and is painless. The lab technician will separate the DNA markers from each sample, analyze them and compare them to find similarities.
A report of the tests will be delivered to you by mail, phone or email, whichever suits you. The report will clearly state whether a child is biologically related to his or her grandparents or not. If you are found to have no biological relation with your grandparents, you may request other members of your family to undergo the test.
2 or more individuals
DNA Test Fee
295 CAD + tax for two people for buccal swabs, other sample types variable - please inquire. Appointment fees of 100 CAD.
approximately 8-10 business days after sample receipt.
(In certain cases, additional tests might be required in order to obtain better results. If this is the case, such tests will be done automatically by the lab at no additional costs, but it will add a few days of delays.)
Choose one of two convenient options:
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
Alternatively, rather than ordering a kit, you may collect immediately using swabs that you may already have at home (such as Q-Tips), and simply mail us the samples along with the payment. Should you choose this alternative, please download and carefully follow these instructions.