The Grandparent Test

 

 

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.

 

What should you expect?

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.

 

What will the report contain?

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.

 

Additional Information

Get more information
Call: 1 800 830-6306

 

Tested Parties

2 or more individuals

DNA Test Fee

$295 + tax for two people for buccal swabs, other sample types variable - please inquire. Appointment fees of $100.

Results In

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.)

 

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

Option 1

Come to one of our clinics

Adds $50/pers. (+ tax).

1 Call to book an appointment.
1 800 295-6019

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.

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.

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.