DNA Paternity Testing Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Paternity & DNA Testing

Currently, as we understand it, paternity testing to provide a biological relationship is not considered a medical issue. Therefore most, if not all insurance companies do not cover paternity testing.

Please contact your insurance company to inquire about their coverage. If your insurance company does cover paternity testing. It is important to note, IDTO does not accept medical insurance. Therefore, you will be required to pay the upfront costs of your paternity test and supply your insurance company with your receipt from the paternity test for reimbursement. To learn more about our services please call 888-204-0583 to get started.

The cost of an IDTO legal paternity test starts at $325.00 and up. For prices for other related DNA testing services click here.

The legal paternity testing process was designed to utilize test results for legal purposes for situations such as child support, immigration, birth certificate name change etc. Essentially, your results can be used to help establish paternity.

The cost of an IDTO home DNA paternity test kit starts at $179.99 and up. Learn more about home paternity testing or purchase a kit here.

Chain of custody is a required part of legal documentation, as it tracks the control and custody of materials such as physical or digital evidence. Chain of custody is important in criminal cases, but it’s also used in civil litigation and to create drug-testing protocols for athletes and to manage supply chains.

When performing a legal DNA test you will need to make sure you walk with state-issued identification. 

There is no specific age for a child to perform a DNA test for the purposes of establishing paternity. As soon as a child is born the baby can be tested with the alleged father.

The earliest a child can be tested is several days after the mother has given birth. Read more.

In order for your DNA test result to be legally admissible, an unbroken chain of custody must be established. IDTO is partnered with an AABB accredited lab that oversees the strict adherence of all legal chain of custody testing we provide to our clients. Read more about legal chain of custody paternity testing here.