dna testing for adultery

An Infidelity Test is a Forensic DNA Test that allows a person who suspects their significant other is cheating on them to utilize a stained garment like a bedsheet, clothing, a used condom, etc to help determine if foreign DNA is on the evidence. For example, If a woman suspects her husband is cheating and she finds her bedsheet has an unusual stain that is suspicious to her. The wife can submit this item along with her DNA sample to rule out her genetic material being on the bedsheet. In the event, another female’s genetic material is identified on the item. It is safe to say the husband possibly stepped out on the relationship.

Generally, infidelity cases involve a reference and an evidence sample. The reference sample is a buccal swab collected from the suspecting partner (often the individual requesting the test) and should always consist of a single profile. The evidence sample is normally a non-standard sample, such as an undergarment but can also include a toothbrush, bedsheet, hair (with follicle), condom, etc.

What are the most common DNA sample sources used for this type of test?

Over the years, we have helped many people who have used a variety of objects to help determine if infidelity has taken place. Here are a few of the most commonly used items like hair, blood, bedsheet stains, used condoms, lipstick stains on a shirt, toothbrushes are some of the more commonly used items we have encountered over the years to help to determine if the act of infidelity was committed.

Can I use this DNA test result for legal purposes?

This is an informational DNA test that can not be used for legal purposes. It should be noted unless a judge issues a court order to perform a DNA testing analysis of a forensic sample. It is the only circumstance in which a forensic DNA test may be used for legal purposes. Normally, forensic testing is performed in criminal cases and not in cases of a cheating spouse.  

How can infidelity testing be used?

Below are the ways an infidelity DNA test is used.

1. To help determine if someone cheated on their spouse or significant other.

2. Human ID Match – For example, there is blood located on an item like an airbag, work equipment and you are uncertain if blood is human. Then a human ID match can be used.

How long will it take to receive my DNA test result?

The average turnaround time for results is 2-3 business days from the date the lab receives all DNA test samples.

The process for testing these samples is as follows:

The Laboratory will test an evidence sample and reference sample to obtain DNA profiles from each.
Single Profile Obtained: If the laboratory obtains a single profile from the evidence sample a report is issued stating a single profile was found on the evidence. This typically indicates there was no evidence of infidelity. Profiles from the evidence and reference swabs will be published and made available to the client. 

Mixed Profile Obtained, Negative Results: If the laboratory obtains a mixed profile from the evidence sample, the profile will be compared to the reference sample to confirm a match. If one of the profiles from the evidence matches the profile from the reference sample, this would indicate that infidelity has NOT taken place. 

Mixed Profile Obtained, Positive Results: If neither of the profiles from the evidence sample matches the profile from the reference sample, this would indicate that infidelity has taken place. 

If you are in need of infidelity DNA testing services Please call our office today at 888-204-0584 to get started.

idto dna paternity testing center logo

Providing DNA Testing and DNA sample collection  services to hundreds of families since 2004. 


Ph# 888-204-0593

© 2018 | IDTO DNA Testing Center