Establishing paternity is a vital step for unmarried couples in Virginia to provide support for their child. For the 8% of couples who have not yet confirmed paternity, Paternity Testing is the most accurate and reliable method to ensure the child’s legal and emotional benefits.

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What is DNA paternity testing in Virginia?

Paternity testing is a test that proves the probability of paternity for an alleged father and child are biologically related. This testing option is offered to all residents of the state of Virginia for both legal and non-legal purposes.

A legal DNA paternity test is a DNA test that helps to determine a biological relationship between an alleged father and a child.

What makes a DNA test a legally admissible document is the establishment of a chain of custody, an unbiased DNA sample collector must collect DNA samples, and the testing lab is accredited by the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks).

Results can be used for any legal purpose such as immigration, child custody, child support, birth certificate name addition or removal, and social security benefits.

The cost of a legal DNA Test starts at 350.00 and up.

Turnaround Time

The average turnaround time for your paternity test results to be completed is 2 to 3 business days from the date the lab receives all genetic samples.

Same-day DNA Testing is available for people who require expedited results. Contact us for a free phone consultation at 888-204-0583 to learn more about this option.

Scheduling an appointment

Call 888-204-0583 to schedule an appointment with one of our DNA sample collectors near your home.

Lab Accreditation

All legal DNA Testing services IDTO DNA Testing Center provides are performed by a partner AABB accredited laboratory.

Method of DNA Sample Collection

Cheek swabs are the common method of collection. Blood samples have the same accuracy but are a more painful collection method.

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At-Home Paternity Test (Peace of Mind)

If you are looking for a paternity test for informational purposes only. Then a peace of mind test can be performed in the comfort of your home or a facility in a city near your home. It should be noted, that peace of mind tests cannot be used for any legal purpose.

Although an informational test genetic samples are tested and analyzed the same way. The protocol for this testing option does not require a chain of custody or an unbiased third-party collector to collect your DNA samples.

Order a Home Paternity Test Kit here or call our office at 888-204-0583.

Additional DNA Testing Services

Immigration DNA Testing

An immigration DNA Test is a testing option used when the evidence submitted is insufficient to prove a biological relationship when filing for an immigrant visa.

The commonly requested testing types for immigrant family reunification cases are paternity testing, maternity testing, and sibling DNA testing. All samples are analyzed and tested by a partner AABB-accredited laboratory.

Call IDTO DNA Testing Center at 888-204-0583 to schedule an appointment today.

Grandparent DNA Test

This testing is performed with one or both of the alleged father’s parents and the child. It is recommended that the mother of the child participates in this test for increased accuracy.

Sibling DNA Test

This testing option helps to determine a biological relationship between two alleged siblings who share a common parent.

Avuncular Test

This testing option is used when a sibling or grandparent DNA test cannot be performed. An aunt or uncle is tested with a niece or nephew. This testing can only be performed if the alleged father has biological siblings.

Call IDTO at 888-204-0583 to schedule an appointment today or to learn more about services.

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Why Choose Us

IDTO has assisted thousands of families in Virginia and nationwide with their DNA testing needs. Since 2004, We are a trusted and go-to source for both legal and medical professionals nationwide for their client’s DNA testing needs.

Our knowledgeable staff will help assist you with choosing the right type of DNA test specific to your specific situation. This attention to detail will limit you from purchasing the wrong type of relationship test and will you avoid paying for additional DNA testing.

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