SPECIALTY TESTING

Immigration

We offer DNA testing for immigration. An immigration case must be in process in order to initiate testing. We will need a copy of the immigration case documents, including the case number and the name, address and phone number of the consulate or embassy that initiated the case. We will also need the contact information for the Beneficiary.

Please call for pricing and to initiate testing.


Mobile Collections

We have mobile collectors available in many areas. This is useful in many situations, for example, having a collection performed while the child is still in the hospital. Some people prefer to have a collector visit their home rather than traveling to a facility. There will be an additional fee for mobile services. The fee depends on the distance the collector will be traveling.

Please call for pricing and availability.


Deceased Individual

We are able to perform testing when an individual is deceased if there is a sample available. These test results can be used for legal reasons. We work with medical examiners, coroners, hospitals, funeral homes and others who may be holding a sample belonging to the deceased. Samples, such as, blood, hair, finger nails, toe nails, etc. are acceptable. We will need to know the name, address and phone number of the facility that has the sample. Also, the next of kin will need to sign a release giving permission for the sample to be released to us.

Pricing starts at $499.


Incarcerated Individual

We are able to perform testing while an individual is incarcerated. These test results can be used for legal reasons. We prefer to send a collector to the facility for the collection. However, some facilities have a qualified person to collect the sample and will not permit an outside collector. In such cases, we will send a kit to the facility so the sample can be returned to the testing lab. Prior to scheduling the testing, you will need to determine which of the above scenarios fits your situation. We will also need the name, address and phone number of the facility.

Pricing starts at $499.


Non-Standard Sample

We are able to perform DNA testing using non-standard samples. A non-standard sample is any sample other than saliva or blood, such as, hair, finger nails, toe nails, a toothbrush, a drinking glass, gum etc. We can use this method to determine a relationship by comparing the DNA off of a non-standard sample to a standard saliva sample of another party. This is beneficial in many scenarios, such as, when an individual is not available to have the saliva collected or when wanting to have DNA testing done without an individuals knowledge. For example, some parents may not want to involve a child in the collection procedure of DNA testing and would rather send a non-standard sample instead.

When handling a sample, be sure to protect it from contamination. Always wear gloves and be sure to place the sample directly into a paper bag or envelope. Do not allow the sample to come in contact with any object and never use a plastic bag, which promotes the growth of bacteria. Also, be sure to seal the paper bag or envelope securely.

*Important- Please be advised that sometimes we are not able to extract DNA from a non-standard sample, and therefore, there is some risk involved when choosing this option. While the success rate is very high, we cannot guarantee a result.

The results of testing performed using a non-standard sample in this type of scenario can not be used for any legal reason.

Pricing starts at $549.


Unborn Child

We are able to perform DNA testing on a pregnant woman. There are 3 different types of samples we can use for this test:

1) CVS (Chorionic Villus Sample) -This collection involves inserting a catheter through the cervix and removing portions of the chorionic villi. CVS is typically performed between the 10th and 12th weeks of pregnancy.
2) Amniocentesis – An invasive procedure that involves inserting a needle into the mother’s abdomen to withdraw a small amount of amniotic fluid from the amniotic sac which surrounds the developing fetus. Amniotic samples are collected between the 12th and 21st weeks of pregnancy. Most often, it is preferred to wait until the 20th or 21st week.

The above samples can only be collected by your OB/GYN. Some OB’s will not collect either sample because there is some risk to the unborn child. If your OB does agree to perform one of the above collections, we will need their mailing address and phone number so we can send a kit and have the sample returned to the lab for testing. We will send the Mother and Alleged Father into a facility for the buccal swab collection.

3) Non-Invasive Blood Test – This is the most accurate way to establish paternity before the baby is born and it is the only prenatal option that poses no risk to the baby. The process is state-of-the-art, combining the latest in DNA SNP technology and patented methods of preserving and analyzing the baby’s DNA found naturally in the mother’s bloodstream. It is recommended that the mother of the child be at least 12 weeks pregnant before taking this test.

The blood should be collected by an individual qualified to take blood samples and is not intended for use at home.

Please call for pricing and to initiate testing.