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A Paternity Test is the simplest, most accurate and most affordable way to establish a legally binding relationship between Father and Child.
It is estimated that between 5% and 20% of children in Chattanooga, TN, US don’t know the true identity of their biological father, or have been told the wrong man is their father. Establishing paternity is very important, both to the child and the parents. Our Paternity Testing Center at 6016 Shallowford Rd. Ste 200 offers same day, court-accredited DNA Testing. Our results are fast, accurate and dependable. Satisfaction guaranteed!
We offer two options for accurate DNA Testing:
Chattanooga, TN, US Area DNA Testing Centers
Our DNA Testing Center located at 6016 Shallowford Rd. Ste 200 can test for multiple relationships, including:
They also offer specialty testing for deceased or incarcerated individuals, immigration and paternity testing during pregnancy.
In our Chattanooga, TN, US testing center, we can even perform DNA Testing on non-standard samples, such as hair, nail clippings, a toothbrush, gum, a Q-Tip, or even eating utensils. This center is just one of over 2,000 locations nationwide, in one of the largest laboratory and testing networks in the world.
This Chattanooga, TN, US testing center also offers SAME-DAY TESTING (with appointment) and EXPEDITED RESULTS. Get accurate results FAST.
Paternity Test Basics
When your child is born, they inherit half of their DNA from their mother and half from their father. This DNA is like a fingerprint, it’s unique to only them! (except in rare cases like identical twins) With DNA Testing, we can compare your child’s DNA against the alleged father or the mother’s DNA. If the "fingerprints" match, the child inherited that specific DNA and, therefore, a biological relationship is proven.
So how do we collect DNA from your child and from their potential parent(s)? It’s really simple. Your DNA is inside every cell in your body, so we just take a clean cotton swab and brush the inside of your cheek to coat it with cheek cells. And that’s it! The buccal swab is painless and is industry standard for collection.
The Paternity Tests performed by our lab at 6016 Shallowford Rd. Ste 200 are incredibly accurate. The test typically returns a 99.99% chance of parentage if they’re related, and a 0% chance of parentage if they’re unrelated. Since no two people in the world have the exact same DNA (except in rare cases like identical twins), nobody else could give their unique DNA to a child except for the biological parent.
Why not 100%? There are some incredibly rare individuals called "chimeras" and they have two or more different sets of genes. The chance one of the test participants being a chirema is exceedingly rare, which is the reason a result of 99% or greater is legally admissible in a courtroom as well as legally binding for all other paperwork or filing purposes.
With a completed Paternity Test, you have conclusive proof about who your child’s father/mother is. This entitles you and your child to many benefits and advantages that would otherwise be denied to you without a paternity test. These can include Inheritance Rights, Child Support, Life Insurance Coverage, Veteran’s Benefits, Social Security, Estate Purposes, and much more!
You can also use this test to establish a complete medical history for your child, which may literally save their life later on. Knowing both biological parent’s medical histories is critical for doctors trying to obtain accurate diagnoses and deciding on certain treatments and medications.
Our price is unbeatable without sacrificing quality. We strive to be the most afforable, flexible provider of court-admissable DNA testing in Chattanooga, TN, US. We also offer Payment Options, such as the option to pay 50% down and the rest when the results are ready, or the option to use pre-paid gift cards for anonymous payment.
Check out our testing options for Standard, Expedited, and Home Kit pricing.
Advantages of DNA Testing
A Sense of Self-Identity
Children who have supportive adults in their lives grow up happier and healthier then those who aren’t so fortunate. And while stepparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and even teachers can be valuable guides and role-models to children, they pale in comparison to biological parents. In fact, some psychologists and child experts are insisting that there is an instinctual desire in all humans to know the identity of their biological parents.
A child knowing their biological parents gives them a sense of self-identity that they can’t find anywhere else. It’s a significant and irreplaceable gift. Conversely, children who don’t know their biological parents can, according to one expert, suffer from an "internalized nomadic notion that we don’t belong anywhere in particular." In short, many of these children have trouble feeling comfortable wherever they are.
Even if it’s not possible (or healthy) for your child to have a relationship with their biological parent, just the fact that they know who it is will help cement their place in this world and foster a sense of emotional well-being. This can lead to more emotionally expressive children, improved cognitive abilities, and a happier, healthier childhood.
A Complete Medical History
Imagine the frustration and worry of filling out a medical history form without knowing the identity of either of your parents. "What diseases did your father suffer from?" Not sure. "How old was your mother when she died?" Who knows? This scenario plays out every day in hospitals across Chattanooga, TN, US, as mothers and children of single parents -- and the doctors tasked with treating them -- struggle with only having half of the picture.
Establishing a complete medical history can literally be lifesaving, and the medical community recognizes that genetics can play a vital role in a person’s health.
By noticing patterns of disorders among relatives, healthcare professionals can determine whether an individual, other family members, or future generations may be at an increased risk of developing a particular condition.
A family medical history can identify people with a higher-than-usual chance of having common disorders, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, certain cancers, and diabetes. These complex disorders are influenced by a combination of genetic factors, environmental conditions, and lifestyle choices. It can dramatically affect decisions on what treatments or medication to prescribe, or what tests the doctors should perform to look for problems. A family history also can provide information about the risk of rarer conditions caused by mutations in a single gene, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease.
In short, knowing one’s medical history gives the individual irreplaceable information that they can use to reduce their risk of health problems. Don’t deny your children that information. Get a Paternity Test and complete the other half of the puzzle. Give your child their full medical history.
Peace of Mind & Resolution of Strife
Because a Paternity Test conducted in our center in Chattanooga, TN, US is 99% accurate, you have conclusive proof of a relationship (or lack thereof) between your child and their biological parent. This can definitively solve relational strife between parents, or doubts either parent harbors about the true father/mother of their child.
In one example we have seen over and over, a couple separates on bad terms and the father may try and claim the child is not his, and thus doesn’t have to pay child support. Since child support can amount to up to 15% of disposable income, this is an important source of financial help that would be denied to the mother -- without conclusive proof of who the real father is.
On the other hand, a mother may intentionally keep the child from the father -- even when the father wants to be part of his child’s life. Sometimes this helps the mother feel more in control of the situation, or sometimes she simply wants to spite the father. Either way, this can cause the father to miss out on once-in-a-lifetime moments in his child’s life. A legally binding paternity test means that the father has rights to see his child that the mother must abide by.