Legal Grandparent DNA Testing
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A Legal Grandparent DNA Test is done to ensure a child is related to a grandparent or to confirm paternity when the father of a child is not available. A Legal Grandparent DNA Test can be used for the same reasons as a Legal Paternity DNA Test, such as: child custody, Social Security benefits, adding a name to a birth certificate, or child support, etc.
In the case of paternity it is important to note that the grandparents must be on the fathers side of the family and they must also be directly related to the father (not a step-parent).
We always include the mother in the testing process, especially when testing for legal reasons. Her DNA will speed up the testing process in our laboratory and increase the accuracy of the results.
Testing both grandparents is recommended. But DNA testing can be done in the event only one is available.
Legal Grandparent DNA tests require that everyone involved have their DNA collected by an impartial third party. This can be done at facilities such as a medical office, health clinic, or a hospital. After you place your order, a Validity Genetics representative will be in touch with you via your email or phone number to help coordinate the sample collection process near your home or office at a time convenient for you. We have a access to a network of thousands of sample collection sites across the United States and Canada and are sure to have one near you.
*Immigration DNA Testing is a separate process than both Home and Legal DNA, both in approach and sample collection. For more information on Immigration DNA Testing see our US Immigration DNA Testing Page.
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Steps For Legal Grandparent Test
STEP 1: ORDER YOUR Legal Grandparent TEST ONLINE (CLICK HERE)
Order your DNA test like you would any other product online. Fill in your name, email, phone, shipping address, and purchase with a credit card of your choice. After you place your order a Validity Genetics representative will be in touch with you via your email or phone number (let us know how you would like to be contacted) within 24 hours to help coordinate the sample collection process near your home or office at a time convenient for you.
STEP 2: GET YOUR DNA COLLECTED
Show up to your scheduled DNA collection time at the collection station. Make sure to bring a federally recognized government ID, such as a drivers license, passport, or military ID. In the case of a child being tested, a valid certified birth certificate copy must be brought. You may also be required to have a picture taken by the collector (or elect to bring one with you). The collector will help you fill out the paperwork, sign, and certify that the collection has taken place according to legal standards.
STEP 3: RECEIVE YOUR LEGAL DNA RESULTS
After providing the sample at the collection site, the DNA test kit will be mailed in a secure and traceable package to our accredited home laboratory in El Paso, Texas. The professional laboratory technicians will handle your genetic samples according to the exacting standards set forth by the AABB in preparing and processing the samples. Testing will be complete within two business days, the results will be double checked and verified for 99.99% accuracy, and after being signed off by our PhD lab directors we will issue a legal document to you via your email.
Legal Grandparent DNA Testing: Frequently Asked Questions
+ The Grandparent or Child to be tested lives in a different city or state, can I still do the Test?
Yes! If any of the participants live at different addresses, different cities, or even in different states, we can coordinate sample collection for everyone involved.
An extra charge will be applied for each separate collection.
+ I am not sure what DNA test is for me, can you help me decide
- Of course! Our team of DNA professionals are here to listen to your needs and help you decide on what is best for you. We have multiple ways for you to get a hold of us. Send us an email from our Contact Us page, chat with a specialist on our Facebook Page via Messenger, or give us a call! We also have a page with more legal DNA information.
+ HOW MUCH DOES A LEGAL Sibling TEST COST?
- This is one of the most asked questions from our clients. A Legal Granparent DNA Test starts at $299
+ HOW FAST CAN I GET MY RESULTS?
- Validity Genetics has a quick industry leading turnaround time of only two to three business days for all of our home and legal DNA collection tests after recipt at the laboratory. We also have same day rush options available.
+ HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS?
- Our tests are performed in a fully CAP, A2LA, AABB accredited and ISO 17025/9001 certified laboratory. All of our paternity and DNA testing services follow strict and validated procedures for processing samples to guarantee the highest degree of accuracy. The testing process looks for 23 genetic markers ensuring you receive 99.99% accurate test results, making our legal paternity tests fully court admissible across the United States and Canada.