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Missing Parent DNA Test

  • $ 28900

All testing performed by an accredited laboratory.

Base pricing includes laboratory services and a DNA collection kit that contains FDA-Approved buccal swabs for both grandparents and child.

(Additional participants may be added for an additional fee.)

DNA Direct offers confidential, accurate, fast, and affordable missing parent testing services.

When the alleged parent is either missing or deceased and both alleged grandparents are available for testing, DNA Direct can perform a missing parent analysis. While including the child’s mother is not required, it is highly recommended in order to achieve the most accurate results.

Because a child inherits exactly 50% of its genes from its biological mother and 50% from its biological father, that child shares exactly 25% of its genes with each biological grandparent. If both biological parents of the alleged father are tested and they do not possess the paternal genes between them, then they are excluded (ruled out) as the biological grandparents. When both biological parents of the alleged father possess the paternal genes between them, they are not excluded as the biological grandparents.

It is important to understand that, in reporting the results of a Missing Parent DNA test, the laboratory assumes that the tested grandparents are, in fact, the biological parents of the unavailable alleged parent.  If there is any question regarding the paternity of the unavailable alleged parent, then the alleged biological grandfather should not be tested.

We understand your need for results to remain confidential. Once testing is complete, we will only send results to the email address you provide when the order is placed. We will not issue results over the phone.

  • First, order a DNA test kit. Inside the kit you'll find, easy-to-follow instructions, DNA kit registration instructions, two cheek swabs for each person being tested, and a prepaid return you'll use to send your DNA test samples to the laboratory.
  • Second, collect your DNA samples, complete the DNA kit registration, and return them to our testing laboratory.
  • Third, when the laboratory receives your returned DNA kit, it will analyze your samples in five business days, prepare your results, and deliver your final report by email.



NOTE: The DNA Collection Kit image above is for reference purposes only. The DNA Collection Kit you will receive is a plain white envelope to ensure maximum privacy. DNA Collection Kit includes: 6 buccal swabs, 3 sample envelopes, DNA kit registration & sample collection instructions. Additional contents will be included if extra participants are tested.

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