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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.
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A DNA collection kit by default comes with supplies for two individuals: 1 welcome letter with DNA kit activation instructions, 1 set of sample collection instructions, 4 buccal (mouth) swabs, 2 sample envelopes, and a polymailer envelope with a United States use ONLY prepaid return label.
Additional supplies will be included if additional individuals are being tested.
NOTE: The DNA Collection Kit for our Infidelity DNA Test contains sample collection instructions with pricing, 2 buccal (mouth) swabs for 1 reference sample, and does not include a prepaid return label or envelope.
STEP 1 - Activate your DNA kit by visiting the "Activate DNA Kit" link in the main menu. The email address you provide is the email address we will use to communicate with you and send the results to. Infidelity and Semen Detection kits do not need to be activated.
STEP 2 - Carefully follow the sample collection instructions, be sure to put the correct buccal swabs in the correct sample envelopes, and seal them.
STEP 3 - Place your sealed sample envelopes in the return polymailer and return your DNA kit to the laboratory. Be sure to check the prepaid return label for where to drop it off. It is also a good idea to write down the tracking number.
STEP 4 - When the laboratory receives your returned DNA kit they will thoroughly inspect it and confirm it has been activated. After that we will notify you by email it has been received and follow up with you in 1 to 2 business days with the results of your DNA test.
NOTE: If there are any issues with your DNA kit or the laboratory analysis, we will notify you immediately.