Saturday, October 10, 2009

San Antonio, Texas DNA and Paternity Testing Laboratories

San Antonio in Texas is a wonderful city that blends two cultures amazingly well. There is a distinct Spanish flavor in the air, and the all-American feeling of being in a friendly area where sports, culture, and good food surround you.

With the development of San Antonio also comes many new businesses. One of these is the sprouting of laboratories that offer DNA paternity tests. In the world we live in now, where answers and the need to put your foot down on legal issues like paternity, you need a reliable laboratory that will provide you with reputable and credible DNA paternity results.

Furthermore, you have to trust the lab that the service you are paying for will be treated with utmost confidentiality and discretion.

If you are looking for a laboratory in San Antonio to perform your DNA paternity test, here are some of the recommended places you can inquire with.

DNA Reference Lab, Inc.

Located in Wurzback Road, the DNA Reference Lab, which is AABB accredited, has been around since 1997. It boasts of state-of-the-art equipment and technology, as well as competitive pricing.

This lab can help you with your legal issues on paternity, help you find your biological father, help resolve immigration, inheritance, child support, legal adoption, and ancestry issues. Plus, it goes beyond the usual DNA paternity tests because it can also help you with medical issues. For instance, if your child has a health issue, this lab can help you establish DNA paternity and possibly help your child’s doctors establish his genetic make-up and family medical history.

 Any Lab Test Now

This lab will help you establish paternity which you can use in a court of law. Their testing for DNA paternity include the Chain of Custody DNA paternity test, as well as the basic DNA paternity test. Their prices are quite competitive and professionally done. Results can be received as 2 days after DNA samples are submitted.


This laboratory conducts very comprehensive DNA paternity tests using more than the usual 8 to 10 markers other labs use. They offer regular DNA paternity tests, pre-natal DNA paternity tests, Grand DNA paternity tests, Kinship DNA Analysis tests, and DNA paternity tests on deceased persons.

All their results are notarized which means you can use them in a court of law.

These are just some of the reputable San Antonio laboratories that handle DNA paternity tests. You can find other labs nearer you if you check with your local health provider of the yellow pages. Just make sure they are accredited by AABB, and have the right equipment and technology to deliver accurate results.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tips to Get Free DNA Paternity Testing

DNA paternity tests are used to find out who the biological father of a child is. This is done for several reasons such as finding out the medical history of a child; establishing legal grounds for support, adoption, identification and the like; inheritance; and for peace of mind so the child knows who his father really is.

This advance form of testing is done by many medical labs today. However, most of them are charging from below a $100 to over $300, depending on the company. You can even find online companies that will mail you a home testing DNA paternity kit for a fee.

Knowing why you need the DNA paternity test will help you decide which company to choose to handle the testing. For instance, home DNA testing has certain requirements to ensure authenticity of DNA samples. In addition, these home DNA paternity tests may not even pass muster in a legal court.

It is possible to find a group that offers free DNA paternity tests, and here are some tips you can use to find these groups.

Tip 1

First of all, a free DNA paternity test is no different from a paid DNA paternity test. They are equally dependable as long as you get a reputable company to handle the free DNA test. The free DNA paternity test can also be called “challenging paternity.”

To find free DNA paternity tests, you should approach your health care provider. They can advice you on who can provide you with a free test. In the U.S., many states have started offering free DNA testing like Mississippi’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Their belief is that with the free DNA testing, they can lower their costs on providing welfare by going after fathers who refuse to pay child support. Check with your local DHS of Office of Support Enforcement, and find out if they have a similar program.

Tip 2

You can also get lucky if you find a reputable company that is offering a one-time free DNA paternity test. There have been cases where companies celebrate their anniversaries or Father’s Day by providing free DNA paternity test. Sometimes, it really pays to surf the internet, and persistence can get you results.

Tip 3

When you find a provider willing to give you a free DNA paternity test, you need to check the background of that provider. It has to be done by an accredited lab, and conform to your specific legal requirements. Otherwise, you might be better off paying for a DNA paternity test instead of wasting your time with an inaccurate one.