DNA Paternity Test


DNA Testing

DNA testing is the most accurate method of establishing paternity. Whether the test is for your own knowledge that is held strictly in confidence by our lab or whether it is needed for legal or court purposes. Our clients are assured of a state of the art DNA paternity test with licensed professional services all at a competitive price. Sample collection is painless and easily obtained using a buccal swab (mouth swab). All types of samples can be analyzed though, as long as there is cellular material in the sample.

Other types of samples can include tubes of blood, blood spot card, or even forensic type samples such as cigarette butts, toothbrushes or envelopes sealed with saliva. These latter types of forensic samples give clients having deceased individuals involved in their case the ability to obtain a paternity determination even though the individual is not available for testing.

Additionally, prenatal DNA testing can be performed on the unborn child using samples collected by a physician using techniques such as amniocentesis or CVS. Since DNA is the same in every cell in a person's body, all sample types give the same results with equal accuracy. Basic paternity determinations are 99.9% inclusive of the father and 100% accurate in excluding a person that is not the father of the child.

Most people choose a legally binding test, in case the results are needed in court. The basic paternity test requires samples from the mother, alleged father, and the child. If the mother is not available, testing can still be performed using more extensive procedures. Both parties must have photo ID and child must have birth certificate. Appointments must be scheduled in advance and are offered at all six locations. If you are unable to make it to one of our locations, ask about our On-Site DNA Testing!

Pre-Natal Paternity Testing

Lou’s Clinical Laboratory and Drug Screen Compliance Offers Pre-Natal Paternity & DNA testing. Let our qualified experts do your clients testing for you. Confident professionals provide you & your clients quality results while ensuring confidentiality.

Lou’s Clinical Laboratory is one of the few laboratories in the Permian Basin to offer Pre-Natal Paternity Testing. Mother must be at least 10 weeks pregnant or more. Our certified phlebotomist will collect a blood specimen from the mother & the alleged father. Most test results are received within five business days. This test is admissible in court. We also offer DNA and Paternity testing for Siblings, Mother, Father & Child. Our employees are also experienced in doing oral swabbing DNA & Paternity testing. If you are interested, please contact our Odessa or Midland office and ask for the lab to schedule your appointment.

DNA Siblingship Testing

There are several reasons why a possible father may not be able to participate in testing: he may not be willing, he may be unavailable, or he may no longer be living, just to name a few. So is it possible to do a DNA paternity test without the father? Yes!

When two people are trying to figure out if they share the same father, and the father is not available to provide a DNA sample, DDC can perform a Sibling DNA Test. This test determines whether two individuals share one or both parents.

If your goal is to establish paternity, and the father is not available for testing, we first recommend a Grandparent DNA Test. If the father’s parents aren’t available, the Sibling DNA Test is an indirect way to determine family relationships, including paternity.

There are many potential uses for the Sibling DNA Test including:

  • Immigration visa
  • Social Security benefits
  • Personal knowledge