Peace of Mind Paternity employs a convenient collection method that uses a simple cheek swab, so it’s non-invasive and ideal for all ages. The process is painless and takes only a few minutes. Our samples are collected using a Chain of Custody documentation process. By using this process we are able to ensure courts and other government agencies will accept the results as proof of paternity. The average turnaround time for our standard paternity test is 5 – 7 business days. Our laboratory is fully accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and utilizes advanced technology and quality control measures that allow us to provide guaranteed 100% error-free results with a probability of paternity that is typically 99.99%.

Testing Process Overview

Our laboratories are fully accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks as well as numerous industry and government bodies. We use industry standard technology and state of the art instrumentation and automation to ensure the highest quality and consistency in testing results.

The following is a brief summary of the testing process:

Collection – Specimens are collected by swabbing cells from the inside of a person’s cheek using sterile cotton swabs.

Shipping – Whether collected by a third party or using our convenient At Home testing kit, specimens are shipped in the supplied prepaid shipping materials to the laboratory.

Specimen Receipt – Once received at the laboratory, specimens are logged into the computerized tracking system and immediately begin processing, usually within hours of receipt.

Testing – Specimens go through multiple standardized laboratory procedures, including isolation of DNA, amplification by Polymerase Chain Reaction, detection on automated DNA sequencing instrumentation, analysis by sophisticated computer software and trained analysts, and report generation.

Delivery of Results – A signed, notarized report of laboratory results and the conclusion is mailed to designated parties by first class mail.

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