homeDNAdirect South Africa offers 21 genetic marker home paternity testing services. Starting from as little as R2395 you can find out whether the alleged father is the biological father of a child or children with levels of accuracy as high as 99.99%. There are NO EXTRA FEES.
homeDNAdirect can provide you with a recognized immigration DNA testing service which includes maternity, paternity and relationship immigration tests. Immigration New Zealand, the INZ, is the department responsible deciding visa applications and all immigration into New Zealand.
Legal DNA testing is ideal when one needs court admissible results, for example, in cases involving child support payments, a judicial paternity order, paternity fraud and a number of other related issues. We offer legal DNA testing on all our paternity and relationship services.
Our DNA paternity testing services
homeDNAdirect offers accurate and reliable paternity testing services. Home paternity testing is done using our home testing kit. Inside the kit we provide, there are oral swabs which can be used to collect samples in an easy and straightforward manner. To see how easy the sample collection procedure is visit our sample collection guide. Legal paternity testing is also done using a kit we provide but following a different sample collection process which is analogous to that used for immigration DNA testing.
Globally, we are one of the very first companies to offer a prenatal paternity testing that does not require amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling- our prenatal test is done using maternal blood samples. Highly advanced DNA testing methods and many years of research have made it possible for us to offer a 0% risk prenatal test.
Paternity test results are ready in just 5-7 working days. The cost of a home paternity test is just $309.00
Over the years, homeDNAdirect has established itself as leading online DNA testing provider. We work with both government and private institutions unfailingly providing paternity test results with probabilities of paternity in excess of 99.99%. homeDNAdirect South Africa goes beyond simply providing high standards in terms of laboratory analysis- we ensure to offer professional customer assistance and maximum efficiency in everything we do.
Why carry out a relationship test?
Generally, relationship DNA testing is a means of establishing paternity in cases where the father is not available and therefore, a straightforward paternity test is not an option. In such cases a grandparentage test or an avuncular DNA test can substitute a paternity DNA test. Siblings may also do a sibling DNA test, which will establish the extent of the sibling relationship: half siblings, full siblings or not siblings. The below are the relationship DNA tests we offer. This said, no relationship test will provide the same conclusive results that can be given in a home paternity test.
What samples can I use for a paternity test?
The sample used for a DNA test depends on the:
- The type of test being carried out
- The availability or willingness of individuals taking part in the test to submit samples
It is important to note that not all tests can be carried out using any type of DNA sample. Our standard method of sample collection is via mouth swabs- samples collected via mouth swabs can be used for home tests, legal tests and many other of the tests we offer. Whilst homeDNAdirect does carry out DNA tests with a range of samples such as hair samples and blood, these samples cannot be used for any test. For example, in legal testing only mouth swabs can be used due to the fact that all samples need to be collected by a third party witness. Samples such as blood, hair, finger nails etc may sometimes be used in cases of post mortem testing whereby samples would be extracted by a forensic pathologist from the cadaver but the process is full of legality issues and not a straightforward one. Samples other that standard mouth swab samples we refer as discreet samples. You may view a full list of samples here.
Our prenatal paternity test is a bit of a different case as we can only test blood samples collected by medical blood draw from the mother and mouth swab samples from the father.
For any questions about DNA samples, contact our customer support team. They can guide you and answer all your questions exhaustively.
How are mouth swab samples collected?
Mouth swab samples are easy to collect. They are called mouth swab samples because they require clients actually use a swab – a medical pad often used in surgery or by doctors for various tests that looks pretty much like a cotton bud.
The swabs required for a DNA test we provide inside our kit. All you need to do is rub these on the inside of the mouth and against the lining of the mouth (mainly the cheek). The process will collect cheek cells. Once you have swabbed the mouth of all test participants you can leave the swabs dry (this is just a precautionary measure to make sure that no mould grows on them). If you are wondering why mouth swabs are the standard means of collecting DNA, here are the reasons:
- Anyone can use mouth swabs
- Samples are almost always in tip top condition and labs have no issues extracting DNA
- They are painless- which means, that they are suited to sampling on little kids and even babies
More information about sample collection here.
What paternity tests are available?
A paternity test involves directly comparing the DNA of the alleged father and the child. The paternity tests available are home paternity testing, legal and prenatal paternity testing. This said, there are other methods of establishing paternity which include testing the alleged father’s relatives but not testing the actual father. We suggest you view our relationship DNA testing services for more about this.
What is the difference between a home test and a legal test?
A home test is a peace of mind test. A kit is in this case sent directly to the individuals taking part in the test and they will need to collect their own samples at home using the mouth swabs and following the instructions inside the kit. It is a very straightforward and elementary procedure. In a legal test, a third party, neutral and entirely uninvolved in the test will need to be employed to collect the samples. There is a DNA sample verification and authentication process involved which is there to simple make sure no one cheats or accidentally switches DNA samples- remember the results need to stand in court and must be of unquestionable authenticity for a judge and a courtroom.