Results for home paternity testing are ready in 5-7 working days starting from the moment we get your DNA samples. As soon as they arrive, we will send you an email which will tell you your due date. We accept a number of other payment options including bank transfers and PayPal.
We suggest you return samples by courier directly to our office because the local postal system has proved unreliable and we cannot be responsible for samples that do not reach us.
Inside your kit
Your home DNA sample collection kit contains everything you need to collect your DNA. Kits include:
- 2 oral swabs for every person taking part in the test. Oral swabs are to be found in colored envelopes. Visit our online guide for sample collection using sterile mouth swabs here.
- A one page explanation of the instructions and the precautions needed to efficiently collect the DNA samples
- Consent forms which authorize the DNA sample collection
Your DNA test will be carried out in fully accredited laboratory that boasts the highest international standards in the field. For more detailed information on the accuracy of our paternity tests in South Africa visit DNA test accreditation and accuracy.
Uses of a home paternity test
Our home test is a simple peace of mind and the quickest and easiest way you have for resolving your paternity doubts with total accuracy. Whilst the results of this test are 99.99% accurate, they will have no legal validity as the sample collection in this kind of test does not follow the required chain of custody that we use in legal testing. If you have any pending court cases or are set on going to court, we suggest you read our legal paternity testing page by clicking here.
homeDNAdirect also offers other type of DNA paternity testing services including non invasive prenatal testing and paternity tests for immigration.
Home paternity testing with other types of samples
We can test many different samples, not only oral swabs. We can in fact test dozens of different forensic samples such as hairs or blood stains; if you have no other option and cannot provide us with saliva samples then why not choose our forensic testing services?
If you wish to collect you kit from our Cape Town office, you can do so but only before having made an appointment beforehand. Payment can be accepted in the office by credit card.