A. DNA testing is not as complicated as you might think. Understanding how the collection process and testing works may help you decide if this is the right option for you.
DNA is almost identical between all people. We all share 99.99% of the same DNA; however, portions of the genetic makeup can vary from person to person (like a fingerprint).
Everyone receives half of their genetic makeup from their mother and half from their father. During DNA testing, the unique characteristics of DNA from the child and mother are compared. Those characteristics that do not overlap from child to mother must have been inherited from the father. When comparing DNA between the child and potential father, if these characteristics match up, analysts can determine the likelihood that the man is the child’s biological father.
Our DNA testing kits are easy to use, done with a simple cheek swab, and guarantee 99.99% accuracy. We test 24 or 46 DNA (genetic) markers, depending on the type of test, which is the highest in the industry! Most other DNA labs test only 16 or 21 markers.
Our lab is located in the United States and is AABB accredited, meaning it is held to the highest standards of accuracy and proficiency in DNA testing. In fact, our home DNA tests are performed in the same laboratory as our legal DNA tests, ensuring that all tests include the same level of accuracy.
My Forever DNA test results are fast and can be returned via email, mail, or by phone within 1-3 business days of samples being received in our lab. You choose how you’d like your results.