Frequently Asked DNA Testing Questions | My Forever DNA

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Q. Can you ship DNA Kits to Multiple Locations?

A. Yes! Are the people being tested located in two different places? Do you want to avoid seeing the other person being tested? No problem!

We can send DNA test kits to multiple locations for paternity DNA tests and family relationship DNA tests. Regardless of the DNA test, they can be conducted effortlessly even if the parties are in different cities or even in different countries.

When you place an order, please let us know your situation. We can send DNA kits to different locations and then match samples up, using names, birth dates, and unique identification numbers for testing at our AABB certified laboratory. Call us at 1-402-800-7161 for more details!

Q. How long can I store the samples after collection before shipping it back?

A. We recommend that you send the samples back to our laboratory for testing as soon as possible after sample collection. However, the samples are stable at room temperature for up to three months after sample collection and you may send the samples back anytime within three months of sample collection.

Q. How does home DNA testing work? Can you really trust a Home DNA test to be as accurate as one performed in a doctor’s office?

A. Yes.

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 then 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 biological father.

Our DNA testing kits are easy to use, done with a simple cheek swab, and guarantee 99.99% accuracy. We test 24 DNA markers, the highest in the industry! Most other DNA labs test 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, all tests include the same level of accuracy.

And bonus, My Forever DNA test results are fast and can be returned via email, mail, or by phone within 2-3 business days. You choose how you’d like your results.

Q. How Accurate Are Your Home DNA Tests?

A. 99.99% accurate. We test 24 DNA markers, the highest in the industry! Most other DNA labs test 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, all tests include the same level of accuracy.

Q. What other types of samples can be tested, other than buccal cells?

A. If a buccal cell sample (cheek swab) cannot be taken because the individual is unavailable, DNA testing can be performed on a wide range of forensic samples. Examples of samples which can be tested include: dried blood stains, saliva stains, hair, bone, licked stamps, razor shavings, etc.

Q. Can I order a DNA paternity test kit if I live outside of North America?

A. Yes. My Forever DNA Kits can be sent to any country worldwide.

Q. Can a Paternity Test be performed without the Mother?

A. Yes. If the mother does not want or can not be test, we are still able to performed the test on the Alleged Father and Child. These results are just as accurate as if the mother participated.

Q. Can I get a Paternity Test before the Baby is Born?

A. Yes! Paternity can be established before the baby is born by having a Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test. Please call our office for details 1-402-800-7161.

You can also learn more about our non-invasive prenatal paternity test here.

Q. Can a paternity test be performed if the father is missing or deceased?

A. Yes. There are several options available if the father is missing, not available, or deceased.

  • Grandparent Test
  • Sibling Test
  • Aunt or Uncle Test (Avuncular)
  • Other Alternatives that can be discussed by calling our office 1-402-800-7161

Q. Do I need a doctor’s order or a court order to start a paternity test?

A. No. anyone can have a paternity test performed legal or informational. No court order or physician order required.

  • Due to New York State Laws, My Forever DNA is not authorized to sell, ship, or perform testing for New York State residence.

Q. Is Paternity Testing covered by Health Insurance or Medicaid?

A. No. Paternity/DNA Testing is not “Medically Necessary” this is why Health Insurance or Medicaid will not cover the cost of testing.

Q. How Long Does it take to Get My DNA results?

A. My Forever DNA test results are fast and can be returned via email, mail, or by phone within 2-3 business days. You choose how you’d like your results.

Q. Do you have to be 18 years old to participate in a DNA test?

A. No. There is no minimum age for DNA testing. In fact, newborns, children, and teens can be tested.

Q. Will my Results be kept Confidential?

A. Yes. Always we only provide results to the individuals.

Q. Is it painful to give a DNA sample?

A. No. Our DNA testing kits are easy to use, done with a simple buccal cheek swab. Think of rubbing a large Q-tip on your inner mouth cheeks – that’s not painful at all.

During buccal swab testing, a special swab is used to collect cells by rubbing vigorously on the inside of the cheek for 30-60 seconds. Those samples are sent to a lab where they are inspected for any signs of tampering or contamination. Then, the DNA samples are analyzed for a match between the child and potential father (or grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling).

We can also provide DNA testing with alternate DNA sample from the following items: toothbrush, fingernail clippings, Band-Aids, and more. Learn more about the discreet DNA testing specimens we can test.

Q. Are you able to perform Discreet DNA Testing

A. Yes, with discreet DNA testing, you may choose to secretly test someone by using and sending us samples such as hair, fingernail clippings, ear wax swabs, toothbrush, cigarette butts, chewing gum, and much more. We don’t guarantee that DNA will be found on the sample that you provide to us, but if it does contain DNA, we can compare it to yours or your loved one to determine paternity, maternity, sibling, same paternal, or maternal lineage.

Learn more about the discreet DNA testing specimens we can test.

Q. How will my Kit Arrive?

A. The My Forever DNA collection Kit will be mailed to you Confidentially in a USPS Priority Envelope. We also include a USPS Priority Envelope to send the samples back to our Laboratory for testing.

Q. Does an In-Office Test require an Appointment?

A. Yes, but you can usually be seen the same day, or even within a few hours. Call our office to schedule your appointment today 1-402-800-7161.