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Below are our frequently asked questions.  If you can't find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.

Isn't it better to collect my samples using a "free" sample collection kit instead of using my own supplies?

How much is your paternity test?

Why are your prices so low?

Do you have low prices because you use cheaper labs?

Is the test really 100% confidential and anonymous?

Is this test court admissible?

If I use a credit card, what will your service be billed as?

When will I get my results?

Which countries is this test available to?

Why do you stress that your test can be started anytime - even today?

What do you mean by a 16-marker DNA test?

Why won't your lab perform a 3 or 4-marker DNA test?

Other companies use a FTA card to collect DNA. Why don't you?

Is collecting the samples myself difficult?

How long will it take me to collect the samples?

Is it necessary to test the mother for a paternity test?

Can I test more than one alleged father or child?

How much is it to test an additional person?

Want kind of samples are used for your tests?

Isn't blood better for paternity testing?

How should I send the paperwork and samples to you (e.g., US Post, FedEx, UPS, etc.)?

What payment options are available?

How do I pay via credit card?

I want to pay by credit card via your SECURE website. Where is the payment form located?

What happens if the samples I send don't have enough DNA to complete the test?

You seem to use the terms "DNA test" and "paternity test" interchangeability. Are they the same thing?

Why are your forms in HTM format? Isn't PDF (Portable Document Format) better?

 


Isn't it better to collect my samples using a " free" sample collection kit instead of using my own supplies?
No. There is no benefit in waiting for a "free" sample collection kit to arrive by mail because the paperwork you download from this website, and the supplies you gather to collect the samples (i.e., hair) are the same materials other companies will send you.

Sure the paperwork you receive in other company's' "free" kits may be on fancier paper than the paper you use to print-out our forms, or the plastic bag they send you might have their logo on it instead of a Ziploc logo, but for all intents and purposes, its the same thing.

The only thing you get for free when waiting for a "free kit" is the wait.

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How much is your paternity test?
Our 2-Person test (1 alleged father and 1 child) costs $199. Each additional person (extra alleged father, extra child, mother) is $99 when tested at the same time.

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Why are your prices so low?
Because you download the paperwork and collect the samples yourself, we don't have to pay for things like printing costs or the cost of mailing a kit to you. By cutting our overhead, we are able to offer some of the best prices around.

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Do you have low prices because you use cheaper labs?
No. Our lab is accredited.

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Is the test really 100% confidential and anonymous?
If you follow our "Confidentiality and Anonymity" instructions throughout the paperwork, yes. By using false names, paying via money order, and having the results sent to a web-based email account such as Yahoo or Hotmail, your test will remain 100% confidential and anonymous. In fact, WE won't even know who you are. Remember, material is never sent to your home.

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Is this test court admissible?
No.  Because you collect the samples yourself, they do not follow the strict chain-of-custody procedures required to make the results court admissible.  For information on court admissible or "legal" tests please contact us.

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If I use a credit card, what will your service be billed as?
Your credit card will be discreetly billed as DTT CO or its affiliates for confidentiality.

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When will I get my results?
Five business days after we received your paperwork and samples if you pay via money order or credit card. If you pay via personal check, it may take a couple business days longer due to processing.

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Which countries is this test available to?
All countries! As long as payment is made in US dollars, this test is available to anyone in the world.

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Why do you stress that your test can be started anytime - even today?
We stress this point because most paternity testing services want you to wait several days for a "free kit" to arrive in the mail. With our service, once you have decided to take the test, you can start the process.  Even right now, even today.

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What do you mean by a 16-marker DNA test?
A 16-marker DNA test refers to the number of areas on the DNA that are compared during testing. A 16-marker test compares 16 different areas of the same chromosome of DNA during the test. A 3 or 4-marker test only compares 3 or 4 different areas - making it less accurate than a 16-marker test.

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Why won't your labs perform a 3 or 4-marker DNA test?
Our lab views such tests as not accurate enough to render a conclusive result.

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Other companies use a FTA cards to collect DNA. Why don't you?
Simple, it's not necessary. Collecting your DNA on a FTA card would be appropriate if we needed to store your DNA for 7 years, but not for a test that will be over in no more than 7 days. Also, if we did use a FTA card, we would have to mail you one - defeating the purpose of our "collect-it-yourself" test and jeopardizing your confidentiality.

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Is collecting the samples myself difficult?
Not at all. We provide you with the same directions that any other company would in the "free kit" they send by mail. Waiting days for a "free kit" to arrive in the mail will not make collecting the samples any easier. Also, getting a "free kit" in the mail means less confidentiality.

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How long will it take me to collect the samples?
A 2-person test can be completed in approximately 15 minutes. Add approximately 5 minutes for each extra person tested.

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Is it necessary to test the mother for a paternity test?
It can be done, but it's by no means necessary. Testing the mother will incur an additional fee.

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Can I test more than one alleged father or child?
You can test as many alleged fathers and children as you want.

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How much is it to test an additional person?
The cost is $99 per person when tested at the same time.

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Want kind of samples are used for your tests?
Our test uses hair root cells.

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Isn't blood better for paternity testing?
No. Hair root cells and blood contain the same exact DNA.

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How should I send the paperwork and samples to you (e.g., US Post, FedEx, UPS, etc.)?
You can send your paperwork and samples to us however you want. The sooner we receive them, the sooner we will have your results. For the fastest possible service, use overnight delivery.

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What payment options are available?
We accept money orders, Visa and MasterCard and personal checks. Personal checks can delay the testing process so we recommend money orders and credit cards.

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How do I pay via credit card?
You can either provide your credit card information on the Paternity Testing Form or you can pay via our SECURE website located at http://www.hairdnatoday.com/cc.

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I want to pay by credit card via your SECURE website. Where is the payment form located?
Our SECURE website for credit card processing is located at http://www.hairdnatoday.com/cc.

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What happens if the samples I send don't have enough DNA to complete the test?
In the rare case that this happens, you will be contacted via the method you specified for the notification of results on the Paternity Testing Form, and you will be instructed to resubmit the samples.

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You seem to use the terms "DNA test" and "paternity test" interchangeability. Are they the same thing?
For our purposes, yes. 

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Why are your forms in HTM format? Isn't PDF (Portable Document Format) better?
PDF is better but it requires a plug-in that not all people have. We decided to use the HTM format because everyone can read this format and print it out with ease.

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100% Confidential and Anonymous
Uses only Hair as samples
No material or "free kit" is mailed to you
Results in 5 business days*
Mail in your samples whenever you want - even TODAY
No waiting days for a "free kit" in the mail
No deposits or upfront fess
Discreet billing
All paperwork is online and ready to download
Competitive prices
Accuracy of 99.99+% for matches, 100% for mismatches - best in the industry
16-marker test for highest possible accuracy
Accredited lab
Over 7 years experience testing paternity

 

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FAQs

Isn't it better to collect my samples using a "free" kit instead of my own supplies?

No. There is no benefit in waiting for a "free" sample collection kit to arrive by mail because the paperwork you download from this website, and the supplies you gather to collect the samples (i.e., hair) are the same materials other companies will send you.

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