Welcome to East Texas DNA Solutions
We specialize in providing DNA testing for a wide range of purposes. Paternity testing is one of our most sought-after services, with family relationship testing following close behind. We also provide Spanish-speaking consultants when necessary.
In addition to arranging testing services, we are also available for general consultation regarding DNA testing and its processes.
Our collectors are certified and our labs are both AABB and ISO 17025 accredited.
Network of Options
We currently have a network of collection centers located across the state for your convenience. Our personal consultants will walk you through the steps, and answer any questions you may have. Our collection centers will take a cheek swab of the participating individuals, and send the samples directly to our lab. Our consultants will monitor the progress and we will receive and communicate the results to you.
Our personal consultants understand this is a very sensitive time for you and our goal is to make the process as convenient as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
East Texas DNA Solutions FAQ
YES. You can obtain accurate results without testing the mother. However, in a small percentage of cases, not including the mother’s sample can lead to inconclusive results, therefore it is always recommended to include the mother in the test, if she is available.
NO. Paternity testing can be performed using a buccal (cheek) swab. It is completely non-invasive, painless and convenient.
A sterile swab, very similar to a q-tip, is rubbed on the inside of the cheek from the child and the alleged father. If practical, the mother should also be sampled, however this is not mandatory for an accurate analysis.
NO. While saliva is collected on the swab, it is actually the epithelial (cheek) cells that are being collected for analysis.
YES. Because DNA is the same in every cell in your body, analysis performed on cheek cells is just as accurate as analysis performed on blood.
There are no age restrictions. DNA testing can be performed on individuals of any age. Newborns can be tested using either a buccal (cheek) swab or umbilical cord blood, both are easy and painless procedures.
Yes. However, it is more expensive and does involve some medical risk; therefore any mother interested in prenatal testing should consult with her OB/GYN. East Texas DNA does not offer.
YES. Although it’s rare, there have been several cases in which non-maternity has been found while
performing a routine paternity test.
YES. There are several options. Blood or buccal samples collected at the time of death can be used, tissue specimens from previous surgeries or an autopsy may be used, his parents can be tested to determine if they are grandparents, or the body can be exhumed and a tissue sample taken for testing.
It does not matter, the results are still valid.
It is possible for both individuals to have the same or similar genetics markers, therefore the laboratory should be informed of these circumstances, as extended testing may have to be performed.
YES. But ONLY if the alleged father agrees to it or there is a court order.
We can accommodate each participant of the same test with separate appointment times (for legal tests) and or locations across the U.S. If you are utilizing a private paternity test we can split the kit up and send each portion to a different address. Each kit is identified by a unique laboratory accession number so that all samples can be tested together once received back in the laboratory.
YES. Because DNA is the same in every cell in your body, analysis performed on cheek cells is the same as analysis performed on blood cells.
NO. DNA patterns are not altered by such things as drinking, eating, medication, or age. However, individuals who have had a bone marrow transplant should provide a buccal (cheek) sample instead of blood, since the transplant introduces donor DNA into the blood.
Once our Lab receives your samples, results will be available in approximately 2-5 business
days. For those needing faster service, express testing is also available.
The primary difference between the two types of tests is the sample collection method. Private paternity test samples can be collected by the test participants, without any witnesses and are not accredited by AABB at any laboratory. Legal paternity test samples are collected by a disinterested 3rd party, where your identification will be verified, and a photograph may be taken. The purpose of these stringent procedures is to ensure that the participants are who they say they are. Legal tests are accredited by AABB.
YES. As long as you choose the Paternity Test LEGAL.
NO, unless you live in New York. While many cases do involve doctors and attorney’s, you are not required to have an order. You can order paternity testing yourself through our website. New York State law, requires a licensed physician’s prescription or a court order for all paternity testing.
YES. Our contracted Lab is authorized to perform DNA Parentage/Identity Testing on samples
originating in the State of New York by the New York State Department of Health, PFI: 8237.
NO. Paternity testing is not considered a medically necessary procedure and therefore is not covered.
Information of any kind regarding your test will only be available to the individuals tested or other designated representative(s) (i.e. Attorneys) when a written authorization is provided.
Reports can be sent by mail or email/fax (as requested) or in person to each adult tested and their designated representative.
YES. Normally, testing will not being until the test has been paid in full unless pre-arranged agreement is made.
We accept cashier’s checks, money orders, debit cards, Master card, Visa, American Express