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FAQ Answers every testing company should have

Yes. iTest DNA offers prenatal paternity testing beginning at 9 weeks gestation. Every situation is unique. Please call for an accurate price quote.
If mother cannot participate we can perform the test at no additional charge. In order to confirm accuracy we’ll do a more com-plex test, again at no additional charge.
Every child will match their mother at 1/2 of their DNA. If we use the mother in the test we are able to determine which pieces of the DNA must come from the father. We decrease the number of pieces we must compare by half. *** It is possible to falsely include the father when the mother is not included.

We offer several methods to do a Paternity test when the father is not available. The first method is to test a relative. A child’s al-leged aunt, uncle, sibling or grandparent can be tested.

We also offer Secret DNA Testing. Learn more about Secret DNA Testing.

Yes. A related alleged father test is more complex than a standard paternity test. Please make your DNA Case Manager aware of this before your test begins.

You’ll need to choose a DNA Test and schedule an appointment. ID is required for legal testing services. Results are processed in 2 business days.

Paternity and additional forms of DNA testing can be performed without a court order. We can even offer a legal document without the court’s intervention.

In the State of NY a doctor, court or attorney must order the test.

As a private company we do not share any information with private agencies, nor do we share information with government agencies. Your Personal Health Information is protected under the federal law, HIPPA.

Price and Payment

Our DNA tests range in price from $89 to $489. The price varies by test. If you have questions about pricing please call a Case Manager at 623-594-1605.

We recommend financing your test via PayPal. Please call and we can guide you through the application process.

We accept, credit - debit - cashiers checks - money orders - cash - and offer financing on approval.

Paternity and other relationship DNA Tests are considered information identification testing. They are not medically necessary and therefore not covered by insurance.

If you are working locally with a DNA collector in Phoenix AZ or it’s outlying cities you can pay at your appointment. If you are working out of city or state you will be required to pay online or by phone.

Sample Collection

We have a network of over 4000 DNA Collection partners nationwide.

Parties can be tested in different locations. Call a DNA Case Manager in Phoenix to schedule at 623-594-1605.

The iTest DNA standard sample is buccal / cheek swabs. This painless easy method collects a small amount of skin from the inside of the patient’s mouth. We also offer blood blotting. Other samples such as coroner’s or medical samples can also be tested.

If the participant is not available for testing you may want to consider a relationship DNA test or a Secret DNA Test.

Today! In most cases if you are located in Phoenix we can schedule you that afternoon or the following morning. If you are located out of state we can mail you a test kit immediately or schedule you with one of our DNA Test partners ASAP.

Adults must bring ID. If you are doing a legal test ID for children is also recommended but not required in all cases. Additional paperwork may be required for various legal and immigration DNA tests. Contact your DNA Test case manager at 623-594-1605 for a complete list pertaining to your unique case.

Standard DNA Test appoint-ments take 20-30 minutes. Immi-gration appointments are esti-mated at 30-45 minutes.

Blood and Saliva tests are equally accurate. Some clients feel more comfortable with blood testing. We offer blood blot DNA tests for a small additional collection fee.

We test the skin cells that are found within your saliva. This painless collection method is convenient and easy.

*Your skin is collected from the inside of your mouth, the saliva in your mouth helps your skin stick to dry cotton swabs that are used during collection. DNA is extracted from your skin cells and the test is performed on DNA, not on saliva.

Results

iTest DNA test results reporting times vary based on tests. Standard paternity testing time is 2 processing days. Secret testing time is 6-8 days.

*Please note that due to the nature of testing our turn around times are not guaranteed.

Results are released by 3 methods. Email - text - US mail. You may request a DNA Test report be sent by other courier such as FedEx or UPS.

DNA Results are complex. Our DNA Test case managers are educated in results interpretation.

A 99% DNA Test result is a YES. You are the father.

A 0% DNA results is a NO. You are not the father

The AABB is the American Association of Blood Banks. They originated as a means of standardizing the acts of donating and storing blood. Before DNA testing, paternity was determined by comparing blood components. Hence the AABB is the group who oversees relationship testing labs.

*The AABB only oversees LEGAL tests, they are not involved in private testing. There is no such thing as an AABB private test.

Other Questions

DNA Testing for the purpose of a relationship is a comparison between two or more people’s DNA.

Our DNA Tests are guaranteed 99.99% accurate or higher. Often they reach numbers close to 1 in a trillion. Accuracy is Guaranteed.