Coastal Drug Testing provides DNA testing using certified DNA collection specialists and Nationally accredited AABB Laboratories for all DNA testing which will insure the highest accuracy for DNA test results. Testing centers are usually located within minutes of your home or office and the entire process to schedule and conduct a DNA test is Fast, Easy and Confidential.
Scheduling any testing service is simple and easy, Call (800) 828-7086 or schedule online 24/7.
Once registered you will receive your donor pass via E-mail and then you can proceed directly to the testing center listed on your test registration form.
You must register prior to proceeding to the testing center. Same day service is available and most drug testing locations are within minutes of your home or office.
Coastal Drug Testing provides DNA testing in all cities nationwide and in the event the parties for the DNA test are located in different cities, Coastal Drug Testing will coordinate and schedule all of the DNA tests to ensure that all parties are accommodated in a convenient manner. As an example, if the mother and child are in one city, but the alleged father is in another, we will contact all parties to schedule the DNA test at a convenient location and time and report the results back to the authorized parties.
Coastal Drug Testing takes the stress, out of a stressful situation!
Legal or NON-Legal DNA Tests
When scheduling a DNA test regardless of the purpose, Coastal Drug Testing recommends always utilizing a legal DNA test procedure for current or future use. A legal DNA test has very specific Chain of Custody test procedures which insures that the DNA test results can be used in a legal proceeding. A non-legal DNA test will provide the results, but cannot be used in any type of legal matter. When conducting a legal DNA test all parties must present a valid form of identification, photographs will be taken of all parties, legal guardian documentation and or birth certificates of any minor children may be required. These procedures for a legal DNA test insure that should the DNA test results be used in a legal proceeding, the chain of custody is carefully followed and no challenge to the results can be successfully made, that’s why it’s always best to schedule a legal DNA test.
Please note – Coastal Drug Testing, Inc. only utilizes American Association of Blood Bank (AABB) certified laboratories for DNA relationship testing. The AABB accreditation is the highest national standard applied to DNA testing laboratories.
Any DNA test which is conducted by a non- AABB laboratory will not be accepted in a court of law. Home kits and other types of non- AABB DNA testing, while inexpensive/cheap, are not reliable and will not be permitted in a legal proceeding.
To schedule a DNA Test or for more information including fees, Please call (800) 828-7086
DNA testing can be used for the following purposes
DNA Paternity Testing
A DNA test for paternity purposes determines the biological father of a child. Every human inherits specific DNA from both biological parents, half from the mother and half from the father. A DNA test examines a child’s DNA pattern with that of a alleged father to determine if the child and the alleged father have the same DNA. Results of a properly administered DNA test utilizing a AABB accredited laboratory are 99.9% accurate. While DNA paternity testing maybe stressful for some parties involved, Coastal Drug Testing is committed to making the entire DNA paternity testing experience, professional, convenient, confidential and Stress Free.
When administering a DNA test to a child/minor, the legal guardian must be present and provide authorization for the DNA test to be conducted. The legal guardian can be the mother, father or other natural or court ordered person who has legal decision making authority over the minor child.
DNA Immigration Testing
DNA testing can be used for reasons relating to immigration and the biological relationship between a petitioner and affiliated individual. DNA immigration testing can be used for paternity tests, maternity tests, sibling relationship and other purposes required by the U.S Department of State. Coastal Drug Testing will coordinate the entire process, including scheduling the DNA test for parties located in the United States and forward the DNA collection kit to the U.S Embassy located in a foreign country where the other party is located. Once the DNA collection has occurred at one of our testing centers in the U.S and at the U.S Embassy where the other parties are located, Coastal Drug Testing will ensure that all specimens are sent to the lab for DNA testing and provide the results once the AABB laboratory has analyzed the DNA test.
What is a DNA test?
A DNA test is a procedure to determine if exact biological characteristics exist in one person’s DNA and those exact same DNA characteristics in another person’s DNA makeup. As humans each of us contain different DNA makeup however, parents and children have the same DNA, siblings from the same parents have the same DNA and grandparents have the same DNA as grandchildren. A DNA test is a non-intrusive procedure usually utilizing an oral swab from all parties, which then follows a specific chain of custody process in which the oral swab specimens are sent to a certified and accredited AABB laboratory. The Laboratory that analyzes the DNA specimen and provides the results. DNA test results are 99.9% accurate.
How to schedule a DNA Test?
It’s simple, contact Coastal Drug Testing at (800)221-4291, and provide various information including the city you wish to take the DNA test, who will be taking the DNA test, mother, child and alleged father. When the parties are available to take the DNA test (Coastal Drug Testingwill schedule the appointment with each available party). Once the results are received from the AABB laboratory Coastal Drug Testing will forward the results by email and U.S Mail (Hard Copy) to all authorized parties.
How long does it take for DNA test results?
Once all parties have completed the DNA test collection, the specimens are immediately sent to the certified AABB laboratory and results are usually available in 3-5 business days.
On-Site/Mobile DNA Testing
We come to you!, Coastal Drug Testing can provide on-site/mobile DNA testing at your home, office, hospital or other location. (Additional on-site fees may apply)
More DNA Testing FAQ
What is paternity?
Paternity means fatherhood. Paternity is established when a paternity testing laboratory uses genetic testing methods / DNA test, to demonstrate to a legal standard, that an alleged father is the biological father. Paternity is disproved when these same methods and standards demonstrate that an alleged father is not the biological father.
What is DNA testing?
DNA testing refers to the process of examining an individual’s DNA markers for the purpose of genetic human identification and for determining the relationship between two people.
How accurate is DNA-Based paternity testing?
The DNA profiling method is an extremely accurate genetic testing method. It can absolutely determine if the man is not the biological father and reliably exclude him. DNA profiling can establish that the alleged father is the child’s biological father with a probability of paternity of 99.99% or higher. Each year many individual clients, child support offices, attorneys, judges and physicians choose Genetic Profiles as their source for information, guidance and testing services in order to determine paternity.
Are the results admissible in court?
Yes. The laboratory follows a strict chain-of-custody procedure which allows for court/legal admissibility.
Is the Lab accredited? Are the results reliable?
The DNA testing laboratory used by Genetic Profiles is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks(AABB)for the purpose of performing paternity (parentage) tests. Your paternity test will be processed by highly skilled and trained laboratory technicians. Every test is evaluated by a Ph.D. scientist with several years specializing in DNA genetic testing.
How long does it take to receive results from the paternity test?
It typically takes about 3-4 working days to complete the testing. In cases where the mother’s sample is not included or when an abnormal/difficult sample is used, testing may require more time.
Are the paternity test results confidential?
Yes, The DNA test results are strictly confidential. They are released only to the adult persons who were tested and, as requested, to their authorized agents (e.g. attorneys).
How does DNA paternity testing work?
DNA analysis, which has proven to be a major advance in the field of paternity testing, involves the direct examination of the genetic material that a child inherited from its biological parents. DNA is located throughout the human body and in the same identical form. Thus, DNA in blood is the same as that in skin, cheek lining, muscle, bone, teeth and various other tissues. The DNA of a person is fully established at conception and remains totally constant throughout life. During the paternity testing process, the genetic characteristics of the child are first compared to those of its mother. Those characteristics in the child that cannot be found in the mother have been inherited from the biological father. If the tested man (alleged father) does not have the genetic characteristics necessary to be the biological father of the child, he is excluded. If the tested man’s DNA does contain those genetic characteristics, then the probability that this man is the true biological father is calculated and reported by the laboratory.
What are some of the reasons DNA testing is conducted?
There are many legal and personal reasons that require DNA testing. Some of the more common include:
peace of mind
family medical concerns
inheritance/benefits (social security, insurance, etc.)
crime scene analysis (forensic testing)
Can I do anything to alter the results of the test?
No, you can not alter the results of a test. Medication, drugs, alcohol, food, age or lifestyle can not alter the DNA pattern within an individual.
Scheduling any testing service is simple and easy, Call (800) 828-7086 or schedule online 24/7.
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