Ordering a Paternity Test

easyDNA is a leading provider of DNA tests in Canada. Paternity testing is the most accurate and reliable method of knowing whether you are the biological father of a child. It is highly reliable method that is based on the most sound and advanced scientific principles. If samples for the test have been collect properly and no test participant has attempted to cheat in the test, the results will be 100% correct.

How much is a paternity test?

The cost of a paternity is of CAD$ 249. Result turnaround time for paternity test results is just 3-5 working days.

You also need to keep in mind that the cost of the test will increase if more people take part in the test. Standard paternal testing includes testing of the mother, alleged father and one child (easyDNA tests the mother’s sample at no additional cost, other companies might charge you extra for the mother’s sample). If you need to test more children, the cost will increase.

Doing the test At Home

An at home DNA paternity test by easyDNA is the quickest and most convenient way to find out if you are the father. Once you have placed your order you will receive a home kit. Inside the kit there will be 3 envelopes- one envelope for the alleged dad, one for the mother and an envelope for the child. Inside each envelope you will have a pair of oral swabs. Following some very simple instructions you will find inside the kit you collect the DNA samples by simply rubbing the swab under the tongue and against the inside of your mouth. This needs to be done for all test participants and ensuring that two swabs are used for every person. Once samples are collected, swabs must be left to dry for around one hour, returned to their envelopes and sent for testing.

Paternity testing for legal purposes

Paternity testing can be used in court. The test can either be court ordered or an initiative of the people involved in the court cases. Disputes over custody, acknowledgement of paternity and changing names on the birth certificate are just a few examples in which paternity testing may be used.

In the past it was unfortunate for dads as they could never know with absolute certainty whether they where the biological fathers or not- they had to have full faith in the testimony of the mother. But things have changed and thanks to DNA tests and cases of paternity fraud can easily get detected and legal action taken.

Whilst you collect samples for a home testing for paternity, in a legal test somebody will be appointed to do so. The procedure for DNA sample collection and documentation of all samples for a legal test is known as a chain of custody.

Immigrating to Canada

Do any of your close relatives live in Canada? perhaps your parents? Or perhaps your children? Have you been thinking about moving to Canada ? Well as a relative you do have certain privileges and getting a permit to reside in Canada could be easier for you than for other people who do not have any blood relatives. However, you may have to carry out a DNA immigration test to prove to the Canadian immigration authorities that you and your really related. Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides everything you need regarding working, studying or living in Canada.

It is important that the laboratory is recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to perform DNA identification tests for immigration purposes. We are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) under ISO 17025/CAN-P-4E and CAN-P-1578 for DNA analysis. Whilst an immigration test results is not mandatory, it is important in those rare cases where documentary submissions are not satisfactory evidence of a bona fide relationship. In the case of paternity test, a minimum probability of parentage is expected – this cannot be less that 99.8% if the alleged father is the biological father of the child. For any test participants living outside Canada, it is generally protocol that DNA samples are collected at the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate.

Accreditation: how important is it?

Accreditation is very important aspect of your DNA test. You can only be sure that the laboratory carrying out the genetic analysis is suitably qualified to analyze the samples by looking at their accreditations.

The main accreditations to look out for are AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) and ISO 17025. Ensure to look out for these on the website.

The Results of my DNA test: How accurate are they?

Paternal test results are extremely accurate. The results will clearly state one of the following two outcomes:

The man tested is the biological father of the child. A probability in excess of 99.99% will be expressed on your result.
The man tested is not the biological father of the child. A probability of 0% will be expressed in this case.