Identity Genetics, Inc.

Identity Genetics, Inc.

Genetic Testing for Paternity, Maternity & Relationship

Where to Start - How to Initiate a DNA Test

To initiate a DNA test, contact us on the Internet, or send a FAX, or a letter of request, or place a telephone call directly to Identity Genetics, Inc. Please provide the following information:

  1. Do you require this test to meet a legal standard (i.e. require chain of custody documentation) or are the results of this test solely for your personal use (i.e. do you want an "at home" test)?
  2. Names of the parties to be sampled.
  3. Age(s) of the child(ren).
  4. Name, address and telephone number of the person initiating the DNA test and/or, if appropriate, the contact information for attorneys or child support agency representatives for use in chain of custody documentation.
  5. Names, addresses and telephone numbers of the person(s) to whom the report should be sent.

Upon receiving a customer's request for a DNA test, a client services representative will make arrangements for sample collection at the nearest convenient site for the client. If the parties involved in the test live in different areas, individual arrangements will be made. Identity Genetics, Inc. works with hundreds of collection sites throughout the world. Sample kits and prepaid mailing packages are provided by Identity Genetics, Inc., along with the necessary authorization and chain of custody forms. Courier service is available at an additional charge.

The above photo shows a buccal swab sample being taken. This is a painless and non-invasive procedure performed with a soft swab.

If the purpose of the DNA test is to provide you with answers, you may wish to consider our "at home" DNA test. Self-sampling using buccal swabs is an easy, convenient, and discrete option when legal action is not an issue for the client(s). Identity Genetics, Inc. suggests that self-sampling should be witnessed whenever possible. Sample collection kits may be purchased through IGI.

There is no difference in the accuracy of the results between a test with an established chain of custody and an "at home" test.