- Cost-effective, all-inclusive pricing
- Over 300 authorized sample collection locations across Canada
- Fast results, within 5 business days of sample receipt
- SCC-Accredited Laboratory that meets international DNA testing standards
Legal Paternity Test
A paternity test is a DNA test that helps to establish the biological father of a child. In many cases, paternity tests are used to determine child support and custody arrangements. In this situation, you would require a legal paternity DNA test.
Legal Maternity Test
Legal maternity tests are DNA tests that are performed in order to establish the biological mother of a child. These tests can be used in a variety of legal situations, such as child support disputes or custody battles. In this situation, you would require a legal maternity DNA test.
Legal Indigenous & Metis DNA Testing
To qualify for a Certificate of Indian Status Identity Card (to be exempt from Harmonized Sales Tax) in Canada, legal paternity, maternity, or other relationship-based DNA tests are sometimes required to confirm your lineage to a person who has already had their Indian status verified. Contact us to determine which relationship to test, and to order a legal DNA test with legally admissible documentation.
Our laboratory is SCC-Accredited
The SCC Accreditation Symbol is an official symbol of Standards Council of Canada, used under license. Choosing an accredited laboratory is the best way for you to ensure that your test results are reliable. The DNA Lab is a division of Bureau Veritas, the accredited lab of choice for Métis and Indigenous status DNA testing in Canada.
Home DNA Tests VS Legal DNA Tests
There are two types of DNA tests: home tests and legal tests. It’s important to know which type of test you require before you place your order.
Home DNA Tests
Samples for a home DNA test can be collected in private, and are sent to our laboratory without verifying the identity of the person providing the sample. This means that no photo ID or witnesses are required for this type of test. Please be advised that the names of the participants WILL NOT be listed on the report as there is no verification of identity. At-home DNA tests are intended for those who are ‘curious’ about their biological relationships and don’t intend on using the results for legal purposes. At-home DNA tests cannot be turned into legal DNA tests at a later time.
Legal DNA Tests
Legal DNA testing is recommended when it is likely that the results will be used in legal proceedings. DNA collection appointments are booked by calling our office at 1-877-706-7678. These appointments will take place at one of our 300 authorized sample collection locations or via mobile collectors following strict chain of custody protocols.