If you are wondering how long it takes to get the results back from a DNA paternity test, the answer can vary, depending on which lab you choose. While some DNA labs can provide results in 4-5 days, others can take 3-12 weeks or in some cases, longer! Most people are looking for paternity results sooner rather than later; DDC’s standard is 4 working days with results emailed. Whatever your reason may be, there are many options for DNA paternity tests: legal, curiosity, prenatal, post-natal–choose wisely to fit your needs, and your budget.
How Can You Get Faster Paternity Test Results?
If you contact us directly, we can usually book you into our London office the same day. Imagine doing the initial call on a Monday with the results on a Friday!
Some paternity testing sites offer fast testing, but it may take them a week to post you the kit, with a few days to return it. Make sure when you are shopping around, that fast testing is only part of the picture. Other labs offer a low introductory price, but then add “Shipping & Handling” and other fees, making it not so a good deal after all. Make sure to call and ask about the total service and costs from beginning to end; otherwise, you may be disappointed.
Don’t forget about accuracy! If you get the results quickly but are not 100% confident in the results, then you have wasted your money. Before buying a test, make sure to do your homework on the lab to make sure it is the right choice for such an important test. When you are browsing, look for the ISO17025 Accreditation and the MOJ accreditation, and other independent ratings that ensure good practices and accuracy.
If you need additional information about a DNA test or want to order, contact our experienced customer-service team on 0800 009 2969.