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DNA Cousin Test

DNA Cousin Test

Private Cousin Test

Personal Knowledge

Results in 1 to 2 business days

Complete Privacy

Starting at $150  

Legal Cousin Test

Learn more

Results in 1 to 2 business days

Complete Privacy

Starting at $255  

Fast, Powerful and Proven

DNA Cousin Test is the most advanced and accurate method available for resolving parentage for medical, legal, or personal reasons.

Turnaround Time: With advanced DNA technology, paternity testing is accurate, rapid and affordable. Paternity can now be determined as soon as 1 to 2 business days after sample collection.

Description: During a DNA paternity test, a blood or buccal swab specimen is collected from the mother, child, and the alleged father. The sample which is collected contains cells, and most of the the cells in our bodies contain a full set of genetic information in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). A person's DNA represents a "genetic blueprint" and like a fingerprint, is unique to each individual. At the laboratory, the DNA is extracted from the cell and specific regions of the DNA are amplified by a process known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for careful examination. The DNA pattern of the child is compared to that of the mother and alleged father. Because the genetic information of a child is inherited from his/her biological parents, examination of the DNA of the child will conclusively determine whether the alleged father is the true biological father of the child.

Who should consider the Private Test option? The private home kit test is suitable for individuals who wish to find out the truth about paternity before deciding on the next step. If a private test is ordered, a buccal swab (mouth) swab DNA kit is sent dirctly to the parties involved in the test for sample collection. The sample collection process is quick adn easy and takes just minutes to complete. Once the laboratory receives the samples, testing is completed within 3 to 5 business days.

Who should consider the Legal Test option? The legal paternity test is intended for court use and is accepted as definitive legal proof of paternity or non-paternity in courts throughout Canada. If the legal testing otion is chosen, an appointment will be scheduled for the parties involved for sample colection at a desig nated Genetrack chanin-ofcustody samle colelction facility. Genetrack has sample colelction facilties in most major cities in Canada.

What if the parties to be tested live in different cities or do not wish to attend the same apointment? If the parties involved live in different cities, separate appointments can be arranged for each individual in their respective location. The appointment date is arranged for clients by our Booking Department and can usually be arranged very quickly.

Does the mother need to be tested? Testing the mother is optional. The test is absolutely conclusive even if the mother is not tested.

Is the Private Home DNA Test Accurate? The Home DNA Test is just as accurate as our standard legal tests. All paternity inclusions are greater than 99.9% and all paternity exclusions are 100%.

Can the results from the Home DNA Test be used in court? There is no difference in the accuracy between the private knowledge test and the legal test. The only difference is the witnessing of the collection. For results to be admissible in court, proper steps must be taken during sample collection to ensure witnessing and verification, a process called "chain of custody". The "court admissible" version of the home kit contains all documents required for third party witnessing and the results can be used in court. If you plan on using the results in court, you should either choose the court admissible home kit, or the legal test (attend appointment for sample collection).

How long does the paternity test take? Results are available in 1 to 2 business days.

Scheduling: DNA paternity testing can be arranged online, by phone or by fax. Questions can be directed to the laboratory by email at or by phone at 1-888-802-0703. Our DNA advisors will be able to answer any questions you may have or to help you to schedule an appointment for testing.


Cousin Test Kit Fee Schedule for Year 2023  

Test Type Private Test Kit Legal Test Kit Learn more
2 cousins $150 $255
3 cousins $245 $350

For legal testing, a specimen collection and witnessing charge of $50 will apply for each individual whose sample is collected at one of our locations in the US, and $100 for each individual whose sample is collected overseas. A $25 charge will apply if individuals in the same case are collected at different locations.