Do you want to know the truth?
Find out whether you are the biological grandparent of a grandchild
- Painless buccal (mouth) swab sample collection
- Final report available in 1 business day
- All tests are run 2x for absolute accuracy
- Quickly collect samples in the privacy of your own home
- 24/7 online test status check
- Discreet online results option available
- No age limit. Can be performed on individuals of any age, including newborns and adults
This DNA Grandparent Test (Private Home Kit) is an ideal way to determine the likelihood that an alleged grandparent is the biological grandparent of a grandchild, when the parent(s) in question are not available for testing. The mouth swab can be collected quickly and discreetly in the privacy of your own home and sent to our laboratory for analysis.
Need a legal test?
Legal testing requires you to attend an appointment for sample collection. If you need a legal test, purchase this kit and follow the enclosed instructions to pay the difference and switch to legal testing.
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The DNA Grandparent Test is used in situations where the alleged parent(s) are not available for testing. Either the grandmother, or the grandfather, or both, can take the DNA Grandparent Test to investigate the likelihood that they are the biological grandparents of a grandchild.
- All tests are automatically run twice to ensure 100% accuracy
- Conducted using a premium 16 to 27 genetic marker system
- State-of-the-art accredited testing laboratory utilizing advanced robotics and analyzers
- 100% private and confidential
- Check the progress of your DNA Grandparent Test online
Methods of the DNA Grandparent Test
During a DNA Grandparent Test, a buccal (mouth) swab sample is collected from the child and the alleged grandparent. The sample contains cells, and most of the cells in our body 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, it 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). The DNA pattern of the child is compared to that of the alleged grandparent.
A statistical analysis is performed based on the match type typically expected for true grandparent/grandchild pairs, and a “grandparentage index” is obtained.
- Biologically related grandparent/grandchild pairs are expected to have a grandparentage index value greater than 1.0
- The greater the grandparentage index value, the higher the likelihood that the two individuals are biologically related as grandparent/grandchild
- Pairs who are not grandparent/grandchild are expected to have a grandparentage index value that is less than 1.0
Splitting the kit
If the individuals to be tested live in different cities, or even different countries, the DNA collection kit can be split and each component sent to a different address. The components are individually barcoded and the buccal samples will be tested together, even if sent back separately.
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Four Easy Steps
Step 1: Order text kit online
Step 2: Collect DNA sample using a simple and painless mouth swab
Step 3: Mail samples to the lab in the provided return envelope
Step 4: Receive your results online