Grandparentage testing is an option for those who would like to determine paternity but cannot test the alleged father because he is missing or deceased. Beta Paternity can indirectly determine a child’s relationship to the alleged father through the alleged father’s biological parents. To prove this family relationship, we compare the portion of the child’s DNA that is passed down from the grandparents through the father.
Both parents of the alleged father need to be tested together with the child. The child’s mother may or may not participate; however, motherless tests are more costly and require a longer time for testing and analysis. The laboratory staff at Beta Paternity has unmatched experience and expertise in testing difficult grandparentage cases, and they will provide you with
accurate and reliable answers
We will send you a Beta Self-Collection™ kit containing everything you need to
collect DNA samples
. Sample collection is painless and simple. You will use buccal swabs, which are like long cotton swabs, to collect loose cheek cells by rubbing against the inner cheek. For more details, please visit the
sample collection page
If you require a test for immigration, Social Security, or other legal purposes, please visit the
legal testing option
page. While convenient and private, sample collection using the Beta Self-Collection™ kit does not follow the Chain of Custody collection procedure needed for DNA test results to be accepted in courts and other government agencies. This procedure requires you to go to an appointment to have your samples collected by an unbiased third party, usually a trained professional.
Order the Test
Call us at
1-800-798-3810 or use our
online contact form
to start your testing process today. Our friendly, knowledgeable specialists will answer all your questions so that you can be confident about the DNA test that you’re about to take.