In some DNA tests, one of the parties to be tested, such as the alleged father, is missing, deceased, or otherwise unable to participate. We can still proceed with a DNA test if he or she has left behind a useful biological sample, such as hair (with roots) or preserved blood. We first need to conduct a preliminary test, called a viability test, to determine whether or not there is sufficient DNA in such unusual samples.
Once we determine that there is enough DNA in the sample, we will send you a Beta Self-Collection™ kit containing everything you need to collect DNA samples from the other tested parties.
The viability test fee varies according to sample type and the difficulty of obtaining DNA from the sample. Call us at 1-800-798-3810 or use our online contact form to discuss your possible sample(s) with one of our friendly, knowledgeable testing specialists.