My DNA Paternity Testing Frederick MD
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Paternity Testing Frederick MD – My DNA Paternity
Frederick Patient Service Center is located next to American Red Cross Blood Donation Center on Thomas Jefferson Drive. We urge you to call ahead for an appointment to avoid waiting in line. Although, we always accept walk-ins.
Our administrative hours are:
- Please call 1-866-GET-DNA9 to schedule an appointment or collect results
- Although we may not be in the office, you are welcome to leave a message
Our collection hours are:
- Monday-Friday: 11:00AM-5:30PM
- Saturday: 8:00AM-11:00AM
Welcome to Paternity Testing Frederick MD!
Paternity Testing Frederick MD is part of the My DNA Paternity Network. As mentioned, this lab is accredited. Labcorp ranks #1 for DNA in the United States. This coalition exists so that smaller, local labs can provide testing across the nation.
At My DNA Paternity Testing Labs, we use the best medical laboratories in the industry to provide the most accurate results. If needed, we can also refer you for legal counsel or a physician referral.
Because we are a network, Paternity Testing Frederick MD can accommodate if the child or the alleged father lives outside of the Frederick area and even outside of the state. Please, feel comfortable tell your Case Manager about this or any other extenuating circumstances.
To find information about DNA Paternity Testing Labs, visit our Home page or follow us on Twitter and Facebook,. To find out more about Paternity Testing Frederick MD, keep scrolling! We have a lot of great resources for you. To find out more about the testing process in general, check out our FAQ page.
As you know, Frederick is the county seat of Frederick County, Maryland. As of the 2010 Census, Frederick had 65,239 people and 27,000 households in the area. Of these households, 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, and 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present.
As a result, the amount of unmarried mothers makes it extremely relevant to provide DNA Paternity Testing in the Frederick area. Although we are located in Frederick, this location serves Middletown MD, Woodcrest MD, Park Hall MD, Rohrersville MD, Gapland MD, Burkittsville MD, Braddock Heights MD, Arch Bridge MD, Akers Acres MD, Linganore-Bartonsville MD, New London MD, New Market MD, Monrovia MD, Ballenger Creek MD, Buckeystown MD, Adamstown MD, Jefferson MD, Ijamsville MD, Rosemont MD, Ceresville MD, Discover-Spring Garden MD, Aynsley MD, Yellow Springs MD, Walkersville MD, Clover Hill MD, Libertytown MD, Unionville MD, Zitletown MD, Appletown MD, Myersville MD, Alpine View MD, and other surrounding areas.
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Paternity testing is conducted to determine if a man is the biological father of an individual. Therefore having a paternity test is a way of naming the father legally when the parents are not married. While there are several different ways to establish paternity, DNA testing is now the most accurate and popular method. In addition, a DNA paternity test is the only method admissible in Maryland’ courts.
There are many reasons mothers and fathers choose to have a DNA paternity test in Maryland. If parents are unmarried, paternity testing can resolve questions from curiosity to financial or legal disputes. Though you may be sure of the parentage of your child, state aid programs, insurance companies, and social security might have questions. Determining paternity also is necessary to give children access to family medical histories. This will be important when the child becomes enrolled in schools. Most school systems need information about potential genetic diseases from both the mother and the father’s families. Please note, you need to have a legal test performed to complete any state or federally related paperwork.
To do this, we take the following measures:
- First, we request identification of both individuals. ID for the alleged father is a Driver’s License or State ID, and ID for the child is the birth certificate or state issued ID, depending on age.
- Next, our technicians take a polaroid picture of both the alleged father and the child at the time of the test.
- Also, they take a fingerprint from both the alleged father and the child.
- Finally, we take the saliva sample (buccal swab) from both the alleged father and the child for comparison. This comparison takes 3-5 business days to complete.
In addition, every step of the paternity testing process is administered by a third party. The third party representative signing off on the completion of these steps is what helps the courts to know who exactly participated in the test.
Now keep in mind that the child and the alleged father do not need to be tested at the same time. In fact, a benefit to our network of labs through the DNA Paternity Testing Labs is we can collect samples at different labs. Even across state lines! Usually we test both parties at the same time. However, we can accommodate if you need separate appointments.
The test itself is not that hard to administer. There are three envelopes in the standard it: Alleged Father, Child, and Mother. If you didn’t ask to have the mother tested, please discard this envelope. The back of the envelopes have directions on how to complete the test.
But here’s quick overview:
- Open the envelope respective to the individual (Alleged Father, Child, or Mother).
- Open the swabs without touching the prickly end.
- Insert the first swab into the right cheek, prickly end first. Rub it firmly against the inner cheek kind of like you’re brushing your cheek with a toothbrush. Hold it in the air for 30 seconds to dry.
- Repeat the process with the second swab on the inner left cheek.
- Place the two swabs back into the envelope and label the envelope.
In short, there will be two swabs per person. If you have multiple children or multiple alleged father’s being tested, please make sure you place the samples in separate envelopes. We urge you not to touch the swabs of two different individuals together at any time. Doing this, you could jeopardize results or make the samples hard to read. If you do not have the right amount of envelopes, please call and tell us so we can get you what you need.
Give us a call, and start the process of getting the results you need today!
- A sense of belonging. The child will be able to know both sides of their family.
- Doctors will appreciate having for the mother and father’s medical history.
- If applicable, the child will be eligible for government benefits (social security or veteran’s dependent benefits) from both parents.
- The child can obtain medical insurance through either parent.
- Both parents can list the child as the beneficiary of life insurance policies, shareholdings, and/or other bank accounts.
- In the future, Colleges will grant financial aid based on both parents.
- Both parents get the right to see their child.
- Courts decide who gets to list the child as their dependent on taxes.
- Child support is available.
Because parentage is established legally, Maryland’s State government provides these benefits and more to the child. For more information, visit Maryland State Department of Social and Health Services.