How does it work?
We offer home, legal testing, prenatal testing as well as immigration testing for paternity. EasyDNA has completed successfully more than 300,000 tests in our 10 years of experience. Your user-friendly, home DNA sample collection kit is sent to your preferred address. Kits can be posted anywhere in Singapore. Results are sent by email.
Paternity testing services we offer
Home Paternity Test
EasyDNA Singapore offers Peace of Mind paternity test for a father and child. There are NO EXTRA FEES. This test can be carried out with samples from the alleged father and child only but inclusion of the mother’s sample is always recommended. EasyDNA Singapore guarantees absolute confidentiality with all DNA tests.
Features of our Peace of Mind Paternity test.
At EasyDNA we test comprehensive genetic markers on the DNA samples analysed – which is the required international standard for paternity testing. This high number of markers tested helps to make the test highly conclusive. In the case of a paternity test, the alleged father will be included with a percentage of 99.99+% if all the genetic markers between the alleged father and child match. The exclusion rate of paternity will be 100%.
The kit we provide has easily understood instructions together with the necessary swabs for sample taking. The kit will be sent out to you in an unmarked envelope within 24 hours of confirmation of payment.. Our DNA kit collection guide can provide you with more information prior to purchasing or carrying out the test.
At EasyDNA Singapore we understand that it is sometimes necessary to obtain your DNA test results as quickly as possible. Whilst we already offer a very competitive turnaround time of 7-8 working days on our tests, through our express DNA testingoption we can now also offer you the opportunity to obtain you DNA test results just 4-5 working days after the samples are received at the laboratory and registered into our system. Results will be sent to you by email unless otherwise requested (additional charges may apply).
Note: We can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a discreet sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.
We do not offer express testing if you choose to send a discreet sample. We can offer express testing only if you use mouth swabs.
Accreditation is your guarantee of the reliability and accuracy of the results of your test. At EasyDNA we guarantee that all testing is performed strictly by an ISO accredited laboratory. This means that all precedures must consistently follow strict guidelines as set by the accreditation standards. To find out more the benefits of using an accredited laboratory visit our Laboratory.
EasyDNA has a network of collection centers where clients’ can have their samples collected by a qualified specialist. The company you choose for this need to offer you constant technical support explaining every stage of the test to facilitate the whole process. Contact us via email, phone or Live Chat to discuss any questions you may have.
Difference between a home test and a legal test
A legal paternity test is used when court admissible results are required, typically in cases of child custody, child support or paternity disputes. Home tests are informative DNA tests of which results are used for peace of mind or just for reassurance. The have no legal validity.
How do legal tests differ to home tests?
A legal paternity test will provide the same accurate result as that of a standard paternity test. However, the legal paternity test differs in that it requires a different sample collection procedure, also known as Chain-of-Custody, to ensure the correct identity of the samples sent for testing. The samples in a legal test have to be collected by an independent third party, normally a medical practitioner or qualified nurse, who will take responsibility to handle the DNA samples once they have been collected and act as a witness to the sampling.
By going through this procedure, the result of the legal paternity test can then be used for proceedings in a court of law or for applications to various government departments such as for immigration applications. It is therefore important, prior to ordering your paternity test, to identify and be well-informed as to which type of test you require.
Can I upgrade to a legal test?
If you select the home paternity test, then it CANNOT be used for legal purposes and it CANNOT be upgraded to a legal DNA test at a later stage. This is because the samples in a home paternity test are not collected using the chain of custody procedure necessary for a legal paternity test. Moreover, you cannot use results of a home test in a court of law.
Why test the mother in a paternity test?
In most paternity tests that we deal with the mother of the child is known. Therefore, we are sometimes asked: what is the benefit of testing the mother when it is possible to obtain a conclusive result even with only the father’s sample? The answer: including the sample of the mother in a DNA paternity test (and other DNA tests) will strengthen the final result of that test.
When can testing the mother be important?
A DNA paternity test compares 20 genetic markers of the alleged father to those of the child. If the alleged father is in fact the true biological father of the child, then all 20 genetic markers will match between the two profiles. If there are markers which do not match, then the alleged father will be excluded as the child’s paternal father. However, there are cases where a possible mutation may have occurred on one of the loci which may result in an inconclusive result. In such cases, the sample of the mother will assist to conclude the result as it will be able to confirm if the mutation is really a mutation or not.
Testing the mother is also very important in the case of DNA relationship tests such as for siblings, aunt/uncles and grandparents where the sample of the mother greatly increases the chance of obtaining a conclusive result.
What about relationship testing cases?
In relationship DNA testing, the mother’s sample is extremely useful. For example, in the case of a full siblings test, the sample of the mother will allow for the elimination of part of the genetic data that has to be compared between the two siblings, thereby, leaving the genetic markers inherited from the biological father for a more straightforward comparison, hence making the result more accurate.
At easyDNA we offer the opportunity to include the sample of the Mother at no extra cost. Therefore, if available, we strongly recommend that the sample of the mother is included when submitting your paternity test.
Legal Paternity Test
At easyDNA we offer legal DNA testing options for those requiring their test results to be used in a court of law. DNA paternity testing can be used to settle many family related legal matters, for example, child custody cases, changing the name on a birth certificate, child support cases, inheritance disputes and immigration applications.
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For a legal DNA test to be fully defensible and court admissible, the testing must follow a strict chain of custody procedure. At easyDNA we provide step-by-step instructionson how to conduct and present your results.
Test results for your legal paternity test will be sent to you initially by email in 7-8 working days, as this will need to be signed and documented by a notary.
How are samples collected?
A legal DNA test requires that a neutral third party, usually a medical professional like a doctor or a nurse, collect your DNA samples. They are known as Samplers and are responsible for verifying the identity of the parties being tested and their subsequent samples. You are responsible for making an appointment with a registered sampler and paying any related fees.
Using our simple-to-use Order Now button in our home page, place your order and process payment. The cost of our legal paternity test is From SGD690 (price excludes any fees charged by the sampler). Once your order is confirmed a legal DNA kit will be specifically prepared for your case and dispatched to you 2-3 working days. Our Legal Kit contains everything you will need for the test, including submission forms, sampling instructions and a sampling kit.
Here is a list of what you will need to take to your Sampler’s appointment.
- Each person tested must provide two passport size photos showing his or her full face with nothing worn on the head.
- Each person tested must also provide one original ID document that can be checked to confirm identity when sampling (it is recommended to also photocopy the ID and sign the back of it with your name, signature and date and enclose it with your samples) Example of ID documents: Passport, Full Drivers License, National Identity Card with photo, Armed Forces ID card, Pass card issued by a Government Department or other photo ID.
- Certified copy of birth certificate for children tested.
- Sampling kit and submission forms as provided by easyDNA in your legal Kit.
At easyDNA we offer legal DNA testing on all our DNA paternity and relationship tests
Immigration DNA Test
There may be cases where it is not possible to obtain the DNA samples to perform a DNA test through the standard oral swab that is provided with our DNA testing kit. In such situations, EasyDNA offers a state of the art DNA forensic testing service that is able to process different discreet DNA samples in order to obtain a usable DNA sample.More Info
Prenatal Paternity Test
Why take any risks with your prenatal paternity test? EasyDNA offers a non-invasive prenatal paternity test. Starting at 8 weeks from conception (this means you will be in your 10th week of pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period) with 0 risk. Confirm the paternity of your unborn baby with a 99.9% accurate test that requires only blood samples from the mother and alleged father.Order Now More Info