How To Do A Paternity Test Without The Father Knowing?


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How to do a paternity test without the father knowing?

Performing a secret paternity test with an alleged father not knowing is not something I would necessarily recommend but, I do understand there are some situations that may call for you to perform paternity testing.

Today, I will share with you what you should know about performing a discreet/secret paternity test.

  1. Legal paternity tests do warrant consent from all parties involved. Performing a secret paternity test without someone’s knowledge does not conform to the necessary legal chain of custody requirements. Therefore you will be required to get consent from the other party or, file for a court order if the other party is disagreeable.
  2.  Peace of Mind paternity tests can be performed for informational purposes privately but, can not be used in court or any legal setting.
  3. If the alleged father is not cooperating. Using is biological parents is strong secondary option.
  4. If the biological parents of the father are unavailable and the alleged father has siblings. Using one of the siblings would be another option. The name of this test is known as Avuncular DNA testing. This DNA relationship test determines the biological relationship between an aunt or uncle with a niece or nephew. 
  5. Another way to perform secret DNA tests without an alleged father knowing is to acquire a forensic sample. See best sample to use below.

1. hair sample with root

2. blood stain from tissue

3. semen

4. cigarette butts

5. toothbrush

6. Used Kleenex

7 Used Handkerchief

DNA Testing Without The Mother

Performing a secret paternity test in secret without the mother’s knowledge is not something I would normally recommend. Especially, if you need the DNA result to be used in court. But, if you are married to the mother of the child in question. The husband could perform a legal paternity test without the mother’s knowledge.

Noncustodial alleged fathers cannot perform legal paternity tests without the mother or, legal guardian’s permission. Being a noncustodial parent does not mean you cannot perform a paternity test. What this means is, you cannot perform legal paternity testing. Only a peace of mind parentage test can be performed.

Peace of Mind Parentage tests can only be used for informational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about parentage testing. Please checkout IDTO DNA Testing Center click here.

What are the best DNA samples I can use?

The most common DNA samples used for parentage testing without someone knowing are, toothbrushes (must have been used at least 3 months), used Q-tips, cigarettes butts, etc.

Hair samples can be used but, they can be challenging. Please check out my article on DNA Testing for hair follicles here.

How long does it take for me to get a DNA test result?

The standard samples have an average turnaround time of 2-3 business days. Forensic DNA test results can take an average of 2 weeks, Sometimes longer depending upon the sample being tested. Please note, utilizing forensics samples may not have enough genetic material that can be analyzed effectively. This can be due to how the sample was maintained and handled. 

It is important that you consult with the relationship testing company you decide to use about your sample was kept. I recommend that you be completely honest about your samples were kept. Therefore you can get the highest frequency of assistance. 

If you would like to learn more about Peace of Mind testing visit IDTO DNA Testing here.

Or you can check out my new E-Book on Amazon called  Are You? Or, Are You Not The Father? The Complete Paternity Testing Process Question & Answer Guide.

Are Home Paternity Tests Accurate?

Yes. Home paternity testing (self-collected kits) or, if you have a DNA sample collector collect your sample at your home, office, or anywhere you deem private do have the same accuracy as a legal DNA test. The main differences between the two are a legal paternity test requires a legal chain of custody which allows for your result to be admissible in court.

Home Parentage Tests are just for informational uses only. The Home test results will also state that the result is for informational use only. If you are in need of a home or legal parentage test. Check out IDTO DNA Testing Center website here.