RELATIONSHIP TESTS

DNA Grandparentage Test

DNA Grandparentage Test
Fast, Powerful and Proven

The DNA Grandparent Test is used in situations where the alleged father is not available for testing. Either the grandmother, or the grandfather, or both can take the DNA grandparentage test to investigate the likelihood that they are the true biological grandparents of a grandchild. There is no age limit for DNA testing so the test can be performed on infants as well as adult grandchildren. The full genetic report is included with every test.

Private Grandparent Test
Find out the truth in private before deciding on the next step

From $150

Legal Grandparent Test
Receive legal documents for use in court

DESCRIPTION

During a DNA grandparent test, a buccal swab (mouth swab) specimen is collected from the grandparent(s) and the grandchild. The sample which is collected contains cells, and most of the cells in our body contain a full set of genetic information in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). A person’s DNA represents a “genetic blueprint” and like a fingerprint, is unique to each individual. At the laboratory, the DNA is extracted from the cell and specific regions of the DNA are amplified by a process known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for careful examination. The DNA pattern of the grandparent is compared to the DNA pattern of the grandchild. A statistical analysis is performed based on the match type typically expected for true grandparent/grandchild pairs, and a “grandparentage index” is obtained.

True biologically related grandparent/grandchild pairs are typically expected to have a grandparentage index value that is greater than 1.0 in their DNA Grandparentage Test Report. Individuals who are not biologically related as grandchild/grandparent are expected to have a grandparentage index value that is less than 1.0.

The greater the grandparentage index value over 1.0, the higher the likelihood that the grandparent/grandchild pair are related. Likewise, the lower the grandparentage value is below 1.0, the lesser the likelihood that the two individuals are related.

TURNAROUND TIME

DNA Grandparent Testing is completed 3 to 5 business days after the samples arrive at the laboratory. Results are released immediately once the testing is completed.

SCHEDULING

DNA grandparent testing can be arranged online, by phone or by fax. Questions can be directed to the laboratory by email at info@genetrackus.com or by phone at 1-888-802-0703. Our DNA advisors will be able to answer any questions you may have or to help you to schedule an appointment for testing.

FEE SCHEDULE

Test Type

Private Test Kit

Legal Test Kit

1 grandchild, 1 grandmother

$150

$255

1 grandchild, 1 grandfather

$150

$255

1 grandchild, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather

$245

$350

1 grandchild, 1 grandmother, 1 mother

$245

$350

1 grandchild, 1 grandfather, 1 mother

$245

$350

1 grandchild, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather, 1 mother

$340

$445

2 grandchildren, 1 grandmother

$245

$350

2 grandchildren, 1 grandfather

$245

$350

2 grandchildren, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather

$340

$445

2 grandchildren, 1 grandmother, 1 mother

$340

$445

2 grandchildren, 1 grandfather, 1 mother

$340

$445

2 grandchildren, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather, 1 mother

$435

$540

3 grandchildren, 1 grandmother

$340

$445

For legal testing, a specimen collection and witnessing charge of $50 will apply for each individual whose sample is collected at one of our locations in Canada, and $100 for each individual whose sample is collected overseas. A $25 charge will apply if individuals in the same case are collected at different locations.

FEE SCHEDULE FOR YEAR 2020

1 child, 1 alleged father

$99

$230

1 mother, 1 child, 1 alleged father

$139

$255

2 children, 1 alleged father

$164

$325

1 mother, 2 children, 1 alleged father

$210

$350

3 children, 1 alleged father

$249

$420

1 mother, 3 children, 1 alleged father

$295

$445

4 children, 1 alleged father

$334

$515

1 mother, 4 children, 1 alleged father

$380

$540

5 children, 1 alleged father

$419

$610

1 mother, 1 child, 2 alleged fathers

$210

$350

6 children, 1 alleged father

$504

$705

1 child, 2 alleged fathers

$164

$325

For legal testing, a specimen collection and witnessing charge of $50 will apply for each individual whose sample is collected at one of our locations in the US, and $100 for each individual whose sample is collected overseas. A $25 charge will apply if individuals in the same case are collected at different locations.

FAQ

Who should consider the Private Test option?
The private home test kit option is suitable for individuals who wish to find out the truth about maternity before deciding on the next step. If a private test is ordered, a buccal swab (mouth) swab DNA kit is sent directly to the parties involved in the test for sample collection. The sample collection process is quick, easy and discreet and takes just minutes to complete. Once the laboratory receives the samples, testing is completed within 3 to 5 business days.

Can the kit be shipped to more than one address if the parties live in different cities?
If the parties to be tested live at different addresses, we can split the kit and send the kit to each address separately. Since the kits are individually barcode labeled, they will be tested together once the samples arrive back at the laboratory. To order a split kit, simply state “please split this kit” in the comments box of the online order form. Please also indicate the name and address to send each component. For example, please state “send the Alleged Father’s portion to… (specify name and address)” and “send the Child’s portion to… (specify name and address)”. Alternatively, you can choose to have the entire kit shipped to you and you can split the kit yourself and send the components to the other parties in the test.

Who should consider the Legal Test option?
The legal DNA test is intended for court use. If the legal testing option is chosen, an appointment will be scheduled for the parties involved for sample collection at a designated Genetrack chain-of-custody sample collection facility. Genetrack has sample collection facilities in most major cities in Canada.

What if the parties to be tested live in different cities or do not wish to attend the same appointment?
If the parties involved live in different cities, separate appointments can be arranged for each individual in their respective location. The appointment date is arranged for clients by our Booking Department and can usually be arranged very quickly.

Is the Private Home DNA Test as accurate as the Legal Test?
The Home DNA Test is just as accurate as our standard legal tests and will provide absolutely conclusive results. The only difference between the private test and the legal test is whether the sample collection is witnessed.

DNA Grandparent Test

Fast, Powerful and Proven

The DNA Grandparent Test is used in situations where the alleged father is not available for testing. Either the grandmother, or the grandfather, or both can take the DNA grandparentage test to investigate the likelihood that they are the true biological grandparents of a grandchild. There is no age limit for DNA testing so the test can be performed on infants as well as adult grandchildren. The full genetic report is included with every test.

Private Grandparent Test

From $150

Find out the truth in private before deciding on the next step

Legal Grandparent Test

From $255

Receive legal documents for use in court

DESCRIPTION

During a DNA grandparent test, a buccal swab (mouth swab) specimen is collected from the grandparent(s) and the grandchild. The sample which is collected contains cells, and most of the cells in our body contain a full set of genetic information in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). A person’s DNA represents a “genetic blueprint” and like a fingerprint, is unique to each individual. At the laboratory, the DNA is extracted from the cell and specific regions of the DNA are amplified by a process known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for careful examination. The DNA pattern of the grandparent is compared to the DNA pattern of the grandchild. A statistical analysis is performed based on the match type typically expected for true grandparent/grandchild pairs, and a “grandparentage index” is obtained.

True biologically related grandparent/grandchild pairs are typically expected to have a grandparentage index value that is greater than 1.0 in their DNA Grandparentage Test Report. Individuals who are not biologically related as grandchild/grandparent are expected to have a grandparentage index value that is less than 1.0.

The greater the grandparentage index value over 1.0, the higher the likelihood that the grandparent/grandchild pair are related. Likewise, the lower the grandparentage value is below 1.0, the lesser the likelihood that the two individuals are related.

TURNAROUND TIME

DNA Grandparent Testing is completed 3 to 5 business days after the samples arrive at the laboratory. Results are released immediately once the testing is completed.

SCHEDULING

DNA grandparent testing can be arranged online, by phone or by fax. Questions can be directed to the laboratory by email at info@genetrackus.com or by phone at 1-888-802-0703. Our DNA advisors will be able to answer any questions you may have or to help you to schedule an appointment for testing.

FEE SCHEDULE

1 grandchild, 1 grandmother

Private Test Kit: $150
Legal Test Kit: $255

1 grandchild, 1 grandfather

Private Test Kit: $150
Legal Test Kit: $255

1 grandchild, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather

Private Test Kit: $245
Legal Test Kit: $350

1 grandchild, 1 grandmother, 1 mother

Private Test Kit: $245
Legal Test Kit: $350

1 grandchild, 1 grandfather, 1 mother

Private Test Kit: $245
Legal Test Kit: $350

1 grandchild, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather, 1 mother

Private Test Kit: $340
Legal Test Kit: $445

2 grandchildren, 1 grandmother

Private Test Kit: $245
Legal Test Kit: $350

2 grandchildren, 1 grandfather

Private Test Kit: $245
Legal Test Kit: $350

2 grandchildren, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather

Private Test Kit: $340
Legal Test Kit: $445

2 grandchildren, 1 grandmother, 1 mother

Private Test Kit: $340
Legal Test Kit: $445

2 grandchildren, 1 grandfather, 1 mother

Private Test Kit: $340
Legal Test Kit: $445

2 grandchildren, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather, 1 mother

Private Test Kit: $435
Legal Test Kit: $540

3 grandchildren, 1 grandmother

Private Test Kit: $340
Legal Test Kit: $445

For legal testing, a specimen collection and witnessing charge of $50 will apply for each individual whose sample is collected at one of our locations in Canada, and $100 for each individual whose sample is collected overseas. A $25 charge will apply if individuals in the same case are collected at different locations.

FAQ

Who should consider the Private Test option?
The private home test kit option is suitable for individuals who wish to find out the truth about maternity before deciding on the next step. If a private test is ordered, a buccal swab (mouth) swab DNA kit is sent directly to the parties involved in the test for sample collection. The sample collection process is quick, easy and discreet and takes just minutes to complete. Once the laboratory receives the samples, testing is completed within 3 to 5 business days.

Can the kit be shipped to more than one address if the parties live in different cities?
If the parties to be tested live at different addresses, we can split the kit and send the kit to each address separately. Since the kits are individually barcode labeled, they will be tested together once the samples arrive back at the laboratory. To order a split kit, simply state “please split this kit” in the comments box of the online order form. Please also indicate the name and address to send each component. For example, please state “send the Alleged Father’s portion to… (specify name and address)” and “send the Child’s portion to… (specify name and address)”. Alternatively, you can choose to have the entire kit shipped to you and you can split the kit yourself and send the components to the other parties in the test.

Who should consider the Legal Test option?
The legal maternity test is intended for court use and is accepted as definitive legal proof of maternity or non-maternity in courts throughout Canada. If the legal testing option is chosen, an appointment will be scheduled for the parties involved for sample collection at a designated Genetrack chain-of-custody sample collection facility. Genetrack has sample collection facilities in most major cities in Canada.

What if the parties to be tested live in different cities or do not wish to attend the same appointment?
If the parties involved live in different cities, separate appointments can be arranged for each individual in their respective location. The appointment date is arranged for clients by our Booking Department and can usually be arranged very quickly.

Is the Private Home DNA Test as accurate as the Legal Test?
The Home DNA Test is just as accurate as our standard legal tests and will provide absolutely conclusive results. The only difference between the private test and the legal test is whether the sample collection is witnessed.

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DNA Grandparent Test