Viability DNA Testing
Viability Test a DNA viability test is performed on unusual samples to check for the presence of usable DNA for a paternity test or other DNA tests. In paternity cases where the alleged father is missing or unavailable, we may be able to use preserved samples such as blood, hair, tooth brush or other item(s) where potential DNA may have been left behind.
If you have samples that may be usable for a viability test, please call 1-800-215-9948 to discuss this possibility with one of our case managers. The case manager can discuss with you the probability of obtaining usable DNA from the sample you’d like to have tested.
Please provide the following information when you call:
- The name and contact information of the coroner, medical examiner, hospital, funeral home or any other facility that has the sample.
- The age and storage condition of the sample.
- The size or amount of available sample.
The viability test fee is variable and depends on the sample type and condition. This non-refundable fee is separate from the DNA testing fees and need to be paid before testing begins.
Once samples are received at our laboratory we guarantee accurate and conclusive results in 3 to 5 days.