Labcorp Paternity Test Review
Labcorp was founded in 1978, and it is probably best known for its paternity testing. Although it is well known for paternity testing, Labcorp does get into other kinds of scientific business. It was one of the first labs to get into genomic testing, and it is now the largest lab to do so. Aside from DNA tests, Labcorp engages in plenty of molecular based lab tests, especially tests on viruses. The work Labcorp get involved in concerning HIV is well documented, even if it is not well known. It has reached out to a large customer base for its DNA testing, but paternity testing is far from the only DNA tests Labcorp offers.
Paternity and Other Testing Methods, Timetables and Cost
The paternity testing done by Labcorp has a court-quality, legal test, and the company provides a non-legal at-home kit. The legal testing accepeted by family courts for paternity are done on-site at any of the 900 Labcorp labs. The testing on-site provides what the court refers to as a chain of custody. The method of testing is a cheek swab, which is considered free from pain. Testing on the DNA samples begins the day the the test is done. It usually takes between three and five days to get a conclusive result back, and the tests are 99.99 percent accurate or better. The chain of custody testing is generally used to solve legal matters and custody cases in family courts from around the country. The test to solve paternity is $525 dollars, but other options such as adoption, twin tests and other vary. The fee schedule for legal testing can be found by clicking here.
The non-legal, but highly accurate method of at-home kit testing, is also provided by Labcorp. It can also offer families the chance to ease turmoil, which often pops up from family paternity dispute matters. A cheek swab method is done the same way, the results still take no less or longer than the court approved method and the results are 99.99 percent accurate or better, and single party kit runs the cost of $105. The entire gambit of at home testing fee schedules can be found by clicking here. DNA tests performed for use in a court case, such as child support or immigration, require a legal chain of custody and testing in an accredited laboratory.
Customer reviews seem to vary, and so do the the anonymous reviews done by employees working for the company. The biggest complaint from customers has to do with pricing and miscommunication about prices.
Would I Recommend Labcorp
I would absolutely recommend them. I am biased though. I had a paternity test done to determine if a someone was my long-lost biological father. He was not, but I found out fairly quickly, and the work was done as advertised.