Grandparentage Testing

A DNA Grandparentage Test is performed to determine paternity for a child when the alleged father is not available or unwilling to be tested. Probability of paternity can be established through the testing of the paternal grandparents.

Specimen collections for this type of test require a non-invasive cheek swab collection from the child, the mother and at least one paternal grandparent (both grandparents are preferred).

Because of the rare instances for this type of DNA test, only a Legal Test is performed. Therefore, legal, government issued, photo identification is required for all participants. If a child does not have photo identification, a birth certificate, social security card or medical card with the child’s name should be produced.



Please Note: If a specimen collection is required to be performed in a location outside the Carolina Testing service area, we will arrange for the collection to be scheduled using our nationwide network of service providers. There is an additional specimen collection fee of $60.00 per collection that is not able to be conducted at a Carolina Testing office.

Turnaround Time: 7-10 Business Days

*Turnaround time starts once the lab receives specimens from ALL parties in the case.