DNA Testing Services in Waldorf
Gender Reveal & Paternity DNA Testing Near You
In a primal, mechanical sense, your DNA makes you who you are. You have a right to know what you’re made of, and understand how your body works at its most basic level. Your genetic makeup is intimate, personal, sensitive information that's intertwined directly to who you are as a person. For that reason, getting a DNA test done can be scary and intimidating, even if you just want to get one done for personal curiosity.
ARCpoint Labs of Waldorf, MD is here to help you navigate your testing options and see them done. When you get DNA testing at ARCpoint Labs of Waldorf, you can expect:
- Clean, sterile, comfortable testing labs and waiting rooms
- Trained, certified testing personnel who will listen to your needs and make appropriate recommendations for testing
- Customized DNA testing solutions that are most appropriate for your situation
How Much is a DNA Test in Maryland?
The cost of your DNA test can vary greatly depending on the type of test and the reason for the test being performed. Legal tests that qualify as court-admissible evidence generally cost more because they follow more stringent testing requirements determined by the United States federal government and the State of Maryland.
Most ARCpoint Labs DNA tests deliver results within a week, and often within that very same day. At our DNA testing clinic in Waldorf, we offer $259 for non-legal testing for your own peace of mind or curiosity, and $375 for legal DNA testing that's usable in a courtroom.
What Is a Paternity Test?
A paternity test is a unique process used to determine the biological father of a child. Paternity tests can be conducted for legal reasons or to provide personal assurance. At ARCpoint Labs of Waldorf, we specialize in providing timely and accurate paternity testing services with over 99% accuracy.
Our experienced and professional technicians use the most up-to-date and reliable scientific methods available, to provide you with quick answers that you can trust.
We understand the importance of this process for parents and compassionately address any questions or concerns that may arise throughout the entire testing procedure. Our team is dedicated to ensuring quality service, accuracy, and an exceptional customer experience for all our customers.
How Long Does a Father Have to Establish Paternity in the State of Maryland?
Legal parentage in the State of Maryland is established either through court mandate or a document known as an Affidavit of Parentage form, which is usually signed in the hospital right after your baby is born.
Before signing an Affidavit of Parentage, the father has a right to request a DNA test or seek legal counsel from an attorney. At that point, the Child Support Administration (a branch of the Maryland Department of Human Services) can answer questions and request that the alleged parents appear for genetic testing.
Determining paternity is often a messy, difficult, and painful process to navigate, for all parties involved. No matter what the situation is, ARCpoint Labs of Maryland are here to be your advocates.
While not always required by DOT regulations, on-site and after-hours testing can provide additional safety and convenience for employers.
ARCpoint Labs–certified collectors can come to your facility, saving you time, reducing downtime, and providing you peace of mind when random, for-cause, or post-accident testing is required. Our staff adheres strictly to all federal guidelines, even when on-site—including appropriate random selection, strict chain-of-custody protocols and accurate collection procedures for both urine drug collections and breath alcohol tests.