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DNA/Paternity Tests

  • The Genetic Testing Laboratories, Inc. 1(866) 833-6895 $115 (free shipping) for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, Motherless; $230 for Court-admissible test.
    http://www.gtldna.com
  • Metaphase Genetics, (866) 708-2128 $120 (free shipping) for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, Motherless; nothing mentioned on Court Admissible Tests.
    http://www.metaphasegenetics.com
  • DNA Testing Centers of America (877) 714-6360 $120 (free shipping) for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, Motherless; $150 with Mother.
    http://www.dnatca.com
  • International Paternity Labs (877) 714-6358 $120 (free shipping) for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, motherless. $150 with Mother.
    http://www.internationalpaternity.com
  • Paternity Experts (866) 344-8378 $125 (free shipping) for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, Motherless; $200 with Mother; $340 for Court Admissible Test.
    http://www.paternitytesting.com
  • SecuriGene (877) 714-6356 $125 (free shipping) for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, Motherless; $150 with Mother; $230 for Court Admissible Tests.
    http://www.securigene.com
  • Swab Test Laboratories (888) 262-2263 $150 (free shipping) for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, with/without Mother.
    http://www.swabtest.com
  • DNA-Proof (888) 362-7766 $170 (free shipping) for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, with/out Mother.
    http://www.dnaproof-paternity.com
  • GeneTree (888) 404-GENE $199 for At Home Collection Kit and Paternity Test, with/out Mother; $395 for Court Admissible Tests.
    http://www.genetree.com

Is there a way to get low cost genetic testing to determine if I am the parent of a child?
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services runs a Program called the Child Support Enforcement Program to help parents collect child support payments, establish paternity, and locate a non–custodial parent (the parent who does not live with the child). This program is available to everyone, not just people who receive public aid. You can get the application online or by calling the Child Support Customer Service Call Center at 1-800-447-4278 (TTY: 1-800-526-5812) and asking for an application. Click on the link below to fill out the application online.

Child Support Application - fill out this application and mail it to your regional location.

Once you are in the program, you and the other parent can sign a voluntary Agreement to be Bound by the Results of Genetic Testing. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services will provide the testing, and if it turns out that you are the father, they will enter an Administrative Paternity Order and notify the Department of Public Health, Vital Records Unit to add your name to the birth certificate. This means that you will have established legal paternity.

For more information about applying for child support enforcement services or to establish paternity call, the Child Support Customer Service Call Center at 1-800-447-4278. People who are using a teletypewriter (TTY) may call 1-800-526-5812.