Non-Legal Paternity/Maternity

What is it?

Paternity and maternity tests evaluate if a man is the biological father of a child or if a woman is the biological mother of a child.

Why should I use it?

You want to determine the paternity or maternity of a child but you are not involved in a court matter. This is why it’s called a “non-legal test.”  This type of test may not be admissible for legal purposes.  If there is any chance the results might be needed for legal purposes, a legal test should be performed.

LabCorp uses the same testing technology for both legal and non-legal testing. Non-legal or at-home kits allow for sample collection at your home and do not follow the legal chain of custody protocols needed for a legal test. Our highly accurate tests exclude, on average, 99.99% of non-fathers.

How is it done?

A package of collection kits (4 cotton swabs per kit) will be delivered to you.  You can collect your samples at home by rubbing the cotton swabs on the inside of your cheek.

How do I order at-home collection kits?

Click Order Now below to complete the basic information to process your order and ship your collection kit. You will need the following key information:

  • Names of the children and adults who will be involved in the test (for example, a paternity test generally includes samples for the mother, child, and alleged father)
  • Current contact information for all parties involved
  • A return address or email address for the results
  • A valid credit card for payment


  • 3-Party Kits (mother, child, alleged father)
  • 2-Party Kits (child, alleged parent)

Additional test participants: $70

This is a non-legal kit for personal information only. If you need a test that follows chain of custody or that can be used in a court of law, click here. This is a non-legal kit. You will receive it in the mail, collect DNA using the enclosed cheek swabs, and ship your kit back to our laboratory using the enclosed shipping label. You will receive your results in a timely manner, typically 3-5 days from receipt of your samples at our lab.