The at home paternity test kit has made paternity testing so much more uncomplicated and straightforward. You really need not do things through a hospital or clinic as the home-kit makes it possible to collect your own DNA samples.

Collecting your own DNA samples does not of course mean you will get the results of your DNA paternity test there and then. It is not quite anything like a pregnancy test which tells you a few seconds after the instant you do it whether you are expecting a child or not. Paternity DNA testing is more complicated. With an at home kit you will simply collected your DNA samples and then send these off for laboratory analysis.

How do I collect my DNA samples?

Your at home paternity test will contain a pair of oral swabs per person. Oral swabs are very easy to use and hence why they are the standard method for sample collection for all DNA tests. Oral swabs are simply rubbed on the inside of the mouth; doing this collect saliva (in fact they are sometimes called saliva DNA samples) but the DNA is not actually in your saliva but rather in your cheek cells. Cheek cells will detach themselves as you rub the swab in the mouth. This is the way home paternity tests are done today.

Normally, you will be told not to eat or drink anything for around one hour before the test; this is to make sure that DNA samples do not get contaminated with any food or substances that may be contained in what you have eaten or drunk.

Your DNA testing kit will also contain a set of instructions which are normally not more than a couple of points. Most serious companies will also provide consent forms: these are extremely important and you will need to fill these in carefully providing some details and signatures.

The at home paternity test kit is very simply to use and completing the test will very unlikely pose any kind of problem whatsoever.