dna blood and swab difference


Buccal swab DNA test results for paternity and maternity DNA tests have an average turnaround time of 2-3 business days from the date the lab receives all DNA samples involved in the DNA test.

Other DNA relationship tests such as Avuncular (aunt or uncle) DNA Test, Grandparent DNA Test or, Sibling DNA Test have an average turnaround time of 3-5 business days. As always, it is important to consult with one of our DNA testing Experts to receive more clarity as it pertains to your unique situation.

Please note: The turnaround times for swab results will greatly differ from a Forensic DNA test result.

How accurate is a mouth swab DNA test?

Contrary to some people’s belief. A DNA buccal swab is an extremely accurate DNA testing method.

DNA testing saliva vs blood

One of the biggest misconceptions in the world of DNA relationship testing is that a blood sample is more accurate than a buccal swab sample. This can be farther from the truth.

Here are the facts.

The biggest difference and the only difference is the acquisition of a DNA sample from a client. Both blood and buccal swab samples are tested via the same method by most DNA Testing labs. The method is known as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

Benefits of Buccal Swab Collection vs DNA Blood Sample

A buccal swab is a non-invasive method of acquiring DNA sample and it administers no pain.

Buccal swab sample application is easy for not only the client but for DNA lab to extract the DNA sample.

Buccal swab DNA tests are more cost effective and the price range can be anywhere from $350 and up depending on the number of participants involved and the type of DNA relationship test being performed.

A blood DNA sample collection can be a painful method of acquiring a DNA sample for many people, especially for children.

The cost of a blood DNA sample collection is more expensive. Depending on the number of people involved in the DNA Test and the type of relationship that needs to be determined. The costs of blood DNA sample collection can range from $500.00 or more.

Can blood type determine paternity?

This is a question that we get asked from time to time. The answer is no. What a blood type can is excluded an alleged father from being the biological father.

If you are in need of a DNA Paternity test please do not hesitate to contact one of our DNA testing experts today at 646-383-9778.

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