WHAT DO I RECEIVE AS A RESULT OF THE PATERNITY TEST?
First of all, make sure you are using an accredited laboratory. Accreditation is the only assurance you have that the test is performed by qualified staff and according to valid scientific practices. Paternity testing laboratories are not required to obtain a license to be in business. Anyone can open a paternity laboratory using any method they choose to achieve results. National accrediting agencies ensure that the laboratory you choose is using scientifically valid testing procedures.
In the United States private paternity laboratories are accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). DNAPaternityTesting, LLC™, also dba "Who's Your Daddy?"™ is an authorized distributor of Paternity Testing Corporation and DNA Diagnostics Center which are accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and also has an ISO 17025 accreditation. Every two years the AABB obtains and reviews the procedures used by accredited laboratories, and also sends an inspector to each laboratory to perform an on-site inspection of equipment, laboratory procedures, paternity cases, and calculations, to make certain that everything is being performed according to proper scientific protocol.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) also sends DNA samples to every AABB accredited laboratory three times each year as part of a blind study. The laboratories analyze the samples just as they would any paternity test, and they send the results back to CAP. By issuing the same samples to every laboratory, the College of American Pathologists makes certain that all AABB accredited laboratories are obtaining the same results from testing.