When you order a DNA paternity test you will need a kit in order to collect the samples needed for analysis. The company you order the test from should send you a free kit when you order.
DNA testing is now the primary means of settling relationship disputes and there are two basic types of test: legal tests and self tests otherwise referred to as peace of mind tests. Samples collected for legal tests have to be collected under strictly monitored conditions to ensure that fraud cannot occur but otherwise samples can be collected by the subject and sent to the lab for analysis and screening. DNA paternity test samples are collected by means of a free DNA kit provided by the testing laboratory.
At one time DNA testing was carried out on blood samples but techniques have advanced since these days and samples can now be taken using oral swabs. The free DNA kits should contain a supply of swabs instructions and submission forms where details of the subject are provided. They will also provide containers or envelopes to be used for returning the samples to the lab for test and possible labels. Some kits also contain brochures and advertising material and details of any special instructions to be observed when returning the samples.
Some people are concerned about others finding out that they are carrying out DNA tests. Some clients are not keen on having the labs name plastered over the packaging and would prefer to keep their intentions away from the prying eyes of neighbours. Paternity testing should not be so much of a problem but infidelity tests could be and it is possible to have the free DNA kit sent in plain packaging that hides its contents. You should inform your supplier of this when you order or you might not be able to prevent the standard procedure from being set in motion.
Another thing that worries some people is collecting the samples properly and even though it is not a difficult procedure it could be made easier with clear and concise instructions. Diagrams would be helpful but even more so would be a video showing the entire procedure from opening the free DNA kit to posting the samples to the testing lab through the mail. However the above is the purpose of the free DNA kit and although it does not deteriorate you are advised to take the samples and get them tested as quickly as possible. http://www.easydna.ie