Don’t Get Fooled By a Fake Paternity Test

Last week, a woman living in Liverpool, England was jailed for a year for faking the results of a paternity test. Danielle Morris told her ex, Jamie Somers, that he was the father of her daughter.

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Can DNA Testing Be Done Without a Father — and Without His Knowledge?

DNA Testing

DNA testing is used to determine the identity of a child’s father. Generally, these tests are conducted with the suspected father’s knowledge and participation, like when paternity confirmation is required for child support or custody purposes. Continue reading “Can DNA Testing Be Done Without a Father — and Without His Knowledge?” »

What Happens During Paternity Testing?


Paternity testing is used to establish a blood relationship between a suspected father and a child. Once this relationship is proven, the father is able to assume legal, parental responsibilities. It is also possible that a court could order a man to pay child support after paternity testing. Sometimes, the test results are used to prove a child’s right to inherit or their entitlement to certain benefits. Many people have misconceptions about what paternity testing involves. Here’s how the testing process goes at Test Smartly Labs of Independence.

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The Uses of DNA Testing

Uses of DNA

So, you’ve heard about DNA testing but have very little knowledge about how it works. You’re not alone. Many people don’t have a clue about DNA testing, which could be very beneficial to their health and overall well-being. With over 25,000 genes total, it’s important to know how they serve you. DNA testing can help identify how your genes affect your health.

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Can a Baby Have a Different Eye Color Than Both of His or Her Parents?

Eye Color

Despite the fact that most people study basic genetics in high school biology class, when it comes time for the practical application of these studies in real life, it can be difficult to remember the basics of genetics.

For example, one question we field sometimes when people consult us about paternity DNA testing? “Can two blue eyed parents have a brown eyed baby?”

There is definitely some confusion when it comes to this topic! Read on for the answer.

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How Paternity Testing Helps Get Child Support

Single mothers face a complex future without child support. Many of them must work multiple jobs and find adequate care for their child.

Paternity testing can change that for some families. Quick, inexpensive paternity testing may be the key to finding a way to ensure financial child support from the child’s father.

Here’s how paternity testing plays into the child support process.

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What’s the Difference Between a Legal & Non-Legal DNA Test?

If you’re looking into completing DNA testing for fun, you’ve probably considered purchasing an online DNA test kit. As we’ve said in the past, a home DNA test isn’t always the right way to go. There are key differences that separate home kits and lab tests, including the fact that lab-based DNA testing is court admissible while home-based testing is not.

Why is a court admissible DNA test preferable? Here are the main ways legal tests and non-legal tests differ.

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What Form of Paternity Testing is Best for Me?

There are several different kinds of paternity testing available to confirm the paternity of a child. Today we’ll be taking a look at your paternity testing options. There are pros and cons with each type of paternity testing, so you should know all the facts first.

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Welcome to DNA Exposes Truth by Test Smartly Labs of Lee’s Summit!

Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City logoWhen you think “DNA testing,” your mind might jump to dramatic daytime talk shows that employ paternity testing. Although we do offer pre-birth and post-birth paternity testing which is very important in legal battles, there is more our DNA services than relationship testing. We will feature all of the fascinating facets of DNA testing on our blog, from tests that can reveal your ancestry to forensic DNA testing.

To get your reading started off, here are a few posts on DNA testing shared by our fellow Kansas City area Test Smartly Labs:

Not Sure Who the Father Is?

At Test Smartly Labs of Lee’s Summit, we offer the non-invasive paternity testing that this blog post explores. Rather than the uncomfortable, invasive amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS), both of which involve a risk of miscarriage, an expectant mother’s question of paternity can be solved with two blood draws: one from her, and one from the suspected father.

Skip the Script: Ordering Lab Work Yourself

One of the best parts of our confidential, reliable DNA testing is that you don’t need a doctor’s orders to get any sort of testing done at Test Smartly Labs — you can walk right in to our Lee’s Summit location and quickly receive the answers you seek.

Pre-Birth Paternity Testing – No Amnio needed

This post also discusses our non-invasive prenatal DNA testing, but in a little more depth. Rather than the drawn-out amniocentesis — in which a needle is inserted into the placenta to draw out some of the fetal DNA, posing a risk of miscarriage — a mother can instead get a quick blood draw. Since some of the baby’s DNA can be found in the mother’s bloodstream, the same answers can be found through our non-invasive paternity testing.

Test Smartly Labs at the Lawrence Business Expo

Wondering why Test Smartly Labs is the best choice for reliable DNA testing? This post gives some insight into why so many in the Lee’s Summit and greater Kansas City area have trusted us with their private matters of DNA testing for paternity, immigration paperwork, infidelity, custody issues, and more.

Pre-Natal DNA: You Have Options

Wondering what your options are when it comes to testing your child’s DNA to determine a paternal relationship? This post compares our non-invasive prenatal DNA testing with three other options: DNA testing on the placenta, post-birth umbilical cord testing, and a cheek swab paternity test.

Come back soon to learn more about DNA testing and its real-world uses! For more information on our DNA testing services, call Test Smartly Labs of Lee’s Summit at (816) 875-9301.