Orchid Cellmark is accredited by the aaBB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks). This helps assure that testing quality claims made on the internet are true and that testing is being performed by qualified scientists using validated scientific practices. Other paternity labs may lack this accreditation. Conducting tests in Orchid Cellmark-owned facilities further ensures accuracy and reliability. They do not cut cost corners by sending specimens to an outside laboratory. Orchid Cellmark’s internal quality controls go above and beyond the requirements set by the aaBB. This includes multiple independent technical reviews of laboratory data that is then reviewed by PhD Laboratory Directors or Associate Directors before results are sent to the clients. Two independent DNA isolations are also performed for each case, ensuring the accuracy of either 99. 99% inclusion or 0% probability of the man tested being the biological father. Legal test results from Orchid Cellmark have been trusted by numerous state child support agencies since 1979. These agencies trust Orchid Cellmark’s accuracy will withstand court examination. Ordering an Orchid Cellmark DNA paternity test can be done easily online or with one phone call. Their knowledgeable representatives are ready to answer your questions over the phone or via live-chat on their website. Orchid Cellmark has a network of over 5,000 collection sites internationally to provide convenient, professional and painless collection of specimens for legal test clients regardless of where they live. For cases where it’s not possible to collect a cheek swab, non-standard samples including hats, cigarette butts and hair, can be tested for trace DNA (additional fees apply).