Our paternity test provides irrefutable proof that a man is or is not the true father of a child provided that if there is a possibility that one of the man’s close relatives could also be the father, that he is being tested as well. We do not charge extra for the extensive analysis required to differentiate amongst close male relatives.
Neither do we charge extra for testing the mother’s DNA and greatly encourage that you do so unless she is deceased or insanely uncooperative. Any lab that attempts to charge you extra for testing the mother should be treated with suspicion as discussed in our FAQ: Why Do We Test the Mother at No Extra Charge?.
The #1 question that we are constantly asked is: “Why are your DNA Paternity Tests priced so low?” The answer is in our name and our tagline: Hustisya is Tagalog for Justice. Our prices are low because DNA testing is fundamental to obtaining justice and we believe that justice should not be reserved for the rich. What good is having the best test in the world if people cannot afford it?
We have a social agenda. We believe in what we are doing. And it really strokes our egos to do this both better and cheaper than competition.
However, if what you really want to know is if we are “for real”, if you are safe ordering something as important as a DNA test from us and if you are going to receive a high quality test, then please read-on.
We are registered with the DTI, BIR, and in good standing with our Chamber of Commerce. We have an on-going relationship with our colleagues at the Philippines National Police Crime Lab. We have contact with St. Lukes and major universities. Some of us are even biologists with a deep understanding of the science behind the tests.
Our laboratory partners accommodate us in part because we shame them into it. And in part because they feel compelled to grow. That’s the nature of being a big corporation — if you don’t grow then the price of your stock drops like a rock as shareholders move their money to the next great thing. The greedy help the needy because we show them that it is in their best interest to do so.
We are as close to 100% accuracy as can be calculated on the biggest, fastest computer. 99.9999999999999999 and so on. Your test will be run at least twice by two different teams using separate equipment. If those results are not precisely the same, the test will be run again and again until the matter is resolved. This is the only way to catch mistakes. Even the best of labs make mistakes. And a mistake that is not caught will cost someone a lot of heartache and likely a lot of money as well.
We contractually obligate our partner labs to escalate to advanced technologies for tough cases involving mutations or statistical anomalies in the population databases at no additional cost. These don’t occur very often so they can well afford the few times a year that they do.
We have years of eCommerce experience so know that it costs less to sell online when one takes the time to make their website truly useful and understandable. We require that our prospective clients make use of our website rather than hiring a bunch of people to sit on the phone answering questions like: “How much does a DNA test cost?” So we are determined to make our website support your decision making needs, and we learn from every question you ask where we need to improve. It is a self correcting system.
We only work with AABB accredited labs. Virtually all AABB accredited labs are ISO registered. But much fewer of the ISO registered labs can meet the tougher standards of the AABB. For forensic work we insist on ASCLD certification. They are, perhaps, the toughest of them all!
We know the industry and their business practices as well as the science so are immune to the tricks labs use to command higher prices. Such as charging more to include the mother’s DNA. We do not offer a low priced Duo test to get you in the door then up-sell you to a Trio test.
Nowadays, people order far more expensive items than a DNA test online. Such as cell phones. And they save a lot of money doing so because it is more efficient for businesses to operate online. And easy to check their reputations online as well. The Department of Trade protects consumers no matter how they make their purchase.
So don’t let our low prices worry you. Quite the contrary, they should engender greater trust than the high prices charged for lesser quality.
Purpose of Test – How do you intend to use the test results?
- Informational tests are the best choice to accurately and inexpensively establish paternity and maternity. Also known as Home, Personal Knowledge and PK, an informational test can be conducted privately, even anonymously, if you wish. However there are usage restrictions imposed by the labs, just as with discount airline seats. In particular, the labs do not offer a notarized report option for use in court. Nevertheless, just as with discount airline seats, you receive the same safety and timeliness while paying less than half that of a full-fare customer.
- Chain-of-Custody tests preserve the chain-of-custody so that the test results are admissible in court. We are unique in offering you this option of deferring the cost of obtaining a hardcopy of the notarized test report until you are certain that you are going to court. You will still receive a copy of the notarized report by email. Court is expensive and slow. Most clients simply need proof of paternity to change their lives.
- Legal tests preserve the chain-of-custody and include a hardcopy of the notarized report. We highly recommend that you discuss your situation with an attorney and have your attorney contact us prior to spending the extra money for Chain or Legal tests.
- Immigration tests are conducted to the precise standards of the country requesting proof of parentage. Our tests and procedures are well-accepted by immigration authorities throughout the world, including the USA.
We do not charge extra to test the other parent’s DNA so most clients avail of this option unless that parent is deceased or extremely uncooperative. More about that in our FAQ
We do not charge extra for the additional analysis that must be performed to differentiate amongst related alleged parents as long as they are submitted together. If the possible parents are related, then you MUST test them all since they share many genes in common. In general, it is less expensive to test all possible fathers/mothers and children together than to run additional tests at a later date.
It only takes the lab 2-3 days to run your test. Shipping of the test kit to you and then your specimens to the lab takes far longer. Expedited shipping is available for a few hundred pesos extra. We purposely do not bundle that into the price so that clients with extremely limited financial resources can still afford high quality DNA testing. So your actual time to receive results will vary from 1-4 weeks depending on how you choose to ship.
You can speed things up without spending any extra by ordering a test kit ahead of time. We will then deduct that from the cost of your future order. You can then receive your test results in a little over a week if you avail of expedited shipping to the lab.
We discuss this further in our FAQ.
We have a library of example DNA test reports that you may freely download to see how results are reported. The downloads are handled as zero cost products which can be accessed here. We invite labs to provide additional sample reports and greatly appreciate their support.