Process of Collection

How DNA Test Works -Lynx DNA Labs

At Lynx DNA Laboratories, DNA Test works smoothly as we have made the process convenient for everyone involved by handling all the arrangements.

When we schedule appointment, we finalize the details, provide you and your client with the information needed including the date, time and location, as well as the local contact person (SEE DNA Test Collection Centres).

No matter where the individuals to be tested reside, we will make convenient arrangement. If necessary, or preferred, samples may be collected from each individual at different time or place.

How DNA Test Works -Identification

In order to precisely identify the person being tested, each person needs to bring the following items to samples collection office a picture ID such as:

  • Driver’s licence
  • Passport
  • State issued ID (optional)
  • Birth certificate for the child


A photograph is taken of each tested person at the time of sample collection to further ensure the correct and accurate identification of the individual being tested. Each tested persons signs a statement that they observed the labeling of their sample and the information on the sample is true and correct.

DNA test Samples are immediately sealed in a tamper proof manner. Strict chain of custody is followed during shipment and processing of samples.

How DNA Test Works -Result Collection

Results from our partners in the USA will be available within 48 hours after receiving samples.

For our Nigerian clients, it will take 14 working days. Remember there are many facts that can affect the timing of the test results but be rest assured that under no circumstance will we ever sacrifice quality.

DNA test results are mailed to your office as all tested and / or their designated representatives, unless otherwise instructed by court order. In cases of adoption, the results are released to the adoption agency or its designee.

We can also fax the DNA test results to a designated legal or medical representative upon request. We do not release results over the telephone to ensure privacy and confidentiality

You have more questions for us on how DNA test works at Lynx DNA Laboratories? Check our DNA Frequently Asked Questions page or call us now.

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