As one of the oldest and most respected names in parentage testing, Memorial Blood Centers stands apart from others in the field with a reputation for reliability, education, and research. As a fully independent, nonprofit organization, we have maintained accreditation with AABB since 1984 and remain committed to providing excellent customer service at affordable prices.
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Make your first appointment by calling 612-871-6636 or 1-800-982-9134 (outside of the St. Paul/Minneapolis Metro area). To schedule an appointment, you must have the following information:
Our staff will work with you to schedule a convenient appointment time, answer questions about the process, discuss procedures and costs, and provide you with payment options.
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Buccal cell swab is the preferred collection method for adults and children. Four swabs are used in this process: two swabs are rubbed on the inside of each cheek for approximately 15 seconds. You may eat or drink before sample collection but avoid drinking very hot liquids immediately before this collection procedure.
Blood samples are no longer required for DNA relationship testing.
Completing all required forms and collecting the samples takes about 15-30 minutes for the mother and child, and about 15 minutes for the alleged father.
In most cases, we would not need additional samples from either the child or the mother.
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