If legal results are not necessary, samples can be collected in the privacy of one's own home. Samples can be obtained from the alleged father and child. The mother is not required, since this test in not valid in a court of law. A collection kit with instructions is sent to your home in order to obtain a buccal swab sample. The collection method is non-invasive and can be done at any age. The collection involves rolling a cotton-tipped swab/or collector inside the cheek of the mouth of each testing party. The kit also includes shipping instructions.