DNA paternity testing is used to resolve any questions or doubts relating to the paternity of a child.
A paternity test works by comparing the DNA profile of a child with the DNA profiles of his or her mother and alleged father. (If the child's mother is unavailable for testing, we can often perform a motherless paternity test. Please see the "Tested Parties" section below for more information about this testing option.)
Because a child inherits half of his or her genetic makeup from each biological parent, our expert DNA analysts can look for patterns of inheritance among the individuals' DNA profiles and conclusively determine whether the alleged father is the biological father of the child.
A DNA paternity test has two possible results:
In addition, all of our DNA tests strictly follow the chain of custody procedure, making the test results acceptable in courts of law and with the immigration authorities and other government departments. If necessary, a DNA test result for legal purposes such as obtaining child support, resolving family law disputes, supporting an immigration application, establishing inheritance rights, birth certificate changes and many more.
A standard paternity test, or trio test, involves the child, the mother, and an alleged father. By contributing a DNA sample, the mother assists the testing process. During the analysis, our expert DNA staff can readily identify and eliminate her contribution to the child's genetic profile and focus on the alleged father's contribution.
When necessary, we can often perform a paternity test without the mother. This is known as a motherless paternity test. Both trio and motherless paternity tests provide accurate, conclusive results. A motherless test requires additional testing and statistical analysis, but we provide these services at no additional charge. Both trio and motherless paternity tests cost £365.
We can also test additional children or alleged fathers when needed. For the associated fees, please review our fee schedule.
To order a DNA paternity test, please use our online contact form or call 0800 860 0856.
|Tested Parties||Guarantee||DNA Test Fee||Results In|
|1 child, 1 alleged father, 1 mother
|99.99% and higher||£365||4 business days|
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For more information about any of our DNA testing services, please call 0800 860 0856.
If you are a solicitor or from a council and you wish to place an instruction for a DNA paternity test, please use our online instruction form.