DNA Paternity Test
DNA paternity testing can help you resolve any questions or doubts you may have
about 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
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:
alleged father is not the biological father of the child. This result is indicated by a 0%
probability of paternity.
- Non-Exclusion—the alleged father is not
excluded as the biological father of the child. This result is indicated by a probability of
paternity of 99.9% or higher. (For standard paternity tests involving the mother, child, and alleged father,
DDC UK guarantees at least a 99.99% probability of paternity.)
A paternity test from DDC UK can help you gain the peace of mind you have been seeking. In
addition, all of our DNA tests strictly follow the chain of custody procedure, making the test results legally defensible in courts of law
and other government agencies. If needed, you can use your DNA test results for legal purposes such as
obtaining child support, resolving family law disputes, supporting your immigration application, establishing
inheritance rights, 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 technicians 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 £411.
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.
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For more information about any of our DNA testing services, please call 0800 860 0856.
To Place an Instruction
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.