Many of our clients use their legal paternity test results to settle family law matters (such as child support/custody or visitation rights), immigration applications or appeals, birth certificate changes or to resolve inheritance issues.

Our laboratory has been accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.

Our legal DNA paternity testing service adheres to a strict chain of custody; this enables our test results to be legally accepted in courts of law. The chain of custody is a documentation process that shows:

DNA samples were collected by a neutral third party, such as a doctor, a nurse, or a Genetic Discovery consultant.

The tested individuals were accurately identified at their DNA sample collection appointment(s).

All samples were protected with security packaging at the collection site and were securely dispatched to our laboratory. Once received by our laboratory personnel, they were systematically inspected for any interference.

How does a DNA Paternity Test Work?

A child is passed DNA from his or her biological parents, approximately half from both mother and father. Scientists can therefore analyse a child’s genetic profile with that of an alleged father and confirm patterns of inheritance. The profiles of a biologically related parent and child will confirm patterns of genetic inheritance.

If you require a legal DNA paternity test for a legal situation as previously described as
above, please call our legal department on 0808 234 7027 for a free, private and
a no obligation discussion regarding your situation.

Home Paternity Test

  • For Personal Knowledge
  • Not Valid for Court Cases
  • Painless Mouth Swab
  • DNA Collection Service Available
  • ISO 17025 Certified

Legal Paternity Test

  • For Legal Purposes (Child dispute, birth certificate change)
  • Accepted by the UK Courts
  • Samples Tested x2
  • FREE DNA Collection in London
  • DNA Collection Centres throughout the UK

Immigration DNA Test

  • For Immigration Purposes
  • 4,500 Global Sample Collection Centres
  • Accepted by the Home Office
  • Samples Tested x2
  • FREE DNA Collection in London
CALL 0808 234 7027
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