Paternity Test for Peace of Mind
A paternity test from the DNA Diagnostics Centre can help finally put to rest any doubts about the paternity of your child by comparing your child's DNA profile with that of the alleged father (and often the mother). Because a child inherits half of his or her DNA from each biological parent, such a paternity test reveals whether the child could have inherited DNA from the alleged father. When individuals are biologically related as parent and child, their DNA profiles show predictable patterns of genetic inheritance.
A "Peace of Mind" paternity test, also called a private or in-home paternity test, is characterised by self-collecting the genetic sample. We send the sample collection kits to the testing parties and they perform the buccal swabbing to collect their DNA samples. Because of this collection method, a private paternity test produces results that are not legally defensible.
If you may need your paternity test results for legal purposes, please check out our legal paternity testing service. To learn more about all of our paternity testing options, please visit the links below:
Paternity testing for peace of mind
Consider private paternity testing to satisfy personal curiosity about the paternity of your child.
Legal paternity testing
When you need your paternity test results for legal purposes, legal DNA testing from DNA Diagnostics Centre follows a strict chain of custody procedure, making your test results legally defensible in family law cases, such as child support or child custody disputes or immigration cases.
If you are unsure about which paternity test option is right for you, please call us at: 0845 408 2084
To learn more about private paternity testing, please click on the links below:
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A Note on Paternity Tests:
In order to proceed with an in-home paternity test, consent must be provided by all of the tested parties. If a child under 16 years of age is tested, a parent or person with parental responsibility over the child must give consent in order for the child to be tested.