Paternity DNA Test for Peace of Mind
The more loci that are analysed for a paternity or a relationship DNA test, the higher the accuracy. The industry standard is to only offer anywhere between 9 to 16 loci (markers). DDC can analyse 20 loci on all our DNA testing services, ensuring that our results are 500 times more accurate.
Paternity DNA testing from DNA Diagnostics Centre can help you finally put to rest any doubts about the paternity of your child.
A paternity test works by comparing a child’s DNA profile with that of an alleged father (and often the mother as well). Because a child inherits half of his or her DNA from each biological parent, such a comparison 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.
Peace of mind paternity testing, also called
paternity testing, is characterised by the self-collection process. We send sample collection kits to the tested parties, and they perform their own
buccal swabbing to collect their DNA
samples. Because of this collection method, private paternity testing produces results that are not legally defensible. Included with the kit are
consent forms, which must be signed and sent with the samples and payment.
If there is any possible reason why you may need your paternity test results for legal purposes, please check out our
legal paternity testing service. To learn more about
of our paternity testing options, please read the information and visit the links below.
Paternity testing for peace of mind.
Consider private paternity testing when you only need the results to satisfy personal curiosity about the paternity of your child. Remember: The results of peace of mind testing are not legally defensible and therefore cannot be used for legal purposes.
Legal paternity testing.
Use this option when you need your paternity test results for any legal purpose. Legal DNA testing from DNA Diagnostics Centre follows a strict chain of custody procedure, making your test results legally defensible. Our legal test results are often used in family law cases, such as child support or child custody disputes, as well as in
If you are unsure about which paternity testing option is right for you, please call us at
0845 408 2084.
To learn more about
private paternity testing
from DNA Diagnostics Centre, please click on the links below.
Who is tested?
How are the DNA samples collected?
What will the test results tell you?
Purchase an In-Home Paternity Test
Please note that in order to proceed with a DNA test, consent must be provided by all of the tested parties. If a child below 16 years is tested, a parent or somebody with parental responsibility over the child needs to give consent for the child's DNA to be tested.