A Legal DNA test can be required for a variety of reasons, these include the following:
Proving paternity in a court of law
Changing the name on a birth certificate
Our Legal tests require a DNA sample to be taken by a professional doctor, nurse, or accredited sampler, and cannot be self-administrated.
All of our labs conduct legal testing that is ISO/IEC:17025 accredited and ISO:9001:2008 certified for use in the UK court system.
Help and Guidance
How to organise a DNA test for legal purposes
- Order your legal DNA test securely online. Choose to pay a deposit of £99 to start the process, or pay the full fee in one go. There are options to include more than three people in the test, and to have a test carried out in different locations around the world.
- We will appoint a dedicated case manager to support you in the entire process. Your DNA test kit will be sent directly to an approved medical practitioner in your area and an appointment made for a test at home or in the surgery.
- Your DNA samples will be collected by our couriers and sent for lab analysis. You can expect to receive your results within 3-5 business days.
We re-test to ensure greater accuracy
We often get calls from clients who've had DNA testing with a lab that only examines 16 DNA markers, and as such they've ended up with uncertain results.
A recent case from a third-party lab showed a 78% chance of relationship. This is NOT conclusive as it has a 1 in 4 chance of being wrong! The customer chose to re-test with us, and when testing 44 DNA markers the result came back as 99.99%. Of course, had the client originally chosen our lab, they would have had an accurate result first time round.