A legal identical twin DNA test is required when establishing if two individuals are identical or not for legal purposes.
Your results can be used in a court of law for complex family reconstruction situations. This test requires a DNA sample to be taken by a professional doctor, nurse, or accredited sampler and cannot be self administrated. 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 identical twin 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 through 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.
Identical or Fraternal?
The Legal Twin Zygosity test looks at specific areas of the DNA to determine the exact genetic link between twins.
Two siblings can either be 'identical' or 'fraternal'. There are a number of legal circumstances where a court approved report is needed - this is provided by DNA Worldwide.
Identical twins have very similar physical attributes. Identical twin births occur when one sperm cell fertilises an egg which later divides into two identical cells.
Fraternal twins also have similar physical attributes. When two eggs are independently fertilised by two different sperm cells creating a fraternal twin.