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Paternity Test

Why Test the Biological Mother?

Paternity Testing

Ensuring all parties are consenting to testing We are often asked if the mother should provide her DNA, after all she knows she is the mother. In the past it was critical to provide the mothers DNA because labs tested 16 areas of the DNA. Today at DNA Worldwide we start by testing 21 areas and... Read More

Legal Paternity Testing

When do I need a legal paternity test?

Paternity Testing

A legal paternity test is used to clarify more than your peace of mind. A legal paternity test is required when there is a need to prove paternity in a court of law, changing the name on a birth certificate, child custody cases, will and probate disputes and dealing with immigration applications... Read More

Parental responsibility

What is Parental Responsibility?

Paternity Testing

Parental responsibility means you have all the legal rights, duties and responsibilities for the child (Person aged under 16). This gives you the right to be consulted about the child's health, education, welfare and dna test. To legally complete such actions as changing the child's name via... Read More

Paternity Testing

What If I Am Not the Biological Father?

Paternity Testing

Choosing to take a paternity test to find out the biological father of a child is a big step. Whilst the DNA test may be required for legal reasons many individuals choose to take a paternity DNA test for their own "peace of mind". If you have reached this point and are in the process... Read More

Dog DNA Test

Understanding your dog DNA results

Pet DNA testing

By understanding how our Pure Breed DNA Test is completed, your pets results will be much easier to interpret.   The cheek swab that you self administered will be sent to our laboratory, our experts will examine 321 different DNA markers from the cheeks cells that you have supplied.... Read More

Parental responsibility

Understanding Parental Responsibility

Paternity Testing

Do you have parental responsibility? As we move through these modern times, more and more couples are deciding to have a baby out of wedlock. While this is perfectly acceptable in social standings, it becomes more of a legal matter for the father should the relationship dissolve and the child is... Read More

Paternity Testing Myths

Top 7 paternity testing myths

Paternity Testing

There are many myths surrounding paternity testing making people feel uneasy about the process. Paternity testing is a much simpler process than you may think.  Myth 1: If the alleged father is not available, then you cannot do a paternity test It would of course help if the alleged... Read More

Top DNA Testing Firms

Top 10 UK Home DNA Testing Firms

DNA Testing and Consent

Not sure about the difference between Home Paternity Test Firms? The top 10 are compared below:   DNA Worldwide Anglia DNA IBDNA DDC Whoz The Daddy Genetrack Biolabs Easy DNA Home DNA Direct GTL Labs Dad Check LAB... Read More

Human Tissue Act

The Human Tissue Act - Section 45 - Consent

DNA Testing and Consent

In November 2004 the Human Tissue Act was agreed, and was fully enacted on 1st September 2006. Its main focus is to redress the inadequacy on the law on tissue retention and the inclusion of "DNA theft". However there is a clause in the Act (section 45) that has implications for good practice in... Read More

DNA Testing

The History of DNA Timeline

DNA Testing and Consent

Paternity Test

Paternity Testing - it’s a complicated story

Paternity Testing

Paternity tests are ordered from DNA Worldwide in various situations. No matter how complicated or difficult it may be, its important to discuss the situation with our support team.  It is important that you give as much information as possible about alleged fathers. This... Read More

Paternity Test

Paternity Test - Home or Legal?

Paternity Testing

A paternity test can be carried out for personal, informational purposes called at home test or peace of mind test or for legal purposes meaning the results are acceptable in a court of law in the UK. But what exactly is the difference and how does each DNA testing kit work?... Read More

Paternity Testing

Paternity Profiles and Probability

Understanding your DNA Results

DNA paternity testing reports provide powerful and often life-changing, information. This section explains how to read and understand a standard paternity test report from DNA Worldwide. If you have additional questions, please contact our experienced client support team on 01373 751 131. A... Read More

Ancestry DNA Test

Jewish Ancestry and DNA Testing

Ancestry Testing

Can DNA Testing Tell Me If I am Jewish? Both the Maternal DNA Test (mothers ancestry) and Paternal DNA Test (fathers ancestry) show your genetic family line, where in the world your genetic ancestors lived and if these areas were common to Jewish populations. Most Jewish populations... Read More

Drug & Alcohol Testing

How to kick the addiction

Drug & Alcohol Testing

It is important to have no shame about the use of drugs.  Drugs allow you to “numb out” of what is going on in life and they are effective at that. However the consequences are long lasting and they don’t get to heal the real issue. Rather than focusing solely on giving up... Read More

How long does a paternity test take

How long does DNA testing take?

Understanding your DNA Results

You can expect your DNA Testing results back in as little as 3-5 business days for paternity testing Paternity & Family DNA Test How long DNA testing takes depends on the DNA testing service you need and the complexity of the case. DNA Worldwide aim is to deliver the results back to you... Read More

Paternity test while pregnant

How early can you do a paternity test?

Paternity Testing Understanding your DNA Results

The earliest time period when a paternity test can be taken is 9 weeks gestation with the DNA Worldwide prenatal paternity test (non-invasive). The prenatal paternity test works by taking a blood sample from both the Mother and the alleged Father. The baby’s DNA is found within the mother's... Read More

Maternity Test

How can I prove if someone is my mother?

Maternity Testing

A maternity DNA test confirms whether or not a woman could be could be the biological mother of a child. Similar to a paternity test, we compare the DNA pattern of the child with that of the potential mother. When a baby is conceived, it inherits DNA from the father (50%) and from the mother (50... Read More

Paternity Test

Guide to Paternity DNA Testing

Paternity Testing

DNA testing can determine which person is the biological father of a child and therefore end the pain and uncertainty and gives both parents and the child peace of mind. Deciding to take a paternity DNA test is a decision which needs plenty of consideration beforehand as the results... Read More

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Drug addiction while pregnant - what will happen to the baby?

Drug & Alcohol Testing

In most cases the evidence is clear that taking drugs is harmful, it's good practice to assume that taking any form of illicit drug whilst pregnant is unsafe to user and the baby, even if the abuse is minor. Alcohol is shown to cause the most damage to babies of all drugs. How do drugs affect... Read More

Breed Testing

DNA Worldwide breed testing list

Pet DNA testing

DNA Worldwide can test for over 185 different breeds when analysing your pets genetic history. Check through this list to make sure we can test for your breed. If you are still not sure, please call the team on 01373 800130.  Affenpinscher Afghan Hound Airedale Terrier Akita... Read More

Maternity Testing

DNA Testing with IVF, Surrogacy and Adoption

Maternity Testing

With the increase in IVF treatments, Surrogacy arrangements and Adoption there is a growing need for individuals to biological establish maternity.  Surrogacy and DNA Testing Surrogacy is when a fertilised egg will be planted in a womb of woman that has been selected by the donors, she... Read More

Grandparent DNA Test

DNA testing for grandparents

Grandparentage Testing

A grandparent DNA test from DNA Worldwide will determine the relationship of a child to its potential grandparents. When a child is conceived, they obtain 50% of their DNA from their mother, and the other 50% from their father. Oddly enough you do not share 25% of your DNA from each... Read More

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DNA Paternity Tests - in Deception?

Paternity Testing

Paternity Tests show 1 in 25 not the biological Dad Approximately one man in 25 is living under the deception that he is the father of another man's child and with advances in genetic testing he is more likely than ever to find out the shocking truth. As many as four per cent of fathers are... Read More

Family DNA Tests

Close Relationship DNA Test Results

Understanding your DNA Results

DNA testing for close relationships, such as grandparent, brother or sister, produces different results from a DNA paternity test. As with a DNA paternity test, an analysis for a close relationship looks for matches between DNA profiles but with this important difference: not all locations... Read More

1st Cousin DNA Test

Can you DNA test 1st cousins?

1st Cousin DNA Test

The first cousin DNA test is designed to measure and analyse the probability that the two alleged first cousins are related to each other. The test will involve looking at 68 markers, this is the most advanced 1st cousin DNA test in the United Kingdom, Europe or indeed North America. By... Read More

Siblingship DNA Test

Can we prove that we are siblings?

Siblingship Test

Siblingship tests are provided to determine the statistical probability of whether or not the two or more individuals are full siblings, half siblings or unrelated. Two individuals might be full siblings sharing both parents or half siblings sharing only one parent. Scenario one: full... Read More

Identical Twin DNA Test

Can we prove that we are identical twins?

Identical Twin Test

Twin siblings can either be “identical twins” or “fraternal twins ”, within a matter of days you can discover if you, or your children, are identical or fraternal twins. So what does identical and fraternal actually mean?   Identical Twins When one egg is fertilised in the womb by one... Read More

Paternity Testing

Can a DNA Test change a Birth Certificate?

Paternity Testing

Birth Certificates The people named on a child's birth certificate are important because they gain parental responsibility for that child. It is important then, for the right people to be named. The process of altering a completed birth certificate is an important matter and requires the correct... Read More

Paternity Tests

Am I the Dad? Paternity testing Options

Paternity Testing

A paternity test will determine with absolute accuracy whether or not the alleged father is related to the child.  How is a paternity test done? A home DNA kit can be ordered, the alleged father(s) and the child will need to take a mouth swab. It is recommended that the mouth swab is... Read More