How does it work?
Our home paternity test is the easiest and quickest way of determining whether an alleged father is the biological father of a child. We also offer legal testing, prenatal testing as well as immigration testing for paternity. easyDNA have completed successfully more than 300,000 tests in our 10 years of experience within this sector. Analysis of your DNA samples will take place in an ISO 17025 and AABB accredited laboratory.
Your complete, user-friendly, home DNA sample collection kit is sent to your preferred address. Kits can be posted anywhere in the UK, including Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Results, in an easy-to-read format, are sent by email within the specified turnaround time and hard copies can be sent on request.
What paternity testing services do you offer?
The Home Paternity Test is the simplest and fastest way to confirm whether an alleged father is the biological father of a child. Through our easy-to-use sample collection kit, a paternity test can be performed confidentially and from the comfort of your own home.
Need a legal test with court admissible results? At easyDNA we offer court approved DNA testing that can be used to settle a number of family related issues including inheritance disputes, contested paternities, legal disputes, immigration applications etc.
You may need an immigration testing to prove the biological relationship between alleged father and child? Our results can be presented to the UK Home Office in order to support documentation used for immigration, visas etc.
Through our extensive experience in DNA forensic testing, easyDNA is able to offer state of the art DNA forensic test services for cases where clients cannot obtain DNA samples by using the sterile oral swabs we provide in our standard home sample collection kit.
Further questions about paternity testing
How do I collect my samples?
Our sample collection kit, used for both legal and home testing, will enable collection of cheek cell samples using sterile oral swabs (note that prenatal testing is an exception and is done using blood samples). The procedure is done in a matter of seconds and is absolutely painless. We encourage using oral swab samples where possible as we have a very high probability of successful DNA extraction with these samples. If you are unable to provide us with oral swabs, then you might want to consider our forensic DNA testing services for discreet samples as an alternative.
What does the cost of the home paternity test include?
Our home paternity test starts from as little as £139.00. This all inclusive cost covers:
- Your complete, user-friendly, home DNA sample collection kit sent to your preferred address. We can post your kit anywhere in the UK, including Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
- Analysis of your DNA samples in an ISO 17025 and AABB accredited laboratory.
- Your results (easyDNA sends results by email. Hard copies can be sent at a small additional cost)
Do I need to test the mother?
easyDNA carries out many of its paternity tests without the mother’s sample. However, we urge our clients to send the mother’s DNA sample when and if she is available. This will help us give you results with a higher of probability of paternity. Testing of the mother comes at no additional charge. Read more information about testing the mother's sample.
To be noted that the NHS does not provide free paternity DNA testing.
What must I know about the Human Tissue Act?
Under section 45 of the Human Tissue Act it is an offence to take any human tissue or DNA sample from a person without their qualifying consent. The person from whom the sample is taken must also be made aware of what that DNA sample or human tissue will be used for. This law applies to the whole of the UK. Please ask us if you need any more information on the Human Tissue Act and the DNA paternity test.