Paternity Testing (Peace of Mind)

Our Paternity Test is designed to give you the Peace of Mind you deserve. This paternity test is used purely for your own information to give you the answers you need regarding the paternity of a child.

Read our Paternity Test Reviews HereAlthough not accepted by any legal bodies or court of law, you can be assured our paternity testing processes are always performed to the best of our ability to ensure that the accuracy of the test is 100%  Plus we provide the very fastest turnaround times on the market, giving you next working day results.

What makes our paternity test stand out from the crowd

    • We test the Mother, Child & alleged Father
    • Sent to your home using discreet packaging
    • Confidential paternity results the next working day
    • 100% accurate testing service
    • 100% Confidential Service
    • All paternity test collection kits sent to your home using discreet packaging
    • AlphaBiolabs is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No 2773
    • The only laboratory accredited for DNA testing using 24 markers (the most accurate testing)
    • We are the most trusted laboratory by solicitors in the UK for legal DNA testing
    • TV shows such as The Jeremy Kyle show and Media companies trust us for their DNA testing
    • We employ the very latest DNA technology to ensure our genetic testing is first class

Don’t be fooled by cheaper sub-standard paternity testing.

We go to great lengths to achieve UKAS accreditation, the strictest form of accreditation in our industry. AlphaBiolabs is UKAS 17025 accredited meaning that you can have confidence in our test results as our own testing laboratory has been independently assessed and passed by industry experts from the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).

8/10 Other paternity testing laboratories are not UK based

Most of the other DNA paternity testing laboratories are not based in the UK and some do not even do their own paternity testing – they outsource their paternity testing to laboratories like AlphaBiolabs. Why not cut out the middle man with Alpha and you can be sure that your buying British, getting the most accurate results and supporting the UK.

Paternity Testing Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any question regarding the most advance home paternity testing then please feel free to call us on: 0800 170 1200 to speak to one of our DNA testing experts or alternatively please browse some of the questions we get asked on a regular basis below.

How does your DNA Paternity Testing work?

How does your Paternity Testing work?

Our DNA testing 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 may have inherited DNA from the alleged father who is being tested.

How to take a home paternity test

How to take a home paternity test?

Once you have purchased and receive your paternity testing kit, there are just four simple steps you need to follow to receive your results. All the information you need with simple instructions is included in our paternity kit.

  1. Complete and sign all documentation provided. Included with the kit are consent forms, which must be signed and sent back to AlphaBiolabs with the DNA samples.
  2. Rub the inside of the left cheek 20 times using the swab provided and place in colour coded labelled envelope; repeat on right cheek using second swab.
  3. Place all swab envelopes and completed form in the large envelope and post back to AlphaBiolabs using the correct postage.
  4. Receive your results the next working day by email

paternity testing procedure

Please Note: Because of this sample collection method, this paternity test provides results that are not legally defensible and cannot be used in a court of law or for the CSA (child support agency)

How to take DNA Paternity Test Sample (Video)

How to take paternity test DNA Sample (Video)

The below video is a quick video by us telling you how to take your home paternity test DNA samples and what you need to do to get a DNA sample back to us for DNA testing.

What’s included in your Paternity Testing Kit

What’s included in our DNA paternity test sample collection kit

Please be careful when opening the packaging so as not to damage the DNA testing swabs. Our DNA paternity collection kit contains enough collection swabs to test one child, one mother and one alleged father.

In our kit you receive:

  • DNA Peace of mind paternity testing request form
  • Personal details and DNA test consent from
  • Full instructions on how to take the and return the samples back to us
  • A self addressed envelope to enable you to send your DNA samples back to us
  • x3 DNA sample collection swab packages containing x2 swabs in each package
  • Individual sample envelopes for the mother, child and alleged father

When you receive your paternity testing kit please read all the information enclosed carefully and follow the sample collection instructions in section 4.

Please note that we cannot start the paternity testing process until all the consent forms are signed by ALL parties involved.

Parental Responsibility

Do you have Parental Responsibility?

In the past parental responsibility has always been granted to the mother of a child, as it is she who is automatically granted Parental Responsibility upon the child’s birth.

If the mother is married to the father, he also has automatic Parental Responsibility and even if the mother and father were married once but have since divorced, the father is still granted automatic Parental Responsibility.

If however, the couple has never been married, the father has been given no parental rights or responsibilities. Parental Responsibility is very important because without it, since September 2006 it is against the law to conduct a paternity test unless you have parental responsibility.

If the baby was born before November 2003, in order to gain Parental Responsibility the father has had to register a document that has been signed by the mother granting Parental Responsibility, obtaining a court order that would require a hearing regarding the request for Parental Responsibility, or later marrying the mother of the child.

Now it is easy to gain this same parental right by:

  • Registering on the birth certificate of the child together with the mother
  • Obtaining a Residence Order for the child, which was previously known as Custody
  • Or by getting a court order

Once Parental Responsibility has been applied for, both parties will appear in court and a judge will hear from all sides.

If the Parental Responsibility Order is denied in court, an appeal can always be made and generally, the appeals are quite successful.

We cannot perform a either legal or peace of mind Paternity Test unless all the form enclosed in the kit are signed by all parties with parental responsibility.

How much will your paternity test cost in total?

How much will the paternity test cost in total?

The price for a peace of mind paternity test is currently £169.00. You can make a deposit of £60.00 which secures the test and allows us to send a kit out to you for you to collect the samples. However we do require the full cost of the test paying in full before we can release any results. Please note any deposits paid are non-refundable.

A legal paternity test cost a little more – please see our legal paternity Testing page here.

How long will the test take?

How long dose it take to get your paternity test results?

The paternity test kit is sent out the same day as you order is as long as you order your kit before 2pm in first class post and once we receive the DNA samples back into our laboratory you will be emailed your results the next working day by close of business. We send our results out from 4pm onwards on that day.

Do you need the mothers DNA sample for a successful paternity test?

Do you need the mothers DNA sample for a paternity test?

It is it not necessary for the mother to provide a DNA sample. We can perform the paternity test without the mothers sample however it is not something we recommend as half of the child’s DNA is shared with the mother. This means when we perform a paternity test without the mothers sample you do run the risk of obtaining an inconclusive result if we come across an anomaly such as a mutated allele, in this case we would require the mothers sample anyway which would cause delays in the process.

Can the DNA testing kit be sent to multiple addresses?

Can you send the paternity testing kit to more than one address?

Yes, we can send our DNA sample testing kits to two address. If you wish the kits to be sent to more than two addresses there is an additional fee of £12.00 per address. This covers the admin & postal costs.

Can more than one person receive the paternity test results?

Can more than one person receive the paternity results?

Whoever instructs us to perform the has full control of who the paternity testing results are sent to. We also password protect all of our cases and the file you receive from us containing the results, so only you can have access to any of the information at any time. However by law, anybody who takes part in the paternity testing does have right to receive a copy of the results in writing (email). So if we are asked by a member of the tested party for a copy of the results we have duty to send them to them without the instructing parties consent.

Can I receive a hard copy of the DNA results in the post?

Can I receive a paper copy of the paternity test results through the post?

Yes you can although there is an additional fee of £30.00 to obtain the hard copy and technical data in the post. This covers the admin involved, printing cost and postal fees.


Free DNA testing Support Service

We take our paternity testing services very seriously and know how this test may affect the relationships of peoples around you, which is why we offer a support, help and advice line. Our trained support staff can answer all your paternity testing questions and guide you to the appropriate body to help you at this troubling time.  Call: 0800 170 1200 for details.

Need a Legal Paternity Test ?

We specialise in Legal DNA paternity testing and have helped with paternity resolution in thousands of legal cases brought before UK courts every year.

If you require a legal please call our expert support staff on: 0800 170 1200 or register your case online.

Note: AlphaBiolabs conforms to the consent and use of DNA criteria set out by the Human Tissue Authority.

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