DNA Paternity Testing for your Peace of Mind

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Need same day DNA paternity testing results?

Establish the biological father of a child using our paternity test kit with confidential results available the same working day.

You can collect your DNA samples using our paternity test kit in the comfort of your own home. Once we have received your samples we will start the testing process and within 8 hours you will know the biological relationship between the samples.

Queen's Award Winning Paternity Testing

Voted the UK’s Number one DNA Paternity Test By You

For the last three years, we have been the UK’s first choice for DNA paternity testing. Read our reviews on an independent comparison website  DNA testing choices here.

We do not pay for listing placement on any DNA comparison website. We are consistently at the top due to the positive reviews from our happy paternity test customers.

24 marker UK DNA paternity testing service

AlphaBiolabs are fully accredited to perform DNA paternity testing using 24 markers. We utilise the latest DNA test technology to ensure the reliability and accuracy of our genetic testing.

We are the only UK laboratory to offer 24 marker paternity testing, furthermore, we check all our results twice.

We send your paternity test kit direct to your home using discreet packaging.

Our paternity test kit includes mouth swabs to be rubbed gently and painlessly on the inside of the cheek, so it is not a problem if anyone involved is scared of needles or prefers to take the sample themselves.

Children inherit half of their DNA from their father and a half from their mother. If a man shares certain DNA sequences with a child then there is a chance the man is the biological father of that child. Our paternity test looks for these matching DNA sequences.

Now you can find out with the UK’s most popular home DNA paternity test kit from AlphaBiolabs.

Why buy our DNA paternity test kit?

  • UK’s most popular home DNA test kit
  • Winner of the Queens award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016
  • Voted the best Peace of Mind paternity test 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • We test the alleged father, child and the mother when available
  • Paternity test Kit sent directly to your address with discreet packaging
  • ISO 17025 accredited
  • Confidential results available same working day
  • 100% accurate parental buccal cell testing service
  • Our test uses 24 markers, an industry high for Peace of Mind tests
  • TV programmes such as The Jeremy Kyle Show trust us for testing

 

What’s in our DNA paternity testing Kit?

DNA Testing for ITVs's Jeremy Kyle Show.Our DNA paternity test kit contains enough collection swabs to test one alleged father, one mother and one child.

When paternity testing it is beneficial to also provide a sample from the mother, if possible, to reduce the possibility of an inconclusive result.

This applies even if the mother is known to be a biological parent, as a greater probability of paternity can be established with a comparison of the child’s sample against both of the adult’s samples.
Order a test kit and you’ll receive:

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

If you want to test more than one child with the same test, you can add extra children to the package when ordering and more swabs will also be provided in the test kit.

DNA Test Trusted by the BBCOur peace of mind paternity DNA test costs from just £99.00. We ask for this payment in advance if you are buying your test securely online.

If you require a same day paternity test or have any questions please call 0333 600 1300.

Please note : we cannot start the testing process until the consent forms are signed by all parties involved and we will not disclose any results unless the outstanding balance has been paid in full.

Three Easy Steps to a DNA Paternity Test

3 simple DNA Paternity testing steps


Paternity Testing Services

Peace of mind DNA Paternity Test

Our peace of mind paternity test is for your own information to give you the answers you need regarding the paternity of a child. This type of paternity test is not admissible in a UK court.


Legal DNA Paternity Test

Our legal paternity test is designed for use in UK civil courts and can be used for updating legal forms.

We have been accredited by the Ministry of Justice for our legal paternity test as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.


Immigration Paternity Test

Our immigration paternity test is designed to help you provide evidence to the UK immigration authorities that you have a biological relationship with a British citizen.

Our immigration paternity test is fully accepted by the UK immigration authorities and the UK Visas and Immigration Service.


Legal DNA Testing

Do you require a DNA test for use in court or for the child support agency (CSA)?

We have a wide range of court approved DNA testing available all with next day results as standard.



DNA paternity test frequently asked questions?

If you have any question regarding our home paternity testing then visit our paternity test frequently asked questions page or call us on 0333 600 1300 to speak to one of our DNA paternity testing experts.

Here are Some of the most common question we get asked:

What does “not excluded as the biological father” mean?

It means that the tested man (alleged father) has the DNA profile expected of the biological father. Therefore, the paternity test result is consistent with the hypothesis that the tested man (alleged father) is the true biological father of the child.

What does “excluded” as the biological father mean?

It means that the tested man (alleged father) does not have the expected profile required to be the biological father. He is therefore highly unlikely to be the true biological father.

What does the “probability of paternity” mean?

This is the percentage likelihood that the genetic markers of the tested man (alleged father) indicate that he is the biological father of the child as compared to an untested and unrelated man of the same ethnic origin.

How is the paternity test done?

DNA Testing Trusted by ITV Emmerdale The test compares fragments of highly variable DNA, called Short Tandem Repeats (STR). Through a series of chemical reactions, DNA from each individual is extracted.

Using a technique called PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction); fifteen STR markers from different chromosomes of the individuals tested are then copied.

The products of the PCR are now separated and measured to obtain a DNA profile.

One-half of each person’s DNA information comes from their mother and the other half from their biological father. By comparing the DNA profiles of the child with the mother, it is possible to establish the shared STR markers between them.

The child’s STR markers that are not found in the mother’s profile must come from the biological father.

If the alleged father’s profile shares common STR markers with that of the child, then he is not excluded and may indeed be the true biological father. A statistical analysis is then carried out to calculate the probability of paternity.

The alleged father is not as the biological father if STR markers found in his profile are not shared with the child.

The Test Results Table lists each STR marker tested with the probability of its occurrence in the general population.

What is the paternity index (PI)?

The paternity index compares the likelihood that an allele (alternative form of a gene) was passed on by the alleged father to the child, to the probability that a randomly selected unrelated man of similar ethnic background has passed that same allele on to the child.

dna-testing-choice-verifiedExplain the combined paternity index (CPI)?

The CPI is a ratio that indicates how many times more likely it is that the results of DNA analysis would have shown, given that the tested man (alleged father) is the true biological father of the child submitted, rather than an unrelated man picked at random from the same ethnic population.

We determine the CPI by multiplying the individual PIs for each marker tested. The CPI is established solely on the genetic evidence.

Who will receive the DNA test results?

The person(s) nominated on the DNA profiling consent form receive the DNA test report. Everyone tested has given consent (and other authorised persons where appropriate.)

What happens to the DNA after the DNA test?

We destroy by incineration the extracted DNA three months after you have received your report.

Can I get a DNA Paternity test on the NHS?

The simple answer is no. To find out why you cannot receive a DNA test on the NHS please Click Here.

What happens if I want to take my DNA test results to court?

If you need your DNA paternity test results for court or for other legal purposes, such as changing a birth certificate, then you will require our Legal DNA Testing Service.

Contact one of our friendly Customer Service advisors for further details on 0333 600 1300.


To ensure that you receive the right test for your needs we recommend that you call our friendly customer support team on 0333 600 1300.



Paternity test support service

We take our paternity testing services very seriously and know that this test may affect the relationships of the people 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 difficult time.

We have compiled a list of useful independent websites which can offer you advice and more information. Please see our support service page.

DNA Paternity Testing Support Video

We recommend that you watch the video below where our resident clinical physiologist ‘Lisa Marsland’ talks about the issues that may arise from taking a paternity test.


How to take your paternity test samples

Learn how to take your DNA samples at home using one of our paternity test kits from the comprehensive video below.

How our paternity DNA Testing works

Our paternity test works by comparing a child’s DNA profile with that of an alleged father (and ideally the mother as well).

A child inherits half of his or her DNA from each biological parent, and such a comparison reveals whether the child has inherited DNA from the alleged father who is being paternity tested.

We use Buccal swab (mouth swab) to collect DNA samples. The mouth swabs are then used to remove cheek cells from the inside of the individual’s cheek. The buccal swab collects a few cheek cells.

As most of the cells in our body contain a full set of genetic information in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) we can use these cheek cells to create a “genetic blueprint” of an individual and like a fingerprint, each genetic blueprint is unique to each individual.

We amplify DNA extracted from a cheek cell by a process known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction). The amplified DNA can now be the subject of examination. The DNA pattern will now be compared to that of the alleged father.

As a child inherits genetic information from their biological parents, the examination of the child’s DNA will determine whether the alleged father is the true biological father of the child.

UKAS Accredited DNA Testing

We go to great lengths to achieve UKAS accreditation, the strictest form of accreditation in our industry. UKAS 17025 accreditation means that you can have confidence that our test results are correct.

Can you really be sure that the laboratory testing your DNA samples conforms to the best practice and uses the most advanced techniques to ensure that your test results are correct?

Learn more about DNA paternity testing

To learn more about paternity testing from an independent source please see Wikipedia


To ensure that you receive the right test for your needs we recommend that you call our friendly customer support team on 0333 600 1300.


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