Get the answers you need this Father’s Day

Get the answers you need this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is observed in many countries around the globe and while traditions and dates may vary, this year it will take place in the UK on Sunday 18th June.

Adopted in Britain after the Second World War, it’s a day where dads, stepdads, granddads, and father figures are celebrated with cards and gifts.

But, as a leading health DNA laboratory, we understand how difficult days like this can be for estranged families and those who have questions over their biological father.

Paternity testing you can trust

There are a number of reasons why an individual might want a paternity test, including where there are doubts about the paternity of an unborn child, where adults have questions about their parentage, and where adopted children want to confirm who their parents are.

Paternity testing can also help people gain an insight into their family medical history, and can help settle inheritance or child maintenance disputes.

DNA testing for paternity is the most accurate scientific method of verifying a relationship between a child and its biological father. At AlphaBiolabs, we offer three different types of paternity tests.

For just £99, our peace of mind paternity DNA test is the UK’s most popular home DNA testing kit. If there are doubts around a child’s biological father, this quick and affordable test will provide you with the answer you need.

Simply order your paternity test and post your cheek swab samples back to us. Your samples will be analysed in-house at our award-winning UK laboratory, and your results will be sent to you the next working day via email. You can also pay an extra £70 to receive your results on the same day if you don’t want to wait.

We also offer prenatal paternity testing for £795. An AlphaBiolabs non-invasive prenatal paternity test is 100% risk free for mother and baby and can be performed as early as 7 weeks into pregnancy.

All that is required for our non-invasive prenatal paternity test is a blood sample from the mother, and cheek swabs from the mother and the alleged father. This makes our test completely safe, unlike invasive prenatal paternity tests (chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis), which carry a small risk of miscarriage.

All our testing is performed in-house at our UK laboratory – so your samples will never be sent abroad.

Please note that these two tests are for peace of mind only and are not admissible in court.

However, our legal DNA tests can be used as evidence in court cases. This means that they must be performed under strict and specific conditions called ‘chain of custody’.

Under chain of custody conditions, a trained sample collector must collect the samples required.  They must also ensure that the correct individual is providing the DNA sample by checking their ID, taking photographs, and obtaining signed paperwork. The samples are then sealed using tamper-proof tape before being securely returned to our laboratory.

Our DNA laboratory is accredited by the Ministry of Justice and we are also accredited to the international quality standard ISO 17025, so you can always be sure of receiving reliable and accurate results.

If you have any questions about DNA testing for paternity, contact our friendly Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email

Home Paternity Testing Kits

Order your Paternity Test online now for just £99.