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AlphaBiolabs understands that with immigration cases and appeals the need to meet deadlines is incredibly important; this is why we provide next day results as standard. The good news is that this service – the most cost-effective and fastest DNA immigration test in the UK – can now be accessed at our Birmingham Walk in Centre. The clinic in Soho Road Primary Care Centre (Handsworth B21 9RY) provides access to our full range of DNA relationship tests.

The results of these DNA tests can be used for immigration cases, applications and appeals, and are accepted by the Home Office, UK Border Agency (UKBA), UK Visas and Immigration, the Ministry of Justice, UK Passport Office and UK courts.

How are the DNA tests performed?

Sample collectors at the Walk in Centre will collect your DNA samples using swabs on the inside of your cheeks. There is no need for any blood sample. Once back at our laboratory, our geneticists extract the DNA from the cheek cell samples using one of the newest DNA extraction techniques available. Our laboratory is one of only a few accredited to test up to 35 DNA Short Tandem Repeats (STR) markers as standard (most relationship tests are performed using only 16 STR markers).

Each individual has two copies of each STR marker, known as alleles: one is inherited from the father and the other from the mother. The two alleles observed at each STR marker are compared between the tested individuals. The correspondence of alleles between tested individuals provides evidence of a relationship between them. Statistical calculations are then performed to determine the probability of the tested individuals sharing a relationship. We perform all DNA tests twice so you can be confident of getting accurate results.

Useful links and a more detailed article on this subject can be found on our Learning Centre. Our accredited Ministry of Justice-approved DNA testing laboratory has its UK immigration test accepted by the Home Office, Her Majesty’s Passport Office, UK Visas and Immigration, the UK Border Agency and UK courts. If you require an immigration test for yourself or a relative or please call AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300