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Articles about Paternity Testing

Paternity testing FAQs

We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions about paternity testing.

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Can you get paternity testing on the NHS?

Is paternity testing offered for free by the NHS? Find all the facts here.

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Problems opening your test report

Having difficulties opening your test report? Read this guide.

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Can someone cheat a DNA test?

Is it possible to fool a DNA test? This is a question we get asked a lot – find the answers here.

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Court ordered paternity testing

Find information and FAQs about court ordered paternity testing here.

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DNA paternity testing law

What are the laws surrounding DNA paternity testing? Find out everything you need to know here.

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What’s included in a paternity test kit?

Learn about what we include in our peace of mind paternity test here.

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Why do people need paternity testing?

Why do people need Paternity Testing? Find all the facts here.

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Can a mother refuse a paternity test?

A mother may refuse a paternity DNA test. Learn all about the reasons why here.

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Paternity test percentages explained

Learn about Paternity test percentages here.

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How to read your paternity DNA Test Results

Need an understanding of your paternity DNA test results? Learn more here.

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Paternity testing while pregnant

Learn about our prenatal paternity testing process here.

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Paternity test after birth

This guide outlines what you need to know about paternity testing once a baby is born.

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How much does a paternity test cost?

We answer some of the most common questions relating to the cost of a DNA paternity test.

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Paternity test without mother

We are often asked whether a paternity test can be carried out without the mother’s DNA. Learn more here.

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Paternity test without father

Can you do a paternity test without the father’s DNA? And what options are available if your baby’s (alleged) father is refusing a paternity test?

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What is a discreet paternity test?

Everything you need to know about discreet DNA paternity testing, including alternative methods of DNA sample collection

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How to ask your partner for a paternity test

How to ask your partner for a paternity test, and some of the things you need to consider before you order a test.

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How long does it take to get paternity test results?

We explore how a paternity test works, how quickly you’ll receive your results, and what factors can delay a paternity test result.

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The history of paternity testing

In this article we look at how a paternity test works, and the history of paternity testing through the decades.

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Paternity test without child knowing

In this article, we discuss how you can get a paternity test without a child knowing, and what consent is required for a paternity test.

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Should I get a paternity test?

In this article, we discuss what paternity testing is, whether you should get a paternity test, and the reasons why you might want a paternity test.

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Can you test Paternity when the possible fathers are related?

In this article, we look at how paternity testing is done when two or more potential fathers are related to each other.

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How accurate are Paternity tests?

Paternity testing is a highly accurate method of identifying whether a man is a child’s biological father. We look at what can affect test accuracy and how you can be sure that your results are correct.

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Can a paternity test be wrong?

In this article, we discuss paternity tests; what they are, how they work, and if paternity tests can ever be wrong.

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Can you do a paternity test with hair?

We discuss paternity testing with hair, whether it is possible to establish paternity using a hair sample, and why cheek swabs remain the industry standard for at-home DNA testing.

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Can paternity test DNA samples be contaminated?

In this article, we look at how DNA samples for paternity testing can become contaminated: and what you can do to ensure your DNA samples are suitable for testing.

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