Legal DNA Testing for Solicitors and Local Authorities

Working with some of the largest legal firms AlphaBiolabs provides relationship legal DNA testing with full chain of custody and approved for use in UK courts.

  • Next day* Legal DNA testing as standard
  • Same day* Legal DNA testing available if required
  • Winner of the Queens award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016
  • Most competitively priced testing laboratory in the UK
  • Price Match Promise – we will match any quote then beat it by 5%
  • Our laboratory processes are UKAS accredited (Laboratory number 2773)*
  • Ministry of Justice approved to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law reform Act 1969
  • Chain of custody maintained
  • Sample collection service available for any UK location
  • Split invoicing available on request
  • Statement of Witness reports available on request
  • Free sample collection from our walk-in centres

Note: ISO 17025* is the international standard for DNA sibling, maternity and paternity testing.
With our services you can save money and time in a number of different ways and are provided with the fastest legal DNA testing results in the UK as standard.

Next Day DNA Legal Test Results as Standard

The First Laboratory to bring you next day results as standardAlphaBiolabs are proud to introduce yet another industry leading service with our legal DNA testing delivering results the next day* as standard.

We understand that meeting deadlines and court dates are not an issue to be taken lightly, so we provide results quickly. However, we also understand that with the reduction in legal aid and the ever-tightening restrictions to people’s budgets means that affordability is an issue for most express services.

Our next day legal DNA testing is similar to an express service with its prompt nature, but it will not cost you a penny extra as we provide this turnaround time as standard, which can result in significant savings for your client.

In fact, we are so sure that you will not find anywhere else that provides next day legal testing for such a low price that we will match any like for like quote and beat it by 5% with our price match promise.

*working days from when the samples arrive at our laboratory before 10.00am

Court Approved legal DNA Tests

Although we provide the fastest legal DNA test as standard, this does not mean that we compromise on the quality of the testing.

Our legal DNA testing follows strict procedures to maintain chain of custody meaning that our results are court approved and are accepted by:

  • Family law courts
  • The Ministry of Justice
  • The Child Support Agency
  • The UK Visas and Immigration Service
  • The Home Office

Price Match PromiseISO 17025* is the international standard for sibling, maternity and paternity testing. For a DNA test to be valid in court, a strict chain of custody must be maintained by the testing company. At AlphaBiolabs we follow this legal chain of custody procedure and monitor all DNA test samples using the very latest technology so we can report instantly on where the DNA samples are at any stage of the testing process.

We analyse samples for 24 markers, utilising the latest technology, retesting any negative samples for crucial reassurance that the results are completely accurate.

This means that you can have complete confidence in the quality of this service, without having to wait any longer than necessary.

Solicitors DNA Testing Services

AlphaBiolabs has worked with many of the UK’s leading law firms and we have built up a good relationship with thousands of individuals among a multitude of sectors including local authorities, prisons, law firms and consulates, moulding the company into legal DNA testing specialists over the years.

The process behind our solicitor DNA testing services are designed by solicitors to make their life easier by making our sample collection, our DNA testing and our reporting fast, affordable and accurate as possible.

We collect DNA samples from any location in the UK, this could be at your client’s home, at your offices or even from prisons if required. Your clients may even be able to visit one of our Walk-in Centres to have their sample collected for free. These services are highly flexible and convenient, cutting out any hassle during the process.

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.

How fast do we make your legal DNA test results?

We offer a range of services with differing levels of speed for our legal paternity testing which are listed below:

Legal DNA Test (Next Working day As Standard)

A next working day Legal Paternity Test is ideal if you require your DNA test results urgently. DNA testing results are available by the end of the next business day once the DNA samples are received into our laboratory. No other laboratory can offer you next day legal DNA testing as standard.

8 Hour Legal DNA Testing

A same working day Legal DNA Test is ideal if you require your DNA test results immediately. Results are available within 8 hours once the samples are received into our laboratory. No other laboratory can perform DNA testing within 8 hours!

Peace of Mind DNA Testing

If you do not need your DNA test for legal reason’s then you could buy one of our peace of mind DNA tests.

Free legal test sample collection

Another way to make great savings with your legal testing is with our free Walk-in Centres.
At our walk in centers, sample collection is provided for free and does not require an appointment. Your client can just pop in at a time that is convenient to them (subject to opening days and times) so it is unlikely that they will not be able to attend the sample collection for any reason due to their flexible and convenient nature.

Using one of these centres could save you up to £165 on your legal testing or even more when combined with our price match promise.

Our free sample collection centres are open in the following locations:

Please note: Before you attend one of our Walk-in Centres please call 0333 600 1300 to register your case.
Our sample collection service is not included in our scope of accreditation.

Our Family Law DNA Testing Reporting

We understand the importance of our reports being easy for our customers to interpret. This is why we make our DNA testing reports simple and concise, giving a clear conclusion of the results to family law solicitors.

We feel there are no grey areas with our DNA test reports and always give a clear answer on our findings. We have included an example DNA report so you can see exactly how you report will look.

Our friendly legal service team can always help if there is something you are unsure about and we always have a team of experienced geneticists on hand also.

AlphaBiolabs also provides statement of witness reports for our clients on request which explain’s the fine details of our legal testing and are fully admissible in UK courts.


Making Legal DNA Testing Simple

We do the hard work so you don’t have to. Our friendly and professional customer service team will manage your case from start to finish. We will liaise directly with your client to arrange all appointments, which means that once you send us your instruction, you can rest assured we will do the rest.

Our Sample collection nurses are highly trained and fully equipped to obtain DNA samples and keep the chain of custody intact, plus we are a fully confidential service – all our staff sign confidentiality agreements so you can be sure that not only is any sample taken by on of AlphaBiolabs employees is admissible in court, but your clients confidential data is secure.

Saving you, your client & the Tax Payer Money

Following a very successful recent survey, in which we received an overwhelming response, it was stated that the legal profession wanted to see a more cost effective DNA test in response to the LAA and Home Office cuts.

As a result of this, our highly experienced court approved DNA testing team was tasked with reducing cost without compromising quality.

After several weeks of research and implementation, we are pleased to confirm that with additional investment and by streamlining some of the processing procedures we are able to save over 30% on our analysis costs and pass those saving onto you by removing all test cancellation fees on legal DNA testing.

The Most Cost Effective Legal DNA Testing

We regularly check all our competitors for price and level of service and we are constantly improving our prices and processes to bring you the best legal DNA testing service in the UK.

Here’s where we saved the money: Due to the large number of legal DNA test samples we process on a weekly basis, we have determined that by increasing sample batch sizes we can lower the DNA sample processing cost significantly compared to working on smaller batch sizes.

Improved Efficiency in the testing process

Here’s where we improved our legal services: AlphaBiolabs has recently invested in the very best high sample volume processing equipment. Not only does this new equipment make the testing process much more accurate than any other laboratory but the acquisition of high specification equipment and the improved statistical analysis of the genetic data has significantly reduced reporting time and lowered our cost.

Legal DNA Testing Price Guide

Standard Legal DNA Test (next day results) (sibling, paternity, maternity, aunt & uncle) £290.00 Ex. VAT
Standard Legal DNA Test (same day results) £665.00 Ex. VAT
Extended Study £150.00 Ex. VAT
Each Additional Sample £100.00 Ex. VAT
Extra Report Fee (email) £12.50 Ex. VAT
Extra Report Fee (hard copy) £25.00 Ex. VAT
Electropherogram (DNA Technical Data) £25.00 Ex. VAT

Please note: The above table is a price guide only and the price of your legal test may change on your circumstances. The above testing is based on a sample from putative father, mother and 1 child.

Testing For your peace of Mind

Our entry on the Ministry of Justice list can be checked here so you can be sure that your getting the most accurate and accredited legal DNA Testing Available.

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses. It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organisation supplies.

ISO 17025* is the internationally recognised standard for testing and calibration laboratories. The standard contains all of the requirements that testing and calibrations laboratories have to meet if they wish to demonstrate that they operate a quality system, are technically competent and are able to generate technically valid results.

Please Note: If you need a legal DNA test for use with the Child Support Agency (CSA) then you must register with them before you purchase a DNA test from AlphaBiolabs. The CSA will only accept this legal DNA test if the alleged father, the mother and the child/children take part in the DNA testing process.

Learn how our Legal DNA Testing works (video)


Apply for your legal DNA test here

Now you can apply for your legal testing online. We have made this as easy as possible to save you time, but if you want to down load the PDF version of our forms for you to print, sign and email back to – also please feel free to call our Free phone number on: 0333 600 1300 to speak to one of our legal testing experts.

PDF Downloads Download Links
Legal DNA Profile Request Form (Solicitors) Legal DNA Profile Request Form (PDF 13K)
Legal DNA Profile Request Form (Public) Legal DNA Profile Request Form (public) (PDF 13K)
Drug and Alcohol Request Form Drug and Alcohol Request Form (PDF 12K)
Immigration DNA Request Form Immigration DNA Request Form (PDF 13K)
Peace of mind DNA Profiling Request Form DNA Profiling Request Form (PDF 13K)
Split Invoicing Request Form Split Invoicing Request Form (PDF 13K)

Please download the appropriate form, print and fill in all the relevant details. Please make sure you sign the form and email back to

You can now register your legal DNA test online here:

Parental Responsibility

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. Learn more here.

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.

*Please note: Our sample collection service is not included in our scope of accreditation.