Legal Paternity Testing

AlphaBiolabs has been working with members of the public, family and immigration solicitors for many years. Our legal DNA paternity test reports have been used as evidence of Paternity at the Home Office and Civil Courts throughout the UK for over 15 years.

Why use AlphaBiolabs for your Legal Paternity Testing?

Here are just a few of the many reasons to choose AlphaBiolabs for your legal paternity testing:

    • Approved by the Ministry of Justice
    • Full expert support provided
    • No test cancellation fees
    • Standard 3 day turnaround time once the sample is received into laboratory
    • Our laboratory processes are UKAS accredited (Laboratory number 2773)*
    • National network of qualified nurses available for sample collection
    • Free sample collection in our walk-in centres at various locations

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.

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.

UK Legal Paternity Testing Laboratory

ISO 17025*

Price Match PromiseWe are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to the international standard ISO 17025* for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, demonstrating our competence, impartiality, sustainability and capability, helping to underpin the credibility of our performance, goods and services in both the UK and international arenas.

ISO 9001

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 provides. It prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met.

Ministry of Justice

AlphaBiolabs Ltd is accredited by the Ministry of Justice to carry out parentage tests as directed by the Civil Courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act (1969).

Human Genetics Commission

AlphaBiolabs complies with the guidance provided in ‘A Common Framework of Principles for Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Services’ issued by the Human Genetics Commission in August 2010, to ensure that we provide testing in an accurate, confidential and ethical manner. Our standard operating procedures also conform to the guidelines set out by the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG).

Investors in People

AlphaBiolabs has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People Standard by demonstrating true commitment to, alongside promoting good practice with, our employees. The Investors in People assessors found that our employees are very aware of how their team contributes to the goals set out in their work plan and are encouraged to contribute ideas to improve their team.

ISO 14001

We are currently working towards ISO 14001, the internationally recognised standard for the Environmental Management of businesses, to implement processes to minimize any negatively effect on the environment, comply with applicable laws, regulations and other environmentally oriented requirements, and continually improve in these areas.

Legal DNA Paternity Testing at it’s Best

The First Laboratory to bring you next day results as standardWe maintain a very good relationship with some of the UK’s largest family law solicitors and maintain a UK based customer service office for all your enquiries. Please call 0333 600 1300 for any further information you may need about the products and services we offer.

You or your client may need a legal Paternity Test for:

    • Divorce proceedings
    • Child custody proceedings
    • To change a name on a birth certificate
    • To solidify a CSA Claim
    • Other legal matters before a UK court

Our paternity testing service follows a strict chain of custody and that is what enables our test reports to be acceptable to the civil courts. It has been proved to be over 99.99% accurate and is admissible in a court of law as proof of paternity.

Our strict chain of custody procedure involves:

  1. Samples being collected by a neutral third party such as a company nurse or a doctor.
  2. Samples are sealed with tamper-proof tape at the sample collection appointment and either hand delivered to our laboratory, sent by post or by courier.
  3. Once the samples are logged into our laboratory they are thoroughly checked.


How do You Receive a Legal DNA Paternity Test

Ordering a legal paternity test could not be easier, and there are a number of ways to do this. You can register your test in a number of ways. Firstly feel free to register over the phone by calling: (UK) 0333 600 1300 or (International) 00441925 255450 and speak to one of our expert immigration team.

Alternatively, you can download our registration form (below), complete all the details and fax this back to us on: 0845 5050 002. You can also register your case online using the button below which enables us to collect all the details of the case and send you a quote for the testing service you require.

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 fax back to us on: 0845 5050 002

You can now register your legal DNA Paternity case online here:

Please fill in the details as accurately as possible and one of our support staff will be in touch to confirm all the details and give you your quote.

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.