Legal DNA Testing
- Next day* legal DNA testing as standard
- Same day* legal DNA testing available if required
- Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016
- Most competitively priced testing laboratory in the UK
- Price Match Promise: we will match any like-for-like quote then beat it by 5%
- Our laboratory processes are accredited
- Ministry of Justice approved to carry out parentage testing
- Sample collection service available for any UK location
- Split invoicing available on request
The most cost-effective legal DNA testing designed for solicitors, local authorities and members of the public
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. Our solicitors’ DNA testing services are designed with solicitors in mind to make their lives easier by having a sample collection service, DNA testing and reporting as 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. Our fully trained sample collectors follow strict procedures to maintain chain of custody, which is crucial for legal testing.
Our services are highly flexible and convenient, eliminating any hassle during the entire process. We do the hard work so you don’t have to. Our friendly and professional Customer Services 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 manage the process. Just another reason to choose AlphaBiolabs.
Our family law DNA test reporting
We understand the importance of our reports being easy for our customers to interpret. This is why we make our DNA test reports simple and concise, giving a clear conclusion of the results. There are no grey areas with our DNA test reports and we always give a clear answer on our findings. Our friendly Customer Services team is available to help if there is something you are unsure about and we always have a team of experienced geneticists on hand.
AlphaBiolabs can also provide Statement of Witness reports for our clients, which explain the fine details of our legal testing and are fully admissible in UK courts.
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, which means 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
ISO 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 up to 35 markers, using 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.
Next day DNA legal test results as standard
AlphaBiolabs is proud to introduce yet another industry leading service with our results for legal DNA testing being available the next day* as standard. We understand that meeting deadlines and court dates are imperative so we provide results quickly. However, we also understand that reductions in legal aid and the ever-tightening restrictions on 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. 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%. That’s our price match promise.
*working days from when the samples arrive at our laboratory before 10 am
Approved legal DNA testing
AlphaBiolabs specialises in legal DNA testing. We have worked with solicitors and local authorities for 15 years to build a service designed for their needs. Our legal DNA tests are admissible to UK courts and recognised by the Ministry of Justice to provide DNA relationship testing.
We go to great lengths to ensure that our legal DNA testing processes are the best available, which is why you can be sure if you take a legal DNA test with AlphaBiolabs you will get the fastest, most accurate DNA testing available.
UK legal DNA sample collection
We have a UK-wide network of sample collectors available to take DNA samples. Our fully-trained sample collectors can collect DNA samples from our bespoke Walk in Centres or from an address of your choice while observing strict chain of custody conditions. We also regularly work with doctors who may be able to collect your legal DNA samples.
If you require a legal DNA test, please call 0333 600 1300 for our latest offers.
Ministry of Justice-approved testing
Our entry on the Ministry of Justice list can be checked here so you can be sure that you’re getting the most accurate and accredited legal DNA testing available.
We are a UKAS-accredited testing laboratory (No. 2773), to the quality technical standard of ISO 17025, and are certified to ISO 9001.
Price Match Promise: We will match any like-for-like quote and beat it by 5%
Saving you, your client and 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 legal aid 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. 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 savings onto you.
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 costs and processes to bring you the best legal DNA testing service in the UK. Here’s where we saved the money: the large number of legal DNA test samples that we process on a weekly basis means we can increase sample batch sizes, which lowers the DNA sample processing cost significantly compared to working on smaller batch sizes.
We are also able to offer private individuals 6-months’ interest-free credit on all testing over £500.
Improved efficiency in the testing process
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, the acquisition of high specification equipment and the improved statistical analysis of the genetic data have significantly reduced reporting times and lowered our costs.
Free UK sample collection
AlphaBiolabs has gone to great lengths to create a full UK network of sample collectors who are able to take your client’s legally admissible DNA, drug and alcohol samples.
Using one of our Walk in Centres could save you an average of £80 per instruction or even more when combined with our Price Match Promise.
Very impressed with the speed of the report turnaround. This is key in childcare cases that we deal with. Your Walk in Centres are an excellent way to guarantee minimal delay.Amy Bellingham