DNA legal paternity testing for Members of the Public

Our legal paternity test is perfect if you want to use the results in a court of law. Our testing provides a full chain of custody so the courts can be sure that the sample came from the correct person and are tested in the correct way.

Why choose Our Paternity Test for court?

The First Laboratory to bring you next day results as standard

  • The first laboratory to bring you next day results as standard
  • Next Day Results
  • Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016
  • Our laboratory processes are UKAS accredited (Laboratory number 2773)*.
  • 100% confidential and strict chain of custody
  • Determine the parentage of children discreetly, quickly and accurately
  • We are specialists in DNA testing with over 10 years’ experience
  • Expert advice throughout the entire process
  • Free sample collection at our Walk-in Centres
  • UK wide sample collection service
  • Ready for use in UK courts


Legal Paternity Testing


Our legal paternity test for Members of the Public is perfect if you are going through a divorce, child custody proceedings or to change a name on a birth certificate.
You may require a legal paternity test for:

  • Divorce proceedings
  • Child custody proceedings
  • To change a name on a birth certificate
  • A CSA claim
  • The Home office and UK Visas and Immigration Service
  • Other legal matter before a UK court of law

Our laboratory processes are UKAS* accredited (Laboratory number 2773).

Our legal paternity testing service follows a strict chain of custody and that is what make our test reports acceptable to the civil courts. It has been proved to be 100% accurate and is admissible in a court of law as proof of paternity.

Our strict chain of custody procedure involves:

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

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.

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 Do You Buy our Legal Paternity Test?


The procedure to arrange a legal paternity test is as follows:

  • Order your public legal paternity test by either clicking here and completing our online form (one of our support staff will get in touch with you to confirm the details and arrange sample collection) or download one of our forms here.
  • We will send you a quote (if you have a quote from another testing company in writing, we will beat that quote).
  • Once you are happy with our quote let us know and we will register your case and arrange the sample collection.
  • Once the case has been registered, we will either send a DNA sample collection kit to a medically trained third party, usually your GP who you have nominated or we will arrange for one of our own fully qualified nurses to collect your samples from a place/places of your choosing. (A fee applies to both of these services)You will need to make an appointment with the GP to have your samples collected (your GP may charge for this service) if you are having your DNA samples collected from your local GP surgery.
  • We have a number of Free to use sample collection walk in centres – learn more here
  • ID and photographs must be provided by each party involved in the test, and the samples will be sealed with tamper proof tape and sent directly by post or courier to our laboratory.
  • Once the samples are received in our Laboratory they will be thoroughly checked and analysed and you will receive your results 3 working days later.

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 Child Support Agency 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.

Paternity Tests for Your Peace of Mind

We can also provide you with a paternity test just for your peace of mind. This test cannot be used in a UK court but costs much less than a legal paternity test. For more information regarding our peace of mind paternity test please click the button below.

Note: AlphaBiolabs conforms to the consent and use of DNA criteria set out by the Human Tissue Authority.

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.