You may be wondering if you can afford a high-quality paternity test, and suddenly you need to know: how much does a paternity test cost? There are many companies offering “cheap” paternity tests on the internet—from companies that only the middleman making a profit. At DDC, we are the laboratory. Our test costs range from £99 to £365 depending on the services you require. We tailor the right test to your needs, and most importantly, give you accurate results with full customer service.
This post sheds some light on what goes into paternity testing costs.
Although a DNA test may seem as simple as a pregnancy test, many factors can affect the accuracy of a DNA test result and what you can use the results for. These are the top two considerations when looking at how much a paternity test costs.
First: accuracy. Because DNA testing is a highly sensitive test, careful and precise steps must be taken to ensure the correct result is reported. In our laboratory, two independent teams of DNA analysts run every legal DNA test twice, using state-of-the-art equipment, and the results of both tests are compared and verified by a trained scientist with a PhD degree. Our processes comply with ISO 17025 standards, to assure our clients of 100% accurate results.
The second thing to consider is what you eventually will use the test results for. Many people need a paternity test to provide legal documentation of paternity—for child support, child custody, and inheritance, immigration and other legal matters.
A legal paternity test provides documentation of the entire testing process, and a trained professional collects the DNA samples from the participants. This type of paternity test costs more, but you can be assured of legally admissible test results should you need them now, or in the future. Be sure to work with a laboratory that is on the approved list with the Ministry of Justice.
On the other hand, if you just want the paternity test results for personal knowledge, a home paternity test allows you to collect the samples conveniently and in private. This type of test costs less, but the results may not be accepted in a court of law. Since this test may not be challenged in court, some companies cut costs on these tests.
If you feel that a company’s DNA paternity test cost sounds too low to be reliable, it’s probably true. You never know what shortcuts a company is taking to reduce their costs down to maximize their profits. Be aware—the most trusted laboratory in the world should run the most important test you will ever buy.
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