DNA kits for paternity testing are now widely available both for personal and legal purposes, so getting a UK paternity test has never been easier or more affordable. Don’t know what to do or where to start? Here are the 3 steps necessary for successful testing, and remember—assistance is just a phone call away!

1. Consider your Situation, then Decide How You Will Use Your UK Paternity Test Results

Legal UK Paternity Test

Do you believe you might someday need your test results for child-support or custody decisions? Even if you’re not planning on going to court immediately, if there is any possibility of doing so in the future, then you should err on the safe side and order a Legal UK Paternity Test the first time (rather than collecting DNA at home). With this type of test, DNA collections and submission of samples are undertaken by an official collector or medical professional. Because this process is followed, the court can be sure participants listed on the test results were the ones who actually contributed the DNA, so results are accepted by the courts.

The consequences of a legal UK paternity test are too important to leave to chance, so be sure to use a highly-accredited and reputable DNA lab like DDC. When you call us, we make all arrangements for a legal test in your area. Simple!

Home UK Paternity Test

If you are an adult seeking to identify your father for your own peace of mind or if want to know the paternity of a minor child strictly for informational purposes, then a home UK paternity test may be a perfectly satisfactory option. All you have to do is order a home paternity test kit online and it will be posted to you immediately. It is important to note that results from a home test cannot be used in court. So if you think you may ever need your results for legal reasons, be sure to pay a little extra for the legal UK paternity test, as described above.

Still Can’t Decide Which Test Might Be Best?

Contact our caring case specialists on 020 3301 7346.  They can assess your unique situation and recommend the best DNA solution to answer your paternity question.


2. Do your DNA Sample Collection

The next step is to collect DNA from all tested individuals, using our painless cheek (also called “buccal) swabs. This process is very quick and very easy.

Collecting DNA with a cheek swab can be done on people of any age, including small children and even newborns. If you are interested on doing a paternity test while still pregnant, click the link below:


3. Post Samples to the Lab

When DNA sample-collection is complete, the samples must then be sent to the lab for testing. If you are doing a legal paternity test, the DNA collector will arrange this for you. If testing at home, you can use the prepaid envelope included in the kit.

Once DNA samples are received at DDC, your results report will be ready in 4 business days.

If you need additional information or want a confidential consultation about a UK paternity test, contact our experienced customer-service team on 020 3301 7346.