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Paternity testing is a very precise and accurate form of DNA testing established in the early 1990s and is now considered the gold standard for establishing or disproving biological paternal relationships. In fact, each year, thousands of UK families turn to DNA testing—both in a court setting and at home—to settle this very important question: Am I the father?

How does a DNA test prove paternity?

A child inherits half of his or her DNA from each biological parent. With a paternity test, the DNA from both the child and the possible father are isolated and analysed. If it is determined that 50% of the child’s DNA comes from the man tested, then the possible father is considered to be the biological parent.

Are DNA tests accurate?

A child inherits half of his or her DNA from each biological parent. With a paternity test, the DNA from both the child and the dad are isolated and analysed, and if the DNA matches at each location tested, it is proof that he is the biological parent.

Are home DNA tests accurate?

Paternity DNA tests are very accurate when performed by experienced staff in a high-quality laboratory. Look for multiple current accreditations, including the ISO/IEC 17025, which is an important indication of scientifically-sound testing.

How much does a home paternity test cost?

If personal knowledge and peace of mind are your main purposes in testing, then an affordable home paternity test for £98 is for you. Home paternity tests cost less than legal paternity tests because there is no independent witness required for DNA collection or other features necessary for a legal document. About your DDC test:

  • High-quality testing is precisely the same for both an at-home or legal DNA test
  • Industry-leading features include running every test twice for accuracy
  • We offer lab excellence that is unsurpassed, receiving 18 perfect inspections by the most rigorous accrediting organisations
  • Testing is for paternity purposes only, and your genetic information is never shared with any third party

Why should I choose DDC for my home paternity test?

The dedicated staff at DDC laboratories lead the way in efficient DNA-test processing and put their collective expertise to work for each and every client.

  • At our state-of-the-art laboratory, highly-trained technicians and scientists maintain top-quality standards along with a commitment to excellence that are second to none
  • Our experienced and knowledgeable customer-care team is ready to answer any questions you may have regarding the testing process and results

We are recognized DNA experts—providing paternity test results you can count on.

How do I get started?

  • If you have questions about paternity testing, please call 020 3301 7346 for a free confidential consultation
  • We also offer a legal paternity test option and encourage you to determine if this or a home test is the better choice for your unique situation
  • If you’re ready to start the home-testing process, simply order your paternity test. This is the fastest way to get started and to get you results online as soon as possible

NOTE:  Home paternity test results cannot be used for legal purposes.

Home Paternity Test Highlights:

  • Quick Results

    Highly-accurate results in 3-4 business days after receiving sample

  • Painless Collection

    Buccal (cheek) swabbing is used to collect the DNA sample

  • Low Cost

    Our highly-accurate tests are offered at an affordable price

  • Confidential

    All results are private and confidential

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Consent and the Human Tissue Act of 2004

If you’re considering testing, be aware that appropriate consent is needed for DNA paternity testing. As a requirement for all paternity tests, including those with home collection, the donor/person sending in the sample for analysis must give their consent in writing. In the case of a minor child, consent must come from someone with legal parental responsibility. The Human Tissue Act of 2004 also states that the donor must be made aware of the use of the DNA and its intended purpose.