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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
We are recognized DNA experts—providing paternity test results you can count on.
NOTE: Home paternity test results cannot be used for legal purposes.
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.