Paternity testing is a very precise and accurate form of DNA testing established in the early 1990’s. Over time it has become the gold standard for identification. Each year, thousands of UK families turn to DNA testing to reveal perhaps the most important fact of their lives: fatherhood.

What is a home paternity DNA test?

A home DNA test, or a “peace of mind” paternity test, is a paternity test in which the DNA samples are collected at home without the paperwork needed for a legal paternity test.  It’s characterised by self-collection of the genetic sample by the test participants.

With the sample collection kit we send, and easy to follow instructions, you can collect the DNA samples from the parties involved—most often, the possible father and the child. We’ve made it very easy, and we have a 100% success rate if you follow the steps described. You then send the cheeks swabs back to DDC and we begin testing immediately.

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 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?

Home paternity DNA tests are very accurate, when performed by experienced staff in a excellent quality laboratory. Look for multiple up-to-date accreditations, including the ISO/IEC 17025, which is one indication of scientifically sound testing. Our highly-skilled team is ready to answer any question you may have regarding the testing process and results.

How much does a paternity test cost?

Home paternity tests cost less than legal paternity tests because there is no coordination of DNA collection and other features necessary for a legal document. Therefore, if peace of mind is the main aim, then an affordable home paternity test for £79 is for you. For additional peace of mind, DDC offers:

  • the high-quality testing is precisely the same with every DNA test
  • industry-leading features include running every test twice for accuracy
  • lab inspection excellence, receiving 18 perfect inspections by the most rigorous accrediting organisations

Why should I choose DDC for my home paternity test?

The dedicated staff at the DDC laboratories lead the way in efficient DNA-test processing and put their collective expertise to work for you every day. At our state-of-the-art facility, these highly-trained technicians and scientists maintain top-quality standards along with a commitment to excellence that is second to none.

We are experts providing paternity test results you can count on: fast, accurate, confidential.

How do I get started?

If you still have questions about paternity testing, or which test is right for you, please call 020 3301 7346 for a free confidential consultation. If you are ready to start the testing process and to expedite your results, simply order your Paternity Test. This is the fastest way to get started, and get you results online.

NOTE: Peace of mind paternity test results are not legally defensible.

Peace of Mind Paternity Test Highlights:

  • Quick Results

    Highly accurate results in 3-4 days after receiving sample

  • Painless Collection

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

  • Low Cost

    Our highly accurate tests are inexpensive

  • Confidential

    All results are private and confidential

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