It just doesn’t get more accurate
homeDNAdirect UK offers you a reliable, 21 genetic marker home paternity test that is highly accurate, affordable and accredited for your complete peace of mind. Most companies can provide a paternity test result that is 99.99% accurate but then they would only use 16 markers to get their result. We test a total of 21 genetic markers.
We are everywhere in the United Kingdom
homeDNAdirect is based in Kent and we can offer you testing which can be done from the comfort of your own home through the DNA sample collection kit you will receive once you order the test. We can provide paternity testing in Glasgow, Leeds, Kent, Liverpool, Manchester or London.
We are global
Do any test participants live outside the UK, in another country or continent? No matter how near or remote, you can leave it all in our hands. We will organize everything, the sending of kits, the receipt of samples at the laboratory and the entire coordinated effort required in such scenarios.
NO HIDDEN COSTS
The home paternity test is priced at only £99 for testing alleged father and 1 child – there are NO EXTRA FEES. The cost includes the sample collection kit, the DNA analysis and the home paternity test result. All tests are carried out on a 21 genetic marker basis. Results are available within 3-5 working days from the receipt of the samples at the laboratory. NO HIDDEN FEES OR EXTRA COSTS.
Note: We can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a discreet sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.
We keep it simple
You have decided to go ahead with the test and your mind is probably fraught with anxiety. Knowing this, we make sure to relieve that sense of anxiety by keeping things simple for you. Our home DNA sample collection kit will enable you to collect DNA samples in 5 easy steps – and out kits were designed to make your life easier. You will find everything you need inside the kit: instructions, mouth swabs consent forms and even a pre-addressed envelope to send back your samples.
Alternative samples such as hair, semen, blood or a toothbrush can also be provided. A list of non-standard samples is listed in our forensic DNA samples section.
Do I need to test the mother?
A home paternity test can be carried out with the samples of the alleged father and child only although inclusion of the mother’s sample, when available, is recommended. Many clients wonder why a test that seeks to determine the biological relationship between father and child would require the mother’s sample. In fact, having the mother’s DNA sample allows us the exclude the mother’s side of genetic inheritance from the child profile. We can therefore compare just the profile of the alleged father and child.
The statistical analysis involves determining how likely the father tested is the true father of the child as opposed to any other random man in his same ethnic group. Should the father be the true biological father of the child we will show an inclusion of 99.99% if the mother’s sample is included. If the paternity DNA test is motherless, then the probability of paternity will be of 99.9%. We can see that having the sample of the mother will provide you with a more accurate result.
What DNA samples can I use?
Alternative samples to sending an oral swab (such as hair, semen, blood or a toothbrush) can also be provided for a paternity test when one of the parties to be tested is not readily available for swabbing or is deceased. A list of non-standard samples is listed in our forensic DNA samples section.
What should I know about the Human Tissue Act?
Please note that it is an offence under section 45 of the Human Tissue Act to have any bodily material with intent to analyse the DNA in it without qualifying consent, subject to certain exceptions. In order to send a sample for analysis, the person or donor of that sample must give their consent in writing in order for us to test their sample. Furthermore, in order to be fully compliant with the Human Tissue Act, the donor of the sample must also be made aware of how their DNA sample will be used. Failure to comply with the Human Tissue Act is a criminal offence.
How does a paternity test work?
A child inherits half of their DNA from the biological mother and half their DNA from the biological father. The scientists in our partnered laboratories analyse 20 loci on your DNA and on the DNA of the child to conclude the paternity test. A locus is essentially a location on the DNA molecule. They compare the 20 loci between the alleged father and child’s genetic profile. If the man tested is the child’s biological father, then they will share all 20 genetic markers. If there are loci which do not match then the report will show that paternity is excluded. For more detailed information on the paternity testing method visit our page on interpreting a DNA test result.
Does the NHS offer free paternity testing?
No the NHS does not offer free paternity DNA testing.
What other paternity testing options are available?
To learn more about the different paternity testing options that we offer visit our DNA paternity services introduction page.