Court Directed DNA Testing
Section 20 Court Direct Testing
Conducting a DNA Test after order from the UK Family Courts is a simple process. DNA Legal will support you and your client through the entire process.
- Contact DNA Legal for a competitive quote.
- Arrange for DNA samples to be collected by a registered medical practitioner.
- DNA Samples are securely shipped to the laboratory for testing.
- Results are released to the instructing parties.
The process takes 3-5 working days from the time the samples arrive at our laboratory.
Contact the DNA Legal Section 20 team on 0203 441 8454.
Ministry Of Justice
When a DNA test is court ordered, a statutory power provided to the courts under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969, individuals must select a testing laboratory on the Ministry of Justice accredited List.
The list is maintained by the Ministry of Justice to ensure the highest quality standards of testing are met, and that the correct procedures are followed.
DNA Legal is the brand name for Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik. Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik has been accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.
When selecting DNA Legal you can be certain that you receive the highest quality testing, in line with the requirements set out by the Ministry of Justice.