DNA Paternity Test
DNA Paternity Test

Paternity testing from DNA Legal, The UK's most advanced paternity test.

DNA Paternity Test

A legal paternity test can be required in several situations, including proving paternity in a court of law, changing a child’s name on birth certificate and child custody cases. DNA Legal offer the most advanced legal paternity test to establish if a father and his children are biologically related.

Why choose DNA Legal for Paternity Testing?

- The UK's most advanced paternity test
- Fast Accredited Results
- Cost effective options
- Complete care & support
- Trusted by thousands

Legal Paternity Testing

Paternity testing can be performed with just the alleged father and child, the mother is optional but in many cases requested.

The following products are used when creating a paternity testing quote:

• Legal Paternity Test – Duo - Father & Child
• Legal Paternity Test – Trio – Father, Mother & Child
• Additional Paternity Participant – Legal

Testing Time: 3-5 Working Days,
Fast Track Option: Tests can be fast-tracked for an extra £150 for 1-2 day results

Paternity testing for immigration cases

Paternity testing for immigration cases is performed to support either a visa application or passport.

The following products are used depending on the purpose of the test (Visa or Passport):

• Immigration Visa – Paternity
• Immigration DNA – Passport
• Additional Paternity Participant – Legal

All immigration tests include a calculation to determine both paternity and maternity as required for immigration applications.

Testing Time: 3-5 Working Days
Fast Track Option: Tests can be fast-tracked for an extra £150 for 1-2 day results

FAQs

What types of paternity tests are available?

Depending on your circumstances and reasons for needing a paternity test, you can choose to have a home or legal test. A home paternity test is commonly used for peace of mind, and a legal paternity test is required for several reasons such as proving paternity in a court of law or immigration applications. 

You can read our article about the differences between home and legal paternity tests to find out which one you might need.

Can you have a paternity test whilst pregnant?

Yes. Prenatal paternity tests are available from 9 weeks gestation. There are three types of tests available; a non-invasive test, a CVS test, and an amniocentesis test.

Is consent required for a paternity test?

Yes. Each person who is taking part in the test must give consent to allow their DNA sample to be taken and tested. You can read our article ‘Is consent needed for a paternity test?’ for more information.