Once we have received your order you will receive a confirmation email
that the order has been placed and received. Your DNA kit will be
dispatched to you and should normally arrive within 2 business days.
Your DNA kit will provide full instructions, submission forms and oral
swabs to collect your DNA samples. The instructions are very easy and
straight forward but we are always available should you have any
questions. After collecting your samples and completing your submission
forms please return your samples to BioClinics in the self addressed
envelope provided. Please remember to affix a postage stamp. Your
results will be ready within the specified turnaround time and will be
sent to you by email.
Paternity Testing Details
The Paternity Test is used to establish the biological father of an individual.
The Paternity Test price includes:
1 alleged father and 1 child. If the mother is available for the Paternity Test then her sample will be processed for free as this improves the accuracy of the test.
The cost of the test includes all paternity test
reports and correspondence.
Additional alleged fathers or children included in the Paternity Test should be charged at the rate specified.
The Paternity Test
During a Paternity test, 16 genetic locations are analysed in total.
A person possesses two (of many possible)
alleles at each location. The alleles are identified by a number. These are
inherited from the parents at conception. One comes from the mother and one
from the father.
Therefore, when the DNA profiles of biological
parents are laid out together in a paternity test, one of the child’s alleles
(numbers) will match up with a number from the mothers sample and the other
should match up with an allele from the father’s sample.
If these alleles match at all locations analysed
in the paternity test, a person is included as the biological father of the
child because it proves they have passed these genetic markers to the child at
Inconsistencies in the paternity test (locations
where there is NO match) will exclude a person as a biological father. This is
based on the fact that it is only possible to pass on to your offspring, the
alleles which you possess in your own DNA profile.
Accuracy of the Paternity Test
>99.9999 probability obtained for inclusion as a biological parent in a Paternity Test. This result means that a person is at least 1 million times more likely to be the biological parent of the child tested, than an unrelated individual from the same ethnic group.
0% probability obtained in a Paternity Test
when excluded as a biological parent.
This result means that there is 0% chance
that the person tested is the
biological parent of the child.
Please see the DNA Clinics site for further information regarding the Paternity DNA test