Servicing all of the United Kingdom from our laboratories and research centers.
UK trusts Paternity Depot for Clinically Precise Paternity Testing
Home of the £69 (€93) Paternity Test: Certified results in 5 days or less!
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Full paternity test for one father/one child is now £69 (€93).
With over 300,000 successful tests! Your samples are now sent overnight and tested in our new global state-of-the-art facility paternity testing center in North America. Faster than ever results and super clinical precision. Our lab is fully accredited* and every test is done by PhD level staff in our state-of-the-art facility. Our tests can be easily done for legal or informational purposes - Only at Paternity Depot are our tests run twice to confirm the result. Paternity Depot does every type of relationship test, and our home sample collection kit is easy to use and clinically precise. We will send two separate kits at no extra cost if the two people to be tested are located at different addresses. Once the test is completed you will be called or emailed immediately and the certificate mailed to you on request.
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Results are available 5-7 business days from receipt of samples and can be tracked using a tracking number on our secure results portal. Split kits can be sent if the father and child are in different locations.
DNA Paternity Test
Discrete and accurate DNA paternity testing is instantly available. We will send you a DNA sample collection kit for easy at home use. Return the swabs in the preaddressed envelope and your results will be available to you in about a week's time. Paternity is a sensitive issue. Our highly trained staff of professionals is ready to talk to you and supply guidance and reassurance on these sensitive and confidential matters. Samples can be collected discretely in the privacy of your home and sent to us by mail or courier in 3 easy steps.
Can I order the test outside of the UK?
We provide testing across Europe to countries such as France, Germany and Spain. Order your test and we will perform the testing.
What if I Cannot Obtain Buccal Swabs?
If for any reason you or we cannot obtain buccal swabs from any of the parties to a DNA test there are many alternative sources of DNA that often work quite well. Note: Additional fees apply to some samples. Please call us to discuss.
- Blood - a few drops on any material
- Toothbrush - even if several months old
- Dental floss, toothpick, chewing gum
- Nail clippings
- Teeth or bones
- Used Kleenex or handkerchief is an excellent source of DNA
- Urine, razors, cigarette butts, licked envelopes
- Hair (if follicles are attached)
- Clothing, if in intimate contact with the person
- Who's involved?
- We require the samples from the alleged father and child for conclusive results (typically over 99.99% accurate); the mother is not required to participate in the test.
How long will my results take?
Results are provided in approximately 7 business days.
How accurate is the test?
Results are typically over 99.99% accurate for inclusion and 100% accurate for exclusion of a potential father.
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) stores the genetic information in the cells of your being. It is made up of four similar compounds A.T.C. and G that are repeated over and over in pairs.
A gene is a distinct portion of a cell's DNA and provides the coded instructions that help structure and determine every aspect of your physical and mental being. These genes are parcelled in bundles called chromosomes. There are 23 pairs of chromosomes one of each are from the mother and one from the father. The 23rd chromosome is the sexual determinate. Testing is based on PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and the use of STR (short tandem repeats) to generate multiplex reactions where many STR regions are tested simultaneously. This produces a 100% result excluding the approximate .0000001% incidence of monozygotic genes (identical twins).
Identical Twins - How Identical?
There has long been a perception that identical twins have identical genetic profiles. Our research indicates that this is not necessarily the case, and there may be, in some cases, genetic differences. This has been confirmed in studies that show that one twin may have a genetic predisposition to a disease that the other does not. This may be true in about 50% of cases. Environmental factors can cause an individual to gain or lose intracellular DNA in what is now recognized as a dynamic process. These same factors are evidenced in the fact that identical twins do not often have identical fingerprints.
Can I order the test outside of the UK?
We provide testing across Europe, a small number of countries may have protocols to follow. Order your test and we will perform the testing.