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AlphaBiolabs is UKAS 17025 accredited meaning that you can have confidence in our paternity test results as our own laboratory has been independently assessed and passed by industry experts from the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS). We offer a range of 'peace of mind' Paternity Tests, which can be ordered online.
We understand the anxiety you may be feeling at this time and have taken appropiate measures to ensure that confidentiality and speed is maintained at every step.
These measures include:
No other laboratory goes further than we do to ensure a quick, hassle free service.
We take support and counselling very seriously and customers considering a paternity test or any type of DNA test should think carefully about the repercussions of an unexpected result and the impact it may have on any child involved. There are a number of professional bodies who are able to provide independent advice and counselling. Please click here to see a list of support and useful numbers.
If you need more help we provide a FREE support line - Please call: 0800 170 1200
We are one of only a few laboratories in Europe who can offer a same day paternity test. A 'peace of mind' paternity test is suitable if you require a test for curiosity purposes only. Please note that results cannot be used for legal matters such as changing the name on a birth certificate or in family court proceedings. Samples are easy to collect and results are available at the end of the business day, once the samples arrive at our laboratory. The result will guarantee a minimum probability for a positive match or inclusion of greater than 99.99% and 100% for an exclusion or negative result. Our DNA Paternal Test can be ordered online.
Peace of mind or paternity testing is characterised by the self-collection process. We send sample collection kits to the testing parties, and they perform their own swabbing to collect their DNA samples. Because of this collection method, private paternity testing produces results that are not legally defensible. Included with the kit are consent forms, which must be signed and sent back to AlphaBiolabs with the DNA samples.
A paternity test works by comparing a child’s DNA profile with that of an alleged father (and often the mother as well). Because a child inherits half of his or her DNA from each biological parent, such a comparison reveals whether the child may have inherited DNA from the father. When individuals are biologically related as parent and child, their DNA profiles show predictable patterns of genetic inheritance. It is this information we use to determine the paternity of a child.
These samples are not admissible in a court of law and although we follow a strict code of practice to ensure you get a 100% accurate test result we cannot be 100% sure that the sample we have receive are from the parties expected as we do not take a samples.
If you are going to use your paternity test for legal purposes then you may need our legal paternity testing service.
Please ensure you read all instructions before beginning avoid eating drinking or washing mouth immediately before taking any DNA sample.
Begin by...... considering the need for a legal paternity test.
Do you need your test results for legal purposes such as immigration applications? If so, please contact us. This test is not suitable for legal purposes.
The results will be given to the person nominated on the Paternity test Consent Form, for whom everyone tested has given consent and other authorised persons where appropriate.
Your test results will be emailed to you and you can gain access to the file using the password you create.
Please note your unique case reference number as you will need this for your results or if you need to contact AlphaBiolabs.
|Alpha Biolabs||DNA Worldwide||Anglia DNA||IBDNA||DDC||Whoz The Daddy||Genetrack Biolabs||Easy DNA||Home DNA Direct||GTL Labs Limited||Dad Check|
|Ministry of Justice Approved Lab|
|ACCURACY OF TESTING|
|No. Markers Tested||24 - 29||21 - 46||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16|
|Paternity Conclusive Rate||99.99%||100% or money back||99.99%||99.90%||99.99%||99.90%||99.99%||99.99%||99.99%||99.90%||99.99%|
|Probability of positive Paternity||99.999999%||100.00%||99.99%||99.90%||99.99%||99.90%||99.99%||99.99%||99.99%||99.90%||100.00%|
|Probability of negative Paternity||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|Siblings Test Conclusive Rate||>99%||99%||80%||80%||80%||80%||80%||80%||80%||80%||80%|
|Lab Time for Results++||1 day||3-4 Days||3-5 Days||4 Days||3-4 Days||5 Days||5-7 Days||3-5 Days||3-5 Days||5 Days||3-5 Days|
|Average Lab Time for Results++||8 - 12 working hours||72 Hours||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Time until kit arrives at your home++||1-2 Days||1-2 Days||1-2 Days||1-2 Days||1-2 Days||1-2 Days||7-10 Days||1-2 Days||1-2 Days||1-2 Days||1-2 Days|
|Overall Time from order to results +||4 Days||6 Days||6-8 Days||7 Days||7-8 Days||8 Days||25 Days||8 Days||8 Days||8 Days||6-8 Days|
|PRICING - HOME PATERNITY|
|DNA Sample Kit||FREE||£24||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||£29||N/A|
|DNA Test Cost (Mum,Dad & Kid)||£149||£125||£169||£149||£145||£119*||£99||£139||£139**||£89||£169|
|Kit Postage||Inc||FREE||Inc||Inc||Inc||£5||£3 - £20||Inc||N/A||Inc||Inc|
|Results by Post||Inc||FREE||Inc||-||Inc||£15||Inc||£10||£10||£15||Inc|
|Results by Phone||-||FREE||-||-||-||£10||-||N/A||N/A||£10||-|
|Results by E-Mail||Inc||FREE||Inc||-||Inc||£5||Inc||Inc||Inc||£5||Inc|
|Saving if results by all methods||Inc||FREE||Inc||-||-||-£5||-||-||-||-£5||-|
|DNA Data Provided||£30||FREE||Inc||Inc||Inc||-||-||-||-||-||Inc|
|TOTAL TEST FEE:||£149||£149||£169||£149||£145||£149||£103 - £119||£149||£149||£143||£169|
* Whoz The Daddy testing starts at £99 for Father & Child, as the UK Guidelines advise Father, Mother & Child which helps ensure full consent from all parties we have compared pricing for Father, Mother & Child.
** Home DNA Direct testing starts at £119 for Father & Child, as the UK Guidelines advise Father, Mother & Child which helps ensure full consent from all parties we have compared pricing for Father, Mother & Child.
+ Overall Turnaround time assumes kit received next business day (Day1), samples collected same day and sent back for testing (Day2), samples received back by Testing company (Day 3 - if facility within UK).
++ All Days quoted are Business Days (i.e Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays)
As you can see from the above table when it comes to paternity testing we are as cheap as most, but because we are a UK based paternity testing laboratory we give you the most accurate and fastest DNA paternity results in the world.
We are more than happy to help if you have any questions please use the form below or call 0800 170 1200
The UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to the 17025 International standard for DNA Paternity, Maternity, Sibling Analysis & Drugs of Abuse Testing in Hair.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.
The Investors in People (IIP) Standard is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.