Guide to DNA, Drug & Alcohol Testing
Anglia DNA Services is an independent UK laboratory specialising in DNA, Drug & Alcohol Testing for both court-directed and private purposes.
Over the last 10 years the company has developed a reputation for its innovation and excellence in scientific services. Flexible, quality assured testing services using the latest scientific technology ensures value for money, speed of service and total client care.
One of the UK's leading accredited* laboratories in this field, we are relied upon by many local authorities and law firms throughout the UK to ensure that results meet court deadlines.
Anglia DNA provides full case management and offers a Sample Collection Service throughout the UK. We also routinely handles cases involving clients in multiple countries and cover most of the world.
Legal DNA testing is often required for purposes such as changing a birth certificate or immigration. It is also frequently ordered by the courts for child maintenance cases or under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969. The latter requires a Ministry of Justice approved laboratory to carry out the DNA testing and we are proud to be able to say that we are one of the few laboratories in the country that is approved. To find out more about our legal DNA testing please follow the link provided or find full pricing here.
Non-Legal DNA Tesing, also known ans 'Peace of Mind' DNA testing, is for when the testing is required purely for the peace of mind of the participants. The results, although just as accurate as legal DNA testing, are not court admissable and as such cannot be used for any legal purposes such as changing a birth certificate. For test results to be court admissable a recorded and valid chain of custody must be maintained for the samples, this of course adds extra costs which is why we are able to provide out 'peace of mind' DNA testing at a lower cost than the legal service. For more information about our non-legal DNA testing please follow the link provided. Legal Drug Testing is generally ordered by the courts, as such our service fulfils all stipulatations for the results to be court admissable. The sample taken is usually a small amount of hair from the head however body hair, blood, saliva and urine are also used depending on the requirements of the test. For more information about our legal drug testing please follow the link provided. Workplace Drug Testing is a service provided to companies and organisations to ensure that drugs and alcohol aren't abused in the workplace. This is particularly important in high risk roles such as those in the industrial, driving and aviation sectors. We provide our services directly to employers as well as offering outsourcing services to occupational health providers and recruitment companies. For more information about out workplace drug and alcohol testing please follow the link provided.
UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory No 2699 to ISO 17025*
Accredited by the Ministry of Justice
to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England
and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.
Sample Collection Service available throughout the UK.
Extensive Network of Samplers worldwide
Standard 2 Full Day DNA Testing for up to 3 persons**
DNA Express Testing Services - 24 hour and same day (8 hour)***
Personal Service - each case is assigned to a dedicated team member who manages the case from start to finish
Direct Contact with our scientists
Results Reported in a clear and easy to understand language.
Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to conduct CPD courses.
No hidden charges and split invoicing free of charge.
* For a full schedule of UKAS accreditation for IDNA Genetics (t/a Anglia DNA Services) please see this pdf.
** Standard processing times for more than 3 participants in 5 full working days.
*** Testing times are from when the samples are received in our laboratory. Additional charges apply.