DNA Tests Available
Legal DNA Test or Peace of Mind?
Many people require a DNA test for different reasons, the reason for the
test will determine the type of test that is needed. The difference
between a Legal DNA Test and a Peace of Mind DNA Test is described
Legal DNA Test
Tests for any legal purpose such as: immigration, changing a birth certificate, child support payments, or probate, our Legal Test Service is required. For a DNA Test to be valid in a court of law, there is a strict chain of custody. All DNA mouth swab samples must be taken from participants by a registered GP or Nurse, or alternatively by a member of the Anglia DNA sampling team, via our Sample Collection Service
Peace of Mind
A peace of mind DNA Test puts an end to suspicion, and provides an
answer to doubts or questions which may have existed for weeks, months,
or even years, at the back of people’s minds. These tests are self
sample (often called “home”) tests. The client samples themselves in the
comfort of their own home and returns the samples (along with
appropriate documentation) to the laboratory for testing. These tests
are designed to be used for peace of mind purposes only, they are not
designed to be used for legal purposes.
Paternity DNA Testing
Paternity testing is the test for which we have the greatest demand and is used to establish whether an Alleged Father is or is not the biological father of a child. We Offer Two Types of Paternity Test:
The Standard Paternity Test involves testing the Mother, Child and the Alleged Father to establish paternity.
The Motherless Paternity Test involves testing the Alleged Father and Child to establish paternity and can be used if the mother does not wish to or is unavailable to take part in the test and we have the appropriate consent for the test to be carried out.
Maternity DNA Testing
Our Maternity testing service is used to establish whether an Alleged Mother is or is not the biological
mother of a child. We Offer Two Types of Maternity Test:
The Standard Maternity Test involves testing the Father, Child and the Alleged Mother to establish maternity.
The Fatherless Maternity Test involves testing the Alleged Mother and Child to establish maternity and can be used if the father does not wish to or is unavailable to take part in the test.
Sibling DNA Testing
Sibling testing is part of our range of Family Relationship Testing Services. Sibling testing is used to establish whether two or more individuals share both biological parents (full siblings), or whether they share just one biological parent (half siblings) or whether they share neither parent (unrelated), i.e. whether they are full brothers or sisters,half brothers or sisters or are unrelated.
Uncle/Aunt/Nephew/Niece DNA Testing*
This test is available to clients as part of our range of Family Relationship Testing Services and is used to establish whether individuals in a family are related as Uncle/Aunt/Nephew or Niece.
It is often requested by clients where the biological parents are not available for testing and the family wish to confirm or establish the nature of the biological relationships between the individuals.
Grandparent DNA Testing*
This test is available to clients as part of our range of Family Relationship Testing Services and is used to establish whether individuals are related as Grandparent and Grandchild. It is often requested by clients where the biological parents are not available for testing and the family wish to confirm or establish the nature of the biological relationships between the individuals.*AccuracyIt is important to note that in some cases, test results for the family relationships above will be inconclusive. Inconclusive results occur when the genetic information shared between the potential siblings/relatives is common to that shared by the general population. In these circumstances there is insufficient genetic evidence unique to the individuals being tested to establish the relationship between them. It is not possible to predict the outcome of one of these tests until it is completed, and unfortunately because of the work involved we are unable to refund clients who receive an inconclusive result. To understand this further and to discuss how this may affect your case, please call us on 01603 450948.
Y-Chromosome DNA Testing
Our Y-Chromosome testing service is available to clients who would like to establish whether or not the individuals being tested are biologically related through the paternal (male) family line. If the individuals are shown to be related, they may be related as uncle, grandfather, father, son, brother or some other, more distant, relationship.
Twin Zygosity Testing
Our Twin Zygosity testing service is available to clients who would like to establish whether the individuals being tested are identical or non-identical twins. This test is often requested by clients who wish out of interest to confirm that they are identical twins. It has also been used by individuals who need to establish suitability of siblings for organ or bone marrow donation.
Single Person Profile
The Single Person Profile testing service is used to generate a single DNA profile for an individual. This service has been used by clients who wish to establish their DNA profile to resolve any inheritance disputes following their death. This service is also regularly requested by or on behalf of individuals travelling overseas, for elderly relatives with dementia or for individuals serving with the Armed Forces as proof of identity in case they go missing.
This is a 'non-criminal'
testing service which may be used, for example, to establish a family relationship where one of the individuals to be tested has died. We can use DNA extracted from items used or worn by the deceased individual to resolve cases for which other tests may have proved inconclusive or could not be used. We have had a lot of success with such cases even where the items used were more than 70 years’ old. This service has also benefited companies trying to trace the culprit of an office prank or the identity of an employee who may be purposefully causing damage to equipment.