Non Legal (Peace of Mind) DNA Testing
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid)
is a chemical substance found in most cells in the human body.
Half of each
person’s DNA comes from their mother and the other half from their father. By
comparing DNA from the mother, child and father, it is possible to establish
whether an alleged father is the father of a child with a probability of
paternity routinely in excess of 99.99%. Many parents, children and families
find peace of mind from undertaking a DNA test for paternity
Paternity Tests : To establish whether an Alleged Father 'is' or 'is not' the biological father of a child. There are 2 types of tests.
1. Our Standard Test - this involves testing the Mother, Child and Alleged Father to establish paternity.
2. The Motherless Test - If the mother does not wish to or is unavailable to take part in the test, then appropriate consent from the person responsible for the child is required, in order for the test to be carried out.
Maternity Tests: Used to establish whether an Alleged Mother is or is not the biological mother of a child. There are 2 types of tests.
1. Our standard test involves testing the Father, Child and Alleged Mother to establish maternity.
2. The Motherless Test - If the father does not wish to take part or is unavailable to take part in the test, then the Alleged Mother and child will establish maternity.
Family Relationship Testing Services
There are a 4 types of tests available
Sibling Test* Y-Chromosome Test
Other Kinship Testing* Twin Zygosity Test
This test is used to establish if 2 or more individuals:
- share both biological parents - full siblings
- share just one biological parent - half siblings
- do not share either parent - unrelated
Other Kinship Testing*
If 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 then the following tests can be done.
- Uncle/Aunt Test
- Grandparent Test
Y - Chromosome Test
This 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 Brother, Father, Grandfather, Son, Uncle or some more distant relationship.
Twin Zygosity Test
This service is available to clients who would like to establish whether individuals being tested are identical or non-identical twins
Other DNA (Peace of Mind) Tests Available:
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 is deceased.
DNA is extracted from items worn or used by the deceased individual to resolve cases for which other tests many have proved inconclusive or could not be used.
We have had success with such cases even where the items used wre more than 70 years old.
Items we can extract a DNA profile from include:
- Bodily Fluid
- Cigarette Ends
- Hair Roots
Single Person Profile
This testing service is used to generate a sing DNA profile for an individual.
It has been used by clients who wish to establish their DNA profile to resolve any inheritance disputes following their death.
Mouth swab samples are obtained for this DNA Testing
This service is also regularly requested by, or on behalf of, individuals travelling overseas, for elderly relative with dementia or for individuals serving with the Armed Forces as proof of identity in case they go missing.
Who can consent for the Anglia DNA test to take place?
participant over the age of 16 years will need to consent for their DNA to be
tested and will need to support this with a copy of identification. (see what
identification will be required?)
For children under the age of 16 years old, we will need signed consent
for the test to take place from the mother, or person responsible for the child.
What Identification will be required?
Everyone being tested will need to provide a photocopy of identification
in order to check their identity.
For mother, father, child, or other participating person over
16 years, photocopy of one of the following:
UK driving licence (full or provisional)
Front and back of a bank card
– (front showing name, back must
For children under 16 years,
photocopy of one of the following:
Photograph signed and dated by mother
Who will receive the results?
The results will be given to the person nominated on the Consent Form
and other authorised persons.
How do I order my DNA test?
There are 3 ways you can order your test
- Order Online
- Call us on 01603 358 161
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org