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How much does a DNA test cost?

paternity test cost

Wondering how much a DNA test costs? Read on to learn about the costs involved. 

We sometimes get asked why our tests aren’t $89 like other companies on the internet. These companies are usually located overseas, meaning it can take longer to get your results, it’s hard to talk to someone if you need your results explained to you, and you are not protected by Australian Privacy Laws. They often test less areas of DNA than we do (making the results less accurate) and they haven’t gone through a rigorous accreditation process to ensure the quality and reliability of the results.

Identilab offers both peace-of-mind and legally admissible paternity and kinship testing. Both are carried out in our Brisbane laboratory according to the same procedures, ensuring the same level of accuracy. The only difference is the way in which the samples are collected.

If you are interested in one of our tests, but can't afford to pay the full amount upfront, give us a call on 07 3088 5508. We're happy to work with your financial situation to arrange a suitable payment plan.

Peace-of-mind tests

Samples for peace-of-mind testing are easily collected by you in your own home. As the identities of the people involved in testing have not been confirmed by an independent person, the results cannot be used for legal purposes. They are simply for your own information.

Parentage (Paternity/Maternity)

Testing the known parent (if participating), the alleged parent and one child

$295

Additional children

$140 each

Extended relationship/kinship

Testing using standard autosomal DNA or Y-STR DNA (certain male relatives only)

$275 per person

Inclusion of a known parent to aid in interpretation of results

$50

DNA profiling

Per person

$150

Zygosity

Twin testing

$200

Triplet testing

$300

Postage

Sending all collection kits to the same address via Priority Post

FREE

Sending collection kits to more than one address

$10 per additional address

Sending collection kits via Express Post

$10 per address

Return postage for sending samples back to our lab

FREE

 Legally admissible tests

Samples for legally admissible testing must be collected by an appropriate medical professional, the identities of the people involved in testing must be confirmed, and the chain of custody of the samples must be maintained. When samples have been collected in this way they meet the requirements of the Family Law Regulations and the results can be used for legal purposes, such as in Family Law disputes, for visa applications through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and for changing birth certificates.

Please note that there may be additional charges for your sample collection, which should be negotiated with your chosen collector. These charges are beyond our control and are not covered by Identilab testing fees.

Parentage (Paternity/Maternity)

Testing the known parent (if participating), the alleged parent and one child

$550

Additional children

$180 each

Parentage (Paternity/Maternity) for immigration

Testing the known parent (if participating), the alleged parent and one child – all participants located in Australia

$550

Testing the known parent (if participating), the alleged parent and one child – some or all participants located overseas

$750 (China)

$850 (Ukraine)

$950 (Georgia)

$1,050 (rest of world)

Additional children

$180 each

Additional reports, e.g. paternity AND maternity testing is required

$180

Extended relationship/kinship

 

Testing using standard autosomal DNA or Y-STR DNA (certain male relatives only)

$325 per person

Inclusion of a known parent to aid in interpretation of results

$50

DNA profiling

Per person

$200

Postage

Sending all collection kits to the same address via Priority Post

FREE

Sending collection kits to more than one address

$10 per additional address

Sending collection kits via Express Post

$10 per address

Return postage for sending samples back to our lab

FREE

 

 Note: All prices are in AUD and include GST.

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