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How much does a DNA test cost?

paternity test cost

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 (if you get them at all), 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 reliable) and they haven’t gone through a rigorous accreditation process to ensure the quality and reliability of the results.

 Identilab offers both at home and legally admissible paternity and kinship testing. These 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.

Our fees for DNA Paternity testing start at $265 and we offer Zip Money to approved applicants. Simply add your chosen test to your cart, then select Zip as your payment method at checkout where you'll be taken to the Zip site to complete your secure transaction. 

If you are interested in one of our tests, but can't afford to pay the full amount upfront, give us a call on 1300 114 294. We're happy to work with your financial situation to arrange a suitable payment plan.

At home DNA tests

Samples for at home 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 and peace of mind.

Parentage (Paternity/Maternity)

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

$265

Additional children

$165 each

Extended relationship/kinship

Testing using standard autosomal DNA or Y-STR DNA (certain male relatives only) - 2 participants

$595

Additional participants

$200

Inclusion of a known parent to aid in interpretation of results

FREE

DNA profiling

Per person

$170

Zygosity

Twin testing

$165

Triplet testing

$245

Postage

Sending all collection kits to the same address via standard trackable Australia 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 via standard trackable Australia Post

FREE

Return postage for sending samples back to our lab via Express Post

$10

 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 Home Affairs, 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

$495

Additional children

$195 each

Parentage (Paternity/Maternity) for immigration

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

$495

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

$795 (Ukraine/Georgia)

$995 (rest of world)

Additional children

$195 each

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

$195

Extended relationship/kinship

 

Testing using standard autosomal DNA or Y-STR DNA (certain male relatives only) - 2 participants

$695

Additional participants

$300

Inclusion of a known parent to aid in interpretation of results

FREE

DNA profiling

Per person

$210

Postage

Sending all collection kits to the same address via standard trackable Australia 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 via standard trackable Australia Post

FREE

Return postage for sending samples back to our lab via Express Post

$10

 

Note: All prices are in AUD and include GST.

Please call us on 1300 114 294 or email us at hello@identilab.com.au if you would like more information on our DNA testing services and which option would be best for your specific situation. .

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