At Home Parentage Test
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“Thank you so much for not just the fast result but all your care and help before and during the process. I so appreciate this!” Denise, NSW
Our at home maternity & paternity DNA test kits are used to either confirm or exclude a biological relationship between an alleged parent and the child. A simple mouth swab, from the child and parent in question, is all that is required for our lab to determine whether a potential mum or dad is genetically related to the child.
Maternity & Paternity tests work by comparing the DNA profile of the child to that of the alleged mother or alleged father. As children inherit 50% of their DNA from each parent, we can compare the two test subjects' DNA profiles to establish how likely it is that the child inherited their DNA from the adult in question.
At Identilab, we analyse 23 DNA markers (in addition to 2 markers that indicate the sex of the person) to provide Australia's most reliable maternity & paternity test results.
All maternity & paternity testing is carried out in our NATA accredited Australian testing laboratory by scientists with over 45 years of combined experience in forensic & human identification sciences.
You don’t need a referral from your doctor to undertake a parentage test.
There are three easy steps to finding out if you are the father or mother of a child at Identilab:
Place your order online or by contacting us by phone, email or through our contact form. We’ll send your collection kits to your home that day if ordered by 1 pm on a weekday. Kits are sent in discreet packaging via Australia Post for free, or there is an Express Post option for an additional fee.
Your collection kit includes full instructions on how to take your samples at home – it’s just a quick and easy swab from inside the mouth. Package the samples in the return pre-paid envelope and drop them back in the post.
Once we have all the samples at the lab, we’ll perform our testing as quickly as possible. You’ll receive your results via email within 5 business days of us receiving your samples (providing the samples are of good quality and additional testing is not required).
The results of an at home paternity or maternity test cannot be used for legal purposes, because the identities of the people taking part in the DNA tests have not been confirmed by an independent person. The results provided from the test are therefore for your peace of mind and personal knowledge only.
Do you need your results for legal purposes, because it's been court ordered in Family Court, or you're changing a birth certificate, or for child support claims? If yes, you will need our legally admissible test which is performed according to the Family Law Act 1975. Not sure which test you need? Give us a call on 1300 114 294 to discuss your needs and options.
This at home paternity test kit includes testing for the known parent, the alleged parent, and one child (additional children can be tested for $165 each). We highly recommend including samples from both parents to ensure you are getting the most reliable results.