Legally Admissible Parentage Test
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Identilab offers NATA accredited paternity and maternity tests, the results of which can be used for legal purposes (court-admissible), such as in Family Law disputes (Custody, Child Support), and for changing birth certificates. By following the instructions provided, your samples will satisfy the requirements set out in the Family Law Act 1975.
“Thank you so very much for your help and your speedy process of our tests. Your professionalism, attitude and efficiency have definitely made my situation easier." Ross, QLD
Legal Paternity Tests vs Maternity Tests
A legal paternity test tells you if a man is the true biological father of a child. Likewise, a maternity test tells you if a woman is the true biological mother of a child. Because children inherit half their DNA from their dad and the other half from their mum, comparing a child’s DNA profile with that of the questioned father or mother shows how likely it is that the child inherited their DNA from them. At Identilab, we look at 23 DNA markers (as well as 2 markers that tell us the sex of the person), meaning you are getting the best results available. You don’t need a referral from your doctor or a court order to undertake a court-admissible paternity or maternity 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 complete the consent form and have your samples collected by your chosen medical professional – we recommend your regular family GP or clinic nurse. It’s just a quick and easy swab from inside the mouth. Please note that any charges for this collection are to be negotiated with the collector and are not covered by Identilab testing fees. A security satchel and pre-paid envelope are included for returning the samples to the laboratory. If you are located in Brisbane, we can collect your samples in our office at no charge (please call for an appointment).
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).
Do you just want the results for your own information and not for legal purposes? You might prefer our at home paternity test. Not sure which test you need? Give us a call on 1300 114 294 to discuss your needs and options.
This legally admissible paternity test kit contains testing for the known parent, the alleged parent and one child (additional children can be tested for $195 each). We highly recommend including samples from both parents to ensure you are getting the most reliable results.
It is often possible to perform parentage testing even when the alleged father or mother is deceased. Please contact us on 1300 114 294 to discuss your specific situation.