At DNAQ, we are following all current advice provided by the Australian Government, local health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO), and taking extra precautionary steps to ensure the health and safety of our laboratory staff and customer service team to minimise any disruption to testing
Please be advised our laboratory is still operational, and we are currently not experiencing any delays with processing of samples.
For all non-legal testing, a testing kit can be sent directly to your home address. You can simply collect the sample yourself at home, and post it back to DNAQ in the supplied prepaid return envelope. Legal Collection appointments are also still available at our laboratory in Brisbane upon request. However, if you are experiencing any virus-like symptoms or have travelled overseas in the past 14 days, we recommend delaying your collection or rescheduling your appointment to a later date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff on 1300 172 837.
Legal Paternity Testing is performed under the Family Law Act 1975 and can be used for a range of legal issues involving the Family Law Court of Australia (court ordered DNA testing), such as Child Support and Child Custody disputes, changes to birth certificates, immigration, surrogacy, estate matters and other legal reasons.
DNAQ processes all samples utilizing the most stringent DNA kit available on the commercial market which provides results in excess of 99.99% for father and child testing and 99.9999% when the mother’s DNA is also tested. DNAQ is accredited to the highest International standards of ISO 17025 and with the National Association of Australian Testing Authorities (NATA).
We pride ourselves on having staff who are trained to the highest possible standard. We understand the sensitivities around your situation and can explain the testing procedure and results accurately, efficiently and with the utmost level of confidentiality.
You can order online or fill out our application form and return it to DNAQ via email or post. An application must be filled out and payment must be received, prior to starting any testing. Once DNAQ receives your application and payment we will start your case. We will mail a sealed collection kit to all parties being tested, which contains instructions for the client, Justice of the Peace and Collector (such as your GP or a Pathology Collector). Alternatively, we also offer in-house collections at our Brisbane laboratory for an additional fee.
Each person (including children) will need the following:
Any deviations from this procedure will result in delayed processing and/or re-collection of
samples which will incur a $60 charge to the client. If you have any questions regarding the collection process, please call DNAQ on 1300 172 837 during business hours.
DNAQ also offers the convenience of in-house collections at our laboratory in Brisbane, for an additional fee of $75 per person. We can arrange for Justice of the Peace to be present, and collect your samples at one appointment.
We can arrange for our DNA kits to be sent internationally, please contact us on 1300 172 837 and we can provide you with a quote for overseas courier. If it is an Australian Immigration case the DNA collection kit will be sent to the closest Embassy or Consulate, for more information please visit our Immigration Testing page.
As soon as all samples are received at DNAQ, the case will be promptly processed. We endeavor to have the results mailed within 3-5 working days of the receipt of the samples at our laboratory in Brisbane. An Express processing option (2 working days) is available for an additional $350.
Results will be mailed to the parties tested. No results will be given over the phone or faxed. Copies may be emailed to the mother and alleged father if consent is given on the Consent Authority form at time of testing. A copy may be faxed or emailed to a nominated Lawyer or Case Manager (Child Services) if DNAQ has prior written consent from the tested parties. Copies will be sent directly to Australian Immigration for Immigration cases.
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