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Paternity Testing

Non-Legal (Home) Paternity Test From $160

A Home Paternity Test is the easiest and quickest way to confirm whether an alleged father is the biological father of a child. Get peace of mind today, with testing from just $160.

Legal Paternity Testing From $395

Our Legal Paternity Testing is performed in accordance with the Family Law Act 1975 and can be used for a range of legal issues, including changes to birth certificates and for matters before the Family Law Courts, such as child support and child custody disputes.

Immigration Testing From $395

DNAQ is an accredited NATA laboratory, approved by the Department of Immigration to undertake DNA testing for Australia Visa and Citizenship purposes. We can assist in arranging sample collection for family members in Australia, and also for family members living overseas.

Legal Paternity Testing for Child Safety Cases From $650

For many cases where Child Safety is involved, a Legal Paternity Test that is admissible in the Family Law court is required. DNAQ works closely with Child Safety officers across Australia, and can help arrange Paternity Testing for children currently in their care.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Testing From $1,595

A Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test can be used to confirm paternity from as early as the 7th week of pregnancy, using only a blood sample from the mother and alleged father. Our DNA test is highly advanced, and the most accurate on the market. It analyses over 5,000 genetic markers, known as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), to determine paternity with >99.9999999% accuracy.

How do Legal and Peace of Mind Paternity DNA Tests differ?

Both Legal DNA Test and Non-Legal (Home) DNA Tests are conducted using the same methods in the laboratory, and will both provide accurate results. The main difference between the two tests is how the samples are collected.

For a Legal Paternity DNA Test, a Chain of Custody must be established to verify the identity of the person that the sample was collected from and ensure that the samples are not tampered with at any stage during the collection process. The samples must be collected by an independent third party, usually a doctor or pathology nurse. Read more about our Legal DNA Collection process here.

By establishing a Chain of Custody, the DNA sample is documented and accounted for during the entire DNA testing process. This allows for the results from the Legal Paternity DNA Test to be legally admissible. If you require testing for purposes such as changing a birth certificate, for Immigration or Family Court matters, such as those involving child support or child custody, you will require a Legal DNA Test.

Non-Legal DNA Tests (also known as a Home or Peace of Mind DNA Test) are used for reassurance purposes only. The results cannot be used for legal purposes. The individuals being tested do not need to provide any proof of identity or have the collection overseen and can collect the sample themselves at home. Therefore we cannot legally verify that the sample has been obtained from that person.

Because the sample collection procedure is different, a Non-Legal DNA Test cannot be upgraded to a Legal DNA test. Therefore, it is important that prior to purchasing your paternity DNA test that you are aware of which type of test is required for your situation. If you are unsure of which DNA test you need, please contact us on 1300 172 837 to discuss the particular needs of your case.



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