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.
DNAQ offers fast and affordable DNA testing for couples undergoing surrogacy arrangements in the Ukraine. Under Australian law, children born through surrogacy programs are required to undertake a DNA parentage test between the biological father or the biological mother to show a genetic link.
We are a NATA accredited laboratory based in Brisbane, Australia, and are approved by the Department of Immigration to undertake paternity testing to establish a genetic link between the biological parent and child, for visa and citizenship purposes for children born via surrogacy.
Testing starts from $800 and includes express processing at no additional cost. We understand the first few weeks are precious, and we aim to get your new family home as quickly as possible.
Australian couples should apply for DNA testing prior to the birth and can undergo testing themselves before travelling to the Ukraine. We will send a testing kit for the biological parent/s to their home address to have their samples collected in Australia.
Once the child is born, parents can book an appointment and take their child to IOM Kyiv in the Ukraine for DNA sample collection. As we regularly have couples attending the clinic with their children, DNA collection kits are already onsite at the IOM Clinic. This means parents do not need to wait for a testing kit to arrive and can take their newborn for DNA testing shortly after being born.
After the samples are collected, they are taken to the Australian Embassy in Kyiv for Diplomatic transfer back to Australia. The Diplomatic bag leaves once a week on Wednesdays. Upon arrival in Canberra the samples are forwarded to DNAQ in Brisbane via DHL Express courier. Samples usually take 1 week to arrive at DNAQ after leaving in the Diplomatic Bag from Kyiv on Wednesday.
Once we receive the child’s sample at our laboratory, DNAQ will process the sample in 1-2 working days. Results will be issued to both the parents and the Department of Immigration, so you can return home with the newest member of your family as soon as possible.
DNAQ will keep you informed at every step of the process and we can be contacted on +61 3054 4302 or [email protected] whilst you are overseas. For more information, see our Surrogacy Brochure or Surrogacy Testing Process.
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We are also able to facilitate DNA collections for couples undertaking Surrogacy in other parts of the world, such as Georgia. Australian couples should apply for DNA testing prior to the birth and can undergo testing themselves before travelling overseas for the birth. We will send a testing kit for the biological parent/s to their home address to have their samples collected in Australia.
Before the child is born we will organise to have our DNA testing kit and paperwork sent overseas to the panel collection clinic specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in your Letter of Offer for DNA Testing.
Once the child has been born our DNA testing kit will be waiting at your chosen panel collection clinic for your child’s collection, you will be able to contact the clinic directly to schedule your appointment.
Once the sample has been collected, it will then be returned to our laboratory in Brisbane, via DHL Express Couriers. A prepaid return shipping envelope is included with the DNA kit.
DNA QLD has completed testing for many happy surrogate families. See some testimonials from our Australian clients below:
“I would like to thank you and your hard working team, for the wonderful support, consistent emails, prompt replies and quick efficient turnaround times your Lab has done for us. Being in another country and having 3 newborn daughters born at once has been a great, fun and exciting time for us but starting the whole process to get them home can be quite a long and daunting task but with your Lab turning the samples around quickly has assisted us with getting our 3 beautiful daughters home quickly and safely which is every new parents wish! Thank you.”
“Even though it’s the result we expected it’s a huge relief to have confirmation. Thanks also for providing the results so quickly!”
“You have been a delight to deal with! Surrogacy is such a stressful process, and it is so nice to deal with someone who makes a part of it so easy and who understands the process!”
“We wanted to pass on our big thanks for all that you’ve done to expedite our DNA testing. A pleasure to work with you and we’ll be sure to recommend your services to the upcoming couples also coming to Kiev for surrogacy after us.”
“We would like to pass on our thanks to the DNAQ team for your prompt assistance in handling the testing of our samples. It has truly been a pleasure dealing with DNAQ. Everyone we have dealt with has been prompt, knowledgeable and professional. We are very grateful for your team’s efforts and hard work in handling our request within short time frames.”
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