Surrogacy Testing


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.


Fast and affordable DNA testing


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 $950 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.


Return home with the newest member

of your family as soon as possible


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.


 Contact us today to start your application or apply now


DNAQ is a proud provider of DNA testing services for clients of the Lotus Surrogacy agency and International Star Assistance Group. 


DNA QLD has completed testing for many happy surrogate families. Our Australian  clients provided the following testimonials:

“I would like to thank you and your hard working team, for the wonderful support, consistent emails, prompt reply’s and quick efficient turn around 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 daughter 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 an 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.”