Legal DNA Paternity Test
The more loci that are analysed for a paternity or a relationship DNA test,
the higher the accuracy. The industry standard is to only offer 13 to 16 loci
(markers). DDC analyse a minimum of 20 loci on all our DNA testing services,
ensuring that our results are 500 times more accurate.
If you require a paternity test for a legal issue, DNA Diagnostics Centre can assist.
A great many of Irish customer require a legal paternity test with regards to family law issues (such as child custody, child support, access rights), settle inheritance rights and used to aid immigration applications or appeals. Further information can be viewed on our DNA Testing for Immigration page.
The legal paternity test adheres to strict procedures of chain of custody enabling the completed test results to be accepted by the courts. The legal documentation confirms the following:
- DNA samples were collected by a neutral third party, such as a doctor, a nurse, or from the DNA Diagnostics Centre collection team.
- The tested parties had their identification validated at their sample collection appointment(s).
- The DNA samples were secured with tamper tape at the collection facility and were securely packaged once sent to the laboratory. Once received by DDC, they were meticulously inspected for tampering.
How the Paternity DNA Test Works
All children inherit DNA from their biological parents—half from the mother, and half from the father. Skilled DNA analysts can analyse a child’s genetic profile with that of an alleged father and look for similar traits of inheritance linking both. The profiles of a biologically related parent and child will show expected patterns of genetic inheritance that’s been passed down from parent to child.
For additional information about legal paternity testing from DNA Diagnostics Centre, please visit the links below.
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What will the paternity DNA test results tell you?
Paternity Testing Options
DNA Diagnostics Centre provides two different paternity tests to best meet your requirements. Below is information to determine if legal testing is correct option for your requirements.
- Legal paternity testing. This test is used when individuals require a legal document for a court/legal purpose.
Peace of mind Paternity testing. The peace of mind option is required when you simply need to confirm paternity of a child for personal knowledge only. This test option will accurately confirm paternity but the results cannot be used for legal situations.
If you require additional information about our paternity testing options, contact us at 01 506 0395. Our expert paternity team will advise and assist you on the appropriate test required.
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