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What is DNA paternity testing?

If you would like to know about DNA paternity testing, including the reasons for paternity testing and the types of DNA paternity tests that are available, the information in our DNA testing guide will interest you.

  

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What is DNA paternity testing?

DNA paternity testing is a complex scientific process, carried out on a simple mouth swab, which can positively identify relationships between people. Most commonly it is used to establish if a man is the true biological father of a child.


DNA paternity testing is also often referred to simply as a DNA test, a paternity test or DNA testing. It was developed by Sir Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester in 1985.

 

For further information on the work of the Human Genetics Commission and the Human Tissue Act visit the HGC’s website www.hgc.gov.uk.

This makes DNA testing the safest, most secure and most accurate method available for confirming paternity and other forms of relationship testing.

 

 


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If you would like a quote for DNA testing/a paternity test, or further information on DNA tests, from up to three providers of DNA paternity testing services in the UK

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