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We determine whether or not an individual is the biological father of a particular child by using the latest and most robust DNA testing technology. This is often referred to as a paternity test. We are also experts in establishing genetic relationships between other individuals, for the purpose of grand-parentage, sibship and avuncular testing. For example, this is often used for establishing relationships if parents are not available, possibly for use in say, inheritance matters.

Our service is based upon the fact that each and every one of us is unique. This uniqueness comes from our genetic code, which we have inherited equally from our biological mother and biological father. The “dadchecksilver” paternity test detects the presence of shared regions of this unique genetic code (we look at 16 markers), which can in turn be used to determine if individuals are related. We analyse your genetic code and the results are displayed as a series of coloured bands. We then look at these bands from both mother and alleged father to see if every band in the child is present in the parents. If so, there is a good chance that the child and parents are biologically related.

Please be aware that the “dadchecksilver” DNA test is for either a) personal information or as a separate option, b) for legal purposes. If you wish to have a DNA test for use in court, to change a birth certificate or some other reason, then you will need a test suitable for this purpose (sometimes called an accredited paternity test). This means that we have additional procedures to consider, including sampling undertaken by a third party. We will discuss this with you at the time of ordering. Please call 0191 543 6434 or e-mail for this service.