Legal DNA testingNeed to change a Birth Certificate? All of our tests are available as a legally accredited DNA test. These are typically used in Family Law cases.

Legal (‘Court Approved’) Tests use exactly the same testing procedure as the less expensive Peace of Mind tests, analysing 16 genetic locations as standard with the same accuracy rates.

However, if the result of the DNA test is going to be submitted as evidence in a court of law, the test needs to be conducted in a way that makes it court admissible. This means, amongst other things, identity verification when the samples are taken.


Legal identification of clients

Each test participant MUST provide two forms of identification – one from List 1 and one from List 2 (photocopies will not be accepted):

  1. passport, birth certificate, driving licence
  2. gas bill, electricity bill, council tax bill, phone bill or bank statement – all no older than 3 months and not printed from the internet.

For clients under 18 years of age, a birth certificate is acceptable if no other forms of identification exist. Phone us if you have any questions about what ID is acceptable to the Court.

We copy your documents and return them to you during the session.

For each test participant we also require two recent passport photographs. This includes children regardless of age.

We have the experience to guide you through the Legal DNA test process from start to finish.