As with all of our DNA relationship testing services we offer a 'Next Day DNA' service, as standard at no extra cost. This means that if all the DNA samples for your test arrive at our UK testing laboratory before 10am, we aim to send the test result report to you by the end of the next working day by email.
You can complete your paternity test registration online or by calling our Customer Services team. Cellmark will assist with arranging appointments for DNA samples to be taken. You can use:
At the sample collection appointment a mouth swab from the DNA kit will be rubbed gently and painlessly on the inside of the mouth to collect a sample of cheek cells.
As a member of the Ministry of Justice's list of accredited bodies, Cellmark is accredited to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969. Our laboratory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire is accredited to ISO 17025 and certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 international quality standards.
In addition to a legal paternity test/court approved paternity test we also provide a 'peace of mind' or 'curiosity' home paternity testing service. The quality you would expect from the UK's most experienced paternity tester with the convenience of sampling in your own home. Please visit our home DNA testing website for more information and to purchase one of our home paternity testing kits.
The decision to have a paternity test should not be taken lightly. We urge you to consider all the parties involved and to decide the best course of action, particularly for the child in question. As the results of a paternity test can sometimes be unexpected and the implications far reaching we recommend that you discuss the issues and possible outcomes with a third party, either a friend or family member or an independent advice service.