Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about our Assure DNA Paternity test.

Does the mother need to give her consent for the child as we have separated?

If the child is under 16 years old and you do not have full parental responsibility we will not be able to provide a test without the mother’s consent. 

Do you need the Mothers DNA in a Paternity test?

Not necessarily, but it simplifies the testing data for our Scientists. Therefore, leading to faster turnaround time.  We do require her consent with her ID if the child is under 16 years old unless you can prove that you have full parental responsibility. 

I’m concerned, as my signature has changed over the years and doesn’t match the signature on my driving license would this matter?

Please don’t be concerned, although they have to match we can overcome this.  We ask if you could provide us with another form of ID with a signature or ask you to sign a statement to ensure the signature on the Consent Form is matched.

I don’t have any ID what can I do?

Don’t worry we can overcome this, we can use any documents with your name and we may ask you to sign a statement to ensure the signature on the Consent Form is matched.

How long does the process take?

Once your samples kits are received as complete at our laboratory, testing will begin immediately where the results are sent to you by email by close of business the following working day.

Is it possible for any party to remain anonymous on the report?

Yes, this is possible. Please note your request when placing your order and we will be in contact to discuss the options.

My children would like to have a DNA Sibling Test. Is this something that you offer?

Yes, we do offer Sibling Testing for up to three siblings per test.

What is required for the test samples?

We will send you a kit with a step-by-step guide, a Consent Form and sample kits for each participant to provide their samples. We also require ID this can be sent to us via email once your order has been received.

I ordered a DNA kit but provided the wrong email address.

This is not a problem. Simply let us know what the correct one is and we can update our records.

Can I add an additional child to my test?

Yes, please provide your telephone number and we will call you to discuss this.

Can you do this test with an unborn baby?

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer prenatal testing.

Does the testing take place in the UK?

Yes, our laboratory is in the UK.

Have any more questions? Contact us here.