Paternity Tests

DNA Home Kit For ‘Peace of Mind’ Paternity Testing

The Home DNA Kit contains everything you need to take a peace of mind test Paternity Test.  This affordable option is for those who don’t need the DNA Test for any specific Legal purpose.

The test uses a mouth swab from each person, or you can use a discreet sample (used toothbrush, nail clippings, hair roots, etc.)

The actual testing in the laboratory is performed by testing a high number (24 regions) of DNA in each person. This is 8 more than the industry standard of 16 for ultimate in DNA testing accuracy. 

In a standard paternity case (father, mother and child) the minimum paternity index for our test is 99.9999% in case of a match (inclusion) and we are able to exclude paternity with 100% certainty in case of a mismatch.

At DNA Solutions, we understand how stressful the wait for the results can be, for that reason we offer the quickest turnaround time in Australia, your peace of mind Paternity Test will be performed in 5 business days from the reception of the samples at our laboratory.

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REGIONS OF DNA TESTED

Amelogenin, D3S1358, D1S1656, D2S441, D10S1248, D13S317, Penta E, D16S539, D18S51, D2S1338, CSF1PO, Penta D, TH01, vWA, D21S11, D7S820, D5S818, TPOX, DYS391, D8S1179, D12S391, D19S433, FGA, and D22S1045. 

TESTING PROCESS

The Paternity test is performed in 3 lab areas.

Lab Area 1. DNA Extraction. Here we purify your DNA from the samples so they are in a sterile buffer solution

Lab Area 2.  "DNA keys" are added to your DNA. Each "key" responds to one of the DNA regions listed (left).  The "keys" attach to your DNA and will reveal to us the type of DNA you have in each of these areas.

Lab Area 3. The DNA is analysed using modern capillary electrophoresis DNA profiling machines (Applied Biosystems), and the DNA in each of the 24 regions is compared between father and child (and Mother if included). Note: Having the DNA of the mother increases the accuracy.

  • Includes Swabs, Forms and Instructions
  • Kits arrives at your address
  • Testing a huge 24 regions in each person
  • Simple mouth swab to post back to us
  • Discreet testing options (used toothbrush, etc.)
  • Results within 5 works days
  • With or without Mother's DNA

FROM $269

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Legal Paternity Test

For a Paternity Test result to be recognised by law courts and the Government of Australia the paternity test must be conducted by a DNA laboratory with NATA and ISO 17025 Accreditation. 

DNA Solutions is one such laboratory. Once you order the test, we organise for your mouth swab to be taken at one of our Australia-wide locations.  We will guide you through the paperwork required, which largely consists of completing a form, signing an affidavit and obtaining passport size photographs of each person being tested.

There is a sample collection fee of $50 per person for the collection of samples (which is charged by the collection centres and paid by DNA Solutions on your behalf). The result will have the NATA seal required by judges to administer rulings, and by Government departments (such as to change a birth certificate). 

DNA Solutions laboratory will test a large number of regions of DNA in each person (24 regions), 8 more than the industry standard of 16. Any exclusions (tested as not the father) will be tested a second time! If you need your legal test for the purposes of Immigration, as requested by the Department of Home Affairs, click here.

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REGIONS OF DNA TESTED

Amelogenin, D3S1358, D1S1656, D2S441, D10S1248, D13S317, Penta E, D16S539, D18S51, D2S1338, CSF1PO, Penta D, TH01, vWA, D21S11, D7S820, D5S818, TPOX, DYS391, D8S1179, D12S391, D19S433, FGA, and D22S1045. 

TESTING PROCESS

The Paternity test is performed in 3 lab areas.

Lab Area 1. DNA Extraction. Here we purify your DNA from the samples so they are in a sterile buffer solution

Lab Area 2.  "DNA keys" are added to your DNA. Each "key" responds to one of the DNA regions listed (left).  The "keys" attach to your DNA and will reveal to us the type of DNA you have in each of these areas.

Lab Area 3. The DNA is analysed using modern capillary electrophoresis DNA profiling machines (Applied Biosystems), and the DNA in each of the 24 regions is compared between father and child (and Mother if included). Note: Having the DNA of the mother increases the accuracy.

  • Test results recognised by Law Courts and Government Departments
  • Australia wide sample collection points
  • Samples taken by medical or laboratory professionals
    (Note: $50 per person sample collection fee applies)
  • DNA Solutions will guide you through the process
  • Exclusions (results as not the father) tested twice!
  • Testing a huge 24 regions of DNA in each person!

FROM $550

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Prenatal Paternity Test – (Risk Free)

If you need a DNA test before birth DNA Solutions now can offer you a new prenatal paternity test that uses a normal blood samples from mother after nine or more weeks of pregnancy. You can order online today, or call us for more information. DNA collection from the mother and the alleged father included.

*An additional payment of $700 is required before you receive your test results.

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This is the only DNA test that is not performed at DNA Solutions laboratories, but at Alphabiolabs in the UK.  Because we have partnered with Alphabiolabs, the price you pay is less than you would pay going direct, and additionally your samples are shipped with DHL Express, at no cost to you.

DNA is extracted from the alleged father’s and mother’s samples back at AlphaBiolabs’ laboratory. In-house geneticists then examine up to 35 short tandem repeat (STR) markers in these DNA profiles. The baby will have two copies of each STR marker, known as alleles: one is inherited from the father and the other from the mother. These alleles at each STR marker are compared between the donors. There needs to be a match with all STR markers tested for an inclusion of paternity.

State-of-the-art equipment is used to separate the baby’s DNA from the mother’s DNA in the blood sample using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) microarray technology. A technologically advanced technique known as Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) is then used to generate data from the samples that need to be analysed and interpreted.

  • Total Test cost $1695. ($995 down payment to start)
  • Easy and Safe
  • Available after 9 weeks of pregnancy
  • Uses trace fetal DNA found in a normal blood sample from the mother
  • Does NOT require amniocentesis or CVS, therefore has no risk to the baby

$995* DOWN PAYMENT TO START
(Total test cost is $1695)

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Relationship Tests

Legal Relationship Test

  • Free collection if samples are taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • $50/person sample collection fee if not taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • Fully accredited test for recognition in law courts and government departments
Our Relationship test is performed to determine whether two or more individuals are biologically related. We compare the DNA of two people to determine which relationship is best supported by the amount of DNA they have in common. For example, if two people are known to share the same mother, our Relationship DNA Testing can be used to indicate the likelihood of them having the same father. We can see if their DNA profiles are more consistent statistically with them being half-siblings or full siblings. A wide range of relationships can be considered and the testing can be performed on males and females (grandparents-grandchildren, siblings etc). DNA Solutions Pty Ltd is Accredited for Relationship Testing, our Relationship DNA Tests are valid for:
  • Immigration purposes
  • Peace of mind purposes
  • Legal purposes* 
*Test performed according to the Australian Family Law Regulations*

$750 Per Test

Do Siblings share a Mother/Father?

A brother to sister (sibling to sibling DNA Test) works by testing a very large number of different DNA points (known as loci) in each person. Full siblings share a lot more DNA in common than do unrelated persons, and also, half siblings share more DNA in common than unrelated persons, but not as much as full siblings. So this test looks at the amount of DNA sharing and uses DNA statistics to evaluate the amount of DNA sharing to deduce biological relationship. Because we are evaluating the amount of DNA sharing, it is helpful to have DNA from any parents or other siblings of the persons being tested, since that drastically helps the evaluation process by allowing us to pin-point exactly which DNA is more likely to have come from each sisters Father in particular.

$595 2 SIBLINGS
($165 EACH EXTRA PERSON)

Legal Relationship Test

  • Free collection if samples are taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • $50/person sample collection fee if not taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • Fully accredited test for recognition in law courts and government departments
Our Relationship test is performed to determine whether two or more individuals are biologically related. We compare the DNA of two people to determine which relationship is best supported by the amount of DNA they have in common. For example, if two people are known to share the same mother, our Relationship DNA Testing can be used to indicate the likelihood of them having the same father. We can see if their DNA profiles are more consistent statistically with them being half-siblings or full siblings. A wide range of relationships can be considered and the testing can be performed on males and females (grandparents-grandchildren, siblings etc). DNA Solutions Pty Ltd is Accredited for Relationship Testing, our Relationship DNA Tests are valid for:
  • Immigration purposes
  • Peace of mind purposes
  • Legal purposes* 
*Test performed according to the Australian Family Law Regulations*

$750 Per Test

GRANDPARENT TO GRANDCHILD – DNA TEST

DNA Solutions Grand-Parentage test will give you a definite answer on whether or not you are biologically related to your grandson/granddaughter. 

DNA Solutions uses the latest techniques to give you the most accurate result in the quickest turnaround time, only 8 business days. To obtain the highest statistical result we recommend testing the grandson/granddaughter’s sample and, both grandparents’ samples as well as the mother’s sample, if possible. Testing these samples you will be aiming to the highest statistical and most accurate result.

NOTE: To have the Mother's DNA sample (from both or either sibling) drastically increases the accuracy of the test and is included in the testing costs.


$595
($165 EACH EXTRA PERSON)

MITOCHONDRIAL DNA TESTING

Mitochondrial DNA is very specific DNA inside your cells that are only passed from Mother to children.

So, by using Mitochondrial DNA or MitoDNA for short, we can analysis specific family relationships along the maternal line.

Some examples where this type of test is useful:

Testing 2 or more sisters to see if they have the same Mother (without father)
 Mitochondrial DNA Test Sisters
 Testing 2 or more brothers to see if they have the same Mother (without father)
Mitochondrial DNA Test Brothers

 Testing Cousins

If we want to see if two people are cousins through the maternal line (ie. Mothers were sisters), but we don't have DNA from their mother's, the Mitochondrial DNA test is a powerful way to prove or disprove that relationship.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT MITOCHONDRIAL DNAMitochondrial DNA Test Australia

Cells that make up a human being contain two forms of DNA.

1. Nuclear DNA
2. Mitochondrial DNA

Nuclear DNA is found in the nucleus and contains all the genes that make up who we are. Nuclear DNA is the type of DNA that police use to profile a person, and what DNA labs use to perform a paternity test.

Mitochondrial DNA is a tiny circle of DNA that is found inside small cell packets called Mitochondria. Mitochondria known as the "power house of the cell" are used to create energy for the cells.

Sperm cells have mitochondria in the tail of the sperm, and not in the head of the sperm. When the sperm fertilizes a egg only the sperm head enters the egg, and the tail is dropped off. Thus, children will only receive mitochondrial DNA from their mother. Testing the sequence of mitochondrial DNA in siblings will show if they are biologically related via the maternal line.

Price: $885.00
(Tests results in about 3 weeks)

$595
($165 EACH EXTRA PERSON)

Are my Twins IDENTICAL?

Identical twins occur when a single fertilized egg splits sometime within the first few days after fertilisation. This accounts for around 30% of twins. When the young embryo splits, each half takes the exact same DNA, so identical twins have exactly the same genetic makeup.

$198

Are my twins SEMI-IDENTICAL?

Semi-identical twins occur when two sperm fertilize a single egg. This egg then splits to form twins which each have identical DNA from their mother, but different DNA from their father. To test for semi-identical twins, DNA from both parents is required.


$375

Immigration DNA Test

Required for Immigration

NATA Accredited DNA Solutions Laboratory specialises in DNA Tests for Immigration purposes accepted and recommended by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. We are a leading DNA testing company that holds ISO Accreditation 17025 granted by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). We can organise Immigration Paternity & Relationship DNA tests as requested by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. If you are applying for an Australian Visa, DNA Solutions is your fastest and most affordable option. We have been working with Embassies, Consulates and Migration Agents for the past 10 years ensuring the best outcome for our clients. We acknowledge how important this process is and for that reason we have immigration specialised staff to make this process as smooth as possible for you.  Don't wait any longer, contact us on 1800 000 362 to start your DNA Test with us!
  • Authorised by Department of immigration
  • NATA Accredited Test
  • World-wide service
  • Includes all courier fees
  • Includes sample collections in Australia

FROM $1125

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Animal DNA Testing

BIRD SEXING DNA TEST

A Bird DNA Sexing test is a technique performed by laboratories to determine whether a bird is a male or a female. Testing is done by detecting the presence of different sex chromosomes found in the bird DNA sample, being either a blood spot or a normal feather.

The Avian DNA sexing Test is fast and reliable, performed in Australia and we issue results in 5 business days. DNA Solutions' laboratory is Australian company and all your samples will be tested and analysed in Australia.

Over the years we have developed a large database of avian species and we will be able to determine if your bird is a male or a female with the highest accuracy. Our DNA Bird Sexing expertise has enabled us to streamline our methods and provide you with the quickest turn around time in Australia: 5 business days from the reception of the samples in our laboratory as well as a 48-hour express service. For your convenience, we also provide you with blood testing kits at the most affordable price $0.65 per kit, with a minimum order of 10 kits (shipment fees included). Thank you once again for trusting DNA Solutions, the leader Australian Laboratory in Bird DNA Sexing, to place your order download the form by clicking on the button (right).


1 - 9 Birds $18.90 EACH
10+ Birds $15.90 EACH

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$0.65 each (min 10)
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Beak & Feather Testing

Psittacine circoviral disease (PCD) affects parrots and related species, it’s a virus that kills feather and beak cells and may be fatal to birds that contract it. The symptoms may be:

  • Feather distortion or balding
  • Beak deformities
  • Diarrhea

This virus can affect particularly juveniles and young adults, although it can affect birds of all ages.

The Beak and Feather disease is highly contagious for birds and can be transmitted orally (eating from the same feeders) or in faeces or feathers. If you think one of your birds may have beak & feather disease, we strongly recommend that you keep that bird in a separate cage and send us both feather and blood samples for Beak & Feather DNA Testing, your results will be ready in 5 business days from the reception of the samples at our laboratory.

Package: Beak & Feather Testing + DNA Sexing

A special discount rate applies when you purchase both DNA sexing with Beak & Feather testing.  To choose choose this option, click on the button, download the form, tick the appropriate box and mail the samples to us, your results will be ready 5 business days after the reception of the samples at our laboratory.