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.
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.
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.