What is the difference between a Court Approved DNA test and a Peace of Mind DNA test?
There is no difference in the analysis carried out by our laboratory or the accuracy of the test results. The only difference is that with the court approved DNA test, you will need to attend an appointment so that your identity can be verified and it can be confirmed that the samples have been taken from the person shown in the photographs that will accompany the samples. Each applicant will be asked to provide 2 passport-sized photographs and bring two forms of identification (passport or driving licence and utility bill or proof of address) to the appointment. This is to satisfy the court that each DNA sample has been taken from the correct person. Please contact us if you require a court approved DNA test.
A court approved DNA test requires that participants of DNA samples are present with sufficient photo identification and forms when DNA samples are extracted. The court must be satisfied that the samples have been taken from the correct people. What are the costs? DNA tests start at a couple of hundred dollars, for laboratory taken samples and the same for home DNA test kits since samples inevitably end up being processed in a laboratory. Costs vary depending on the degree of testing that is required. For example: A test that requires the DNA samples and analysis of both parents will cost more then a test that only requires the DNA of the father. In the case of establishing between men that are related, either both must supply DNA samples or the analysis on the one man will involve more in-depth processing. Again, this will be more expensive then a straight forward analysis.