Legal Paternity Tests

Accredited by The Ministry Of Justice.
NorthGene™ offer a professional service to perform legal DNA tests to confirm paternity, maternity or siblingship.


Our laboratories, based in Newcastle upon Tyne are accredited to ISO 17025 standards and are accredited by The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969, so you can be assured of the highest quality testing every time. Our highly trained customer liaison officers will deal with your case every step of the way and are always happy to answer any queries which may arise.

Legal tests are required for many reasons, most commonly to change the name on a birth certificate, in situations involving the CSA and in child custody disputes.

In a legal test the sampling must be witnessed with identification and photographs provided to adhere to a strict chain of custody. We provide legal test for individuals, solicitors, social workers and local authorities.

All of our legal tests are undertaken in a standard 3-5 day turnaround from receipt of all samples in our laboratory, however please enquire should you have an urgent request for example, to meet a court deadline.

We are happy to provide split invoicing for solicitors and local authorities, please indicate this on registration.

We also provide legal aid packages for the legal profession with in line pricing and invoice detail to make it straightforward for you to claim.

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