Guidance

Paternity testing: approved laboratories

List of accredited laboratories that can carry out DNA tests to solve a legal dispute about whether someone is the parent of a child.

Courts have the power to ask for a scientific test to establish who the parent of a child is. This usually happens when one person doesn’t want the test to be done - such as in disputes over child maintenance or contact arrangements.

This is the list of laboratories that have been approved to carry out the court-directed tests.

Find out how to get accreditation to carry out paternity tests.

Alpha Biolaboratories Ltd

14 Webster Court
Warrington
WA5 8WD

Website: AlphaBiolabs

Email: info@alphabiolabs.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 170 1200
Fax: 0845 5050 002

Anglia DNA Services Ltd

Norwich Research Park
Colney
Norwich
NR4 7UH

Website: Anglia DNA

Email: office@angliadna.co.uk
Telephone: 0160 3358 161
Fax: 01603 450 945

Complement Genomics Ltd trading as dadcheck

The Durham Genome Centre
Park House
Station Road
Lanchester
County Durham
DH7 0EX

Website: dadcheckgold

Email: sales@dadcheckgold.com
Telephone: 0191 543 6334
Telephone: 0203 603 1323
Fax: 0871 231 1282

DDC Laboratories Inc

1 DDC Way
Fairfield
Ohio
USA
45014

Website: DDC DNA Diagnostics Center

Email: contact@dnacenter.com
Telephone: 0203 301 7346 (London office)

Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik GMBH

Anzinger Strasse 7a
D-85560 Ebersberg bei München
Germany

Website: Eurofins Genomics

Email: info-eu@eurofins.com
Telephone: (+49) 8092 82 89 217
Telephone: (+49) 8092 82 89 259
Telephone: (+49) 8092 82 89 212
Fax: (+49) 8092 82 89 20 1

Genetrack Biolabs Inc

200 - 2806 Kingsway
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada
V5R 5T5

Website: Genetrack Biolabs

Email: info@genetrack.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 092 8060

Key Forensic Services Ltd

University of Warwick Science Park
Sir William Lyons Road
Coventry
West Midlands
CV4 7EZ

Website: Affirmative DNA

Email: enquiries@affirmativedna.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1953 668 669

King’s College London trading as DNA Analysis at King’s

Franklin Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street
London
SE1 9NH

Website: DNA Analysis at King’s

Email: dna.analysis@kcl.ac.uk
Telephone: 0207 848 4130
Fax: 020 7848 4129

LGC Ltd

LGC Building
Queens Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 ONJ

Website: LGC

Email: info@lgcgroup.com
Telephone: +44 (0)208 943 7000
Fax: +44 (0)208 943 2767

northgene

International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4EP

Website: northgene

Email: info@northgene.co.uk
Telephone: 0870 803 0999

Orchid Cellmark Ltd trading as Cellmark

PO Box 265
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 1YX

Website: Cellmark

Email: info@cellmark.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 036 2522