Non-legal paternity testing, known as Peace of Mind testing, is performed to determine if a biological father/child relationship exists, however these test results cannot be used in a legal setting.
The Peace of Mind Test
Price: $390 for father/mother/child or father/child
Home collection kit sent to your nominated address with full instructions
Additional people: $150 per person
You collect your sample (mouth swab) in the privacy of your home
Testing: our Peace of Mind test meets Australian standards for testing, looking at 16 different genetic markers
Payment can be made upfront or on returning your samples
Results: Your test is complete within 10 working days from receiving your samples in our laboratory and the results will be emailed or posted the same day
How do I take a Peace of Mind DNA test?
You can take a Peace of Mind DNA test in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is:
1. Order your FREE Peace of Mind kit
You can pay for the kit at the same time as you order it, or you can pay when returning your samples, either online or by including payment details on the Application Form.
2. Send your samples to us in the sample bag provided, together with your completed application form
Collect your samples by following the instructions provided with the kit and then return to us in the reply paid envelope with your completed application form. This MUST be signed by you, and needs to have the payment section completed OR a receipt number provided.
3. Receive your results by e-mail or in the post
We will send you the reports within 10 business days, however if you are receiving them by mail please allow extra time for delivery by Australia Post.
What Genomic Diagnostics offers
All-in-one pricing, no collection fees or hidden extras.
Team of qualified scientists providing accurate results you can trust.
Experience in our testing – we have been performing Parentage testing for 20+ years.
National accreditation through NATA to an international standard ISO/IEC 17025, ensuring high quality services.
Highly skilled local Customer Care team who take the time to listen and determine the best solution for you. We are also very discrete and understand your needs.
Local testing with fast turn-around times.
Frequently Asked Questions
The point of a DNA parentage test is to find out who the biological parent of the child is. The most common parentage test is the paternity test, which is normally taken by men looking to establish whether they are a child’s father.
For paternity and relationship testing of any kind, the most accurate result possible is always obtained when we have samples from all parties in the biological relationship. In the case of a paternity test, this would mean a sample from the mother, the alleged father and the child. It is also possible to conduct a paternity test using samples from the alleged father and child only.
Testing both parents will provide a more accurate result. The mother’s sample provides more genetic information for the case and with that information we can more accurately determine the father’s genetic contribution. We can still perform testing without the mother, however the paternity index will be lower, but this won’t change the overall outcome of the test (included or excluded father).
We’ll normally ask you for:
- The biological relationship you are trying to establish, i.e. “Am I the father?”.
- The name, age and sex of each person giving a sample.
- The availability for testing of the family members.
- Contact details on a completed application form.
In really complex cases we may ask for a few more details, or for additional family members to provide a sample.
All information and DNA test results are strictly confidential. Reports will only be issued to the person who signed the sample application form and their authorized representatives.
If the genetic profile between the alleged father and the child does not match, then it is 100% certain that the alleged father is not the biological father. If the profiles match, there will be at least 99.9% certainty that the alleged father is the biological father.
We need the application form signed by the parent/guardian of the child, who is over 18 years of age.
Paternity tests can be performed with samples from the father and child only.
Whomever has guardianship and can sign legal documents on their behalf.
Yes, the test kit will be sent in a plain envelope. There is no company branding on the envelope.
Yes, we can send them to addresses as instructed by all parties to be tested.
We prefer you send your sample to us as soon as possible after collection. You can store the sample in your refrigerator (not freezer) for a few weeks if you cannot send it straight away, however we cannot guarantee sufficient DNA will remain on the swabs after a length of time.
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