Thank you for purchasing your Home DNA Sample Collection Kit

If you have not yet purchased your Home DNA Sample Collection Kit

About your Home DNA Test

Inside your kit, you will find:

If you have not yet purchased your Home DNA Sample Collection Kit

As soon as we receive the DNA samples at our offices they will be dispatched to the laboratory for testing, results are released 5-7 working days from receipt of swabs by our laboratory. If you require a faster turnaround time and would like to take advantage of our rush processing service at extra cost, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

We will confirm receipt of your samples by either post or e-mail and notify you of your unique case reference number. You must ensure that you have indicated on the registration form how you would like to receive your results.

If you are unable to take a DNA sample using the swabs provided, please contact us for a list of alternative DNA sources including hair, nail clippings, bloodstains and cigarette butts or click here for full details.

Please contact one of our customer service advisors on 0870 160 8211 if you require a relationship test other than a paternity test, or would like to test additional applicants. We will advise you of any additional costs and make the necessary arrangements.

Please note that if you require a test for legal or immigration purposes, you must contact us before using your kit as there are a number of additional processes and checks that need to be undertaken.

It is sincerely hoped that we are able to provide the answer you seek from these tests, however we would also urge you to consider the repercussions of an unfavourable result. We have formed alliances with a number of professional bodies who are able to provide independent advice and counselling; you will find details at DNA Help & Support

The answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on our website at DNA FAQs.

Finally, should you have any questions, queries or issues with regards to the service our company provides, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0870 160 8211, or e-mail us at

Back to top

8 easy steps to collect your DNA sample

Do not drink coffee or tea, or use tobacco products for 4 hours prior to sampling. Samples containing coffee, tea or tobacco residues may not process properly!

Wash your hands and rinse subject’s mouth three times with warm water. (For infants - allow them to drink water from a bottle or wait 2 hours from last feeding)

Remove the first swab from the sterile packaging, taking care not to touch the tip of the swab. Collect cheek cells by rolling the tip of the sample collection swab firmly on the inside of both cheeks (30 times each or for about 1 minute). Be certain to move the swab over the entire inner cheek surfaces. This action should be firm but not aggressive and should cause no discomfort.

Please click play on the video to the right to watch a demonstration.

Repeat this process for the same individual with the second swab. You must submit two swabs per person.

Allow the swabs to air dry at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. To avoid contamination, do not allow the tips of the swabs to touch anything.

Place the used swabs in the appropriate sample collection envelope (do not put back in original plastic packaging) and ensure that the details required on the outside of the envelope are clearly completed including signature. Be sure to seal the envelope firmly.

Repeat this process for every individual being tested using a different swab and envelope for each person.

Once you have successfully collected all DNA samples, put them inside the reply envelope together with the completed sample collection and registration forms. It is very important that these are fully completed including payment details and signatures - failure to do so will delay your results. Tick each step as you complete them to ensure nothing is forgotten.

Results will be available 5-7 working days from the day our laboratory receive the samples.

If you have not yet purchased your Home DNA Sample Collection Kit

Back to top

Laboratory Processing Fees
Fees are in addition to the cost of the sample collection kit and are paid when samples are returned to us for testing

Paternity Test (no maternal involvement)
Testing: Child and alleged father samples
Price: £119.00

Establishes the paternal link between an alleged father and a child, without the need to test the mother. These tests are 100% conclusive for exclusion and greater than 99% for inclusion.

Paternity Test (with maternal involvement)
Testing: Child, mother and alleged father samples
Price: £119.00

Establishes unquestionably the paternal link between an alleged father and a child by additionally testing the mothers DNA as well. These tests are 100% conclusive for exclusion and greater than 99.999% for inclusion.

Maternity Test
Testing: Child and alleged mother samples
Price: £119.00

Establishes unquestionably the maternal link between an alleged mother and a child. These tests are 100% conclusive for exclusion and greater than 99% for inclusion.

Multiple Testing
Testing: Additional applicants of second relationship
Price: £89.00

If more than one relationship needs to be established. Provided at a reduced cost for subsequent tests.

Siblingship Test (brother/sister)
Testing: Two alleged siblings
Price: £269.00

This test determines the statistical probability of whether siblings (brothers and sisters) share the same two parents or not. The relationship between alleged siblings (full or half) can be established with 15% exclusion and 90% inclusion conclusivity. When the issue of siblingship is in question, the recommended method to determine whether individuals are true biological siblings is to test their parents. In situations where the alleged parents are unavailable for testing, a DNA siblingship test can be performed to analyze the relationship of biological siblings. Including one common parent greatly increases the accuracy of this type of analysis and is recommended if at all possible.

Y–STR Male Lineage Test
Testing: Two males
Price: £269.00

The Y–STR male lineage test is used to determine whether two or more males are related through their paternal lineage. The Y chromosome is passed from father to son and has a relatively infrequent mutation rate, thus it remains the same through many generations. This test focuses on the Y chromosome and results in a unique YSTR profile for each male tested. It is important to note that this test will not differentiate between men that are in the same paternal lineage.

Twin Zygosity Test
Testing: Two alleged twins
Price: £269.00

Establishes whether fraternal or identical twins, or siblings. Paternity and/or maternity can also be verified. Please contact us for more information.

Missing Parent Test
Testing: Mother, child and both alleged maternal/paternal grandparents
Price: £319.00

In cases where the mother or father is missing or deceased, this DNA test determines maternity or paternity by using the DNA from the Maternal or Paternal Grandparents.

Avuncular Test (Grandparent/Aunt/Uncle)
Testing: Child and alleged grandparent/aunt/uncle
Price: £269.00

This test can be used to assess genes from the paternal side of the family, even when DNA from the alleged father is unavailable, by establishing a link between the DNA of a child and the DNA of an alleged uncle, aunt or grandparent. It is important to note that uncles, aunts and grandparents will have only one quarter of their genes in common with a child, whereas parents and children have half their genes in common. Because of this two-fold dilution of genes, the test cannot achieve as accurate results as a parent-offspring test. Nonetheless, it will provide a numerical probability for the alleged familial relationship.

Identification Profiling
Testing: Applicant only
Price: £149.00

Receive a hard copy of your unique DNA fingerprint. Also available in a presentation pack for that unique gift idea!

If you have not yet purchased your Home DNA Sample Collection Kit

Back to top

PLEASE NOTE: These are not Court Admissible tests.
Please contact us if you require a Paternity Test for legal or immigration purposes.

Information for Pharmacists

To stock the International Biosciences Home DNA Kit, please contact us on 0870 160 8211.

NPA members may order International Biosciences Home DNA Paternity Kits online via the NPA Webshop at, quoting Product Code DNA001.

Alternatively, call NPA Sales on 01727 800401, fax 01727 795904 or email

For more information regarding sample collection, the testing process or any other questions please call our customer service advisors on 0870 160 8211 or email at Step-by-step instructions highlighting the different procedures for legal DNA testing can be viewed on our How To Do A DNA Test page.

Counselling & Support: We take concerns regarding support and counselling very seriously and any applicant considering a paternity test or any type of DNA test should consider the repercussions of an unfavourable result. We have formed alliances with a number of professional bodies who are able to provide independent advice and counselling. Full details can be found on our DNA Help & Support page.

Data Protection: International Biosciences Limited is a privately owned company and does not share its data with any third parties. Applicants are asked to provide a password with their completed registration form and no details pertaining to their case will be released unless this password can be confirmed by the person making the enquiry. We do not share personal details or DNA profiles with any Government agencies or third parties unless served with a court order, for example to assist in a criminal investigation, and applicants can be assured that we do not contribute any information to the National DNA Database.

Accreditation: All DNA analysis and DNA testing is carried out at a laboratory accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by A2LA, a signatory to the ILAC arrangement. The laboratory offers state-of-the-art facilities for autosomal (STR) DNA analysis, Y-chromosomal (Y-STR) DNA analysis, mitochondrial (MtDNA) analysis and mini STR DNA analysis for forensic casework. Accrediting bodies include AABB, ISO 17025:2005, ISO 9001:2008, A2LA, NATA, FQS-I ISO/IEC 17011, CAP, CLIA and the TXDPS Crime Lab Accreditation Program.

Consent: The mother of the child automatically has Parental Responsibility, as does the father if he is married to the mother of the child. The father may also have Parental Responsibility if he is named as the father on the birth certificate, provided the birth was registered (or re-registered) after 1st December 2003. The father may also have Parental Responsibility if he has a formal Parental Responsibility Agreement lodged with a court, or a Parental Responsibility Order or a Residence Order. Persons other than the parents may also have Parental Responsibility for a child, usually by Court Order. It is recommended that applicants seek legal advice for further clarification if required.

Stockists opened its virtual doors in October 1998 and strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where people can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavours to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Click here to buy a DNA Paternity Test Kit from Amazon.

Click here to buy a DNA Paternity Test Kit from Amazon

Asset Chemist
128 Dock Road
RM18 7BJ
Tel: 01375 846316

38 Grovebury Road
Abbey Wood
Tel: 020 8310 6482
Click here to buy a DNA Paternity Test Kit from Asset Chemist
provides over 20,000 health and beauty products online at the lowest guaranteed price. The service is supervised by fully qualified pharmacists who are available to discuss symptoms and issues about medical problems in a confidential environment through email or telephone and oversee all medicinal purchases. Click here to buy a DNA Paternity Test Kit from Chemist Direct.

Click here to buy a DNA Paternity Test Kit from Chemist Direct

Clockwork Pharmacy will be the first retailer in the UK to sell DNA paternity test kits over the counter to the general public. Initially they will go on sale on 17 November at its store at 380-400 Mare Street, London, E8 1HP, followed by its other 10 outlets in London and Kent. Click here for the Clockwork Pharmacy Branch Locator.

Click here for the Clockwork Pharmacy Branch Locator

Conway Health Care
238 Monkmoor Road
Tel: 01743 352352

Conway Health Care

Day Lewis Pharmacy
The largest independent pharmacy group in the UK. Please click here to order your Home DNA Paternity Test Kit from the Day Lewis store

Click here for the Day Lewis Store Locator.

Click here for the Day Lewis Store Locator
Doctor Fox is based in Bristol and employ only experienced GPs who are registered with the General Medical Council. They provide consultations and prescription medicine online and also offer some non-prescription items including DNA paternity testing kits. Click here to visit the Doctor Fox website. Click here to visit the Doctor Fox website

J. G. Palin Chemist
6 High Street
Tel: 01257 422574

J. G. Palin Chemist

Medipharmacy Group have 23 stores within the M25. All Medipharmacy staff have the skills necessary to provide a seamless and professional service which exceeds the expectations of our customers.

Please click here for the Medipharmacy Store Locator.

Click here to visit the Medipharmacy website.

Michael Franklin Ltd, Chemists
51-55 St. James's Street
E17 7PJ
Tel: 020 8521 3610

Michael Franklin Ltd

Morecambe Bay Chemist is probably the largest independent pharmacy in the Morecambe / Lancaster area and has friendly, qualified staff, an extensive range of pharmacy medicines, a well stocked dispensary and many counter lines readily available.

28-30 Regent Road
Tel: 01524 410 009

Click here to visit the Morecambe Bay Chemist website.

OneClickPharmacy is the UK’s cheapest and most comprehensive online pharmacy, offering over 40,000 health, electrical, pet and beauty items at up to 90% off high street prices. All OneClickPharmacy orders and services are supervised by fully-qualified UK pharmacists. Please click here to order your Home DNA Paternity Test Kit.

Please click here to order your Home DNA Paternity Test Kit.

Pearl Chemist is a Family Owned Business based in Tooting, London with 7 branches in South West London. Pearl Chemist fully adheres to the standards set by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and is overseen by fully qualified pharmacists. Pearl Chemist is also a member of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPA).

Click here to visit the Pearl Chemist website.

Walton Pharmacy has been established in Surrey for over 50 years and on the internet for 10 years. As a local community pharmacy, we can offer a wide range of services and facilities for you and your family. Click here to purchase a DNA test kit online.

10 Walton Street
Walton on the Hill
Surrey KT20 7RT
Tel: 0844 288 0300

Click here to visit the Walton Pharmacy website.

Worksop Pharmacy
5 Potter Street, Worksop
Nottinghamshire, S80 9AD
Tel: 01909 483 542

Worksop Pharmacy
Click here for directions


Please visit our Press Releases page for the latest news and press releases.

All press enquiries should be directed to, 01273 227544.

Order Your Kit Now

Home Kit With:

International Biosciences' print supplier is Gamut Media Solutions

Back to top

As Provided to ITV Drama Production for Use in the ‘Coronation Street’ Paternity Test Storyline
As provided to BBC Drama Production for use in the Eastenders Roxy paternity test storyline
As Provided to ITV Drama Production for Use in the ‘Family Tree’ Paternity Test Storyline

We accept these credit and debit cards


"I just wanted to say thank you for the personal attention you gave this file. The father and my daughter have begun a relationship via email/Facebook and will be meeting in August. Thanks again it's nice to know when you're not just a number. "

- J.M.

"We'd like to thank you for the throroughly professional and incredibly speedy service we received from your company. The pack for our twin zygosity test arrived promptly, was simple to use, and the results were reported back to us clearly and in very good time. All in all, a great service; thank you."

- P.H.

"Thank you so much.

It takes any man to be a father but a real man to be a Dad and this result doesn't really change much for me but this has given me peace of mind and also some closure for me.

Thank you and your team again. Kind regards."

- G.R.

"Thank you very very much, you’ve been very helpful."

- S.R.

"Many thanks for your prompt service. I have been looking for my dad for 30 years, I found him last December and now with confirmation of our DNA test results, I am able to enjoy a family that I never knew."

- D.A.

"I would like to say that we greatly appreciated your help in organising and delivering the DNA results so quickly... It was a very special time for all of us! Thank you so much!"

- C. J.

"Thank you so much. I have to say I am really impressed with your excellent service. These are not easy times, and your personal touch makes all the difference. I would gladly provide you with a more detailed testimonial should you want one.

Have a wonderful day, and weekend!"

- N. B.

"This is just to let you know that on Friday afternoon, ... got a phone call from the Entry Clearance Officer, to tell her that the Visa applications were fully approved. He checked what dates they were travelling and is returning the passports, complete with visas.

He then chatted about her fiancée application, and he assured her that it would be no problem.

Barring disasters they will all arrive at Heathrow on September 15th.

Many, many thanks from both of us for your effort and determination to make this happen. Well done!!

Best Wishes and good luck for the future."

- R. B.

“I had the missing parent test done through your company, I just want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for the friendly, speedy service. I really appreciate the service, even though there was no doubt in my mind there was some doubt in the grandparents minds about the paternity of my daughter and thankfully it has been laid to rest.

Keep up the good work you do

Kind Regards”

- J.R.

“Just a quick note to say "Thank you" for the information provided in a swift and professional manner.”

- T.J.

"Thank You so much for your information. It was interesting and very helpful. This was something I was not aware of either----so----I learned from the information also...

Thank You on behalf of the missing Lady's Family and Myself... You answered it in the best and most simplest layman's terms which would make the answer easy for anyone to understand"

- B.N.

"I would like to thank you for my recently received DNA map and blurb. I took this test out of curiosity and whatever it had said would have been of interest... I was surprised and fascinated by my report and I'm really glad that I had it done... I am going to get a test for my husband's birthday in April."

- C.T.

"Can I thank you and... for the advice before, during and hopefully after on this matter and the professionalism with how you handled things for us"

- M.L.

"A very big thank you to you... , for all the support and effort"

- T.R.

"Just to say many thanks for your sensitive reaction to the results of the recent DNA sample sent to you. Although a difficult situation my son has now had contact with his little girl and he is thrilled. Again many thanks for your help."

- S.S.

"Many thanks for your hospitality...I just wanted to congratulate you on the fast, friendly and efficient service your company provided for my nephew."

- J.T.
Call us in confidence 0870 160 8211
Site Map
News articles
Privacy Policy
Terms & Conditions
Terms of Use
Copyright © 2015 International Biosciences - all rights reserved.