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Home Paternity Test

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Have you been questioning the paternity of your child? Do you need an answer? Our 21 genetic marker DNA Paternity test is the most up-to-date and scientifically reliable means of establishing paternity and provides you with 99.99% accurate results in cases where the tested man is the biological father of the child.

Immigration DNA Testing


homeDNAdirect offers reliable immigration DNA testing services. Immigration DNA testing may be requested by the relevant authorities when one wishes to immigrate to a non-native country in which they have naturalised relatives. The DNA test will assist in proving that there is indeed a biological relationship between the parties, especially in view of the possible lack of adequate identification documentation.

Legal DNA Paternity Test

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For all you legal DNA tests cases contact homeDNAdirect Ireland. Legal DNA paternity testing is carried out in cases which might include: declarations of parentage, issues of inheritance or to clear child support disputes. Our legal test results are court admissible and can be used to support claims of any alleged biological relationships.

About homeDNAdirect Ireland

homeDNAdirect Ireland is based in Dublin. From our local office, we are able to provide you with paternity testing in any Irish county including Antrim, Cork, Galway, Down and Londonderry. Besides our paternity testing services, which include prenatal paternity testing and DNA paternity analysis for immigration, we also provide sibling DNA testing and grandparents testing.

Collecting DNA samples is easily done using our at-home kit which we will send out to the address you give us once you have confirmed payment. These days you will not require any blood samples for a DNA test. The globally accepted method for collecting DNA samples is by using oral, sterile swabs. This does not mean we do not test other DNA samples. We provide forensic testing services which make it possible to carry out a test using alternative samples to the oral swab. The samples we most commonly tested are used Kleenexes, toothbrushes and stains on either garments or bed linen.

We understand the tension and restlessness you might experience when waiting for your paternal test result and have managed to tighten our turnaround time to just 3 to 5 working days. We have also reduced our prices to make our DNA paternity tests more affordable.

Why carry out a relationship test?

Generally, relationship DNA testing is a means of establishing paternity in cases where the father is not available and therefore, a straightforward paternity test is not an option. In such cases, a grandparentage test or an avuncular DNA test can substitute a paternity DNA test. Siblings may also do a sibling DNA test, which will establish the extent of the sibling relationship: half-siblings, full siblings or not siblings. Below are the relationship DNA tests we offer. This said, no relationship test will provide the same conclusive results that can be given in a home paternity test.


• What samples can I use for a paternity test?

The sample used for a DNA test depends on the:

  1. The type of test being carried out
  2. The availability or willingness of individuals taking part in the test to submit samples

It is important to note that not all tests can be carried out using any type of DNA sample. Our standard method of sample collection is via mouth swabs- samples collected via mouth swabs can be used for home tests, legal tests and many other of the tests we offer. Whilst homeDNAdirect does carry out DNA tests with a range of samples such as hair samples and blood, these samples cannot be used for any test. For example, in legal testing, only mouth swabs can be used due to the fact that all samples need to be collected by a third party witness. Samples such as blood, hair, fingernails etc may sometimes be used in cases of post-mortem testing whereby samples would be extracted by a forensic pathologist from the cadaver but the process is full of legality issues and not a straightforward one. Samples other than standard mouth swab samples we refer as forensic samples.

The prenatal paternity test we offer is a bit of a different case as we can only test blood samples collected by a medical blood draw from the mother and mouth swab samples from the alleged father(s).

For any questions about DNA sampling, contact our customer support team. They can guide you and answer all your questions exhaustively.

• How are mouth swab samples collected?

Mouth swab samples are easy to collect. They are called mouth swab samples because they require clients actually use a swab – a medical pad often used in surgery or by doctors for various tests that looks pretty much like a cotton bud.

The swabs required for a DNA test we provide inside our kit. All you need to do is rub these on the inside of the mouth and against the lining of the mouth (mainly the cheek). The process will collect cheek cells. Once you have swabbed the mouth of all test participants you can leave the swabs dry (this is just a precautionary measure to make sure that no mould grows on them). If you are wondering why mouth swabs are the standard means of collecting DNA, here are the reasons:

  1. Anyone can use mouth swabs.
  2. Samples are almost always in tip-top condition and labs have no issues extracting DNA.
  3. They are painless – which means, that they are suited to sampling on little kids and even babies.

Why don’t you read more information about the sample collection procedure?

• What paternity tests are available?

A paternity test involves directly comparing the DNA of the alleged father and the child. The paternity tests available are home paternity testing, legal and prenatal paternity testing. This said, there are other methods of establishing paternity which include testing the alleged father’s relatives but not testing the actual father. For more information, we suggest that you check out our DNA relationship tests.

• What is the difference between a home test and a legal test?

A home test is a peace of mind test. A kit is in this case sent directly to the individuals taking part in the test and they will need to collect their own samples at home using the mouth swabs and following the instructions inside the kit. It is a very straightforward and elementary procedure. In a legal test, a third party, neutral and entirely uninvolved in the test will need to be employed to collect the samples. There is a DNA sample verification and authentication process involved which is there to simply make sure no one cheats or accidentally switches DNA samples- remember the results need to stand in court and must be of unquestionable authenticity for a judge and a courtroom.