How do I order my Home Paternity test?

Order your test today for just €169 with results in 3 to 5 working days. We can guarantee you the accurate results we promise thanks to the technical competency and high standards of the ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. Once you place your order you will be sent our DNA testing kit from our office in Dublin and can be sent anywhere in Ireland including the cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. Inside our kit, you will find all you need to collect your DNA samples including:

  • 4 mouth swabs per person
  • Instructions
  • Consent forms
  • Pre-addressed envelope

Collecting samples is quick and easy. To read more visit our sample collection guide.

What is Home Paternity testing?

Paternity testing is done for personal reasons is referred to as a peace of mind or home paternity test. This test has no legal validity and can be done from the comfort of your own home with our easy-to-use DNA home sampling kit. For just €169 you can get your home DNA paternity test with results available in just 3 to 5 working days! There are NO EXTRA FEES. Should you be unable to collect mouth swabs from the participants we can test alternative samples, such as hair or semen, can be used. A complete list of alternative samples that we accept is available on our forensic DNA sample list page.

homeDNAdirect can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a forensic sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.


• Do I need to include the mother’s sample?

Our home paternity test can be performed without the sample of the mother although we recommend the inclusion of the mother’s sample when available. In cases where the mother’s samples are included, the result will provide a probability of paternity of 99.99%+. When the test is motherless, the percentage for inclusion is slightly lower and will normally be 99.9+%. Both the test with mother or motherless provides the necessary accuracy to resolve any doubts.

• Can I use the results for legal purposes?

Please note that the home paternity test cannot be used for legal purposes since the sample collection is not witnessed and verified by a neutral third party. If you need results to stand in a court of law, you will need a legal paternity test.

• How does a paternity test work?

Once the laboratory receives your samples, they extract the DNA and proceed to analyze 21 loci on the DNA samples provided to conclude the paternity test. A locus is a location on the DNA molecule. They compare the 21 loci between the alleged father and child and, where available, the mother. If the alleged father is the child’s true biological father, then they will share the same genetic markers and the results will be an inclusion. If there are loci which do not match then the result will be an exclusion. For more detailed information on the accuracy of our tests paternity tests in Ireland visit DNA test accreditation and accuracy.

If you wish to discuss any one of our paternity tests with one of our experts we recommend that you contact us directly. Alternatively, you can read on about the various paternity testing options that we offer by visiting our DNA paternity tests page.