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Sample collection service

Sample collection service

We operate a nationwide service with an extensive network of registered and approved samplers for the purpose of DNA testing. We arrange sample collection locations and times which are convenient to your clients.

Section 22(1)(a) of The Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) Act 1971 states that samples being taken for the purposes of a DNA test under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 must be taken by a registered medical practitioner.

In response to formal consultation, an amendment to this act came into force on 23rd November 2015 which acknowledges that modern-day DNA testing methods are non-invasive and the taking of a DNA sample is no longer restricted to registered medical practitioners.

This amendment widens the scope to allow for DNA testers such as Complement Genomics Ltd (dadcheckgold) to appoint collectors to take DNA mouth swab samples in all cases including those implemented under section 20 of the 1969 Act.

 

We are one of only a few companies in the UK which are able to provide a DNA testing service suitable for legal purposes. The dadcheck® service is accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts of England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.

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