b) mail to Complement Genomics Ltd (dadcheck®gold), The Durham Genome Centre, Park House, Station Road, Lanchester, Co. Durham, DH7 0EX.
Please call us if you require complex relationship or immigration DNA testing.
Upon receipt of all of the case samples back into our laboratory we will begin the DNA testing procedure, which on average takes 4 working days to complete, including sign off by the authorised signatory. Your DNA test can be expedited to 2 working days by using our express service for an additional £150 ex VAT.
If you or any other firm involved in the case has applied for or is intending to apply for Legal Aid, then please let us know at the point of order. Ideally, we would also like to be given the splits if you know them.
We will send an invoice at the time or ordering and can take payment by bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.
Choice of a DNA Testing Company
As most people will be searching for a DNA testing supplier using the Internet, it will become apparent that there are many entities purporting to supply this type of service. There are a variety of business models and in the past there has been adverse publicity concerning certain DNA testing companies.
It is therefore vitally important that you select, on behalf of your clients a reputable and accredited company, who thoroughly understands this technology (and its limitations) and is prepared to offer you on time, high quality service, backed up by robust science.
a) A fully accredited UK-based service. This means we have ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and are recognised 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.
We are not a reseller/broker/middleman and never send samples overseas or to other laboratories for processing. In coming to us, you will be dealing directly with the UK laboratory and UK customer services.
b) Highly recommended by our existing clients. We have worked with many of our clients for over a decade and much of our new business is by referral.
c) Run by Ms Louise Allcroft and Dr Neil Sullivan, two highly experienced genetics professionals who instil into the company its core values of quality, scientific excellence and responsive customer service.
Ms Allcroft has a B.Sc. in Cellular and Developmental Genetics from the University of Leicester and a M.Sc. in Medical Genetics from the University of Newcastle. She is the designated Quality Manager.
Dr Neil Sullivan has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry with Chemistry from the University of Southampton, an MBA from Imperial College, an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Northumbria and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Edinburgh.
He has many original research publications and two books to his name. In particular, he carried out original research into the law surrounding consent (with special reference to the Human Tissue Act 2004) as part of his postgraduate research for the LLM.
A dedicated project manager for all paternity and other biological relationship (DNA).
A free 15 minute discussion of the case parameters with one of our human identity testing experts including advice with regards to consent.
Co-ordination of DNA sample collection for all cases, including buccal swabs and deceased persons.
Liaison with other parties (such as legal firms and barristers, Health Centres, GP’s, Coroners, Local Authorities, Social Workers).
Sampling kits generally dispatched within 24 hours of ordering.
Adherence to court and hearing dates.
Accelerated processing of cases through our Premium Service – results within 24 or 72hrs (from receipt of samples into our facilities).
The opportunity to work with you for Legal Aid Agency cases.
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.