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What is a 'Home' paternity test?

A ‘Home’ paternity test means that you can take the mouth swab samples yourself, in the comfort of your own home. This also saves the cost of paying for your samples to be taken. The samples will still need to be sent off to the laboratory for the DNA analysis and interpretation.

Home DNA testing is sometimes called ‘curiosity’ testing because although the DNA analysis is the same as in a ‘Court Approved’ or ‘Legal DNA test’, the results can only be used for legal purposes if the samples have been taken by an independent professional, such as a doctor or nurse.

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