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Missing Parent DNA Test kit just £29*
Legal DNA Test kit just £29*

In cases where the alleged father, or mother, is missing or deceased, the Missing Parent DNA Test can be used to determine paternity or maternity by testing DNA from the paternal, or maternal, grandparents (parents of the missing alleged father or mother).

For example, a mother has a child and would like to find out if a man (the alleged father) is the child’s biological father but the alleged father is either unavailable, missing or deceased. If the biological parents of the alleged father (i.e. the child’s alleged paternal grandparents) are available then their DNA profiles can be used to determine paternity of the missing alleged father.

Although it is possible to carry out this DNA test with DNA samples from only the child and both alleged grandparents, a more conclusive result will be obtained by including samples from the available parent of the child.

Other DNA tests may provide a more conclusive result. Please email us or call one of our Customer Service Advisors on 0333 300 3130 for more information.

Ordering Your Missing Parent DNA Test Kit

We at GTL believe that, once you have collected DNA samples for testing, you should be able to pay for your DNA test when you are ready. This is why we offer you the opportunity to purchase a DNA testing kit now for the low price of £29 and pay the laboratory processing fee at a later date when you return your DNA samples for analysis and testing.

Peace of Mind Missing Parent DNA Testing Kit £29*

Order your home Missing Parent DNA test kit for £29 and pay the laboratory processing fee when you return your DNA samples for analysis. Our Missing Parent DNA test laboratory processing cost is £239 and includes DNA testing of three applicants. See the information box below for full details. Additional children or a known parent may be tested at an extra cost of £99 each.

Legal Missing Parent Testing Kit £29*

Order your legal Missing Parent DNA test kit for £29 and pay the laboratory processing fee when you return your completed forms to us to make the necessary arrangements for samples to be taken. Our laboratory processing cost for legal Missing Parent DNA testing is £389 and includes DNA testing of three applicants. Additional children or a known parent may be tested at an extra cost of £119 each.

To qualify as an accredited legal DNA test, the DNA sample collection process must be witnessed by a health professional or neutral third party with no interest in the outcome of the test. The identity of the applicants submitting DNA samples must also be verified by photographic proof of identity and 2 passport-sized photographs of each applicant must accompany the samples.

NOTE: The health professional may charge a sampling fee and this cost is not included within our fees.

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Our Missing Parent DNA Test Includes:

  • Discreet packaging marked ‘Private & Confidential’


  • DNA testing of the child and paternal (or maternal) grandparents


  • Our Premium Quality Paternity Test using 16 genetic markers

  • Check your DNA test progress online and view your DNA test report when ready (see above for more information)

  • Confidential DNA test results in 5 working days

  • Our legal ISO accredited DNA tests are available and include free Special Delivery postage of the sampling kit to your chosen health professional

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Step 1

Step 1: Choose Your DNA Test


Informational DNA Test
A 3-person peace of mind missing parent test. The cost of the service includes the child and paternal (or maternal) grandparents. You may add more as needed, for example a second child or known parent.
  1. Mouth swabs or blood samples?
    Learn about each
  2. Will the mother also be tested?
  3. Additional participants?
  4. Add optional rush processing:
    Full explanation of rush processing can be found below.
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Legal DNA Test
If you would like your DNA test results to be admissible in a court of law, you will need the Legal DNA Test. Click here to learn more about the differences between informational DNA tests and legal DNA testing.

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To start your application, please download our application form (PDF format) by clicking on the button below.

Click Here to Download Registration Forms

Please email us or call one of our Customer Service Advisors on 0333 300 3130 for assistance.

Step 2

Step 2: Check Shipping Information

Please take a minute to read the important information below:

All home DNA testing kits are sent in plain, discrete packaging marked ‘Private & Confidential’. There is no return address, no company name and nothing to show what is inside.

For home DNA test kit orders within the United Kingdom:

You will be asked to select how you would like your DNA testing kit sent to you.

Royal Mail 1st class should take 1 working day to reach you but is not guaranteed and may take longer. 

Recorded Delivery 1st class should take 1 working day to reach you and requires a signature on delivery. We will be able to provide a tracking number if required. Please note that Recorded Delivery is not guaranteed and may take longer to reach you.

Special Delivery is guaranteed for delivery before 1pm the following working day but is not guaranteed for delivery on a Saturday. We will be able to provide a tracking number if required.

If you would like your order sent by a courier service, please email us or call one of our Customer Service Advisors for a quote on 0333 300 3130.

For home DNA kit orders outside the United Kingdom:

You will be asked to select how you would like your DNA testing kit sent to you.

Royal Mail Airmail should take three days to Western Europe, four days to Eastern Europe and five days for the rest of the world.

Airsure mail receives priority handling in the UK and abroad, making it faster than the normal Airmail times. However, it is not a guaranteed courier service.

If you would like your order sent by Federal Express or another courier service, please email us or call one of our Customer Service Advisors for a quote on 0333 300 3130.

When home DNA test kits are shipped:

All orders received by 4pm GMT Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day. GTL do not dispatch or receive DNA kits at weekends or on public holidays.

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Step 3

Step 3: Rush Processing Options and Surcharges


  • 24-Hour Release: £350
    One working day from receipt of samples at our laboratory


  • Two Day Release: £180
    Two working days from receipt of samples at our laboratory
  • Three Day Release: £130
    Three working day from receipt of samples at our laboratory


  • Four Day Release: £80
    Four working days from receipt of samples at our laboratory

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Step 4

Step 4: Complete Guide to DNA Testing


Check our complete guide to DNA testing, paternity test and genetic testing services, fees and refund policy.

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Step 5

Step 5: Additional DNA Testing and Sampling
Information

Information about how DNA samples are collected, the differences between legal DNA testing and informational (peace of mind) DNA tests, buccal mouth swab samples versus "pin-prick" blood sample collection and more is available here.

Find out more about what is required with legal paternity testing, court ordered DNA tests, CSA DNA test and immigration DNA testing.

We understand that finding the answer is very important. Discover the benefits of our paternity test and DNA testing.

Release of DNA Test Results

DNA test results will be available to download from this website 5 working days after we receive the DNA samples, completed form and payment of the laboratory processing fee.

Peace of mind DNA results are also available by telephone, email or post for an additional administration fee, currently £5 for telephone, £10 for email and £15 for first class post.

For legal DNA tests, one copy of the notarised test results and supporting documentation will be posted to you, or a designated recipient, as per your instructions. They may also be emailed or telephoned at no extra cost. Further notarised copies are available at an additional cost of £50 each.

Rush Analysis of DNA

If yours is a more urgent case and you require a faster turnaround time, we provide a Rush Processing service at additional cost, please see below for full details

Other Sources of DNA

Should you find you are unable to provide a mouth swab sample, or do not wish to concern or upset your child by collecting a DNA sample in this way, we are able to extract DNA from a variety of other sources at additional cost. These alternate sources include hair, nail clippings, chewing gum, cigarette butts and clothing. Please click here for full details of other DNA sources we can work with, prices and success rates.

Please do not hesitate to call one of our Customer Service Advisors on 0333 300 3130 or email us for more information.

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GTL Refund Policy

All sales are final. If DNA test services are cancelled before shipping and/or handling a £29 refund processing fee will be deducted.

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Interested in our other DNA Testing and Paternity Test Services?

Review a complete guide to our services, fees and refund policies.

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