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GTL offers grandparent DNA testing. A grandparentage test uses the samples of both grandparents to determine whether they are really the biological grandmother and grandfather of their grandchild or grandchildren. Our grandparents DNA test starts from £299 for testing grandmother, grandfather and 1 grandson or granddaughter. Note that this is cost for a peace of mind test. Results will be ready in just 5-7 working days from receipt of samples at our laboratory.

Legal Grandparent testing

If you require a grandparentage test with court admissible results, the cost is of £399. The cost includes a notarised result which can be presented in court to support evidence of an alleged relationship between the people tested. For legal testing, sampling is done using a kit and are collected by a neutral third party knows as a sampler.

The test requires the samples of both the grandmother and the grandfather. We cannot offer the test if only one grandparent is available.

What will the grandparent test results show?

The grandparentage test results will first establish the probability of relationship between grandmother and grandson or granddaughter as well as the probability of relationship between grandfather and grandson or granddaughter. Once have these two probabilities have been calculated, they go on to work out a missing person profile (technically called a "derived profile"). The derived profile is essentially a reconstruction of the missing, alleged father's DNA profile. If the derived profile matches the DNA profile of the grandchild, then the untested alleged father of is the biological father of the grandchild tested. The test is in fact also called a missing parent test as by taking the DNA of paternal grandparents, laboratories can reconstruct the profile of the their children (the missing parent).

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

Test results are intended to provide a statistical likelihood that gives evidence to support the tested relationship in question. Providing additional parties to be tested (for example, a known parent's sample) or performing direct relationship testing may provide additional evidence.

Collecting your sample

A DNA sample is quick and easy to collect thanks to our easy-to-use and extremely user friendly home sample collection kit. The kit contains what are referred to as buccal swabs which can be used to collect your DNA samples. 4 swabs need to be used for every person tested following carefully the instructions we provide inside our kit. The kit will also contain the consent forms to be filled in by every person taking part in the test and returned to the laboratory alongside the samples.

Testing between grandfather and grandson

Although we do not offer grandparent testing with a single grandparent we can offer the test if it involves solely male participants. In such cases, we suggest a Y chromosome test. This test is extremely accurate at confirming whether the males tested share a common paternal line.

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Informational DNA Test
A 2-person peace of mind avuncular test. The cost of the service includes the child and alleged aunt, uncle or grandparent. You may add more as needed, for example a second child, known parent or additional aunt, uncle or grandparent.

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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: 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 4: Additional DNA Testing and Sampling

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.

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Release of DNA Test Results

DNA test results will be available to download from this website 5-7 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 emailed to you, or a designated recipient, as per your instructions. Further notarised copies are available at an additional cost of £50 each.

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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Consent is required from each person being tested before a sample can be taken. In the case if minors, individuals suffering from a mental disorder or those who are not in a position to give their own consent, a legal guardian or a person having parental responsibility for the individual must consent. Under the Human Tissue Act it is a criminal offense to take a sample from someone to test their DNA without their consent, except for medical purposes and lawful investigative purposes, for example a criminal investigation. Click here to view Department of Health Human Tissue Act 2004 information.
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