Legal DNA Test

A legal DNA test will provide you with the chain of custody and supporting documents that may be used in a court of law setting. An appointment, in-office, must be made to do a legal DNA test. The legal DNA test cannot be used for immigration purposes.

Client must provide two pieces of government-issued IDs for each individual involved, at the appointment, for the record.  The true identity of every person submitting samples must be confirmed by the sampler. A photo of the clients will also be taken for the record. If you have a lawyer already involved in your case, please provide his/her contact information during your appointment. 

A legal DNA test can be used for a variety of relationship testing. Most individuals use legal DNA testing for paternity purposes but we can also offer the legal DNA test for maternity testing, siblingship testing, etc.  A legal DNA test is commonly used for the following reasons:

  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Birth Certificate
  • Tax Requirements
  • Succession
  • Court Order
  • Adoption


Our specialists at the Forensic Genetics Laboratory work with clients thoroughly from the beginning to the end of their particular cases. All aspects of private DNA diagnostic tests are kept completely confidential.

If you would like to collect samples without waiting for the kit to arrive, visit our instruction page for cheek swabs and hair samples collection.


$385 (for 2 individuals, +$192 for each additional individual)

*All prices are subject to HST for Canadian residents.

*All prices are subject to HST for Canadian residents.


Results are completed in 5 business days. An expedited, 3 business day service, is available for an additional $50 charge (due when samples are received.) We test 16 STR markers presented with numeric values and provide a combined relatedness index and probability of percent relatedness on your report. You may choose to receive results by any number of methods including e-mail, mail, and by phone. All supporting documentation is sent with your report to the legal or governing body assisting in your case. You will be given 12 months from the date your report is complete, to provide us with this information. We always give you the option of password protecting your case!

To book an appointment or receive a free consultation, please contact us by phone at 1-866-362-0577 or by e-mail using the contact form on our contact page.