The dadcheck® DNA testing service adheres to:

the Department of Health’s Voluntary Code of Practice and Guidance for Genetic Paternity Testers in the UK.  Click here to read the Code

the provisions of the Human Tissue Act 2004 relating to consent and the holding of bodily material with the intent to analyse for DNA.  For more information and a guide to the HTA please click here.

the requirements of the Ministry of Justice for accredited bodies.  For the current list of accredited bodies, please  click here






Welcome to the dadcheck® DNA Testing Service

The tester you can trust...

dadcheck® delivers consented DNA testing for the general public from our accredited laboratories based in the North East.


dadcheck® has been performing paternity and other DNA tests for more than 8 years.

We are the ONLY paternity testing service in the North of England that 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”

We do NOT ship our samples abroad for processing - we process samples in our own laboratories.  Every aspect of your case is handled in our laboratories based at the Bioscience Centre in Sunderland. If you’re local to the region, you can even come in and have your samples taken here.

We have an excellent team of highly trained and committed scientists working on your case.

Our staff are always available on the end of a phone to answer any questions or concerns you may have – and if you need to speak to a scientist, then we’ll transfer you to the lab!

We can offer rapid results turnaround – particularly for those urgent cases, e.g. for registering a baby’s birth certificate.  Just call on the numbers shown at the top of this page and ask about our Premium Service.

Our prices are competitive, our turnaround is fast and your results are reliable.