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  AngelScope DNA Paternity Legal & Peace of Mind Testing Services . . .

DNA Testing Services

AngelScope offers DNA Testing for Paternity, Immigration, Forensic, Genetic Reconstruction, DNA siblings test, DNA Grandparentage testing and many more. All DNA samples will go through a Dual Process which eliminates common laboratory mistakes and assures clients of accurate, reliable results which means all DNA samples are divided into two for independent testing by separate technical teams. They carefully record each step to ensure the samples are properly identified and tracked throughout. At the end of the process, one of our laboratory directors looks at the raw and analysed data to check that the results match. We also offer counselling by our qualified nurse who has experience working with families and children. Contact us on: 020 7498 0102 For Price schedule please see here »
  About our Partner Laboratory . . .

DNA Testing Services

Our partner laboratory, DDC (DNA Diagnostics Centre) is the world’s largest provider of private paternity tests. They have performed hundreds of thousands of genetic tests for clients around the world and offer comprehensive DNA testing for: family relationship testing, forensics, and veterinary DNA testing.
As the leading force in the private DNA testing industry, they were one of the first to adopt robotics technology in its laboratory processes for stringent and efficient handling of DNA samples. Their unique Dual Process™ ensures results of unmatched quality and reliability. Each DNA sample is tested twice by two separate technical teams to ensure matching error free testing. Please contact us with full details of those parties being tested on: 020 7498 0102.

Our partner laboratory provides quality DNA testing services which are nationally and internationally recognised by a number of professional accrediting organizations such as ACLASS (for ISO/IEC-17025), the AABB, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors–Laboratory Accreditation. Ministry of Justice: DDC Laboratories, Inc. has been accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.

  DNA Paternity Test: Peace of Mind Testing . . .
A DNA Paternity Test determines whether a tested man is the biological father of a tested child. A Paternity Test works by comparing a child’s DNA profile with that of an alleged father and often the mother as well. Because a child inherits half of his or her DNA from each biological parent, such a comparison reveals whether the child could have inherited DNA from the alleged father.
When individuals are biologically related as parent and child, their DNA profiles show predictable patterns of genetic inheritance. Our peace of mind testing, also called private or in-home paternity testing, is characterised by the self-collection process.

DNA Testing Services

We send a sample collection kit to the parties to be tested, and they perform their own very simple to perform buccal swabbing to collect the DNA samples. Because of this collection method, private paternity testing produces results that are not legally defensible as they have not followed the full chain of custody procedure and checks with identity which are required by law.
Included in this kit are consent forms which must be signed and sent with the samples and with your one-off complete payment. You will receive results by email with a certificate between 3-5 days after sample has been sent back to the Laboratory.

This home paternity DNA self test includes DNA home test kit, full confirmation, addressed envelope and certificates. Please contact us with full details of those parties being tested on: 020 7498 0102.

  DNA Testing at Angelscope Centre in London . . .

Peace of Mind DNA testing is also available at the Angelscope Centre in London for those who prefer a third party to do the testing for them. Please note this is a Peace of Mind test - for legally defensible DNA Testing please call us, as this will require a full chain of custody procedure which is not covered in the Peace of Mind DNA testing.

This Paternity DNA test for Peace of Mind with RGN Nurse includes swabs taken by a nurse at our London Centre with full confirmation and certificates. Please contact us to make an appointment on: 020 7498 0102.
  About DNA Paternity Tests . . .
The decision to have a paternity test should not be taken lightly and we understand that the tests we carry out provide you with information which can have negative or positive implications. It is very important that you fully understand the implications of results that we can produce.
Although we are totally dedicated to our clients and very much care for your welfare, we are unable to assist you in making the right decision. As a testing company which adheres to the Department of Health’s voluntary code of practice for paternity testers in the UK we must remain impartial to situations which surround a test (Impartiality Obligation) and our mission is to focus on the science to ensure that our quality standards and levels of service are first class. We urge you to consider all the parties involved and to decide whether this is the best course of action, particularly for the child in question.

We recommend that you discuss the issues and possible outcomes with a third party, either a friend, a family member or an independent advice service. The following free agencies in the UK may be of some help - we have provided you with some useful links where free advice is easily obtained:

One Parent Families: www.opfs.org.uk
Relate:www.relate.org.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
The National Family and Parenting Institute: www.familyandparenting.org
Parentline Plus: www.parentlineplus.org.uk
  Further DNA Testing Services . . .
AngelScope offer a wide range of other DNA paternity and family relationship, forensic DNA and animal DNA testing services. We also offer a counselling service by our registered nurse who specialises in working with parents and children. Please contact us on our Helpline: 020 7498 0102 for further information.

DNA Maternity Test
A DNA maternity test determines whether a tested woman is the biological mother of a tested child..
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102

DNA Legally Defensible Paternity Testing (for custody or any other reason)
Please call us to arrange an appointment - you will need to come to our London clinic to be tested by a qualified nurse who will take the test and do all the paper work for you while following the full chain of custody methods required by law she will also council all concerned including any child who is at an age that will understand what is happening. Our nurse is careful to ensure that everyone is made aware of the importance of understanding that a result can affect a child and must be thought through well before going ahead.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102
Immigration DNA Testing
DDC provides AABB-accredited DNA testing for immigration purposes. We perform testing for clients in over 168 countries worldwide, following the specific requirements set by the government agencies in each country.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102
Forensic Services
Our forensic DNA services include STR, Y-STR, mtDNA casework, forensic paternity testing, and animal DNA testing.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102
DNA Grandparentage Test
A DNA grandparentage test, performed in the absence of an alleged father, determines the relationship between a child and the parents of the alleged father.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102
Genetic Reconstruction
A genetic reconstruction is performed to determine the biological relationship of a child to the alleged father’s close relatives
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DNA Siblingship Test
A siblingship test determines whether two children share one or both parents
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Twin Zygosity Test
A twin zygosity test determines whether twins are fraternal or identical.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102
Y-STR Paternal Lineage
A Y-STR paternal lineage test determines whether two or more males are related through a paternal line.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102
mtDNA Maternal Lineage
A mitochondrial DNA maternal linage test determines whether two or more individuals are related through a maternal line.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102
DNA Profiling
A DNA profile is an individual’s genetic fingerprint, used for personal security such as in the case of identifying a missing child or future inheritance claims.
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DNA Banking
An individual’s DNA can be stored in a secure environment so that it is available for a future DNA test if needed.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102

Cell Line Identification
DDC offers two options for authenticating cell lines. StemElite ID™ which interrogates all the standard ATCC markers and D21S11 plus a sensitive marker that specifically detects the presence of contaminating mouse DNA, and PowerPlex® 16 that also interrogates all the standard ATCC markers plus 7 additional markers.
Contact Helpline: 020 7498 0102

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