How much is a DNA test?

Find out how much DNA testing costs

How much is a DNA test?

One of the questions that we get asked on a regular basis is, ‘How much do your DNA tests cost?’

The answer depends on the type of DNA test you require and what the results are going to be used for.

For example, if you want to find out who a child’s biological father is for your own peace of mind using a paternity test, but you’re not looking to use the results in a court of law, then the test will cost less. This is because samples for a court-approved DNA test must be collected under chain of custody procedures, which is a more costly process.

Unlike a peace of mind DNA test, the samples for a legal DNA test cannot be collected be self-collected at home. If the results of the test need to be used in court, or for a private legal matter, the DNA samples must be collected an independent third party. Naturally, this increases the cost of the test.

Each step of the sample collection process must also be recorded to maintain chain of custody, and ensure the sample is legally admissible.

DNA test prices

Here are some of the prices for the peace of mind DNA testing services that we provide.

Please note: The DNA testing prices above are for peace of mind DNA tests only. The results of these tests can help answer any questions you might have, but the test results cannot be used for legal matters.

If you require DNA testing for legal matters such as immigration applications/appeals, for child maintenance/custody disputes or to change the name on a birth certificate, you will need a legal DNA test.

To request a quote for a legal DNA test, complete our online quote form, call us on 01 402 9466 or email

Order your DNA test

AlphaBiolabs is an award-winning DNA testing lab. DNA tests start from just €135.

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