Grandparentage

Grandparentage Test with the Mother

  • Legal testing for 1 child, 2 alleged paternal grandparents, and 1 mother £425
  • Additional tested party £120
  • Peace of Mind test £270
  • Additional Party £90

Grandparentage Test without the Mother

  • Legal testing for 1 child and 2 alleged paternal grandparents £425
  • Additional tested party £120
  • Peace of Mind test £270 Additional Party £90

Grandparentage Tests can definitely determine whether a child is biologically related to his or her grandparents. This type of DNA test is typically conducted when a child’s alleged father is unavailable for paternity testing and the child’s paternal grandparents would like confirmation that the child is related to them. Or in immigration cases if the mother is deceased and the maternal grandparents are making an application on behalf of the child.

All children inherit their DNA from their biological parents. Therefore, we can compare the DNA profiles of a child and his or her alleged paternal or maternal grandparents to determine if the child inherited DNA from them—presumably through the mother or the alleged father.

Grandparentage DNA testing requires the participation of a child and both alleged paternal grandparents (i.e., the grandparents on the alleged father’s side). Whenever possible, we encourage the child’s mother to contribute a DNA sample as well. Her participation expedites the testing process; a motherless grandparentage test takes longer and requires more analysis than a test that involves the mother. Although far less common, a grandparent DNA test can also be performed with a child and his or her alleged maternal grandparents. In this scenario, we would encourage the child’s father to participate, if possible.

When needed, we can test more than one child against the alleged grandparents; please call us for more for details 020 7498 0102.