paternity testing nz
paternity testing nz

About DNA Diagnostics

DNA Diagnostics are NZ’s only locally based DNA paternity test providers

DNA Diagnostics is New Zealand’s only DNA parentage testing facility based entirely in New Zealand. While other companies send samples overseas for testing, we process all tests right here in our Auckland laboratory, just as we have done since 1989.

IANZ accreditation & proficiency testing

DNA Diagnostics is International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ)-accredited to ISO 15189 and we participate in a number of external quality assurance programmes.

All parentage DNA testing is carried out according to the provisions of the New Zealand Family Proceedings Act (1980) and is therefore court-approved.

New Zealand-based testing location

Our DNA laboratory is located in Auckland. Samples are collected throughout New Zealand at our designated collection centres and couriered to us in Auckland for testing.

Additional DNA Profiling services

DNA paternity testing is the main focus of our work. Additional DNA testing/profiling services include twin zygosity testing, to determine whether or not twins are identical, and DNA extraction and profiling.

DNA test technology

DNA Diagnostics performs testing with a minimum of 15 short tandem repeat (STR) DNA markers from the non sex chromosomes (autosomes). These are able to resolve parentage with a very high level of certainty for the majority of cases. Additional STR markers are used if required. Y chromosome testing is also available for parentage cases involving a male child

Top genetic specialists

The staff at DNA Diagnostics are all registered with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand and are available to speak with you directly should you have any questions.