There is nothing usual about doing a paternity test; but how to go about paternity testing in New Zealand? There are so many companies offering these DNA tests that sometimes making your choice is rather overwhelming, especially if you know little of nothing about paternity DNA tests.
You might first want to begin online; browse a few of the more reputable companies and get them to contact you so as to have all your questions answered.
You will first need to decide whether you need a simple at home paternity test or legal DNA testing. DNA testing in New Zealand used for legal purposes must follow an entirely different method of sample collection and verification. First and foremost, for a legal test, the laboratory must be ISO 17025 or NATA accredited. Secondly, unlike in a home DNA test, you cannot collect you own DNA samples. A neutral third party will be appointed to collect the samples and also to verify who those samples came from.
All people taking part in the test must present copies of a chosen form of identification alongside photo copies of those forms of identification which need to be signed by the third person taking the samples as to confirm that the right people have taken part in the test. A copy of the paternity test results is then sent to a notary who must sign it. This is, give or take, the procedure for genetic testing in New Zealand for legal purposes.
A few more details will be added by whomever you decide will carry out your test. For more information on DNA testing in Au why not contact EasyDNA NZ?
Home testing is much simpler, a kit is sent to your chosen address. Inside the kit you find swabs. You follow the instructions on sample collection, fill in some paper work and send the samples back for DNA analysis. To know more about how to go about paternity testing in New Zealand, why not contact EasyDNA NZ?