When is a NATA accredited test required?
GTL’s NATA accredited DNA paternity testing (NATA is the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) is essential when under age children are involved in parentage testing. The NATA accredited legal test can be used for purposes such as family law court disputes, child maintenance issues, changing a child’s birth certificate and also for immigration purposes involving under age children. The majority of government departments in Australia require a DNA paternity test to be NATA accredited for it to be acceptable. Therefore, if you need your test result submitted to a governmental department, then this would be the most suitable legal test and available at a very Special Price of $550.00.
Once we receive all the samples and paperwork and they have been approved, test will commence. The results will be available 5 to 7 working days later and will initially be emailed to you.
Steps to follow in a NATA accredited paternity test
Step 1: Place your order online or with us over the phone. The cost of our NATA legal DNA paternity test is $550.00 (price excluding any fees charged by the sampler). Once your order has been confirmed, we will arrange to send you the paperwork that you will need by e-mail or regular post.
Step 2: Your forms will be sent via email when you place your order, once you have received your forms you need to organise two (2) passport sized photos of each donor. These do not need to be actual passport photos, but must be passport sized, full frontal original colour photos with none of the facial features obscured.
Step 3: Find a doctor or nurse to collect your samples. We will need the name and address of the doctor or nurse (Sampler) who will collect your samples.We will send your collection kit via express post to the Sampler. You can contact the Sampler and arrange for an appointment to have your samples taken.
Step 4: On the day of your collection, but prior to your collection, you must go to a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Equivalent and have your Affidavit witnessed. It is very important that you arrange your appointment for collection allowing time to go to the Justice of the Peace prior to your collection.
Step 5: Take all of your paperwork to your Sampler – doctor/nurse, including the signed Affidavit, Collection Form, and the parentage testing information sheet. The collector will return all paperwork along with the samples directly to GTL.
Upon receiving your samples and paperwork directly from the Sampler, we will review the paperwork and samples against our Family Law Regulations and NATA guidelines. If there are any issues with the paperwork or samples, we will contact you as soon as possible.
For a legal paternity test to have validity as proof of relationship in legal cases and immigration cases, it must be performed by a NATA and ISO17025 accredited laboratory. If you do not need the test for immigration purposes, you may wish to read about our legally verified DNA test which is non-NATA accredited.