Legal Paternity DNA Test

Smart DNA Nigeria offers legal DNA testing that can be used as evidence of a biological relationship between individuals in a court of law. This can be used to prove or disprove issues of paternity/maternity and sometimes may be requested by a judge in court as part of an ongoing trial

Legal DNA Test

At Smart DNA, we offer a court-approved legal DNA test for clients who need their test results to be used in a court of law. A DNA legal test can be used to settle different family-related legal matters like alimony, child custody, child support, inheritance dispute, change of name on birth certificate e.t.c. This test results provide reliable evidence on who the biological father or mother i

It is important to understand that the legal paternity DNA test is different to a standard home paternity test which is only done for ‘peace of mind’ (purely done for informative reasons). For a legal DNA test to be admissible by the court, it must be carried out under the proper chain of custody. It means that the sample collection for the DNA test must be carried out in front of the judge or in presence of a court-appointed representative.

How Legal DNA Testing Works

Here is a step by step procedure on how to book a Legal DNA test at Smart DNA.

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Book Your Test

You will be booked for an appointment at our office where the samples will be collected from the parties concerned.

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Collect Your Samples

We will collect cheek (buccal) swabs from all the parties to be tested.

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We analyse your samples

Once your samples have been properly collected, we will send them to our award winning lab in the UK where they are tested and reviewed twice to ensure quality.

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Get Test Results

The results are provided within 5 to 7 working days after the collection of your samples.

In a Nutshell


All the concerned persons


Results are ready within 5 to 7 working days.


Mouth swab of the parties to be tested

Legal DNA Testing With Other Types Of Samples

At Smart DNA, we also offer Home Paternity DNA test using samples other samples like hairs, bloodstains, fingernails, clothes e.t.c. You can use this method when it’s impossible for you to provide a saliva (oral swab) sample.

If you have more questions or you need more information, please feel free to contact our customer support team. We are always happy to help you.