Paternity Testing

Paternity testing can determine whether or not a particular man is the biological father of a child. This procedure involves collecting and examining the DNA of a small sample of bodily fluid or tissue from a child and the potential father.

HumGene does every type of relationship test, and our home sample collection kit is easy to use and clinically precise.

We are available to everyone in the country; with DNA Sample collection Lagos. We can courier DNA Test sample collection kits for self DNA sample collection if you are outside Lagos at no extra cost.

At HumGene we offer you a reliable and confidential paternity tests.  We work directly with a Laboratory in Canada which is ISO 17025 accredited and our home and legal paternity tests are performed on 21 genetic markers to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our results. Depending on your case, we offer a comprehensive range of DNA paternity tests to meet your requirements.

How accurate is the test?

Results are typically over 99.99% accurate for inclusion and 100% accurate for exclusion of a potential father.

Understanding DNA

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) stores the genetic information in the cells of your being. It is made up of four similar compounds A.T.C. and G that are repeated over and over in pairs.

A gene is a distinct portion of a cell’s DNA and provides the coded instructions that help structure and determine every aspect of your physical and mental being. These genes are parceled in bundles called chromosomes. There are 23 pairs of chromosomes one of each are from the mother and one from the father. The 23rd chromosome is the sexual determinate. Testing is based on PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and the use of STR (short tandem repeats) to generate multiplex reactions where many STR regions are tested simultaneously. This produces a 100% result excluding the approximate .0000001% incidence of monozygotic genes (identical twins).

HumGene uses the best collection method for your specimen

At HumGene we use the ORAcollect•DNA. Unlike buccal swabs, collected samples are liquid based, bacteriostatic and integrate easily in existing lab workflows.

Quick, reliable and easy collection protocol with no drying time needed

High quality sample, the ORAcollect•DNA reagent is bacteriostatic and will inhibit the growth of bacteria from time of sample collection to processing

  • Liquid sample that enables:
  • use with liquid handling robots
  • compatibility with standard labware
  • easy processing
  • no cutting of tips
  • fewer manual steps reduces the chance of errors and cross contamination.

Specimen stability at room temperature is months compared to buccal swabs and blood which can only last for days.

How to order a DNA Test

Step 1: Click on shop on the page on our website and then click on Paternity testing kit. Follow the instructions up to the payment page. For additional information on our services, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service center on

Step 2: After your order has been confirmed, a case reference number will be assigned to you and your DNA testing kit will be dispatched. This kit contains everything required for the test including comprehensive instructions.

Step 3: After collecting the samples please return them to us in the self-addressed envelope provided with your DNA kit also enclosing the submission forms correctly filled in.

Step 4: Once the lab receives your samples the test will be processed and your DNA test results will be emailed to you within 7-10 working days. Your result can be sent to you via the email address you provided.