Steps of the test

DNA test for paternity consists of several steps. We have made our best to facilitate you the whole procedure and limit your engagement to a minimum.


  1. Ordering of the test
  2. Collecting samples and sending them to our laboratory
  3. Coding of samples in our laboratory
  4. Laboratory analysis
  5. Statistical analysis and determining the result
  6. Sending the result


1. Ordering of the test

Select the appropriate test depending on who will be tested (mother, child and father, or only child and father, etc.). For descriptions of all tests offered by Meditest, see price list. After selecting the appropriate test You can order it on-line through the secure web form.

You can order the test:


After placing an order, at the address indicated you will be sent sample collection kit - selfDNA.
selfDNA kit contains sterile elements necessary to collect swab samples from the cheek, materials to protect and transport the DNA, collection instructions, the order form and reply envelope.


2. Collecting samples and sending them to our laboratory

Pobranie materiału do badań i wysłanie próbek After receiving the selfDNA kit please read the attached Instruction of collecting samples. Is is very important that samples were collected in accordance with this manual. Taking a buccal swab is very simple and takes only a while. Swabs should be sent in the addressed reply envelope with the order form and possibly with a copy of the confirmation of money transfer to the laboratory Meditest account.

If it is impossible to sample using our selfDNA kit, please contact our consultant. Together with You we will determine other solution, such as isolation of DNA from a toothbrush, chewing gum, cigarette butts, etc.

It is not necessary to take all samples for testing at one time and place. On request, we send selfDNA kits at addresses of different individuals, such as mother and father living in different localities.


3. Coding of samples in our laboratory

After receiving the shipment with DNA samples we check if it has been properly secured. In the case of any failures, such as damage of the envelope, the lack of the necessary identification data on the envelope etc, our staff will immediately contact with You. Each DNA sample gets a unique identification code to exclude any ambigious situations in all steps of laboratory analysis. All personal data is protected in a secure computer system isolated from the Internet. Nobody but the designated Meditest staff  has access to them.


4. Laboratory analysis



5. Statistical analysis and determining the result


6. Sending the result

After verifying the correctness of the key elements of the analysis and reliability of the result, the full expertise of paternity is forwarded to you. Form of communication depends on Your preferences:

  • phone
  • e-mail
  • registered letter

In a case of any difficulties with the interpretation of paternity test results our consultant will be glad to assist you.

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