About DNA Diagnostics
DNA Diagnostics are NZ’s only locally based DNA paternity test providers
DNA Diagnostics is New Zealand’s only DNA parentage testing facility based entirely in New Zealand. While other companies send samples overseas for testing, we process all tests right here in our Auckland laboratory, just as we have done since 1989.
A partnership of excellence
DNA Diagnostics is part-owned by UniServices - the commercial arm of the University of Auckland. As such, we utilise the skills of top molecular geneticists and statisticians from the University of Auckland, to offer a service that’s second to none.
IANZ accreditation & proficiency testing
DNA Diagnostics maintains the highest standards through continued laboratory accreditation, participation in international proficiency testing and internal auditing.
DNA Diagnostics first gained accreditation through International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) in 1996. We have maintained that accreditation with audits by IANZ every year and an audit of all technical aspects by an expert once every four years.
We participate annually in international proficiency testing, processing eight cases per year, through the College of American Pathologists; Cellmark Forensics; and the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics.
All parentage DNA testing is carried out according to the provisions of the New Zealand Family Proceedings Act (1980).
New Zealand-based testing location
Our Auckland DNA laboratory is located in Ellerslie. We are the only DNA parentage testing laboratory operating within New Zealand. Samples are collected throughout New Zealand at our designated collection centres and sent to us in Auckland for testing.
Additional DNA Profiling services
DNA paternity testing is the main focus of our work. Additional DNA testing/profiling services include twin zygosity testing, to determine whether or not twins are identical, and DNA extraction, profiling and storage. A DNA analysis service, to review DNA case files for lawyers, is also available.