Are you in Nigeria and quite in doubt of the paternity of your child or children, it gets you worked up having valid evidence that your wife or partner has multiple partners and the worst of it she is not telling you the truth?
Don’t worry, this article is for you, as it is going to guide you on what to do, the cost to get the answers to your questions.
It is simply, it is called DNA test.
DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. It is found in most cells of the body.
DNA test usually means a paternity test used to determine whether someone is the father (or sometimes even mother) of the child through DNA profiling. A DNA test, if performed correctly and in accordance with regulations, can be a solid proof of paternity that could be used in court. DNA testing can also be used to determine other biological relationships, but paternity tests are the most common.
But the biggest question is can everyone afford it?
In Nigeria, the general cost or DNA test, the paternity test, and several other test methods that can be used to achieve the same result goes between N50,000 for children and N80,000 to 140,000 for adults depending on the clinic, procedure, and purpose.
How Much Is A DNA Test in Port Harcourt?
In Port Harcourt, the River State capital, one of the big cities in Nigeria, DNA Test will cost you from N120, 000 and above.
For example, we have the
INTERCONTINENTAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE
Port Harcourt with Address: No. 5, Off Mummy B Road,
Paternity Test Nigeria has centers nationwide where they provide both home service and lab paternity tests. What they do is collect your samples wherever you are in the country and send them down to Lagos.
Their main office is however at
79 Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island Lagos.
They also do prenatal paternity testing
Cost: N100,000 if you visit their lab and N120,000 for home service. Prenatal paternity testing cost is between N250,000 to N300,000.
Pathcare does Paternity Test outside Lagos, Ibadan, Port-Harcourt or Abuja. Pathcare laboratories which recently changed its name to SYNLAB has centered around the country.
Phone: 0810 460 7655. Please call to know the one closest to you.
Cost: N95,000 to N100,000. Home service is N110,000.
3, Babatunde Jose off Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
Phone: 01 7001310-339, 0704 618 1382
Clina-Lancet Laboratories is a member of the Lancet Group of Laboratories in 14 African countries. Accredited, and operates as a 24-hour laboratory in 8 locations in Nigeria across Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, and Warri.
Cost: Paternity test in Clina-Lancet lab is N105,000.
DNA Diagnostic Centre (DDC)
1679 Karimu Kotun Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State
They provide DNA tests, ranging from paternity after birth, paternity during pregnancy (Prenatal testing), ancestry, siblingship, grand parentage, legal and immigration DNA tests.
Cost: N90,000 while it is N130,000 for legal and immigration DNA tests.
Molecular Systematics & Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany University of Lagos, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria
Address: 2 Omilani Street, Ijeshatedo Surulere, Lagos Nigeria.
easyDNA Nigeria provides an affordable, highly accurate, reliable & confidential home DNA testing in paternity testing, legal paternity test, relationship testing, DNA profiles, twin zygosity testing, infidelity DNA test & discrete DNA sample.