Document No. 7
From: (Redaction) [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 11 July 2005 10:57
To: (Redaction) DWP CSR
Subject: RE: Approved List DNA Testing Companies - DNA Bioscience
Thanks for getting back to me on this. It is good to know that we are now on the list.
Would you be kind enough to forward me a copy of the approved list so that, should
this situation occur again in future, I can pass the information over without having to
refer to you.
With regards the ‘appointed by court’ caveat raised in you email, your leaflet CSL110
Child support: Disputed parentage and DNA testing. (PDF: 169KB) . on page 22 states.
What if you arrange your own DNA test?
There are now a number of companies offering tests direct to the public on payment
of a fee. The Child Support Agency will only accept the results of these if it is
– the test has been conducted by a reputable DNA testing company which
adheres to the Government’s Code of Practice and Guidance on Genetic
Paternity Testing Services;
– the security arrangements for authenticating samples meet acceptable
– all those involved were satisfied that the test was properly conducted; and
– the test is based on samples from all 3 people
This seems to state that any individual is entitled to commission their own tests from
a supplier of their choice providing that supplier meets the requisite procedural and
quality standards. How does this square with the ‘appointed by court’ condition
referred to in you email?
Yet again, many thanks again for your help with this issue and I look forward to
hearing back from you on the above.
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