When a DNA, Drug or Alcohol test has been requested for a child and family agency case.
To start the process, feel free to contact us to discuss the case so we can advise you on what is required and what best suit your needs.
From here you can give written instructions on the kit you are ordering, we can then issue you with an invoice for the testing kit you have requested.
Nominate a General Practitioner
You can choose your clients own general practitioner or you can use one of our Testing Centres to carry out this test. A General practitioner or practice nurse must carry out this DNA test for it to be admissible in court proceedings. Ensuring you have the General practitioners confirmation to carry out the test prior to ordering the kit from us.
Any of our kits can be tailored depending on how many people are being tested.
Inside each kit you will find:
The kit will be posted directly to the nominated general practitioner or practice nurse with the details you have provided us.
Included in the paperwork is a result distribution list, this should be completed for persons wishing to obtain a copy of the test results. We typically email the results but these can also be posted to you.
Please note if Tusla are requesting the testing of a minor then the social worker must be present at the sampling to give consent and sign the documents for the minor, they must also present their Tusla/HSE employee identification as a form of photo identification for the General practitioner carrying out the testing.
Contact us at any time throughout the process if you any queries firstname.lastname@example.org