DNA Test in Lagos & Forensic Analysis

DNA Test in Lagos & Forensic Analysis

Welcome to DNA Testing Centre in Lagos, Nigeria

Are you in search of a reliable and accurate DNA testing service in Lagos, Nigeria? Look no further! Our DNA testing centre is dedicated to providing top-notch genetic testing solutions to individuals and families across Lagos and its surrounding areas. With advanced technology, expert professionals, and a commitment to privacy and accuracy, we strive to deliver the best DNA testing experience for our clients. Whether you require a paternity test, ancestry analysis, or any other DNA-related service, we are here to assist you.

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Why Choose Our DNA Testing Centre?

  1. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our testing centre in Lagos is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology to ensure accurate and reliable results. We invest in the latest DNA testing equipment and maintain strict quality control protocols to deliver precise outcomes for every test conducted.

  2. Experienced Professionals: Our team of experienced geneticists, scientists, and lab technicians are highly skilled in DNA analysis and interpretation. They undergo rigorous training and stay updated with the latest advancements in the field of genetics. With their expertise, you can trust that your DNA test is in capable hands.

  3. Comprehensive Range of DNA Tests: We offer a wide range of DNA testing services to cater to various needs. Whether you are seeking paternity/maternity testing, relationship testing, ancestry analysis, genetic health screening, or even forensic DNA analysis, we have the expertise and resources to provide accurate and timely results.

  4. Confidentiality and Privacy: At our DNA testing centre, we understand the importance of privacy and confidentiality. We prioritize the protection of your personal information and ensure that all testing procedures and results are handled with the utmost discretion. Rest assured that your data will be kept secure and confidential throughout the entire process.

  5. Quick Turnaround Time: We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to DNA testing. Our efficient laboratory processes and streamlined workflows enable us to deliver results in a timely manner. We strive to provide quick turnaround times without compromising on the accuracy and quality of the results.

  6. Affordable Pricing: We believe that DNA testing should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer competitive pricing for all our services. Our transparent pricing structure ensures that you receive excellent value for your investment without any hidden fees or surprises.

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+234 (0) 814 741 1921

+234 (0) 807 553 7342

+234 (0) 817 951 9559


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Best DNA Testing Centre Lagos

If you require a DNA test in Lagos, Nigeria, our DNA testing centre is here to serve you. Experience reliable and accurate DNA testing services with the utmost professionalism and privacy.

Accurate and Confidential Parental DNA Testing in Lagos

Are you in need of reliable and confidential parental DNA testing in Lagos, Nigeria? Look no further! Our DNA testing services provide accurate and conclusive results to help you determine biological parentage with confidence. We understand the importance of such tests and the impact they can have on individuals and families. That’s why we offer a trusted and professional solution to address your parental DNA testing needs.

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Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services. Discover the power of DNA and unlock valuable information about your genetic identity. Trust our DNA testing centre to provide you with the answers you seek.

Reliable and Accurate Forensic DNA Analysis in Lagos

Are you in need of professional forensic DNA analysis services in Lagos, Nigeria? Look no further! Our DNA testing centre specializes in forensic DNA analysis, providing reliable and accurate results for legal and investigative purposes. With our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced professionals, and commitment to excellence, we are your trusted partner in forensic DNA analysis in Lagos.

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Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services. Discover the power of DNA and unlock valuable information about your genetic identity. Trust our DNA testing centre to provide you with the answers you seek.

Accurate and Reliable Relationship DNA Analysis in Lagos

Are you searching for a trusted provider of relationship DNA analysis services in Lagos, Nigeria? Look no further! Our DNA testing centre specializes in relationship DNA analysis, offering accurate and reliable results to help you determine biological relationships with confidence. Whether you need to confirm siblingship, grandparentage, or any other extended family connections, our relationship DNA analysis services in Lagos are here to assist you.

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Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services. Discover the power of DNA and unlock valuable information about your genetic identity. Trust our DNA testing centre to provide you with the answers you seek.

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How to Get Started

Getting started with our DNA testing services is easy. Simply follow these steps:

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Reach out to our friendly customer service team via phone or email. They will guide you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and assist you in selecting the most suitable DNA test for your needs.

Sample Collection

We will provide you with clear instructions on how to collect your DNA samples. This typically involves a painless cheek swab or a saliva collection kit. We can also arrange sample collection at our testing centre, if preferred.

Laboratory Analysis

Once we receive your DNA samples, our expert laboratory technicians will process and analyze them using advanced genetic testing methods. We maintain strict quality control measures to ensure accurate and reliable results.

Result Delivery

As soon as the analysis is complete, we will securely deliver the results to you. Depending on your preference, we can provide results via email, mail, or in-person at our testing centre. We take the necessary steps to ensure your privacy and confidentiality at all times.

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Contact Us Today for Relationship DNA Analysis in Lagos

When it comes to relationship DNA analysis in Lagos, Nigeria, trust our accurate and reliable services. We understand the significance of discovering and confirming biological relationships, and we are here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our relationship DNA analysis services.

Our DNA & Forensic Services in Lagos Nigeria

The Lagos State DNA & Forensic Centre is a premier DNA testing facility in Lagos, Nigeria. In accordance with the highest international standards, we provide clients with the best accredited DNA testing services.

Forensic Serology

Forensic Serology is the study of bodily fluids such as blood, semen, saliva, perspiration, urine, breast milk, vomit, and fecal matter, as well as other biological materials, such as hairs and epithelial (skin) cells.  The goal of Forensic Serology is to identify the presence of biological material on evidence as is related to a criminal investigation.

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Relationship DNA Analysis

Relationship DNA analysis is genetic testing used to determine if there is a relationship between the parties in question.  Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing is the most accurate technology available to perform a relationship test and relies on the fact that DNA is passed down from individuals in a family indicating a genetic relationship.  There are many relationship DNA tests available and the test used is dependent on the circumstances at hand and the inheritance pattern of DNA. 

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Forensic DNA Analysis

Forensic DNA Analysis is the analysis of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acids) genetic markers as related to a criminal investigation to determine the identity of a perpetrator, victim or other individual(s) involved.  Lagos State DNA & Forensic Center operates a state-of-the art DNA analysis laboratory using the latest instrumentation to achieve DNA analysis results. 

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Crime Scene Processing

Crime Scene Processing deals with a crime scene that may contain physical evidence that is pertinent to a criminal investigation.  It is important to take measures to maintain the integrity of the crime scene to secure and protect evidence from the possibility of contamination.  

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DNA Collection Centers

Who said your DNA collection process had to be rigorous? With our home DNA Test kit which comes with specific instructions, you can collect your DNA sample (buccal swab) yourself, for a peace of mind test. However, a legal paternity test would require that your sample be collected by a certified collector.

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Case Statistics Summary

LSD&FC has been providing forensic support to the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Judiciary and the Public since 2017. Below is a summary of the types of cases supported since September 2017.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a DNA Paternity Test?

Ans:  A DNA paternity test is a test that is carried out to determine if a man is the biological father of a child.

Is a DNA test 100% accurate?

Ans: DNA testing is generally considered to be the most accurate testing method currently available to establish a relationship between two individuals or between a suspect and DNA evidence recovered from a crime scene. DNA paternity testing can show that a man is highly likely to be the father with about 99.9% accuracy, or that he is excluded as being the father with 100% accuracy.

Ans: A relationship test that can be presented in court or for immigration purposes. This may require more proof of identification for validity.

Is LSD&FC an ISO accredited laboratory?

Ans: Yes, the laboratory received its ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 accreditation in February 2019 and follows all sampling and testing guidelines stipulated by the International Standards Organization for Forensic DNA analysis.

What is a peace of mind relationship test?

Ans: This is a DNA test done to find out if a man and woman are the true biological parents of a child.

Do I need an appointment to come for a DNA test?

Ans: Although you do not need an appointment, we recommend you make an appointment to avoid a long wait. Samples for DNA paternity test are collected at the center on Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am – 3pm. The center is closed on all government holidays.

Will my DNA test result be kept confidential?

Ans: Yes, the results of each test are only given to the authorized individuals listed on the Biological Relationship Submission Form which is completed prior to testing. Then results will not be disclosed to anyone. All results are protected to the full extent permitted by law.

How old does a child need to be before testing?

Ans: DNA testing can be performed on individuals at any age. However, all minors (under the age of 18) must have the consent of the parent or a legal guardian before testing can be carried out at LSD&FC.

Does the mother need to be tested during a DNA paternity test?

Ans: No. A conclusive answer regarding paternity can be obtained without testing the mother. However, in the case of a maternity test, the mother must be tested.

Can paternity be determined if the alleged father is not available for testing?

Ans: Yes. If the alleged father is deceased, forensic DNA testing can be considered using items which may contain the alleged father’s DNA. Forensic DNA testing can be performed on anything that has biological material from the alleged father such as an old toothbrush, electric razor, blood stains, saliva stains, and bone or teeth from an exhumation. If it is not possible to obtain a forensic sample for the alleged father, testing his direct relatives can be considered.

How much is a DNA paternity test?

Ans: For peace of mind, the current cost is N130,000 for a test involving an Alleged father, Mother and a child OR alleged father and child. Every additional child is N30,000.

For legal purpose, the current cost is N155,000 for a test involving an Alleged father, Mother and a child OR alleged father and child. Every additional child is N35,000.

This price may be adjusted from time to time. Please call the center to find out the current price before coming to the center for a test. 


Forensic Testing FAQs

Who can submit a forensic case?

Ans: Both civilians and law enforcement agencies can submit items for analysis.

Are there fees associated with forensic cases?

Ans: Yes, the specific costs and fees are dependent on the specific case and type of testing being requested. Unlike DNA paternity test, it is often not possible to determine the cost of a forensic DNA test prior to examination of all the evidentiary items submitted.

How do I submit a case?

Ans: A forensic case submission form and chain of custody form must be completed, evidence must be appropriately packaged and delivered to the center from Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. In certain circumstances, properly packaged evidence may be submitted to the security staff after hours.

How should samples be collected and packaged?

Ans: Samples should be collected in a manner that preserves the integrity of the item and prevents damage to the evidence. Packages should be sealed and labelled with collector name, date of collection, description of item, etc. The use of paper packaging is required because plastic/nylon causes damage to the DNA.  Items should be stored in a dry and cool environment to preserve DNA until submitted to the center.

What is a known reference sample?

Ans: A sample that is of known origin, i.e. the identity of the source is confirmed. This is used for comparison purposes; references are often compared to evidentiary items to determine their source. A common type of reference sample is a buccal swab containing DNA from a known individual.

What is a buccal swab?

Ans: A buccal swab is a sterile cotton swab that is rubbed on the inside of the cheek to collect skin cells from the mouth. These cells have a nucleus and contain DNA which can be extracted.

What type of DNA testing is performed at the Center?

Ans: We conduct Short Tandem Repeat (STR) DNA analysis. We use a protocol that allows us to test 27 locations on each person’s DNA. 

What items can be tested?

Ans: Any item that may contain biological material with a cell and nucleus. 

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Lagos State DNA & Forensic Center (LSD&FC) is a not-for-profit Crime Laboratory established in 2017 by the Lagos State Government to enhance public safety and assist with criminal and civil investigations. LSD&FC is organized under the Lagos State Ministry of Justice as a public-private partnership. It is a dedicated crime laboratory specifically established to help fight crime and make Lagos a safe place to live, work, visit and play.

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48 Broad Street,
Lagos Island,
Lagos, Nigeria

+234 (0) 814 741 1921
+234 (0) 807 553 7342
+234 (0) 817 951 9559


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