A reader wants to know the where, how, when, cost, procedures, laboratory or centres that do DNA paternity test in Lagos, Nigeria, UKBA approved DNA test centres in Nigeria.

Goodmorning doctor, please there is a dispute in my family about the biological or real father of one of my cousins. All has not been fine with my sister’s marriage. She was romantically involved with another guy for a long time before she meet and married her present husband within the same year. Anytime she has a misunderstanding with her husband which is normal for couples, her husband always gives her hint that their first child is not his but for her first lover. It is distressing for my sister and she has decided to do something about it by insisting on a DNA paternity test to put a stop to what she called “shame”. The husband has consented to it for his own peace of mind.

Please where can they carry out the paternity test in Lagos or Abuja? How is the procedure like? What is the cost?

……….Emeka from Lagos………….

Thank you for your anticipated reply.

My reply…….

Thank you for writing me. I have received about 10 personal mails from my blog readers in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Calabar, Kaduna, Kano, Abuja, Benin-city, Anambra, and Ibadan enquiring about DNA paternity centres and cost.

I have been doing my research by calling different paternity labs to be sure they do the test and to confirm the cost.

This is what I came up with…..

DNA Paternity testing is an important tool available to prove or disprove a father’s biological relationship to a child. The test uses a DNA profile for each individual (both father and child) and compares the data to determine if there is a genetic match. If the child and potential father genetically match, then he is the biological father. If the data does not match, then he is excluded as the biological father.

Paternity tests can be done be before the child is born or after birth. Tests done for unborn baby is called prenatal DNA paternity testing. Here, the procedure for collecting samples (amnioncentesis and chorionic villus sampling) is invasive and can cause miscarriage. It is also very expensive.

Peternity screening done after birth is the commonest, safest, cheaper, more convenient, and non-invasive.

How is it done?

The testing is performed by collecting buccal cells found on the inside of a person’s cheek using a buccal swab or cheek swab. These swabs have wooden or plastic stick handles with a cotton on synthetic tip. The collector rubs the inside of a person’s cheek to collect as many buccal cells as possible. The buccal cells are then sent to a laboratory for testing. For paternity testing, samples from the alleged father and child would be needed. For maternity testing, samples from the alleged mother and child would be needed.

How Long Does a DNA Paternity Test Result Take?

Most laboratories usually can process results in 2 to 3 days from the time your samples are received. There are also expedited methods to ensure a fast turnaround time if results are needed more urgently, such as for adding a name to a birth certificate, for immigration or court cases.

Paternity Test Centres in Nigeria including cost

There are not much but some labs are just springing up. I am going to put some centres for at least 8 states for now including Lagos and Abuja with their respective price lists.


1. Lynx DNA Laboratory

9b, james oluleye crescent, Off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Koko busstop beside Eco Bank, Harmony Enclave Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.

Phone: +2348051213073, +2348033121685

Opens Mondays to Friday from 8am to 5pm. They do booking saturday and sunday.

They have branches in Lagos, Calabar and Benin.

Cost: Depends on the type. The one for peace of mind is #110,000 naira and the one for legal tussle or immigration and direct request is #128,000.

2. DNA Centre for Paternity Test Nigeria

Address: Oluwatobi House, 73 Allen Ave, 100281, IkejaPhone: 0705 999 9333
1679 Karimu Kotun Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State
014407904, 0909 864 5089

Cost: #100,000 naira.

3. Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)

Ishaga Road, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Phone: 08070591395, 08070591470, +2348070591395 (Corporate), +2348070591472 (CMAC).

COST: #85,000 naira

4. Paternity Test Nigeria

Paternity test Nigeria has centers nationwide where they provide both home service and lab paternity test. 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: #100,000 naira if you visit their lab and #120,000 for home service. Prenatal paternity testing cost is between #250,000 to #300,000 naira.

5. Pathcare/Synlab Laboratories

Very skilled and experienced in the business. Pathcare does paternity test outside lagos, Ibadan, Port-harcourt or Abuja. Pathcare laboratories which recently changed its name to SYNLAB has centers around the country.

They have many branches within Lagos. One of Pathcare offices in Lagos is @ 9A/B Egbeyemi Street, Off Coker Road, Ilupeju, Lagos.

Phone: 0810 460 7655. Please call to know the one closest to you.

Cost: #95,000 to #100,000 naira. Home service is #110,000 naira.

6. Clina-Lancet Laboratories

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 #105,000 naira.

7. DNA Diagnostic Centre (DDC)

1679 Karimu Kotun Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State
Phone: 09098645089

They provide DNA tests, ranging from paternity after birth, paternity during pregnancy (Prenatal testing), ancestry, siblingship, grand parentage, legal and immigration DNA tests.

Cost: #90,000 naira while it is #130,000 naira for legal and immigration DNA tests.

8. DNA Bank

Molecular Systematics & Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany University of Lagos, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria
Phone: 08023201618
Cost: #95,0000 naira.

9. easyDNA, Nigeria

Address: 2 Omilani Street, Ijeshatedo Surulere, Lagos Nigeria.
Phone: 08097288704

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.

COST: #85,000 naira. #100,000 naira for home service.

10. DNA

73 Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria
07059999333, 07059999444, 08160010036
This DNA Centre specializes in DNA test, paternity test, prenatal DNA test, immigration DNA test, legal DNA tests, home paternity DNA testing, and forensic DNA test.
COST: #90,000 naira.
Immigration and Legal paternity test: #110,000 naira.
Prenatal DNA test: #300,000 to #350,000 naira.

11. Bode DU Laboratory Technology Limited.

Plot 45 Oyibo Adjarho Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria

Phone: 0803 9461 596, 0803 5466 923, 01 2704789
Cost: #100,000 naira.

12. Mecure Healthcare Ltd

Me Cure House, Debo Industries Compound, Apapa – Oshodi Expressway (near NAFDAC)

Phone: 070-00MECURE, 070-00632873

You can call 081-29910710 from 6PM – 8AM.

Thay have branches in Aba, Kano, Ondo, Umuahia, Ibadan, Lekki, Abuja, and Warri

Cost: #110,000 naira

Ibadan, Oyo

Address: 57, Anfani Road off Ring Road Ibadan Phone:08055371718

E-mail:[email protected]

Cost: #95,000 naira


17 Ladoke Akintola Street, off Aare Avenue, New Bodija, Ibadan

Cost: #100,000 naira

3.Mecure Diagnostics Ltd

5, Awosika Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan.

070-66615139, 070-88646032






COST: #100,000 naira

You can also do the DNA test at Pathcare, Lynx or Mecure branches in Abeokuta, Ogun.

DNA Test Centres in Kaduna

1. DNA Lab

No. Q5 Danja Road, Off Katuru Road, Unguwar Sarki Kaduna Nigeria.

Their phone numbers are 08099282985, 08037880765, 07087257965.


1.RayScan Diagnostics

Plot 4 New Court road,(Opposite Post Office and close Federal High Court) Gyadi Gyadi, Kano, Nigeria


Price: #100,000 Naira.

2. Mecure Diagnostic Ltd

8, Post Office Road (Opposite MoH), Kano.



1. Identi Gene

Plot 578, Cadastral Zone B09, Kado Estate, Kado District, Abuja FCT Nigeria
0803700 1566

They do both peace of mind, legal and immigration paternity test.

Cost: Peace of Mind DNA test is #100,000 while legal and immigration paternity testing cost is #140,000 naira.

2. Vinette Hospital

14 Gindiri Street off Wushishi Street, Opposite Angel Plaza on Samuel Akintola Boulevard,Garki 11. Abuja. Nigeria.

Phone: 08033207432

PRICE: #105,000 naira


DR Gbenga Ogunfowokan

Dept of Family Medicine Abuja.08036018282

4. Synlab Laboratories

10, 1st Avenue, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja

Cost: #115,000 naira.



9 Oke Ode Close, beside Kware State High Court, G.R.A, Ilorin

Cost: #120,000 naira.

Lokoja, Kogi

CareCrest Specialist Hospital & Fertility Centre

1 Agbaja close, Lokoja -Okene Road (IBB Way) (directly opposite NYSC Secretariat and next to New Toni Oil near Ganaja Junction) Lokongoma Phase 1, Lokoja, Kogi State 08148536160
Cost: #100,000 naira. Home service is extra #10,000 naira.

DNA Labs in South-South Nigeria (Niger Delta)

Benin-city, Edo

1. Vicsly healthy Medical Laboratory

60 Adesuwa Grammar School Road off Sapele road by Water Resources Junction. Benin

Phone: 08035673371

Cost: #110,000 naira.

2.Synlab Laboratories

29 Sokponba Road, opposite I.K. Pharmacy, Benin

Synlab has a branch at Doctors House, UBTH. You can do your DNA test there.

Opens Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturdays plus public holidays- 9am to 1am but closed on Sundays

Cost: #130,000 to #135,000 naira. Home service is #150,000 naira.


Address: km 11, Lagos-Benin Express Way, Igue iheya, Benin city, Edo State Prof. F.E OKONUFUA (08023347828), EKWO CHIOMA (08051268082).

Price: #110,000 naira

Yenagoa, Bayelsa

Scanex Diagnostics

12 Osiri /Wetland Road, Ekeki, off Mbiama /Yenagoa Road by Peace Mass Transit Park, Yenagoa, Bayelsa

Phone: 08083216434,07037826236

Price: #100,000 naira or more.

Uyo, Akwa Ibom

Frontline Laboratories

37 Brook Street,
Opposite playground
Uyo. Akwa Ibom.

Cost: #105,000 naira.

Warri, Delta state

1.Lily Hospitals

Address: Off Deco Road, Warri, Delta

DR.OKOGUN (Medical Director) 08023095614,08055022173, 08035201186

Price: #112,000 naira

2. Synlab

61 Effurun/Sapele Road, opposite Urhobo College, by Odibo Housing.

Cost: #127,000 naira

Port-Harcourt, Rivers


Dr MUSA Address: No. 5, Off Mummy B Road, Portharcourt 08183987510,08062622296

Cost: #120,000 naira


Address: Atlantic Medical Centre,

No 76c, Emekuku Street D-Line, Portharcourt (08062622296)

Email: [email protected]

Cost: #125, 000 naira.

3. Pathcare/Synlab

Enaan Towers, opposite Uniport main gaite by IPS, East/West Road, PH.

Cost: #100,000 naira

Calabar, Cross Rivers

No 11, Eyo Edem off Hewett Street By watt Market Roundabout, Calabar UGOCHUCKWU JIDERE (08037965482) E-mail:[email protected]

Cost: #100,000 naira

Paternity test centres in South-Eastern Nigeria

The south-eastern Nigeria is made up of Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and Abia.


Iykenson Medical & Diagnostics

Road 2 Mofor Estate Unzik Temporary Site Awka, Anambra

08037711643, 08141272583, 08063386657

Abia State

Me cure Diagnostics, Umuahia

Opposite Federal Medical Center, Aba – Owerri Road, Umuahia, Abia State.


They also have a branch in Aba at the Abia state teaching Hospital

Cost: #100,000 naira.

Paternity test centres in Enugu

1. MediChem Laboratories

1 Udoji Street ,
off Edinburgh Street
Ogui New Layout,
Ogui, Enugu East, Enugu

08033427483, 08091543940

Price: #100,000

2. Wildec Diagnostic Centre

32 Edinburgh Road, Ogui New Layout, Enugu.

08162750039, 08033745624, 07050777559

COST: #105,000 naira.

Paternity test
Dna test will accurately tell us your biological
Credit: Joshen

Always endeavour to call any of the numbers of your choice lab to confirm as prices do fluctuate.

So, Emeka, you can tell your sister and her family to visit any of the DNA paternity test centres spread across Nigeria. I wish you all the best.

*******And one othed thing*****

“3 out of 10 Nigerian men are not biological fathers of their children. Nigeria has the second highest rate of paternity fraud in the world after Jamaica. Many men have been unknowingly raising children that are not theirs and to curb the trend, DNA test should be considered at birth” – Dr Ayeni

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