List of Hospitals offering DNA Tests in Kenya and Their Price Range.

Every year, hundreds of Kenyans flock to various hospitals offering DNA tests in search of DNA services for different reasons.

A DNA test has proved to be one of the surest ways to identify the father of a child (Paternity Test). Apart from Checking for paternity, a DNA test can also be used for sibling tests and grandparent testing.

How much does a DNA test cost in Kenya?

The cost of DNA varies from one hospital/service provider to another. The most proficient and widely known center for DNA tests in Kenya is the Bioinformatics Institute of Kenya (KIBS). KIBS is an institute that specializes in medical diagnostics and research on various diseases.

According to information on their website, the cost of a common type of DND test (Paternity) is Ksh 10,000 per person. This means that to test the DNA of both the father and the child, one has to part with Ksh 20,000.

However, this price range is only limited to the paternity test. This means that if you want other types of tests, the price will increase. For instance, testing DNA for siblings costs Ksh 10,000 per head.

Therefore, we can conclude that the cost of conducting a DNA test in Kenya is between Ksh 10,000 and Ksh 30,000 depending on the type of test and the hospital or center.


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What are the requirements for a DNA test?

When undergoing a normal DNA test, basic requirements such as blood samples, cheek swabs, nails, and hair will be fundamental. However, testing for larger groups of people will require specimens such as saliva from each individual.

Hospitals offering DNA tests in Kenya.

Kenyatta National Hospital

Over many years, Kenyatta Hospital has remained a highly reliable center among the Hospitals offering DNA tests in Kenya. The hospital offers testing for both patients, doctor’s requests, personal requests, or from court orders.

The Cost of DNA at Kenyatta Hospital ranges between Ksh 20,000 and Ksh 30,000 depending on a number of factors. The results are almost 100% with a 99.99% effect.

Bioinformatics Institute of Kenya (KIBS).

As stated earlier, KIBS is the most reliable DNA center when it comes to paternity tests. The facility offers the test at Ksh 20,000 for both the alleged father and the kid.

In case the man in question is not available, they can do the test using samples from the man’s brother and get the same results.  The facility is located along Mombasa Road at Viraj Complex.