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Orchid Cellmark Ltd, a LabCorp company, is a leading specialist in Genotyping and DNA Analysis in the fields of Forensic Science, Paternity Testing and Agricultural Genotyping.


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  Paternity Testing
Forensic Analysis
Agricultural Genotyping

We specialise in the design and delivery of quality genotyping and DNA analysis services. Common to each area of expertise is the provision of accurate, reliable genetic information that enables our customers to make better commercial and personal decisions.

Formerly part of one of the largest global pharmaceutical and chemical companies Cellmark was the world's first commercial DNA fingerprinting laboratory and today is one of the most trusted forward thinking DNA analysis companies in Europe.

Our European operations are head quartered at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in the UK. Orchid Cellmark now employs over 400 people in Europe.

The strength of our organisation is reflected in the significant role we play in each of our active markets:


We are the largest independent supplier of scene of crime DNA analysis to the UK’s police forces. Our forensic scientists are leaders in their field working in partnership with our customers to continually drive down turnaround times, improve success rates and increase value for money.


Our Cellmark laboratories provide the UK's leading paternity testing services. We have been trusted by successive governments and contracted by the Borders Agency and the Home Office for the UK VISA scheme offering specialist facilities for DNA profiling in immigration cases.

Agriculture and Livestock

High throughput robotic genotyping facilities enable us to genotype over half a million samples a year helping farners to eradicate this fatal disease from the national sheep flock. We are the major supplier of Scrapie genotyping services to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA’s) National Scrapie Plan.

Quality Policy

Orchid Cellmark Ltd. operates within a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of ISO9001: 2000 and ISO17025:2005. Read our quality policy in full.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit and business need.


Orchid Cellmark Ltd. Registered Office: 16 Blacklands Way, Abingdon Business Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK, OX14 1DY.
Registered in England No. 4045527.