Court Approved DNA Testing
For a DNA test to be used in legal, judicial situations, it needs to be a court-approved DNA test. This can also be called “court admissible” or that it followed “chain of custody” which means that a professional DNA collector/lab technician documented every step of the process and signed off on the integrity and identity of each donor and each specimen.
These tests can either be court ordered, or as an individual, you can request the test and follow a certain process that would ensure the test results could be used for legal purposes.
What goes into a court admissible DNA test?
For a test to be legally used in court, it must follow what’s called “chain of custody” procedures. Here’s what that means:
We will take a copy of your driver’s license or other approved form of identity verification before collecting your sample. This must be done for every person involved.
Witness And Collector
The witness must not be related to or connected with any family members involved. This is most often also the sample collector, who swabs the inside of your cheek for the DNA sample. You cannot provide the sample yourself for it to be considered “court admissible,” a collector must be involved.
Process of Analyzing
We follow the proper procedures and paperwork to make sure the sample travels a certain path – ensuring nothing tampered with the test and the sample was protected. The sample will be recorded every step of the way. We also deliver notarized results exactly as they’re needed, and to who needs them, so they can hold up in any legal situation.
There are many benefits of legal DNA testing. To get started, contact us.