Court-Admissible DNA Testing
For DNA testing results to be admissible in judicial scenarios, it has to be a court-approved DNA test. Also known as “court admissible,” the term indicates the test followed chain-of-custody procedures and an expert DNA collector/lab technician recorded each step of the procedure and signed off on every donor and every specimen.
These evaluations can be court-ordered, or as an individual, you can ask for the test and go on to use results for legal purposes.
What goes into Court-Admissible DNA Testing?
For a test to be lawfully utilized in court, it has to follow what is called “chain-of-custody” procedures. Here is what that means:
We’ll take a copy of your driver’s license or other accepted type of identity confirmation prior to collecting your sample. This has to be performed for every single individual involved.
Witness and Collector
The witness can’t be associated with any household members involved. They often also serve as the sample collector whot swabs the inside of the cheek to obtain the DNA sample. You can’t offer the sample yourself as this is not considered “court-admissible.”
Procedure of Assessment
We follow the right paperwork and procedures to ensure each sample travels a specific route – ensuring nobody tampered with the specimens and samples has been protected. Samples are documented every step along the way. In addition, we deliver notarized results as they are needed to maintain any legal position.
There are a number of advantages that come with legal DNA testing. To get started finding the answers that matter, contact us today.