Court-Admissible Legal DNA Testing
When biological relationships are questionable, it’s often the case that the legal system is involved. While some people seek DNA testing to satisfy personal doubts, inexpensive screenings purchased from the local drug store are priced according to the quality of the results they yield. Additionally, these “at-home kits” generally have many hidden costs such as lab fees, limited alleles, shipping fees, and collection fees.
They can easily end up costing far more than our professionally-collected DNA tests. It requires lab-based testing that provides the accurate results you can count on.
Legal DNA Testing & Chain-of-Custody
For a DNA test to be used in the court of law, it must be a court-approved DNA test. Also called “court-admissible DNA testing,” legal DNA testing is required to follow the chain-of-custody procedure. This means that a professional DNA collector or lab technician must document every step of the testing process and sign off on the integrity and identity of each donor and specimen. From the collection of the evidence to the reporting of the results – every part of the process must be thoroughly documented to be used in the court of law.
Benefits of a Strong Chain-of-Custody
The process of producing reliable DNA testing results is highly involved, with numerous steps that must be completed. In this type of environment, there is always the possibility of human error when each specimen isn’t carefully tracked.
When you rely on Test Smartly Labs for your legal DNA testing needs, you can rest assured we maintain a strong commitment to strict chain-of-custody procedures. This means we maintain a chronological paper trail that maps out:
- Verified Identity of all donors
- Disposition of evidence
DNA test results can change your life forever. If you’re in the legal system and need to get concrete evidence that will hold up and help you shape the future, call us to set up an appointment today.