DNA Testing in Alaska

DNA Testing In Alaska

Journey Genetic Testing provides the most accurate, the most trusted, and the most affordable, direct-to-consumer DNA testing in Alaska. We guarantee 100% accuracy in your DNA results.

Alaska Paternity Testing

We’re experts in a specific type of DNA testing in Alaska that gives our clients comfort in knowing the truth. We can also do legal DNA testing for any legal reason, when needed. Likewise, we focus only on paternity and family connection tests. The reason is that tests for ancestry and health issues aren’t always 100% accurate.

In fact, we often provide services after someone gets an ancestry report saying they have found a possible long-lost relative. Almost 50% of the time, when taking our accredited tests, they find they can not possibly be related. When concerns are raised about household relationships, they do not normally disappear till the fact is exposed. Understanding this, and assisting you through this time, is why we are here.

Various states have rules about the kinds of DNA tests available in direct-to-consumer testing. In Alaska, we offer DNA testing that’s approved for use here. We think everyone should have the choice that suits them. We also respect the laws that decide which tests can be performed.

How Can AABB Accredited DNA Testing In Alaska Help Me?

Questions about family often come up, whether it’s through DNA tests or family stories. These questions usually don’t go away until the truth is known. If there are doubts about family relationships, we’re here to help you understand and navigate these situations.

Most of the tiem home DNA testing kits are enough to get the answers you’re looking for. Our home and legal testing kits give the same exact results. However, for legally accepted DNA test results in Alaska, you need a DNA collector who isn’t related to you and a complete chain of custody. We have more than 125 certified DNA collection centers in Alaska for legal testing, but it’s essential to make an appointment for legal testing.

We can set up DNA testing anywhere in the world. It doesn’t matter where the people being tested are; we’ll assist in finding nearby DNA collection sites for everyone. We often arrange DNA tests for people in different cities or states.

Options For DNA Testing In Alaska

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Our DNA Testing In Alaska Locations

Do you need a legal DNA test or a DNA test for immigration requirements? Journey Genetic Testing has DNA collection sites in, or near, most cities across Alaska. We can schedule an appointment for your collection, making it easy for you to reach from your home or office. When you order a legal DNA test from us, just list on the order when you want to have your DNA collected, and the zip code for each person. Need a different location or time for each person? No problem – we can do that for you!

Alaska Paternity Law

Paternity, and most relationship, DNA tests are done for the purpose of identifying the biological father of a child. Depending on your circumstances, understanding Alaska Paternity Law may be of help to you.

This information about Alaska paternity legal statutes is provided for general use only. Journey Genetic Testing does not provide legal advice or representation. We encourage you to research your state laws for the most current information, or contact a family law attorney.

Alaska Paternity Law: Section 25.20.05

How a Child Can Be Legitimized:
  • A child born to unmarried parents can become the legal child of a parent if:
    1. The parent marries the other parent.
    2. The parent writes a statement acknowledging they are the child’s parent.
    3. The court decides, with enough proof, that the parent is indeed the child’s parent. Proof can include the parent’s actions or words that show they are the parent. The court can use other evidence if the situation isn’t clear.
Record Keeping:
  • The Bureau of Vital Statistics keeps records of birth certificates. Acknowledgments or court decisions are sent to them and added to the original birth certificate.

New Birth Certificates:

  • If a child is born to unmarried parents and later legitimized, the Bureau of Vital Statistics can create a new birth certificate if requested.
Using Science:
  • Scientific tests can be used, along with other evidence, to determine if someone is the legal parent. If a scientific test shows a 95% or higher probability of parentage, it’s a strong indicator of legal parentage.
Testing When There’s a Dispute:
  • If parents or the state disagree about parentage, the court can order scientific tests for the mother, child, and the person in question.
Child Support Agency’s Role:
  • If the child support agency is involved, they can ask the court for these tests and may cover the costs. However, they won’t charge someone receiving financial aid.

Required Probability of Paternity in Alaska Courts: 95%

Required Paternity Index: None

This simplifies the information for easier understanding. If you have more to explain or any other questions, feel free to ask!

This is important information to keep in mind. We’re sharing it to help you understand, but it’s not legal advice. We can’t promise that everything we say is completely right or perfect for your exact situation.

If you have specific legal questions or worries, it’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer. Relying only on what we say here is something you do at your own risk. We’re not responsible for any choices you make based on what we tell you. So, it’s a good rule to consult a lawyer when you need real help with legal issues. So, it’s a good rule to consult a lawyer when you need real help with legal issues.

This is important information to keep in mind. We’re sharing it to help you understand, but it’s not legal advice. We can’t promise that everything we say is completely right or perfect for your exact situation.