Our legal DNA tests for paternity determine if two or more people (one suspected father and as many children as necessary) are biologically related with 100% certainty.
All DNA paternity test tests are performed for use by a government agency, or in a court case, require a specialized collection process, including a chain of custody for the DNA samples, and testing in an AABB accredited laboratory.
Legally Admissible and Defensible
We make certain all legal DNA results are admissible and defensible in any court of law. We follow a very strict chain of custody to protect your rights and insure that testing results are court admissible. Our testing is 100% accurate, based on the samples received.
Our legal DNA tests compare 24 specific relationshop markers, which makes it almost 1,000 times more powerful in the results due to the increased number of genetic markers examined.
Do I need a Legal DNA Test?
Listed below are some common legal reasons that our legal DNA test may used for:
Child Support – initiated either by the mother or father
Birth Certificate – name verification or change
Court Order – to be in compliance with a judge’s order
Child Custody – initiated either by the mother or father or legal guardian
Tax Forms – the IRS may request DNA verification for proof of dependency
Adoption – legal verification of the biological parent(s)
Will/Estate/Probate – identification of rightful biological heirs
Other Legal Reasons
Who can request a Legal Paternity DNA Test?
While some people can be legally required to take a court admissible paternity test, the person requesting the test must either be the child or suspected parent, or be able to show a suspected relationship between those who are being tested. The specific rules and regulations vary by state. If there are questions, a Bio-Gene DNA Genetic Consultant can assist. We cannot however provide specific legal advice on your case.
Only certain specified persons have legal standing to request a court-ordered paternity test. These include:
-Legally recognized mother or father
-A person alleging that they are the biological parent of the child or expected child
-The child, if they have reached the age of majority, or a minor child’s representative
-Legal guardian or custodian (grandparent, sibling, aunt/uncle)
-An attorney or judge
-Government social services worker