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Legal DNA Test – Paternity 2018-09-11T11:23:39+00:00

24 Marker AABB Legal DNA Paternity Testing – $179.00 

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

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How much does a legal paternity test cost?

Number of People Testing Cost
One Father/One Child $179
One Father/One Mother/One Child $179
Each Additional Child or Suspected Father $100

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Legal Paternity DNA Collections

The new 2018 AABB requirements for legal DNA collections require that the legal DNA kit not be in the possession of any party testing at any time. The new requirements also state that the person doing the collection must meet one of the following criteria: have performed DNA collections for at least one year; have receieved web-based training from the AABB for relationship collections; have been trained either in person or with web based training from a DNA testing laboratory. Bio-Gene DNA provides training through our testing lab for anyone who wants to receive this training to perform a collection for a current case. There is NO COST to this training

Bio-Gene DNA will send a legal DNA kit to a witness/third party collector of your choice.

A legal paternity DNA test is not difficult to perform. A Bio-Gene DNA Legal Kit allows the option of having each person whose DNA needs to be collected schedule a time that is easiest for them. It is not necessary for each person to test at the same time, and people in different locations can have a legal DNA test done, as long as all instructions are followed. We know that work schedules and life activities do not stop because a legal paternity test is needed. The entire process is described below.

-The sample collection process must be witnessed by an unrelated witness (such as your physician, your lawyer, a notary, clergy, or any third party not related to you and who does not have an interest in the outcome of the testing). If they are not certified DNA collectors, Bio-Gene DNA can provide free  web based training as a Certified DNA Collector to the person who will be the witness to the collection or the person doing the collection;
-The witness must verify the identity of those whom are testing by confirming legal identification (e.g. driver’s license, birth certificate, Social Security card, passport, etc.);
-The witness must sign the completed chain-of-custody witness document provided in the kit as a witness to the collection;
-The witness must seal the DNA specimens in the container provided in the kit, sign the security seal, and mail the samples directly to the laboratory for testing.

Bio-Gene DNA will provide a legal collection kit to the closest collection center based on the zip code(s) of those being tested. 

We will provide you the name and location of the collection center when the collection kit is mailed out. We cannot guarantee a collection center in every city, but we do work with a collection netword of over 3,500 certified DNA collectors within the USA. If we cannot provide a collection center within 30 miles of your zip code, we will contact you with other options prior to sending the kit. Once the collection center has the kit, you will be notified to contact them for an appointment. Each collector is independent and may charge a small collection fee. You will be responsible for paying the collection fee directly to the person doing the collection. Currently the national average is $25 for the collection, however you will need to determine the exact fee prior to having your collection performed.

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