Legal Or At Home DNA Testing
Journey Genetic Testing provides both home and legal DNA tests. Here’s the difference.
Legal, court-admissible cases require a chain of custody of the sample, which must be obtained from an approved DNA collector at a collection site. You, or a close relative or friend, cannot collect the DNA samples for legal testing. When DNA test results will be used for legal purposes, such as child support, social security, or custody matters, “legal” DNA tests are required.
“At-home” DNA tests provide the exact same information as a legal DNA test; but they are not intended for use in a court of law and are generally not considered court-admissible. If you do not have a pending legal reason for obtaining a DNA test, our home DNA tests are recommended.
There are several advantages to taking a home test.
- Test kit and lab processing is less expensive, sometimes by hundreds of dollars.
- Both tests provide results that are equally accurate.
- Home DNA tests can be done at anytime in the comfort of your home.
- Items other than a mouth swab may be able to be tested for DNA.
Whether you need an answer for your own piece of mind, or for a legal situation, we can provide the testing you need with accuracy, speed, and low cost.
Questions? Speak To A Genetic Consultant At 1-855-362-5224