Difference between Legal and Non Legal DNA Testing
If you are wanting to determine paternity outside of the court system for your own personal use, a non-legal DNA test could suffice. However, this test is not admissible in court. It is important to know the difference between legal and non-legal DNA testing so that you can explore your options as per specific needs regarding the results.
For a court-admissible paternity test result, there has to be a chain of custody that is strictly followed. A legal DNA test is given by a neutral DNA testing professional that does not have a vested interest in the results of the test and thus has no motive to falsify the test. A professional DNA testing facility will verify all parties’ identities and will provide the necessary legal documentation needed for the results to be upheld in court.
The legal process by which a paternity test is collected and administered is referred to as a chain of custody. The DNA specimen is thoroughly documented and accounted for during the entire testing process. This ensures that the specimen or results have not been tampered with.
DNA testing professionals provide court admissible DNA results by following this process: Identification of all Parties, Collection of Specimens, Thorough Documentation, Proper Packaging, Storage and Handling of Specimen, and Legal Reports of Results and Documentation
At Fastest Labs, we ensure that this chain of custody is followed to the exact specifications needed for dna testing results to be upheld in a court of law. We pride ourselves on our accuracy, reliability and efficiency. With Fastest Labs you get accurate DNA results, fast. That’s our promise and that’s what we deliver.