What is the difference between a home (self collection) and legal (court admissible) DNA test?
|Should I purchase the formal court admissible DNA test, or will the self collection (home) DNA paternity test kit work for me?|
What if I do the less expensive self collection kit,
and then find that I need the court admissible DNA Test after all?
|DNA Testing Centre now offers an unprecedented solution to this common dilemma. Once you purchase our home DNA test kit to establish paternity, then later discover you must establish the “chain of custody” as required by the court, DNA Testing Centre will then apply 100% of the previously paid cost of our home DNA test to the cost of your new court admissible paternity test, valid for two years after completion of your self collection test. There are a few restrictions which apply as shown below.|
|Home vs. Legal Test Kits|
|Legal – Chain of Custody – Results of our formal DNA tests are guaranteed to be admissible any U.S. court of law due to the verified “chain of custody” and because the lab is AABB accredited. The chain of custody refers to the various chain of “hands” that the individual sample passes through. A legal chain of custody requires the samples to be collected in the presence of a third neutral party at a lab or hospital facility where all parties are photographed to verify their identity. ORDER NOW!|
|Home – Self Collected – Results from self collected DNA tests are normally not admissible in a court of law due to the lack of the “chain of custody”. The chain of custody refers to the various chain of “hands” that the individual sample passes through. A legal chain of custody requires the samples to be collected in the presence of a third neutral party at a lab or hospital facility where all parties are photographed to verify their identity. If you need a court admissible test after completing a home test, we will apply the purchase price of your test to your court admissible test (see details).
You can still provide the results of a self collected DNA test to your attorney or Judge and they may accept the results if the outcome of the test is not being disputed. The results of a self collected test or a test without a valid chain of custody will have the following similar disclaimer (varies from lab to lab). “Paternity screening test results cannot be used in a court of law”