A Legal DNA Test is the type of DNA test that involves a very strict “chain of custody” procedures. This process requires it be conducted by a non-interested party and therefore it is strongly recommended that it be performed at a lab or other collection facility. This allows for our professional technicians to establish the legal identity of the parties being tested, and the results can then be used for legal purpose. At On Demand Testing Solutions, we offer mobile collection as well. This means that one of our professional and friendly technicians can come to you to perform your test in lieu of you coming to the clinic. There is an additional charge for mobile collections.
The reasons for legal establishment of paternity or other relationship testing are numerous. But the best guideline to follow is to ask yourself if there is any possibility of this test being needed for legal reasons. Some of the reasons to choose Legal vs. Peace of Mind include:
- changing a birth certificate
- petitioning for child custody
- establishing paternity for child support purposes
- petitioning for visitation rights
- changing a will or estate
- proving your right to inheritance
Please note that a nonrefundable payment is required to hold your appointment. At the appointment, any adults being tested must present a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). Children under the age of 18 need a social security card or birth certificate. If the child is a baby, then hospital discharge papers may be used in place of formal identification.