Court Admissible DNA Test Results

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What is a Legal DNA Paternity Test?

A legal paternity test is a DNA test that helps to determine if an alleged father is biologically related to a child. What makes a DNA test result a legal document is a proper chain of custody. The chain of custody allows a paternity test result to be legally admissible in court.

What happens to my DNA samples?

All genetic cotton swabs DNA samples will be collected and sealed by a professional and experienced DNA sample collector. Once your DNA samples are collected. The samples will be packaged and ship directly to the laboratory for processing. The average turnaround time for your result is 2 to 3 business days from the date in which the lab receives all DNA samples.

Important note: All DNA samples collected are performed under the strict supervision of an AABB accredited laboratory to conduct legal chain of custody testing.

Court admissible paternity test: How to get started?

There are only two ways to submit a a DNA test result as evidence in court.

1. A judge must issue a court order to help establish paternity.

2.  Perform a DNA test before filing a paternity petition. Option 2  is the ideal option but it will require the alleged father and mother to communicate effectively in order for option 2 to work. We recommends having the mother involved with the DNA test for increased accuracy of your result.

Regardless of the category of your specific situation may fall under. Please contact IDTO at 888-204-0583 to coordinate an appointment today.

How much does a legal paternity test cost?

IDTO legal DNA paternity testing services begin at $350.00. If you are in need of a more affordably priced paternity testing. Please check out our peace of mind non-legal home DNA test kit to learn more.

If you are in need of accurate and affordable legal paternity testing services. Please do not hesitate to contact IDTO at 888-204-0583 to coordinate an appointment today.

Most common uses for a legal DNA test:

Child Support

Child Custody


Social Security

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