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A legal DNA test is when the test is administered and collected by a neutral and independent third party. This means that the person collecting the test has no interest in the outcome of the test and will not tamper with the specimen. Chain of custody must also be maintained in a legal DNA test. This means that the DNA specimen is accounted for during every step of the testing process. A legal DNA test is defensible in a court of law because the courts have a complete chain of custody. The person being tested must also be verified by the collector with a photo identification card or other legal document.

The documentation from the verification process makes the DNA test results legally defensible in a court of law. A non-legal or peace of mind DNA test works just like the legal DNA test but without the documentation. It is mainly for personal information, the identity of person being tested is not verified. The testing methods for both a legal and peace of mind DNA test are the same.

Therefore the accuracy of the results is exactly the same. However, a legal DNA test usually costs more than a peace of mind DNA test because of the documentation and verification of identity of the person or people being tested. The results from a peace of mind DNA test are not defensible in a court of law because there is no legal documentation and the identity of the tested party is not verified.

Maternity and paternity tests are often used in court to determine child support and custody in divorce cases. If a couple has a child and are not married the father’s name will not be on the birth certificate. If the father is not legally recognized as a parent of the child, he is under no obligation to pay child support .DNA testing is often always required when there are questions in the child’s parentage. Paternity test results can mean the difference between child support and no child support. It can also be the difference between granting and denying custody and visitation rights.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a DNA specialist, please call us at 1-888-340-4644.

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Paternity Testing: Do we need to have a doctor’s or attorney order before specimen collection procedure?

No, in order to order a DNA analysis from us, you do not need to have a referral from a doctor or a lawyer. If you decide for yourself that you need to conduct a DNA test, you have an inalienable right to do so and no one should give you permission to do so.

Why You May Need a Court Ordered Paternity Test

There are many reasons that an individual may seek for a doctor or attorney order before going for a Specimen collection procedure (DNA paternity test). The most common reasons, however, generally involve child visitation and custody rights, or obtaining and enforcing child support payments. With a court ordered paternity test, the presumed father, child, and sometimes the mother, will undergo a painless DNA test administered by a laboratory technician at a state accredited laboratory. Court ordered paternity tests will generally prove with 99% certainty that a man is a father to a child, or 100% certainty that he is not.

In the case of custody or visitation rights, a “presumed” father may seek a legal DNA paternity test to secure contact with his child. In terms of child support orders, a mother or a government agency may request a court ordered paternity test. If a man is shown with certainty to have fathered a child, he may be subject to court ordered child support payments and possibly be required to pay reimbursement to the state for medical and other expenses that have been paid for a child.

Given the highly emotional nature and legal ramifications of a legal DNA paternity test, it is advisable that the party interested in obtaining a court ordered paternity test contact a lawyer who specializes in such issues. If you are unable to afford such a lawyer, you should check your local telephone directory or look online for a legal aid clinic in your area, or contact your state’s attorney general’s office about providing legal assistance.

If you do not feel a need to involve the courts in answering your paternity questions, you may find that an at home DNA paternity test is more suitable. These tests have the same level of certainty as a legal DNA paternity test, but have no legal standing in courts. At home, DNA test kits can be easily purchased online or over the counter.

By obtaining a court ordered paternity test you will be taking an important legal step to ascertaining the true paternity status of the presumed father.   If you take this step with proper legal counsel, you should be able to move forward legally on other important matters regarding the welfare of the child in question.

Where are DNA samples collected?

All the DNA tested people are required to collect their DNA samples from our designated labs nationwide.

The following list includes known draw sites where collections can be made for paternity testing.


Paternity Testing Locations in Washington






Paternity Testing Locations in Oregon







Paternity Testing Locations in Idaho




Idaho Falls



Paternity Testing Locations in Montana



Great Falls




Paternity Testing Locations in Wyoming





Rock Springs

Paternity Testing California

Locations in California

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Jose

San Francisco



Paternity Testing Nevada

Paternity Testing Locations in Nevada

Las Vegas


North Las Vegas



Paternity Testing Utah

Paternity Testing Locations in South Utah

Salt Lake City

West Valley City


West Jordan

Paternity Testing Colorado

Paternity Testing Locations in Colorado



Fort Collins


These are not our only locations where you can get your DNA specimens, you can check our other locations Here

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