One of our most asked questions regarding the paternity test offered by Dynamic DNA is what the legal ramifications of taking the test will be. Will results be court admissible? Will a paternity test impact child support payments? What if I lose custody of my children? We understand that a paternity test can seem overwhelming and cause anxiety, however, we also believe it is better to get answers so you can come to peace with them. Dynamic DNA is here to answer your questions regarding the legal ramifications of taking an at home paternity test with us and how you can be impacted based on the results.
Paternity Tests with Dynamic DNA
Dynamic DNA offers paternity tests using our Human IDentification (HID) process. By comparing the specific sequences of the father and the child we can identify with 99.9% accuracy if the child is the offspring of the father in question. If you take our paternity test you can quell any uncertainties about who the father of the child is.
However, just because you can be certain of the identity of the father that does not necessarily make the results admissible in court. It’s important to understand why a personal paternity test and a legal paternity test differ. That reason is simple, with a personal paternity test the DNA is self-collected. You order the test kit, Dynamic DNA sends it to your home, and you collect the sample of all participants to send to our lab.
For a paternity test to be accepted in court it requires that the collection of DNA samples be done by a non-interested third party. The third party collector established an unbroken, unbiased chain of custody as they are in control of the samples and they have verified identification for all participants.
Why is the Paternity DNA Test Not Accepted in Court?
Simply put, the court requires an uninterested third party collector in order to prevent fraud. Self-collected at home tests cannot verify whose samples were sent in for DNA testing, so courts cannot accept results of the test. It is also to prevent unauthorized collections of samples. In order for a paternity test to be official, the father must agree to the collection of DNA.
Are At Home Tests Less Accurate?
The answer is a resounding NO! Our tests and methodology are just as accurate as any legal court sanctioned test. The only difference is you collect the DNA samples from the comfort and convenience of your own home, at a fraction of the cost.
Want Paternity Answers?
Dynamic DNA offers you the chance to get rid of any nagging doubts and find a conclusive, accurate answer to any lingering questions about parental identity. And it all comes at a fraction of the cost and without the need to involve expensive lawyers or the legal system. Contact Dynamic DNA today to start your paternity test process today.