Legal DNA testing
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Conclusively establish the biological relationship between a potential father and child.
Conclusively establish the biological relationship between a potential mother and child.
Determine the likelihood of a potential grandmother and/or grandfather being the biological grandparent of a child.
Determine the likelihood that the presumed siblings are full siblings, half-siblings, or not related as siblings.
Determine the likelihood of a potential aunt or uncle being the biological aunt or uncle of a niece or nephew.
Determine the likelihood of two individuals being biologically related as first cousins.
Nationwide Legal Recognition
Genetrack Biolabs is accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.
Upon completion of your legal DNA test, you will receive a signed document from our laboratory as legal proof of the biological relationship for usage in court.
Understanding the differences
Private vs. Legal DNA Testing
At Genetrack, our private and legal DNA tests use the same technology and lab procedures, so both produce equally accurate results. Here’s a breakdown to help you figure out which is right for you:
Private DNA Relationship Testing
Private DNA tests are primarily for personal knowledge and peace of mind. Results from private tests are not admissible in a court of law.
- Convenience: Easily collect cheek swab samples from the comfort of your home.
- Complete Privacy: Discreet and confidential results for your peace of mind.
- High Accuracy: Benefit from the same level of accuracy as our legal tests, without the strict documentation requirements.
- Individuals seeking answers for peace of mind only.
- Families investigating biological relationships privately.
Legal DNA Relationship Testing
Legal DNA tests provide court-admissible results for legal reasons, such as child support, custody disputes, or immigration cases.
- Chain of Custody: DNA samples must be collected by a medical practitioner and sent directly to the lab.
- Identity: Strict identification requirements to ensure it’s the right person being tested.
- Detailed Reporting: Results are presented with full documentation suitable for legal matters.
- Resolving child custody or child maintenance disputes.
- Immigration cases requiring evidence of relationships.
- Establishing inheritance or estate rights
Legal Testing Scenarios
Establishing Biological Relationships for Legal Purposes
Legal DNA testing is required in a variety of legal scenarios to establish biological relationships. Here are some of the most common situations.