Can A Home DNA Test Be Used In Court?

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Are Home DNA tests admissible in Court?

No. Home DNA Tests are for informational purposes only. Therefore the results you receive will not be recognized by Family Courts nationwide.

Why is it not possible to use a peace of mind home DNA test for legal reasons?

Non-legal Peace of Mind DNA tests does not follow the necessary requirements for building a proper chain of custody. For example, Home DNA tests are self-collected tests that are performed in the comfort of your home. Unless the samples of the participants are being collected by an unbiased DNA sample collector at your home. Self-collection of your genetic samples at home will not meet the requirement of a legally admissible document.

Legal DNA tests require that a proper chain of custody be established, headshot photos of all the tested parties involved with your DNA test must be taken, and pictures will be taken of your state-issued ID. IDs must be present at the time of your DNA sample collection appointment for all persons 18 years of age and older.

In addition, the above-mentioned requirements involved performing a legal DNA test. All DNA samples must be performed by an unbiased third-party DNA sample collector. Finally, legally admissible DNA testing results must be tested and analyzed by an AABB-accredited DNA testing laboratory. No exceptions.


In-Home DNA Test kits cannot be used for legal purposes. If you require a legal paternity test or related DNA testing service. It is recommended that you allow a DNA testing company like paternity express to assist you with the scheduling of DNA sample collection appointments in a city near you. For more information regarding Home DNA Tests or Legal DNA Tests. Contact our office today at 866-205-8356 to get started.


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