Lab Screening & Confirmation: What’s the Difference?

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Could Your DNA Test Be Compromised?

When you get a blood test it is generally for two reasons — either to satisfy your genealogical curiosity or for use as evidence in legal proceedings. Accuracy is especially crucial in legal cases, where the results carry serious consequences. Not all DNA tests are legally admissible, only DNA tests that have a thoroughly documented chain of custody can be used in court. This requirement prevents DNA tests from becoming compromised, which¬†can happen in any one of the following three ways. Continue reading “Could Your DNA Test Be Compromised?” »

Can DNA Testing Be Done Without a Father — and Without His Knowledge?

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DNA testing is used to determine the identity of a child’s father. Generally, these tests are conducted with the suspected father’s knowledge and participation, like when paternity confirmation is required for child support or custody purposes. Continue reading “Can DNA Testing Be Done Without a Father — and Without His Knowledge?” »

DNA Testing May Reunite a Mother & Her Long-Lost Daughter

Since the development of DNA testing, the process has been used for legal purposes. Most often when you hear of DNA testing in the news, it’s used to exonerate wrongfully convicted people and to make certain that the right person gets incarcerated.

However, this isn’t the only legal use for DNA testing. As one kidnapping case is proving, it can also be used to bring families together.

Here’s how DNA testing is being used to bring a family back together.

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