What does “Chain of Custody” mean?

In paternity testing, chain of custody is the documentation of the collection, packaging, transport, receipt and analysis of test samples, including the identity of the person(s) who performed each step and the date and location each step each was completed.  Maintaining a chain of custody ensures the traceability of each step in the testing process—from collection of samples to reporting of results—and is essential for the legal defensibility of the results in a court of law.  LB Genetics’ legally-admissible paternity tests adhere to a strict chain of custody, in complete accordance with the AABB Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories.

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