What information is included with the test results?

For legally-admissible tests, our test results include the following documents:

  1. DNA Paternity/Relationship Test Report.  This document summarizes the laboratory findings, including the genetic profiles of each test participant, the Combined Paternity/Relationship Index and the Probability of Paternity/Relationship.
  2. Declaration of the Custodian of Records.  In accordance with California Family Code 7552.5, this document certifies the identification of the test participants, the collection and chain-of-custody of the samples, the qualifications of the lab Director, and the preparation and authenticity of the test results. This declaration facilitates the acceptance of the results into evidence in a court of law.
  3. Sample Identification and Chain-of-Custody Records.  These documents include the photographs and thumbprints of each test participant obtained at the time of sample collection, and the verification of sample identification, collection, packaging and receipt by the personnel who performed these steps.
  4. Explanation of Results.  A detailed explanation regarding DNA testing and interpretation of the results is included for our paternity and maternity tests.

 

For immigration tests, our test results include the following documents:

  1. DNA Paternity/Relationship Test Report.  This document summarizes the laboratory findings, including the genetic profiles of each test participant, the Combined Paternity/Relationship Index and the Probability of Paternity/Relationship.
  2. Sample Identification and Chain-of-Custody Records.  These documents include the photographs and thumbprints of each test participant obtained at the time of sample collection, and the verification of sample identification, collection, packaging and receipt by the personnel who performed these steps.  Copies of the identification presented by the test participants (photo IDs, birth certificates, etc.) are also included.
  3. Explanation of Results.  A detailed explanation regarding DNA testing and interpretation of the results is included for our paternity and maternity tests.
  4. Request for Evidence.  When applicable, a copy of the Request for Evidence issued by USCIS, passport agency or other requesting immigration office will be included with the test results that are sent to that office.

 

For personal/peace-of-mind tests, our test results include the following documents:

  1. DNA Paternity/Relationship Test Report.  This document summarizes the laboratory findings, including the genetic profiles of each test participant and a conclusion statement as to the likelihood of the alleged relationship, including, when applicable, the Combined Paternity/Relationship Index and the Probability of Paternity/Relationship.
  2. Explanation of Results.  A detailed explanation regarding DNA testing and interpretation of the results is included for our paternity and maternity tests.

 

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