What’s the difference?
Results from a personal DNA paternity test (or ‘Peace of Mind’ paternity test) have the same accuracy and are just as conclusive as a legal paternity test.
Legal DNA paternity tests, under the guidelines of the AABB and ISO, require an independent collector to verify the identification of each paternity test participant and witness the collection of the DNA sample. This type of collection provides proof of identification for each test participant along with your paternity test results and is generally court admissible.
The distinctions between a test for court purposes and a test for interest only are the following:
Home test Personal Paternity Test
We simply send you the swabs and each party provides a cheek swab and you send the swabs back to us and you have the results in about 10 Business days.
Samples for a test for court purposes must be collected by a third party
An Authorization For DNA Test form is signed by all participants at time of DNA Collection.
Samples for a test for court purposes must be accompanied by Photo ID from all participants. (Birth certificate and recent photograph for the child)
The documents or lab report utilized for court purposes is signed by the Associate Laboratory Director and also Signed by a Notary Public.
If the child is a minor, the Authorization For DNA Test form must be signed by the Legal Guardian.
If you decide to proceed with the testing procedure we need to have you provide us with all contact information from the parties agreeing to the procedure.
In order to meet the legal requirements for a Paternity test for court purposes a third party with no vested interest must collect the DNA samples. DNA Canada has a national contract with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). The VON offices are not laboratory locations; they are offices throughout Canada that provide the collection service for DNA Canada.
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