ARCpoint Labs Ensures Verifiable, Reliable & Admissible DNA Evidence
Favorable test results have no value if the process by which they were achieved cannot be verified to have been reliable. In courts and litigation, test results that aren’t verified to be reliable will not be admitted into evidence. If your test result doesn’t come into evidence, it can’t be considered by the judge or jury in determining the question at issue. And if it can’t be considered, your favorable test result is worth nothing — less than nothing.
Regardless of your business or legal application, ARCpoint Labs highly trained and certified personnel will ensure every step of every test is performed and documented to exacting and precise standards. From sample collection, to labeling, method of transportation to the lab for analysis, how the sample is handled and by whom, and how every process and step is documented along the way — when you choose ARCpoint Labs, you can be confident that your favorable test result will prove valuable to help you meet your burden of persuasion or proof.
To learn more about ARCpoint Labs exacting standards for court admissible DNA testing, read on below, or locate your nearest ARCpoint Labs location!
Child Support Paternity Testing
Proving or disproving paternity in a child support case requires reliable DNA evidence . . .
Immigration DNA Testing
DNA testing aids in reuniting families when reliable documentation of identity and proof of familial relationships is lost, stolen or destroyed.
Deceased DNA Matching
DNA samples from deceased persons are increasingly collected, stored and used to solve challenges such as inheritance rights, or health and disease-related questions for surviving relatives.
Custody DNA Testing
DNA testing must be performed under a stringent protocol in order for the results to be used in court . . .
Forensics DNA Evidence
Forensic DNA analysis uses the fact that every person’s DNA is unique to answer certain questions in the course of criminal and other investigations. It is a reliable measure of who came in contact with what, and sometimes provides clues as to where and when.
Infidelity DNA Testing
DNA testing, such as that used in forensic investigations, can be used to test samples of bodily fluids and other minute samples of DNA material to determine whether a spouse or partner has been in intimate contact with another person.
Inheritance & Estate DNA Testing
DNA testing can prove relationships decisively, but to be used in probate court it must be reliable . . .
DNA matching analysis helps identify biological traces from people who have had physical contact with objects in a defined areaa and figure out who they are.
Bodily fluids such as semen, saliva, etc., are often used in criminal forensics investigations and by private investigators in trying ascertain whether a spouse or partner has been unfaithful.
Make Sure DNA Test Results Are Admissible in Court
Courts and other institutions will not consider or admit DNA test results into evidence unless they are shown to be reliable. Reliability of DNA test results means that every aspect of the testing process was properly administered, managed and documented. From sample collection, labeling, transportation to the lab for analysis, how the sample is handled and by whom, and precise documentation of every step along the way — all these concerns must be considered and addressed before a court will permit test results to be admissible into evidence in any proceeding.
Evidence that is not admissible cannot be considered by judge or jury as part of the information used to resolve the case. For DNA test results to be admissible in court, they must be administered following precisely documented chain of custody collection procedures. This ensures that all DNA specimens collected are thoroughly documented and well-handled, preventing slip-ups that could jeopardize your ability to use the results in judicial proceedings.
Chain of Custody DNA Collection Requires:
- Photo IDs of participants aged 18 and older
- Photos of everyone involved
- Consent from adults & legal guardians for minors
- Specimen collection (buccal swab/cheek swab)
- Legal labeling and packaging
- Specimens ship to testing laboratory directly through approved route
- Proper shipping, storage and results communication to and from the lab
- Paperwork and documents with DNA test results properly filled out
- DNA specimen processed by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) certified laboratory
ARCpoint Labs Chain of Custody and Testing Protocols Ensure that:
- The individual in question’s DNA is tested and accurately reported. The specimen was not substituted or manipulated.
- The DNA sample integrity is maintained and valid results are obtained.
ARCpoint Labs DNA testing services strictly adhere to varying requirements in each jurisdiction, ensuring admissibility in court and reliability in your other business applications. To learn more about our court admissible DNA testing, find your nearest ARCpoint Labs today.
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