What is Forensic DNA Testing?
Solving Mysteries with DNA Analysis
Forensic DNA analysis uses the fact that every person’s DNA is unique to solve certain mysteries, such as paternity of a child or the identify of a possible suspect from a crime scene. Physical evidence can be collected and the samples analyzed and compared with analyzed samples from known sources. The comparison is used to develop a theory of what really happened or in the case of certain types of research, such as medical research, what is happening on an ongoing basis. Then the carefully verified paper trail, often called a “chain of custody,” can be used to help prove the theory in a variety of business and legal settings including corporate and medical research and innovation, and criminal and family court proceedings.
Common Uses of Forensic DNA Evidence
- In criminal cases to acquit and free people who have been wrongly accused and convicted of crimes.
- In inheritance cases to help a person successfully claim from a relative who has died.
- In child custody and child support cases to determine parental rights and responsibilities.
- In immigration cases to help people enter the United States or another country legally, for example when refugees and people from war-torn regions have no papers to identify them because documentation of identity have been lost or destroyed.
DNA matching can help answer “Who’s been eating my porridge?” and more . . .
Infidelity DNA Testing
Trust in intimate relationships is paramount, but what if you suspect your partner is not telling the truth . . .
Deceased DNA Matching
Deceased DNA matching can answer questions about identity and relationships even when the subject has passed away . . .
Semen and other bodily fluids can be used to determine identity of people who have come in contact with clothing or an object . . .
Accurate, Verifiable Results Solve Mysteries and Support Claims
ARCpoint Labs professionally trained personnel use best practices to properly collect, transport, catalog, contain and analyze samples for testing. Those same best practices ensure proper documentation and reporting of the process every step of the way for accurate, verifiable, reliable results.
Our mobile resources allow us to be involved in every step of the process, from on-site collection through cataloging, analysis and final reporting. ARCpoint Labs forensic DNA testing ensures confidence in any business, administrative, or legal application, including law enforcement agencies, attorneys in all forms of litigation, private investigators and others working in the civil and criminal justice systems.
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