ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North Ensures Admissible, Verifiable and Reliable DNA Evidence
If the process through which a test was achieved cannot be verified as reliable, a favorable test will have no value. In litigation, any test results that cannot be verified as reliable are unable to be admitted into evidence. A jury or judge cannot make a determination regarding a question at issue if your test results are not in evidence. If your test results are unable to be considered, even a favorable result becomes completely worthless.
Regardless of your legal application or business, ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North are well trained and certified personnel. They will make certain every single step of every test is documented and performed to precise and exacting standards. The way your sample is handled, the individual who handles your sample, the transportation used to bring your sample to the lab for analysis, the labeling and the collection are all documented. Choosing ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North means you can have confidence that your favorable test result will meet your burden of proof or persuasion and prove to be of value.
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Paternity Testing for Child Support
Disproving or proving paternity in cases for child support requires DNA evidence that is reliable.
Testing For Immigration DNA
When reliable documentation regarding an individual’s proof of familial relationships or identity becomes destroyed, stolen or lost, families can be reunited with the use of DNA testing.
DNA Matching For The Deceased
Samples of DNA from deceased individuals are collected and stored. They are used to solve issues such as the provision of answers to disease or health related questions and inheritance rights for the surviving relatives.
DNA Testing For Custody
Stringent protocol must be used for the results of DNA testing to be admissible in court.
DNA Evidence For Forensics
Since everyone’s DNA is unique, a forensic DNA analysis is used to answer specific questions regarding different types of investigations including criminal. This is a reliable way to ascertain who was in contact with what and gives clues as to when and where.
DNA Testing For Infidelity
The type of DNA testing used by forensic investigators is used to test bodily fluids and minute DNA sample materials. This determines whether a partner or spouse has been intimate with another individual.
DNA Testing For Estates And Inheritances
Relationships can be decisively proven with DNA testing. All DNA testing used in probate court must be proven reliable.
A DNA matching analysis helps in the identification of biological traces from individuals who have had contact of a physical nature with objects in a specific area and determines who they are.
Identification Of Semen
Bodily fluids like saliva, semen, etc. are commonly used by private investigators in forensics investigations. They help ascertain if a partner or spouse has been unfaithful.
Making Certain DNA Test Results Are Court Admissible
Institutions including courts will not admit or consider any DNA test results into evidence unless proof can be shown as to their reliability. A DNA test’s reliability is defined as every aspect of the process used for testing was shown to be administered correctly, documented and managed. This includes the sample collection, labeling, lab transport, the handling of the sample and the individual who handled it. Precise documentation must be shown for every step. These concerns must be addressed and considered by the court before being permitted and becoming admissible as evidence regardless of the type of proceeding.
Evidence deemed inadmissible cannot be considered by the jury or judge as part of the information used for the case to be resolved. DNA results must follow a procedure of a specifically documented chain of custody in order to be admissible in court. This makes certain all DNA specimens have been documented thoroughly and handled well. This prevents slip-ups that could jeopardize an individual’s ability to use their results in judicial proceedings.
The Collection For A DNA Chain Of Custody Requirements
- Photos of all the individuals involved
- Photo identification from all participants over the age of 18
- A legal consent from legal guardians and adults for minors
- A specimen collection (cheek swab/buccal swab)
- Legal packaging and labeling
- An approved route for the specimen shipment to the testing laboratory
- Proper results communication both to and from the laboratory
- Proper storage and shipping
- Documentation and paperwork with DNA testing results must be filled out properly
- The American Association of Blood Banks certified laboratory must have processed the DNA specimen
ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North Testing Protocols and Chain Of Custody Ensures That:
- An individual’s DNA is tested and reported accurately
- The specimen was not manipulated or substituted
- The integrity of the DNA sample was maintained with valid results
ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North testing services for DNA adhere to the requirements of each jurisdiction. They ensure court admissibility and reliability in business applications. For more information regarding DNA testing admissible by the courts, contact ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX Northtoday.
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