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Court-Admissible Testing

ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC Ensures Verifiable, Reliable & Admissible DNA Evidence

The tests that you have done for the court cannot be admissible if they aren’t performed in the proper way, and we will ensure that you are given all the help you need. We move quickly to ensure that each new test is done in the proper manner, and we show you how simple it is to start a testing chain.

ARCPoint Labs of Columbia, SC will help you when you have tests that must be done, and we can come to you if  necessary. We move quickly to help when you have a test that must be done, and we do everything in  accordance with the rules of the court. We help you understand how we manage security and teach you the simplest ways to handle your testing program.

You can learn more about how we help in your unique situation by contacting ARCPoint Labs of Columbia, SC. A member of our staff will talk you through the process of ensuring that all your tests have been done in the proper manner.

What is Court Admissible DNA Testing?

Courts and other institutions will not consider or admit DNA test results into evidence unless it can be shown to a high degree of reliability that every aspect of the testing process was properly administered and managed. From sample collection, how it is labeled, how it is transported to the lab for analysis, how the sample is handled and by whom, and how every process and step is documented along the way — all these concerns must be considered and addressed before a court will permit test results to be considered 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.

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Child Support Paternity Testing

Child support tests are often required in cases where paternity is unknown. A paternity test will ensure that the proper person is asked by the court to make these payments…

Inheritance & Estate DNA Testing

Using DNA tests to ensure that the estate is given to the right person can have long-lasting effects on your entire family…

Custody DNA Testing

DNA tests are commonly performed for custody cases because there are often multiple parties interested in achieving custody. The test is taken for the court when required…

Why Choose a Legal DNA Test?

The science of DNA testing proves biological relationships, but courts require proof the test was done according to a specific process to show it was reliable . . .

“Chain of Custody” DNA collection requires:

● Photo IDs are taken for all people

● Consent is obtained for each test

●Specimens are collected properly and

appropriately for your needs

●Legal label and shipping is used to send all

different specimens

● Specimens are shipped directly to the lab

● Proper shipping and communication of all tests

● Paperwork is filled out thoroughly

● DNA specimen processed by AABB staff

All judicial courts require chain of custody to determine the validity of the court admissible DNA testing results. Court admissible DNA testing ensures:

    • 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.

Court admissible DNA testing is a strict legal process. The DNA testing services at ARCpoint Labs follow all legal guidelines, and the results are valid in court. To learn more about our court admissible DNA testing, find your nearest ARCpoint Labs today.

What is Non-Court Admissible DNA Testing?

Because they are conducted without chain of custody documentation, non-court admissible DNA testing results are not able to be used in court. If a DNA test is requested for personal use only, strict adherence to legal processes are not required. Identity documentation is not required, nor is completing legal papers and taking other steps that are required with court admissible DNA testing.

Why Opt for Court Admissible DNA Testing?

We encourage all clients to choose court admissible DNA testing regardless of circumstances. There are many reasons why using court admissible DNA testing is preferable:

      • You don’t know what your DNA test results will reveal. Even if you pursue DNA testing for purely informational purposes, you might find something out that requires legal action — in which case you will have to start all over again with court admissible DNA testing.
      • Court admissible DNA testing at ARCpoint Labs is conducted by DNA testing experts who ensure that all specimens are properly handled and all test results are accurate.
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Situations Calling for Court Admissible DNA Evidence

      • Paternity
      • Custody
      • Child Support
      • Life Insurance Claims and Defense
      • Inheritance & Estate Matters
      • Immigration
      • Adoption
      • Birth certificates

When you need court admissible DNA testing, call ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC

Accurate. Reliable. Confidential Testing.