Originally Posted by Jedi_Knight
This can be a lesson for future cases to always get a verified result; 2 tests by two labs

Paternity testing should have a "chain of custody" to ensure they haven't been tampered with. As far as I know, the courts in my state won't accept any DNA test that didn't follow a chain of custody. Home test kits won't fly.

"What does �chain of custody� mean?

The chain of custody process is what makes DDC�s paternity test results legally defensible in courts and other government agencies. It involves three main aspects:


The tested parties are properly identified when their samples are collected. (Their government-issued IDs are verified and photocopied.)

The samples are collected by a neutral third party�someone who has no personal interest in the outcome of the test (e.g., a hospital, clinic, or laboratory staff person).

The samples are tamper-taped, securely packaged at the collection site, and carefully inspected upon receipt for any evidence of tampering.

When these requirements are satisfied and documented, a paternity test�s results are legally defensible. This means that the patients can use them for legal purposes such as child custody, child support, immigration, and more."


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exWH - serial cheater
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