The report of court admissible DNA test can be used in a court of law or other authorities to establish a relationship. It requires the identities of the participants to be clearly documented. Furthermore, the laboratory will produce a chain of custody detailing the secure handling of the samples. A court admissible DNA test is needed for one or more of the following reasons:
A standard DNA paternity test to establish if the alleged father is the biological father of the child.
A non-invasive paternity test done before the baby is born using fetal DNA circulating in the blood of the mother.
A DNA test done between two of more people in order to determine if they are related by DNA. For example; an avuncular test (uncle, aunt), a test with grand parents, a test between siblings to determine if they have the same father, etc.
A standard DNA maternity test to establish if the alleged mother is the biological mother of the child.
A DNA test to identify the ancestral origins of the tested person. The test is done using genomic DNA and therefore, produces results regarding the ancestry of both parents.
A DNA test done to identify percentage of Native American DNA of the tested person. The test is done with a chain of custody such that the results can be used for purposes of tribal enrolment.