DNA Paternity Testing in Tyler, TX
Get A Legal Paternity Test in Tyler, TX Today
DATCS offers legal paternity testing at our Tyler, TX, facility. These tests are AABB accredited, and our clients will be able to use them for any and all legal proceedings.
If you need court-admissible DNA testing in Tyler, TX, contact DATCS today to speak with one one of our representatives.
What is a Legal DNA Test?
In order to be admissible in a court ruling, a paternity test must meet certain legal requirements:
- Performed by an AABB-certified laboratory
- Performed by an unbiased collector
- Must have a legal chain of custody
- Each person, if possible, must be identified with a photo ID or other government-issued identification document
- Each person must give consent to the testing
DATCS offers legally-approved DNA testing for paternity, maternity, and more. Should you need a DNA test in a court case or for your own use, contact our Tyler, TX, office today to speak with one of our representatives.
Why Do I Need a Legal DNA Test?
While paternity isn’t always up to debate during a divorce, when infidelity is involved, one or both parties may want to get a paternity test.
If paternity is in question, one or both parties may want to ensure a judge that the non-custodial parent is indeed the father of the child.
Children of American citizens born overseas must undergo a DNA test in order to claim their American citizenship.
While not every adopted child wants to meet their biological parents, some do, and DNA testing from DATCS can help.
Estates & Wills
Though rare, sometimes in an inheritance case, there may be children who require a DNA test to prove parentage.
Occasionally, the Texas State Attorney General’s office will mandate DNA testing in a child support or custody proceeding.
If you claim a child on your tax return and you aren’t on the birth certificate, you may need to provide a DNA paternity test to prove parentage.
There are a variety of reasons to get a paternity test, including your own peace of mind. Contact DATCS to schedule your test today.
Getting a Paternity Test at DATCS
DATCS is a walk-in DNA testing facility located on the Loop in Tyler, TX. You should expect the testing process to take about 1 hour for each person involved.
For a legal paternity test, we’ll test the mother, father, and child. We do this with a mouth swab, so the test is minimally invasive. The parties don’t all have to be there at the same time, however.
All participants, including the child, must not have eaten for at least 2 hours prior to the DNA testing. After we collect the samples, verify identification, and take a picture of the test subject, they are free to go.
DNA test results should be available within 3-7 business days. Results are confidential and released only to individuals listed on the release paperwork.
DATCS is an accredited AABB DNA testing facility that’s committed to helping families find the comfort and peace of mind that they want.
We offer a variety of DNA and paternity testing services to help a variety of family members, including siblings, grandparents, mothers, fathers, aunts, and uncles, find answers about biological relationships.
We have paternity testing facilities in Tyler, Longview, Wichita Falls, and Shreveport, LA, available to help individuals, families, and children.
If you need DNA or paternity testing in any of these locations, contact your local office today to speak with a DATCS representative.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I expect my results?
DNA test results are available between 3 and 7 business days. Results are confidential and will be sent only to those individuals on the release form.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No. DATCS is a walk-in DNA testing facility. You and the other individuals, including the potential father and child, can come in together or separately for testing. The test should take about an hour.
Are your DNA tests admissible in court?
Yes. All paternity tests from DATCS adhere to the standards set for admission into Texas courts.
How accurate is the test?
DNA testing is 99.9% accurate. You can rely on getting accurate results for both buccal swabs (mouth) and blood-drawn DNA tests.
Do you offer at-home or in-utero DNA testing?
No. At-home DNA tests aren’t admissible to courts and in-utero testing is cost prohibitive. DATCS offers a variety of legal DNA tests to our clients.