Legal DNA & Paternity Testing in Wichita Falls, TX
Get A Legal Paternity Test in Wichita Falls, TX Today
DATCS offers court-admissable and AABB-certified DNA testing services to determine paternity, maternity, siblingship, and other biological relationships.
We’re dedicated to helping our clients find the peace of mind and comfort they and their families need.
Contact our Wichita Falls, TX, office to learn more or to get a DNA test.
What is a Legal DNA Test?
A legal paternity test is admissible in court cases. It follows the protocols necessary for a court to accept it as evidence. To be considered admissible, all court-admissible DNA tests must:
- Be collected by an AABB-certified collection facility
- Be performed by an unbiased collector
- Be kept in a strict custody chain
Each test participant must:
- Identify themselves by a government-issued photo ID or document
- Fully consent to all testing
DATCS provides DNA testing in Wichita Falls, TX, that can determine paternity, maternity, or relationships with extended family members like aunts, uncles, grandparents, and siblings. If you need a DNA test, contact our Wichita Falls, TX, facility to learn more.
Why Do I Need a Legal DNA Test?
In hotly contested divorce, it’s not uncommon for one or both parties to request a paternity test for any children, especially if there was infidelity involved.
Child Support Disputes
Occasionally a parent may call their child’s parentage into question during a child custody or support dispute, but DNA testing can quickly clarify who the child’s father is.
If your child was born outside of the United States, the federal government would require a legal paternity test before granting them citizenship.
Occasionally, adoptive children want to meet their biological parents, and a legal DNA test can help them find and prove paternity or maternity.
Estates & Wills
When an inheritance doesn’t have a clear beneficiary, family members will need to confirm blood relationships with the deceased.
Occasionally a judge will demand that plaintiffs or defendants prove paternity or other legal blood relationship in court.
The IRS will sometimes require parents whose name isn’t on their child’s birth certificate to prove paternity or maternity via a DNA test.
There can be any number of reasons people would want a paternity test, and DATCS can help with yours. Contact us today to learn more.
Getting Tested at Our Wichita Falls, TX, DNA Testing Facility
DATCS is a walk-in DNA testing facility. You don’t need to schedule an appointment in order to get tested here. You don’t even need to call ahead.
For a legal test, you’ll need to ensure that the mother, father, child, and any other family members necessary come in to get tested. They’ll need to bring a photo ID or another government document, like a birth certificate.
We perform the test with a simple mouth swab, and the participants don’t all have to be swabbed at once.
When we’ve finished collecting all of the samples, we’ll begin processing the results. You can expect to see them in 3-7 working days.
We’re an AABB-accredited DNA testing facility that wants to help Wichita Falls, TX, families get the answers and peace of mind that they need.
We offer a variety of DNA testing services, including testing for paternity, maternity, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.
We have AABB-certified DNA testing facilities in Tyler, TX, Longview, TX, Wichita Falls, TX, and Shreveport, LA.
If you need DNA or paternity testing in Wichita Falls, TX, contact DATCS today to learn more about our services.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I expect my results?
After everyone has completed their swab and we begin processing the results, you can expect to receive them between 3-7 business days later.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No. We’re a walk-in facility. You don’t need to call or schedule ahead. Each participant will need to show up to get a cheek swab. Participants don’t have to show up at the same time.
The test should take about an hour.
Are your DNA tests court-admissible?
Yes. All paternity and DNA tests from DATCS are admissible as court evidence.
How accurate is the test?
DNA testing is 99.99% accurate. You can trust that you’re getting accurate results from both cheek swabs and blood tests.
Do you offer in-utero or at-home DNA testing?
No. In-utero DNA testing is cost-prohibitive and can put the child at risk, and at-home testing is mostly inadmissible in court.