Legal Paternity Testing in Longview, TX
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DATCS offers legally-admissible DNA testing at our Longview, TX, facility. Our DNA testing services are AABB accredited and can be used in a variety of legal proceedings, including:
- Child custody cases
- Child support cases
- And more
If you need a DNA test, contact our Longview, TX, offices today to speak with one of our testing specialists.
What Is A Legal DNA Test?
A legal paternity or DNA test follows all the protocols for use in a variety of court cases. For a test to be considered admissible, all tests must:
- Be collected by an AABB-certified laboratory
- Be performed by an unbiased collector
- All samples must be kept in a strict chain of custody
Additionally, each participant in the test must:
- Identify themselves with a photo ID or government document
- Fully consent to the testing
DATCS offers legally-admissible DNA, paternity, maternity, and blood relation testing services in the Longview, TX, area. If you need a DNA test, contact our Longview offices today to speak with a DNA testing specialist.
Why Do I Need a Legal DNA Test?
Not every divorce requires a paternity test, but they are common in cases with children and a history of infidelity.
Child Support Disputes
Occasionally, a child’s parentage may get called into question during a child support dispute. A DNA test will clarify everything.
If you or your child were born to US parents outside of the United States, you’d need a paternity test to get your citizenship or immigration approved.
If an adopted child wants to meet their biological parents, some do. DNA testing can accurately determine if the two are biologically related.
Estates & Wills
Occasionally when an inheritance is at stake, children and other blood relatives will stake their claim, and a DNA test can confirm they are related to the deceased.
The Texas Attorney General’s office will occasionally order individuals to undergo DNA testing, and DATCS offers a testing service that’s admissible in court proceedings.
If your name isn’t on the birth certificate of a child you claim as a dependent, you may need to provide a legally-admissible DNA test to prove parentage.
There are a number of reasons you may need a legal DNA or paternity test, and DATCS is here to provide you with legally-admissible DNA testing in Longview, TX.
Getting Tested At Our DNA Testing Center in Longview, TX
We’re a walk-in DNA testing facility north of Longview on Highway 259. When you report to our facility for testing, you should expect the whole procedure to take about an hour.
For a legal test, we’ll need to test the father, mother, and child. Not everyone needs to report to the testing facility at the same time, though.
We perform the test with a simple, non-invasive mouth swab. However, participants must not have eaten within 2 hours prior to the swab.
After we collect the samples, we check IDs and other documents, take a picture of the test subject, and otherwise confirm the sample. Participants are free to leave after that has been completed.
Test results should be available within 3-7 working days. All results are completely confidential, and only individuals listed on the release paperwork will receive the results.
We’re a certified AABB DNA testing facility that provides legally-admissible paternity testing for individuals and families looking for more peace of mind.
We offer a variety of DNA testing services, including tests to determine paternity, maternity, sibling, and other biological relationships.
We have AABB-accredited paternity and DNA testing facilities in Tyler, Longview, Wichita Falls, and Shreveport, LA, that are available to help families and children get the comfort and peace of mind they need.
If you need DNA testing in Longview, TX, contact our Longview branch office today to learn how we can help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I expect my results?
Test results are available 3-7 business days after all samples have been collected.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No. We’re a walk-in facility. You and the other individuals being tested can come in whenever you have time, and you don’t have to come in together.
Are your DNA tests court-admissable?
Yes. All DNA tests from DATCS are AABB-certified and can be used for court proceedings.
How accurate is the test?
DNA testing is 99.99% accurate. All DNA tests are incredibly reliable, especially court-admissible testing, which limits exposure to tampering.
Do you offer at-home or in-utero testing?
Unfortunately, we do not offer at-home or in-utero DNA testing services. At-home DNA testing can be unreliable and in-utero testing is cost-prohibitive for our clients.