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We provide the most accurate mtDNA lineage testing in the USA. Don’t risk buying your DNA test from an entity that sends them to the lowest bidder for testing. Our lab performs all our own tests.
Quality Accurate mtDNA Court Approved Legal Female Lineage DNA Test
Our court admissible mtDNA “legal female lineage DNA test” offers a conclusive and accurate result for DNA testing between two or more individuals to confirm, or deny, a common female lineage. Our lab is AABB accredited and as such, the mtDNA legal female lineage DNA test result you will receive a legally binding notarized certificate with the AABB accreditation logo, which can be used for many legal purposes. Many times, families need these results to prove a maternal relationship in court, child custody or support situations, for insurance purposes, to change a name, estates or wills, or social security benefits. Whatever the case may be, our mtDNA tests are 100% accurate and will establish conclusively whether or not a female lineage is shared, giving you the documented proven evidence you need.
About The Female Lineage mtDNA Test
The mtdna maternal lineage test will determine whether two or more people are related through their maternal line. Test participants can be male or female. The Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence variation is passed from females to their children and has a relatively infrequent mutation rate, thus it remains the same through many generations.
This test focuses on the Mitochondrial DNA and results in a unique mtDNA profile for each individual tested. MtDNA testing takes longer than other tests in the lab due to the test being a mitochondrial test. Once all compliant samples have reached the lab, your mtDNA test will be completed in 14-21 business days. Your result will be AABB accredited and notarized for use for any legal purpose. It is important to note that this test will not differentiate women that are in the same maternal lineage or children with the same mother.
Our legal female lineage DNA test are performed by top-notch geneticists using proven scientific methods and state of the art equipment. You will find our client service simply unparalleled and our prices are very affordable.
The AABB guidelines stipulate that for a legal female lineage DNA test to be binding or court admissible test must have valid chain of custody. Simply put, chain of custody refers to the DNA collection in the presence of a medical professional and the legal identification of the test participants. In any legal female lineage DNA test, the sample collection must be performed by a neutral medical professional who has nothing to gain or lose from the result of the test.You may not choose the collector for your legal DNA test unless you use a doctor’s office.Our lab offers over 5,000 network locations where your DNA samples can be collected.
Why We Stand Above The Others
Smaller companies who advertise cheap DNA testing allow participants to choose their own collector. Surprisingly, they even mail the collection kit right to the client. Please beware – this practice does not follow AABB chain of custody requirements. Their cheap female lineage DNA test can end up being extremely costly to your family down the road.
It’s a direct violation of AABB requirements for anyone associated with the legal mtDNA test to be in the possession of the collection kit. This includes any test participant, family members or friends. When collection swabs have been in the possession of someone with an interest in the test result, there could easily be suspicion of tampering. For this reason, we never ship a legal DNA collection kit to anyone other than a doctor’s office or clinic.
Secondly, a legally binding mtDNA test must be collected by a medical or clinic professional. With PaternityUSA.com, you can use your doctor for the DNA collection, or opt for professional collection service at one of our more than 5,000 clinic locations. Again, having someone known to the test participant act as a collector, or “witness” the DNA collection, does not meet AABB standards. A collection by an associate, friend or family member can easily be discredited; causing you to have to pay for another test.
A legal test conducted outside of the chain of custody is easily contested and disputed in court; and more importantly will not stand up as evidence.
In contrast, we don’t bend guidelines and risk injuring your case. Our lab follows every AABB requirement to help ensure your result stands up in any legal matter facing your family. We understand the need for a legal DNA test is usually accompanied by an emotionally taxing burden. As such, we handle each case with care and confidentiality.
The Legal mtDNA Female Lineage Testing Process
The legal mtDNA testing process is quite simple. When you place your order, you may choose to use our professional collection service (at one of our clinic locations) or have a test collection kit shipped free to your doctor’s office.
If you opt to use your own doctor for the mtDNA collection, simply provide their address information when placing your order. We ship a legal mtDNA collection kit to them. We also provide a pre-paid return mailer in the collection kit for their convenience. Please check with your doctor before you order to make sure they agree to provide this service.
Or if you prefer, choose our professional collection option. An agent will give you a call to schedule your appointment at your convenience. We have over 5,000 clinic locations across the country to serve your collection needs.
After the collection, the samples and chain of custody documentation go directly to the lab. When received, we email you a confirmation email to let you know testing is underway. If you order email test results, we email a PDF document of your notarized test result as soon as testing is complete. A hard copy is mailed to the billing address on your order. We do not ship anything to you other than the result for our legal tests.
Informational mtDNA Test And More
While our legal female lineage DNA test provides a court admissible certificate, if you find you only need to verify a female line for your own peace of mind or curiosity, our informational mtDNA test may be best. Whether you chose a legally binding or informational mtDNA test, rest assured that you are in good hands with PaternityUSA. Since our lab is AABB accredited, both legal and informational test samples are processed in the same manner once the samples are in the lab. The difference lies in the collection method – chain of custody.
You may also choose other types court admissible DNA testing, such as sibling, grandparent or avuncular. When choosing these types of tests, it’s highly recommended to include a known parent or parents to ensure the results come back with a high level of conclusiveness as required by the AABB.
In certain situations where a family member may be deceased, depending upon the details surrounding the case, tissue or blood samples from the medical examiner or coroner’s office may be available. Their office should be able to advise you of what type of sample is available. Once you have established this information, call us to speak with an experienced Case Manager to discuss your situation, forensic processing and pricing.
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