Legal DNA Testing (Court-Admissible DNA Test)

Court-Admissible Paternity Test Results

Legal paternity test results (court-admissible results) provide strong DNA evidence for court cases, including evidence for divorce (child custody or child support) and immigration (visa applications). As a fully accredited DNA testing laboratory, IDENTIGENE provides court-admissible test results every day.

What Makes Paternity Testing Court-Admissible?

Whether you want to use your paternity test results in court or just for your own personal information, the laboratory uses the same high standards in DNA testing and produces exactly the same results. So, what makes the difference? The way the samples are collected.

For court-admissible testing, IDENTIGENE arranges DNA sample collection appointments where each person being tested provides a copy of their ID (a driver’s license or recent photo). The collector makes sure each person’s samples are attached to the correct ID, and then sends the samples directly to the lab. This chain-of-custody process both proof of identity and proof of paternity to the court.

Whether you purchase your DNA paternity test kit at the store or online, simply call IDENTIGENE to arrange your collection appointment (additional fees apply).

NEW YORK RESIDENTS: The collection process in New York State requires a witnessed collection on every test. Our DNA Paternity Test Kit for New York Residents already includes everything you need to complete your court-admissible test.

How to Get a Legal Paternity Test

1. Purchase the IDENTIGENE Paternity Test Kit

Purchase the IDENTIGENE Paternity Test Kit at your local drug store or buy online to receive a discount on laboratory services.



Call IDENTIGENE to find a collection site near you. Please allow up to 24 hours to schedule your collection appointment and ship matierals to the collection site.


3. Visit the Collection Site

Bring your photo ID (driver’s license or passport) or recent photograph to the collection site. Collect DNA samples at the appointment. The Collector sends your samples and chain-of-custody paperwork directly to IDENTIGENE.


4. Access Results Online

Find results online just 2 days after the samples arrive at the laboratory. A hard copy of the test results can also be sent to you, your attorney, a court officer or social worker.


If you have any questions about legal DNA testing (court-admissible paternity tests) or our personal DNA Paternity Test kits, please contact us (Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM ET).