Most Common DNA Questions
Is my DNA test confidential?
Legal DNA offers different types of tests depending on your needs. Both tests come with a guarantee of confidentiality. The only difference for legal and a NON-legal home test is the legal DNA paternity test needed to be conducted by one of our trained professionals to keep the chain of custody.
Some clients just need the information for their own personal use and may not want an older child to go through the process of a lab test, or may not want them to know at all. A home test is a very good option for families who want or need for privacy.
How my personal and contact information is kept confidential?
Legal DNA Testing has your contact info for the sole purpose of providing you with a DNA testing service. Your personal information is not shared with anyone other than the lab itself for appointment purposes. Under no circumstances does Legal DNA Testing sell, or share your information with anyone, for any reason. The systems that store any test necessary data are protected by the most up to date security measures possible.
What does the lab do with my DNA after it has been tested?
When the DNA test is complete, all samples are destroyed after a holding period according to AABB guidelines.
Who has access to my test results?
Paternity test and DNA test results are released to the participants in the tests and to anyone else specified by the participants: Lawyer, social security office, etc..
Does my DNA go to a government database?
Absolutely not, Legal DNA tests are private transactions between us and the client. NO DNA information is shared with any agency (private or public), under any circumstances.