Whenever there is a dispute over the identity of a child's father, a DNA test is used to answer the question definitively. These are very precise scientific tests, and there is a lot riding on their outcome. It is important to ensure that the tests are performed correctly and that the results are accurate.
At Stange Law Firm, PC, our skilled child custody attorneys represent clients in all aspects of paternity cases. Our reliable and committed lawyers have extensive experience in these matters, and we work diligently to see that your interests are fully protected. We understand the stress and anxiety that frequently come with these situations. You can count on us to be there with you at every step, constantly working for a positive result.
Working to Ensure an Accurate Result in DNA Paternity Testing
Where paternity is in dispute, a DNA lab test is usually ordered. The test involves retrieving a DNA sample from the child, the mother and the alleged father. The samples are typically collected by swabbing the inside of each person's mouth. These samples are then sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis.
We do everything in our power to ensure that the laboratory performing the tests follows the necessary protocols to maintain the integrity of the DNA samples. If there is any concern over the results or that the samples may have been contaminated at some point during the process, we will not hesitate to request new tests from a different lab.
You can read more on this topic in an article titled: The Basics of Establishing Paternity.
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