For so many years now DNA testing is used in court and legal systems to capture the real criminal or for several other reasons like paternity, child custody, child support issue, etc. And it has become very important to use accredited companies to get your DNA test done because there are many drawbacks to a non-accredited company which will be discussed in detail. First, we need to clarify what is an accredited company and how can you find one near you.
An accredited company is a company that has been certified and authorized by an official regulatory body. A certification means that the company is approved to have to most recent technologies and methodologies to carry out the DNA testing and follow proper procedures and protocols.
The result from these companies can be used in legal systems to prove one’s innocence or guilt. There are many regulatory bodies for example: in the USA, AABB (American Association of Blood Banks), in Australia NATA ( National Association of Testing Authorities), and in the UK the Ministry of justice.
Some of the uses of accredited DNA tests:
Child Custody- in cases where there are fights between the parents of a child who ends up in divorce the issue of child custody rises, in this case, a court can order a DNA test. The DNA test is done under the supervision of legal authorities or the judge. The samples of the child and parents are collected in front of the assigned officer to confirm the validity of the test. The testing party sends back the test result to the judge to maintain confidentiality.
DNA test for organ transplant- it is important to have a DNA test between the donor and recipient of the organ.
For gaining a resolution regarding a property dispute
And for the immigration test.