Legal DNA testing
A legal relationship test is a DNA test which produces a legal document which can be used as proof of relationship in court
court-approved dna testing
Select a Legal Test
Legal Paternity test
The DNA Paternity Test will conclusively determine whether an alleged father is the true biological father of a child.
Legal Maternity test
The DNA Maternity test will conclusively determine whether an alleged mother is the true biological mother of a child.
Legal Grandparent Test
The DNA Grandparent Test determines the likelihood that an alleged grandparent is the true biological grandparent of a child.
Legal Sibling test
The DNA Sibling Test determines the likelihood that alleged siblings are full siblings, half siblings, or not related at all.
Legal Aunt /Uncle Test
The DNA Aunt/Uncle test determines the likelihood that an alleged aunt or uncle is the true biological aunt or uncle of a child.
Legal Cousin Test
The DNA Cousin test determines the likelihood that two individuals are biologically related as first cousins.
Legal vs. Private DNA Testing
Private DNA relationship tests are suitable for individuals who wish to find out the truth about a biological relationship in private, before deciding on the next step.
For private knowledge testing, the DNA sample can be collected by anyone, without any witnessing, fingerprinting or other legal obligations. The sample collection process is quick and easy, and takes just minutes to complete.
Legal DNA relationship tests are intended for court use and are accepted as legal evidence of a biological relationship in court.
For legal DNA testing, sample collection must be performed and witnessed by an unbiased third party who has no interest in the outcome of the test. You may choose to arrange your own sample collection and witnessing services or our laboratory can arrange for sample collection and witnessing at one of our collection facilities across North America.
Both legal and private DNA tests are equally accurate. The only difference is whether the sample collection is witnessed or collected in private.
Over 1000 Locations
We have over 1000 collection locations for legal testing.
You will need a legal test in the following situations:
- Legal proof of relationship for child support or child custody cases
- Legal proof of relationship for inheritance
- Legal proof of relationship for changing birth certificates with Department of Vital Records
- Legal proof of relationship for Immigration
How it works
Choose a test
Attend collection appointment
Receive legal report
The Genetrace Difference
Most accredited lab
Legally admissible results
Over 1000 locations
Results are available in 1-2 business days once our laboratory receives the samples from all parties involved in the test.
You can choose to receive your DNA relationship test results by email, mail or both. If you choose the email option, you will receive your test results by email instantly once the test is completed.