Legal DNA Test in India

Posted by DNA Forensics Laboratory on June 5th, 2021

Legal matters can be a real botheration. In such cases, a Legal DNA Test may come in handy. This DNA Test is used for court matters or presented as court-admissible evidence to prove biological relationships. Some of these include:

  • Maternity and Paternity issues

  • Property disputes

  • Will disputes

  • Child-custody or child support issues

  • Marital disputes 

  • Organ transplantation 

  • Immigration applications

  • Forensic investigations of murder, rape, and other crimes 

  • Signature and document verification in forgery cases

  • Name change on birth certificates 


Commonly used Legal DNA tests are:

  • Legal DNA Test for Paternity: The test strengthens a father-child relationship by establishing their biological relationship. A child inherits part of DNA from his/her father – this DNA test compares this genetic material of the test participants.  

  • Legal DNA Test for Maternity: Every child inherits mtDNA from its mother. The mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) forms the basis of the maternity test. The test establishes the pious relationship between a child and the mother.

  • Legal Paternity Trio DNA Test: It is a paternity test that involves the participation of the child’s mother. It requires samples from the child, alleged mother, and alleged father. The mother's involvement gives better accuracy and reliability to this test compared to the “motherless” paternity test. 

  • Legal DNA Test for Siblingship: The test identifies the biological relationship between two alleged siblings. The siblings could be full siblings, identical twins, half-siblings, or unrelated. 

  • Court Admissible DNA Test for Organ Transplant: Organ transplantation surgery from a donor to recipient needs a preliminary DNA test to ensure if the participants are compatible for a transplant. 

  • Court Admissible DNA Test for Immigration: In many cases, the DNA test done for immigration purposes should be admissible as evidence by courts. The petitioner and beneficiary can opt for any test configuration, including maternity test, paternity test, grand-parentage test, sibling-ship test, etc.

Maintenance of proper documentation is the chief requisite of a Legal DNA Test. In India, DNA Forensics Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. is the only DNA testing lab to offer a Legal DNA Test. They maintain a strict chain of custody for a Legal DNA Test or a Court Admissible DNA Test. The required sample collection of a Legal DNA Test is done following a standard protocol in the presence of a judge or a government-appointed representative, also referred to as a ‘chain of custody’.

DNA Forensics Laboratory is providing its services to various courts across India, including the High Court of Bombay, Lucknow Family Court, District Court Dehradun, Dwarka District Court, and the Courts of many other states. 

Getting a Court Admissible DNA Test at DNA Forensics Laboratory will help you rest assured about the authenticity, accuracy, and the admissibility of the test report by the court.

Contact DNA Forensics Laboratory to learn more about a Court admissible DNA Test in India.

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