DNA testing is one of the most accurate and advanced technologies used today, and according to scientists there is a 0% chance that the test will return inaccurate parentage results, provided that the child is not otherwise biologically related to the alleged parent.
Using DNA testing as legal evidence
When a court requests a DNA parentage test, it can also require that the results of such a test be the guiding evidence in legally determining child support, social welfare benefits, inheritances, immigration status and adoption data. In other words, this is one test that you want to be sure is correct.
These legal determinants are known as “chain-of-custody” requirements, but they can only be satisfied fully when all tested parties are tested by an independent third party professional who bears no relation to any of the parties and has no legal or personal interest in the outcome. Unless all of these factors are in place, it is not uncommon for a paternity judgment to be appealed.
If you have questions about DNA testing for paternity in Colorado, contact an experienced team of paternity lawyers.