What are DNA Lab Testing Services?
DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic acid, is the basic building block of living organisms. It is found primarily in the nucleus of a cell, that carries genetic information. DNA Lab Testing Services determines paternity, infidelity, testing ancestry, kinship, blood/alcohol, personal identification, and more.
Combined DNA Index System
The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) stores DNA profiles for both convicted felons in the Offender Index as well as unidentified DNA found at crime scenes in the Forensic Index. CODIS was originally piloted in 1990 as a project among 14 states.
Currently, all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the United States Government participate in the Combined DNA Index System.
Any Lab Test Now – ANY LAB TEST NOW® is a healthcare lab testing facility that provides thousands of standard lab tests to consumers and employers in a professional, convenient, and cost-effective way. Private eyes may use this service to run lab tests for their clients.
DNA Diagnostics Center – The DDC has been the largest provider of private paternity and other DNA tests in the U.S. and worldwide. DDC currently provides comprehensive DNA testing services in three main areas: paternity and other family relationships, forensics, and genetics. DDC’s subsidiary, Veterinary Diagnostics Center, provides innovative, quality testing for companion and sport animals.
DNA Exam – Specializes in providing Legal/Immigration, testing services along with Paternity testing and another Familial testing. The DNA Identity Testing Center, a division of Bio-Synthesis, Inc., is a leading provider of DNA testing services. The lab provides paternity testing for legal and private use and also offers a wide range of familial relationship tests. The company provides testing to private individuals, law enforcement, and legal representatives to resolve paternity disputes, establish child custody, assist with immigration claims, identify rightful heirs, assist with the adoption process, and much more.
Family Tree DNA – 90% Of Genealogists Choose Family Tree as the world leader in Genetic Genealogy. Since its inception in April of 2000, we have been constantly developing the science that enables genealogists around the world to advance their family’s research.
Family Tree DNA works in association with a scientific advisory board and the University of Arizona Research Labs. The Arizona Research labs are led by Dr. Michael Hammer, one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of Genetics.
FBI Laboratory Services – provides forensic examinations, technical support, expert witness testimony, and training to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
What Private Investigators Need to Know
Private investigators may need to utilize the services of such labs during the course of investigations such as marital infidelity, child custody battles, genealogy research, and more. For example, a private investigator may be hired to track down a missing family member.
Once found, the private eye can be of further assistance by submitting DNA samples to a lab for analysis. The results can provide conclusive evidence as to whether the two individuals are related.
To hire a private investigator that specializes in DNA Lab Testing, please visit our Private Investigator Directory.