A lot of people are surprised (and often relieved) to discover that we don't routinely use blood samples for our parentage and kinship tests. Instead, we use swabs from inside the mouth that are then transferred to archival paper. Here's why...
For DNA paternity or maternity test results to be admissible for legal purposes, such as for changing a birth certificate, Family Law Court proceedings, visa/citizenship applications or child support claims, the process undertaken needs to comply with the Family Law Regulations 1984 (Cth). This legislation outlines the way in which samples must be collected, packaged and tested.
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