AABB DNA T
Unaccredited laboratory results do not stand up in a court of law if challenged. Many states have statutes which require that court admissible testing must be accomplished by an AABB accredited lab. Please see this link for more information or discuss it with your attorney.
Our Home DNA kits are tested identically as a legal chain of custody test. The AABB does not accredit home kit tests because the sample collection is not in accordance with their sample collection standards.
In summary, the AABB requires the following for an accredited legal chain of custody test which is different from a self-collected (home) test kit:
- All biologic samples shall be collected by persons with no interest in the outcome of the test.
- Photocopy of government issue identification or photograph of the tested parties.
- Collected samples must be sealed in a tamper-proof package by the person verifying the collection.
- Tested participants cannot package or transfer their own sample.
If you do not purchase from us, follow these tips to insure that you can count on your results:
Determine that an AABB accredited lab will be running your test. When your results are received, verify that the lab is on the AABB list.
If the lab that ran your test is not accredited by the AABB then you should seriously consider having another test run. There are no laws dictating that a lab cannot operate from a person’s garage or basement by inexperienced personnel. You should be confident that the results are accurate. Do not trust the information that non accredited labs place on their website. Most of their information is fabricated from competitor websites.
American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Information
The American Association of Blood Banks collects annual statistics from parentage testing laboratories in the United States and abroad. The Parentage Testing Standards Program Unit is proud to present the most current data obtained from the Parentage Testing Annual Report Form. PLEASE SEE THE AABB WEBSITE AT WWW.AABB.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION
Additional Country Info for AABB DNA
DNA testing is commonly used in family-based immigration cases in which a legal permanent U.S. resident or U.S. citizen wishes to move their relatives into the United States. In order to do so, the sponsor and their relative must provide proof of their relationship. Since DNA testing is the most accurate method to prove a biological relationship, many immigration attorneys, and U.S. embassies now commonly use DNA testing for immigration purposes. Our testing lab has experience working with embassies worldwide to make the process as fast and accurate as possible.
Websites of U.S Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
US Embassy of Columbia website
In Bogota: 346-9150
In Colombia, outside of Bogota: 01-8000-12-32-32
In the U.S.: (1-877) 804-5401
US Embassy of Dominican Republic website
Embassy of the United States of America
César Nicolás Penson 85A esq. Leopoldo Navarro
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel. (809) 221-2171 | Fax: (809) 685-6959
US Embassy of Eritrea website
179 Ala Street
P.O. Box 211
Tel. (291)(1) 12-00-04 Fax: (291)(1) 12-75-84
US Embassy of Ghana
No. 19 Fifth Link Road
Cantonments, Accra Ghana
US Embassy of Guyana website
Embassy of the United States of America
Kingston, Georgetown Guyana
US Embassy of Haiti
Ambassade Des Etats-Unis D-Amerique Port-au-Prince
US Embassy of Honduras website
Embajada de los Estados Unidos de América
Avenida La Paz
Tegucigalpa M.D.C. Honduras
Tel. (504) 236-9320 / 238-5114
US Embassy of Hong Kong website
26 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
US Embassy of Japan
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420 JAPAN
US Embassy of Kenya
United Nations Avenue Nairobi
PO. Box 606 Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya
US Embassy of Philippines
1201 Rojas Ave
Manila 1000, Philippines
Telephone: (632) 528-6300
US Embassy of Syria
Abu Rumaneh, Al Mansur St No 2
Po Box 29
Telephone: (963-11) 333-1342
US Embassy of Uganda
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P.O. Box 7007
Telephone: 041 25 97 91 /2/3/5
US Embassy of Vietnam
4 Le Duan Blvd., Distric 1,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Telephone: (84-8) 822-9433
US Embassy of Yenman
Sa’awan Street, P.O. Box 22347
Telephone: (967) 1 755-2000 EXT. 2153 or 2266