Legal vs. At-Home Testing

Legal, court-admissible cases require a chain of custody of the sample, which must be drawn from an approved LabCorp collection site. When DNA test results will be used for legal purposes, such as child support, social security, or custody matters, "legal" DNA tests are required. "At-home" DNA tests provide the same information as a legal DNA test; but they are not intended for use in a court of law and are NOT considered court-admissible.

Purchase Test

1. Purchase the DNA Test


2. Schedule Collection

Collect Sample

3. Collect sample and ship to a lab for testing

Test Sample

4. The lab tests the sample

Get Results

5. Results are available in 3-5 business days

Purchase Test

1. Purchase the DNA Test

How do New York residents order a legal DNA test?

Legal DNA testing of New York residents can be purchased online. However, it requires an authorized person to make a written request, which is typically in the form of a physician or court order.

Why Labcorp DNA?

Labcorp's premier DNA testing lab dedicated to identity testing has been solving genetic relationship puzzles for more than three decades. Whether your DNA identity testing needs are standard or complex, you can depend on Labcorp to provide fast, affordable and reliable results. Many labs test sixteen or less loci (also known as genetic markers), however Labcorp tests twenty-one loci, which provides a median combined paternity index of greater than one (1) billion to one (1) for standard cases.


Labcorp, an AABB accredited laboratory, has provided accurate and reliable genetic paternity testing since 1981. Our state of the art testing facilities and scientific experts ensure genetic testing results you can trust.

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