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DNA Testing Identifies Valuable Family Connections

DNA Testing Identifies Valuable Family Connections
DNA testing is used in a number of ways to provide legally and non-legally binding results that establish paternity and other familial connections.
When is a DNA Test Required?

Establishing Paternity of Children of Unwed Parents

Indiana state law now requires paternity of a child to be established within 60 days of being born to unwed parents.   A legal DNA test by an AABB certified lab is required for this purpose.

Permanent Visa Applications for Alien Relatives

U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States can petition for a permanent visa for alien relatives (spouse, parents, children or siblings) to immigrate to the United States.   A legal DNA test can prove biological relationships. Blackbird can coordinate AABB Immigration Testing to complete the petition process.

Blackbird Is AABB Certified 

For DNA to be accepted in a court of law they must be performed by an AABB certified lab to ensure proper chain of custody.

DNA Tests Provide Beneficial Information
Identifying Paternity
Legal paternity is important in that it gives the father both rights and obligations related to helping take care of his child. With legal paternity established, the child will have access to:
  • Social Security dependent or survivor benefits
  • Inheritance rights
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Life and health insurance benefits
Identifying Biological Parents

DNA testing can help adopted children identify biological parents and to learn of potentially inherited health conditions.

Family Member Identification

Determine if a long lost brother or sister, grandparent or aunt or uncle is really related to you.
Local, Confidential Guidance

Blackbird Clinical’s local clinic is experienced in handling both legal and non-legal DNA testing. We can provide guidance in which tests are appropriate and assure you of the highest level of confidentiality.

Please contact me with any questions regarding our DNA testing services. Just click on the button below to send me an email.

Kimi Hathaway